Cernobbio, a charming residential area facing the western branch of Lake Como, will enchant the onlooker with its Romanic churches, age-old parks and aristocratic villas so uniquely characteristic of the Como landscape.
Villa Erba is almost unbearably beautiful, the historical home of the famous film director Luchino Visconti, as is Villa Pizzo, which once belonged to the Archduke Ranieri, and Villa Fontanella, owned by the late Gianni Versace, the iconic designer of high fashion.
Indeed, fashion, luxury and design are at home at Cernobbio, as are history, culture and tradition. In the most ancient part of the village just a few short steps from the lake there are glorious 16th century palaces and from here the Via dei Monti Lariani leads us up to the heights of Monte Bisbino, where one of the most excitingly spectacular views in Italy, if not the world, awaits.
“Ne saprai, peregrino, se sia albergo mortal o pur divino”
Luigi Rusca, 1926