also a monument to Italian architecture, designed by the Swiss architect Felice Soave. Built in 1700 by Count Passalacqua – who’d purchased it from the family of Pope Odescalchi – the Villa has been residence to many artists, musicians, writers, statesmen: Vincenzo Bellini (from 1829 to 1833), Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill to mention a few. Behind a simple, symmetrical facade one discovers lavish interiors, decorated ceilings, antique wood, marble and Lombard terracotta floorings; frescoes, Persian carpets, Venetian chandeliers:
all perfect for staging majestic weddings, exclusive events, luxury stays. Poolside cocktails, indoor parlor receptions, magnificent gardens awash with the scents and sights of olive and lemon trees, 11 splashing fountains and the spectacular lakefront create a magical atmosphere. There are 8 guest suites decorated with antique furnishings, art pieces and bathrooms designed by Philippe Starck: for a fascinating, luxurious Italian stay. This wedding venue will certainly remind you the first place you fall in love.