The floating pool at Villa d'Este at Lake Como gives travelers an innovative way to cool off from the Italian sun. The pool is surrounded by 25 acres of lush, exquisite gardens as well as the picturesque mountains that flank the property.
Villa d'Este was built as Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio's summer residence in 1568. The massive estate has been a luxury hotel since 1873. The hotel boasts 152 guest rooms, multiple bars and restaurants on site, a full service spa, eight tennis courts, a jogging track, and a squash court. Lake activities that include windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and water skiing.