Built in the late 18th century for Cardinal Durini, it incorporates an ancient monastery and is one of the most beautiful parts of Lake Como.
The magnificent loggia, “embroidered” by a climbing ficus, offers panoramic views of the Mid-Lake area spanning from Bellagio to Comacina Island.
Unsurprisingly, the villa has been chosen many times as a film set; the most famous films shot here include “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” and “Casino Royale”.
On the upper floor of the residence, accessible thanks to a guided visit that must be booked when purchasing a ticket, there is an unusual museum that brings together the art collections and travel souvenirs of the villa’s last owner, the explorer Guido Monzino, a lover of expeditions and man of great culture.
In his will, he left the villa to the Italian environmental protection agency, FAI. The garden has terraces and balustrades, It is a magical and wonderful place where can celebrate a fairytale wedding, anniversaries and private events.