Neoclassical building with library specialized in silk production
The villa is now headquarters of Antonio Ratti foundation. It was built between XIX and the beginning of XX century and belonged to different people. Among them Metternich, Napoleon's doctor. The villa hosted abbot Pietro Configliacchi, Alessandro Volta's student, who started his collection of rare and exotic plants here. XIX-century-style buildings were added to the original neoclassical one. Now the villa has a library with books and documentation on silk and yarn.
Via per Cernobbio 19
Phone: +39 031 3384976
More details (in Italian)
The park is open from March 31th 2019 to November, every Sunday and all August, from 10am to 7pm.