|Famous for the many movies that were shot here, from the Italian Sixties to the Hollywood "Ocean 12" (it was also "the star" of the wonderful video clip for the song "Cool" by Gwen Stefani) Villa Erba will make your wedding ceremony or your reception a magic event to keep memories forever.
Set directly on the blue waters of the lake it is surrounded by an extensive park with vivid colorful flowers, century trees and a pool.
This is a lovely spot to relax sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the view of the distant Alps softly silhouetted against the blue sky.
At night the light of torches and of hundred twinkling candles make a Villa Erba wedding an unforgettable and romantic event.
The villa is laid out on two floors joined by a central staircase, and has a turret which offers spectacular views. The tastefully frescoed rooms offer the perfect environment for receptions. In the summer months the broad terraced staircases leading down to the lake can offer an exclusive outdoor alternative.
It was conceived at the end of the nineteenth century, according to a mannerist-type inspiration, which gives it an immediately perceivable opulent nature.
|Villa Erba is divided into a group of porter's lodges, the manor-house, servant's quarters and guest-rooms, conservatory, dock and stables. The villa extends over a square section, with wide stairways sloping down towards the lake, an entrance portico and a panoramic tower which joins the noble section to the servants' wing, which is a building characterised by an architectural form quite distinct from the main building, at one time reserved for the servants' quarters.
Each room is luxuriously decorated with frescoes, stuccos, gilt decorations, floorings in coloured ceramics, valuable wood and the incorporation into the architecture of particular furnishing solutions and the re-utilisation of antique works of art in preparing the walls and ceilings. The chandeliers and torch holders in many rooms are of outstanding quality, as are the numerous furnishing elements, including the double series of seventeenth-century choir-stalls in the library hall, and also, the precious finishing in "Cordovan Leather", finely worked and surmounted by a crowning decoration of cherubs painted in oil on canvas Also of great prestige are the numerous paintings incorporated into the decorations of the walls and ceilings, including the famous Strappos (stripped off) frescoes in the banqueting hall.
Villa Erba offers just about everything you could wish for the most romantic weddings you have ever dreamt of.