VILLA DA SCHIO, CASTELGOMBERTO (VI)

Villa da Schio was originally built at the beginning of 17th century, close to the existing national road, but after several flood of the Agno River the construction site was relocated to the current position on a higher and safer level.In the initial stages of construction, there were two different buildings,[…]

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VILLA DEI PINI, BOGLIASCO (GE)

Located in the fishing village of Bogliasco near Genoa, in a region of extraordinary beauty whose landscape has stimulated creative expression for centuries, the Bogliasco Foundation offers one-month residencies to individuals who can demonstrate notable achievement in the Arts and Humanities: those disciplines that seek to understand our place in[…]

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VILLA DEI VESCOVI, LUVIGLIANO (PD)

The renaissance in the Euganei Hills A country retreat from the turn of the 16th century and inspired by antiquity dominates the landscape of the Euganei Hills. Built as a summer residence for the Bishops of Padova, it is the sublime work of famous architects, including Giulio Romano, and is[…]

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VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO, TREMEZZINA (CO)

A villa of wonders on the shores of Lake Como Cascading from atop its headland to the very edge of the waters, Villa del Balbianello comands unrivaled views over majestic Lake Como. Built for a Cardinal in the 18th century, the villa was frequented by literati and travelers until its[…]

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VILLA DEL BONO, CREMELLA (LC)

Villa del Bono is a 19th century historic home situated in the heart of Brianza, a region evoking the gentile charm, and refined elegance of the bygone eras. It is strategically located at 15 km from Como and 35 km from Milan.Villa del Bono, on the top of a hill, is surrounded by[…]

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VILLA DEL GRUMELLO, COMO

  The seventeenth-century Villa del Grumello overlooks the first basin of Lake Como a few steps from the city center and is set in a secular park of great naturalistic value and landscape uniqueness: the Romantic Park is embellished with blooms in every season – including a rich collection of[…]

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VILLA DI BIVIGLIANO, VAGLIA (FI)

The Villa di Bivigliano is an austere and imposing building built in the style of Bernardo Buontalenti. The current villa was built on the remains of an ancient castle belonging to the Cattanei di Cercina family and was restored by the Ginori family at the end of the 16th century.At[…]

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VILLA DI COSONA, PIENZA (SI)

The villa of Cosona is situated in the countryside near Pienza, on a hilltop between Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi – a Unesco heritage territory – offering a timeless panorama as far as the eye can see.The origin of the name dates back to the Etruscans (Cusna, kusunias), the first[…]

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VILLA DI GEGGIANO, CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA (SI)

Villa di Geggiano was given to the Bianchi Bandinelli family as the dowry of Girolama Santi when she married Girolamo Bandinelli in 1527.Its majestic appearance today, including its elegant 18th century furniture and decorations, is the result of radical rebuilding and restoration by various family members during its history. Originally[…]

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VILLA DI TECOGNANO, CORTONA (AR)

This beautiful hillside villa, built in the late 1700s, embodies all the positive characteristics of Tuscany. An arched gate and a cypress-lined road, for instance, mark the entrance. The private drive is flanked by vineyards and olive groves, as well as a secular towering pine tree and an old stone[…]

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