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: a highly versatile structure, suited to a wide variety of occasions including workshops, conferences and concerts.
Villa Garovaglio-Ricci has undergone various transformations over the years. It was a spinning mill in the 18th century, before being turned into a villa by the archaeologist Alfonso Garovaglio, who housed his ethnographic collection here (now conserved in the Civico Museo Archeologico in Como). In 1966, Ignazio Vigoni Medici di Marignano purchased the villa, thereby extending his family estate.