The magnificent Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event is held every last weekend in May in Cernobbio on the beautiful Lago di Como in Italy. Probably the finest setting in the world to view a magnificent collection of historic and modern concept cars.
While the Saturday is reserved as a closed event at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este for participants, the media and invited guests, the Concours of Historic Cars is open to the public on Sunday in the park of the Villa Erba located close to the hotel.
More than 50 of the world’s most beautiful classics from the 1920s to the early 1980s and around a dozen of the latest Concept Cars & Prototypes are displayed in the breathtaking Lake Como surroundings. The Motorcycle Concours is also judged by an international Jury and this event is open to public visitors in the Grounds of Villa Erba on Saturday and Sunday.
Each year an exhibition on a dedicated subject is held in the Villa Erba to complete the event. Special shows usually celebrate anniversaries of famous designers and exhibitions of the BMW and Rolls-Royce brands have augmented this premium social event celebrating historic automobiles for a number of years.
The 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will be held on 20 - 22 May 2016.
Great photo series here (courtesy Federico Bajetti).