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The Centre

The Villa Vigoni complex, set within the polished Lake Como landscape, extends over approximately 40 hectares in Loveno di Menaggio. It includes two large 19th-century villas with their historical gardens, a boathouse on the lake, a cottage in the wood and numerous outbuildings.

Most of the Centre’s activities take place in Villa Mylius-Vigoni and Villa Garovaglio-Ricci, in beautiful historical rooms and modern conference venues.

Villa Mylius-Vigoni

A style of architecture and a place generated by a blend of Italian-German tradition, a residence rich in art evocative of yesteryear, a space that becomes a perfect meeting place: all this is Villa Mylius-Vigoni.

Villa Garovaglio-Ricci

Thanks to its architectural features – the loggia and the great windows overlooking the lake – Villa Garovaglio-Ricci is a perfect venue for work spaces such as offices, meeting rooms and studios, such as the Egyptian Room and the Marcolini Room. In the centre is the large Conference Room, designed by the architect Barbara Jakubeit.

The Park

Villa Mylius-Vigoni is surrounded by extensive English-style parkland, created from the second half of the 19th century onwards by the architect Giuseppe Balzaretti. This landscaped natural environment possesses a rare beauty: age-old trees, viewpoints and exotic plants merge as one.

Impressions from Villa Vigoni

Como lake

Villa Garovaglio-Ricci

Villa Mylius-Vigoni

Guided tours

Villa Mylius Vigoni and the park are open to visitors from March to October (August excluded). Tours are available in Italian, English or German, on the basis of the language spoken by the majority of participants.

Organising an event at Villa Vigoni

It is possible to hold events at Villa Vigoni. The management reserves the right to assess their feasibility on the basis of their content and in keeping with the Centre’s own programme.

These events may include various kinds of initiatives (workshops, scientific conventions, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, etc.) in a variety of different fields. Villa Vigoni particularly welcomes events in keeping with its own mission of promoting Italian-German relations within a European context.