Travel: Villa d'Este Was a Weekend of Style on the Shores of Lake Como

Villa d’Este Was a Weekend of Style on the Shores of Lake Como

By Petrolicious Productions
May 29, 2014
8 comments

Photography by Lucile Pillet for Petrolicious

We had an incredible time along the breathtaking shores of Lake Como, Italy, last weekend, taking in scenes of gorgeous cars, stylish people, and stately architecture of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Regardless of the rarity of the model or the price of the car, every owner had no problem letting their beloved machines be approached for photographs—even the GTOs or D-Types. In fact, this relaxation, this feeling of simple luxury were the prevailing sentiments of Villa d’Este. The owners were all extremely friendly and real gentlemen—they were happy to discuss their car and would open the hood for anyone who wanted to see their engine.

The event the following day at Villa d’Erba was filled with a hushed atmosphere of respect. Here there are no barriers or protection around the cars, but still nobody touches them. At Villa d’Erba the public is allowed to walk the grounds of the estate, take the time to look at each car, enjoy a Spritz along the lake with views of its bordering Swiss Alps, and then enjoy the parade.

We are definitely looking forward to visiting again next year!

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Craig SLAWSON
Craig SLAWSON
7 years ago

How was the water?

Remi Dargegen
Remi Dargegen(@remid)
7 years ago
Reply to  Craig SLAWSON

Who cares about water along the Como Lake?… What counts is just a good Spritz Aperol! 🙂

Mihai
Mihai
7 years ago

Why black & white photos? 🙁

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman(@fb_1293493178)
7 years ago
Reply to  Mihai

style.
classy b&w beats crummy colour anyday.
🙂

Mihai
Mihai
7 years ago
Reply to  Ae Neuman

…in your opinon Ae Neuman.
Please PETROLICIOUS 🙁 photos of superb vintage and classic cars from Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este need to be in colour. This in not a site about photography, it’s a site celebrating the passion for automobiles, right?

Remi Dargegen
Remi Dargegen(@remid)
7 years ago
Reply to  Mihai

Mihai, Petrolicious is a website dedicated to motoring sublimated on pictures, and there’s no obligation to have colored pictures to sublimate a car. Moreover, this article describes the atmosphere of the event. And soft B&W is just perfect to describe it properly.
If you want a basic gallery of an event with cars in colors, just go to some other websites, with no artistic sense!

Mihai
Mihai
7 years ago
Reply to  Remi Dargegen

Remi :)) What are you on about?! The atmosphere of this event is that of love for beautiful and rare cars, manifested in a superb Italian location, in May! …It’s not a funeral, and it doesn’t take place in 1912! Honestly!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange(@365daytonafan)
7 years ago

Stunning photos