Await the Extravagance of the Villa d’Este Concorso

Mansion overlooking Lake Como in the Italy Lake District of the Lombardy region in northern Italy.

Set Against the Breathtaking Views of Lake Como

The northern Italy region of Lombardy situates itself on the lower edge of the Alps. The area is beaming with fertile valleys and a rolling typography along with breathtaking scenery. Particularly, the Italy Lake District elicits a famous and tranquil setting, especially during the late spring and early summer months.

Lake Como encapsulates the sentiment of ideal scenery fully. With a temperate May climate (albeit a bit cool with temperatures in the 60 degrees Fahrenheit), brisk air coming across the Lake and an abundance of sunshine, Lake Como bestows one of the most wondrous and extravagant events in all the automotive world: the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, starting this Memorial Day Weekend from May 26th to May 28th.

The Mystique of Classic Cars

If the setting does not entice you, the cars will. Located on the grounds Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como, the Concorso features 50 cars from a six-decade period of innovation and marvel. The allure of the event lies with the adherence to historic classics.

The theme of the 2017 Concorso will feature “Around the World in 80 Days – Voyage through an Era of Records.” Stunning vehicles set against a serene backdrop will surely live up to its infamous prowess.

Maserati Mostro Zagato on display at the 2015 Villa d’Este. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Arnaud.

An exclusive panel of international judges will critique the assortment of 50 vehicles under an array of separate categories. The historic vehicles on display will feature classics crafted between a six-decade period from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Transporting to a Bygone Era

Due to its location and tradition, the Concorso’s atmosphere remains unmatched. From 1920 Delage CO 1/4 Litres to 1934 Rolls-Royce Phatoms, the events of the weekend beam with class and extravagance. Unrivaled beauty and novelty of the location and types of historic classics pits the event in rarified air. The crowning of Best in Show, the BMW Group Trophy, will present the winning classic on Sunday.

The cradle of the Lombardy region houses a certain discipline and refinement. Artisans work to perfect their craft in this area, which has given the world parmesan cheese, the best leather goods and Ferrari vehicles. What better way to soak up this nuance than by being transporting through time.

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