How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets for the event Concorso d’Eleganza Public Day – Il Festival on Sunday, 21st May 2023, can be purchased via the ticket provider ticketone, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este website and before the event via the event app. On the day of the event, tickets can also be purchased on site.
Do I need to purchase tickets for my children?
Entry Tickets do not need to be purchased for children up to 12 years old. Children between 13 and 18 years of age are entitled to a concession ticket price. Children older than 18 years need to purchase a regular entry ticket for the event. You can also purchase various discounted family packages.
Can my ticket be refunded or transferred to another person?
The cancellation policy is provided in the Terms and Conditions and you should be aware of the policy. You can transfer your personalised ticket (Friends of the Concorso packages, Entry Tickets Villa d’Este) to another person. Please inform the Organisation Team about the name change in order to avoid any inconvenience at the entrance. The name of each ticket holder must be provided when these tickets are purchased.
The tickets for the event Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Public Day – Il Festival are not personalized. Re-entry is also possible at any time.
Is there a magazine with the vehicles taking part?
You can purchase the Villa d’Este Magazine and vehicle fans for Historic Cars and Concept Cars & Prototypes at the gift shop of the Hotel Villa d’Este.
You can purchase the Villa d’Este Magazine and vehicle fans for Historic Cars and Concept Cars & Prototypes at the entrance area or in the BMW Lifestyle Shop.
Directions & Parking
How do I get to Cernobbio?
The most convenient airport for arrival by plane is Milan Malpensa Airport just a 45-minute drive away from Cernobbio. If you want to travel by train, your destination will be Como S. Giovanni station. Direct trains connect Como with Milan and Switzerland. You have the option of using a BMW shuttle service for a pick-up and departure transfer to/from Cernobbio. If you are coming by car, you should take the Lago di Como exit from the A9 Como – Chiasso motorway. For more information, go to Directions & Parking.
Where can I park my car?
Parking in the grounds of Villa d’Este and Villa Erba is not possible. Parking is possible on P1 and P4 for a parking fee of € 10.00 per day. For more information, go to Directions & Parking.
May I bring my pet(s) to the event?
Please note that animals are not allowed in the grounds of Villa d’Este and Villa Erba. If you are staying at the Villa d’Este, small dogs are only allowed in your room. We kindly ask you to leave your dog in the room during the exhibition and parade of the cars on the Saturday and the Sunday. Naturally, official assistance dogs are welcome at the event.
Are food and drinks available in the grounds of Villa Erba?
Yes, food and beverages are available at food trucks in the grounds of Villa Erba. Please note that it is not possible to pay by card at all the food trucks so please carry cash money with you.
Can I cast a vote to choose the winners?
We invite you to vote for the Coppa d‘Oro Villa d‘Este for Historic Cars on Saturday only from 9.30 am until the start of the parade 2.00 pm and for the Concorso d‘Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes on Saturday from 9.30 am until 4.00 pm on Sunday. You will receive your individual authentication pin and further information about the voting in your arrival bag.
We invite you to vote for the Concorso d’Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes until 4.00 pm on Sunday. You will receive your individual authentication pin and further information about the voting at the entrance.
Children up to 16 years can vote for the Trofeo BMW Group Ragazzi Kids Award in the Kids Area until 2.00 pm. Hostesses will be on hand to help the children vote.
What is the dress code?
On Saturday and Sunday during the day, the compulsory dress code is smart casual.
Are there any restrictions that I should be aware of?
Please note that the following items are strictly prohibited during the event:
- bulky items
- sharp items
- animals of any kind
- any form of explosive and hazardous tools
Luggage and clothes Villa Erba
There is no possibility to store the luggage or clothes in one room on the grounds of Villa Erba.