Villa Della Porta Bozzolo – FAI

Northern Italy - Lombardy - Casalzuigno - (VA)

Historical Mansion

A sixteenth-century villa in the countryside, property of FAI, ideal for any type of event.

  • PositionCountryside
  • Opening from February to Novermber
  • No. of halls: 5
  • Plenary capacity 100 seats
  • Other halls from 60 to 100
  • Spoken Languages Italian, English, French, German
  • Affiliations: FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano
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Country house in the sixteenth century, then mansion in the eighteenth century, the Villa tells amid frescoes and rosebushes the rise and fall of a local noble family.

The interiors are decorated with Rococo frescoes and antique furnishings and paintings which give off of the charm of the passage of time. The Villa overlooks an Italian garden placed on terraces that anticipate the opening of the Theatre of Verzura, crowned by a fish pond, starting points of an extraordinary scenic route.


The most striking locations within the Villa: the Ballroom at the ground floor , the Dining Room, richly painted and originally used as a chapel, the two kitchens: one of the seventeenth century (the “Caminata”, one of the most ancient within the building) and the other of the eighteenth century.

Companies and privates may organize:
– private events, exclusive lunches and dinners
– business meetings, conventions and team building
books presentations e products launches
– film sets and photo shoots
weddings

The monumental stairs of the garden often become the set of sophisticated fashion shows. The Villa was also choosen by Franco Battiato for some scenes of his latest movie “Musikanten“.

FAI properties nearby: Villa Panza, Monastery of Torba, Velate Tower.

Places of interest in the surroundings: Borromee Islands – The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso – Rocca di Angera – Sacro Monte Varese – Arcumeggia – Voltorre Cloister – Isolino Virginia – Nature Reserve Swamp Brabbia – Campo dei Fiori Park – Flavour Trail of Varese Valleys – World Rowing – Gliding – Cycling – Trekking.

Photos ©: effedueotto.com

Awards

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Atmosphere

Elegant atmosphere XVIIIth century. Floral and trompe-l'oeil rococo frescoes. The grand ballroom and the dining room are very suggestive. Two very well preserved kitchens of seventeenth and eighteenth century have to be seen.

History

The sixteenth-century original building was enlarged at the end of 1600 while the large court of honor dates to the early 1700. Milan painters Salvione and Bosso decorated the interiors.

Surroundings

At the center of the "Land of Lakes" which includes the most famous Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese and Ceresio (Lugano), and the small and picturesque Lake Monate, Lake Comabbio, Lake Ghirla, Ganna Lake.

Spaces

  • Halls 5
  • Plenary capacity 100
  • Other halls from 60 to 100
  • Exibition area mq 160
  • Park/Garden
NOTES: Parking next to the Villa.

Services

  • Wardrobe
  • Storage
NOTES: Hostess.

Meeting rooms

Sala Baco da Seta
mq 160

  • Theater 137
  • Dinner/Tables 240
  • Buffet 100

Cortile d’onore e Portico
mq 300

  • Theater 100
  • Dinner/Tables 150
  • Buffet 250

Filanda
mq 150

  • Theater 100
  • Dinner/Tables 120
  • Buffet 200

Polivalente
mq 100

  • Theater 60
  • Dinner/Tables 60
  • Buffet 100

Salone Centrale Piano Terra
mq 60

  • Dinner/Tables 48
  • Buffet 100

Restaurants

  • Restaurants 1
  • N° Seats 40
  • Buffet 50
  • Bar 1
NOTES: Visitors can take a break at the restaurant "La Cucina di Casa" located inside the park of the Villa and in the large summer dehors. Creativity and originality blend togheter with the typical local cuisine to create unique and tasty dishes.

Distances

  • Airport

    MXP - Milano Malpensa - 35 km

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