style and Italian excellence come together at Mandarin Oriental – a perfect location for many events, from romantic weddings to exclusive parties. In the XIV century Villa Roccabruna became known as Casino Ribiere: when Mrs. Ribiere, a modern, eccentric, libertine seamstress who built her fortune designing and sewing clothes for high society ladies of her time, bought the property. In 1827 the Villa was purchased by the famous opera singer Giuditta Pasta who renamed it Villa Roda. Francesco Hayez redesigned the portico to have it resemble the La Scala opera house of Milano. Where in the past artists such as Vincenzo Bellini,
Gioacchino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Stendhal and Alessandro Manzoni strolled the gardens, we can now relax at the Mandarin Oriental, surrounded by lake and hill views.Today the main villa houses the hall, reception, conciergerie, antique frescoed ceilings parlors, Spa and American bar; in the park, private residences and personal chefs and butlers create an oasis in which to enjoy family and friends following the most important day of your life. There’s also a festive Bachelorette Party service. This is the ideal wedding reception venue.