The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is probably the most important event celebrating the mystique of historic automobiles. This event, steeped in tradition, was first held in the heyday of aristocratic cars in 1929. Since its revival in the 1990s, the Concorso has awarded prizes to the most beautiful, rare and charming automotive jewels year after year. Here, the beauty of the gardens of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on Lake Como and impeccable hospitality are paired with the elegance, originality and state of preservation of the precious automobiles participating in the event. This year, the usual May date has been moved to the weekend of 1 to 3 October.
Anyone who visits the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este senses an air of authentic aristocracy that is infinitely superior to the commercial flair of other events. The focus on design, originality, perfect preservation and the spirit of nobility bring the most important and beautiful cars from all over the world together in Cernobbio year after year – and reflect the true historical value of the automobile.
The Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is one of the world’s leading hotels and the complex on Lake Como offers guests and visitors the opportunity to admire around 50 historic cars built between the 1920s and 1980s.
A detailed article about this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza with many pictures and in-depth texts about the exhibited classic and concept cars was recently published in the online magazine Baunetz interior | design. An impressive video about the Concorso 2019 is available here on YouTube. There was no Concorso in 2020 due to Corona.
The organisers are already looking forward to the 22 Concorso from 20 – 22 May 2022.