Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times.
Built by the Como architect Carlo Mantegazza in the early 1920s for a rich American family. They hosted notorious guests like the infamous Edward VIII. The Mantegazza family bought the villa a few decades later and sold it in the early 2000’s. It the new owner who has renovated the villa as we know it today. It was not an easy task since no large equipment, no crane nor digger or cement truck could be on the site.
The door of the library dates back from the 18th century and all the doors in the Villa are older than the house itself.