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“They make history come alive”
Review of Villa Bernasconi

Villa Bernasconi
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Cernobbio
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The villa is a beautiful example of Art Nouveau Architecture. Designed by architect Alfredo Campanini, it was built at the beginning of the XXth century for Davide Bernasconi, owner of the silk factory with the same name. The exterior facades are enriched with decoration like silkwarms, butterflies and mulberry leaves related to silk production.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Using a variety of multimedia techniques they have designed many different interactions with the history of this house. The ideas of the architect and the position of the owner in society come together to recreate the later part of the 19th century and his family into the 20th century.

So much more than what you might expect from a museum. Strongly recommend and an hour of humour time.

Thank RMYardley
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Claudia T, Direttore at Villa Bernasconi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear RMYardley,
thank you very much for your appreciation. We’re glad you enjoyed the museum and that you shared your experience on Tripadvisor.
Come back soon to visit the “speaking house”, we’re planning amazing innovations! You’ll find them on facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest.
Best regards

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We toured this villa with a licensed guide. I wasn't expecting that much, but it was one of my favorite stops on this trip! Bernasconi lead an amazing life of exploration. He participated in 21 expectations and was an avid collector with an extremely sharp eye. His collections are varied and amazing, and presented (displayed) brilliantly. Not stuffy or boring, just fascinating!

Every window in this home has a beautiful view of the lake except for one window in the map room. An amazing piece of architecture and real estate ...that was home to an incredible man of beautiful taste.

Thank Michaela
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

We just happened upon the villa as we were walking around Cernobbio. While interesting to look at from the outside, it was a bit ornate for our taste. It is just a five minute walk or so from the ferry. We did not have time to go inside. I would not come to Cernobbio just to see this villa, but if you happen to be there anyway, it is worth a look.

Thank cb714me
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

a real villa with a view of the lake that is uneblieveable . a definite do while you are in chernobbia

Thank drudol
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

we took a bus from Como to Cernobbia and then the ferry back to Como. The Villa Bernasconi's interior is only open when there is a special exhibit, but the outside is well worth the visit. No charge and you can walk around the house. It's a villa, but considerably smaller than the Villa Olma, Villa Erba, or other prominent villas. I love Art Nouveau and the Como area has many fine examples. This house is "over the top" with every floral ceramic tile, wrought-iron detail, concrete embellishment, etc. possible but a marvel.

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