With room rates averaging $1,400 a night and top suites at $5,000 per night, the villa is a true luxury hotel by the shores of Lake Como north of Milan.
Built by a Renaissance Cardinal, it was a resort for politicians, intellectuals, and ecclesiastics before becoming the home of an English Queen. In the modern era, the biggest stars of every decade have made a call here: De Niro, Elton John, Madonna, Clooney, and more celebs then you could shake a diamond encrusted scepter at.
How do you pass the time in this expensive Eden? Swim in the cool waters of the crystal clear lake or explore it by boat, play tennis on clay courts, or work up a sweat hitting squash balls or jogging on their track. Afterwards, you might choose to luxuriate in a sauna or submit body and soul to the Zen inspired beauty center.