Menaggio, Lake Como

Villa Mylius-Vigoni, located in Loveno (upper hamlet of Menaggio, on the western side of Lake Como), whose style is characterized by the interweaving of an Italian-German tradition.

Built in the 19th century, today the villa serves as an important cultural center managed by the German-Italian Centre for European DialogueΒ at the behest of Ignazio Vigoni, the last descendant, who wished to donate the property to the Federal Republic of Germany.

The villa hosts conferences, seminars and cultural events that promote relations between Italy and Germany.Β In addition to its role as a conference center, Villa Mylius-Vigoni is open to the public for guided tours.

Visitors can explore the villa’s rich history, architectural beauty and art collections, as well as its beautifully landscaped gardens with panoramic views of Lake Como. Discover Villa Mylius-Vigoni!

Villa Mylius-Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Lake Como
Villa Mylius-Vigoni

Villa Mylius-Vigoni

In a nutshell

KEY FEATURES of Villa Mylius-Vigoni

View of Bellagio from Villa Mylius-Vigoni
Amazing view of the promontory of Bellagio from Villa Mylius-Vigoni

Villa Mylius-Vigoni complex extends into a vast park with ancient trees and breathtaking views of Bellagio and Lake Como.

The expansive grounds are a highlight, featuring a unique blend of English landscape gardening with formal Italian design elements.

πŸ“· Visitors can wander along winding paths, enjoy the view from the panoramic terraceΒ and admire captivating sculptures scattered throughout the garden.

The villa’s interiors are a testament to the opulence of the 19th century, enriched with period furnishings, elaborate decorationsΒ and valuable artworks.

Each room showcases intricate details and a carefully curated collection of antiques, reflecting the refined taste and cultural interests of the Mylius-Vigoni family.

The grand halls, intimate salonsΒ and richly decorated chambers provide a glimpse into the aristocratic lifestyle of the era.

Guided tours are available, offering an in-depth exploration of the villa’s history, the Mylius-Vigoni family and the extensive art and antique collections housed there.


You can access the villa as a visitor only during Thursday guided tours, at 3 pm,Β from March to October (except August).
Reservations are required. Write to or call +39 0344361245 or +39 03443612456.

Admission for guided tours is €14 for adults, €10 for students and seniors (65+). Entry is free for kids under 14.

See a full list on theΒ official website.

Guided tours are available from March to October (except for August) on Thursdays at 3 pm. They last approximately 60 minutes and are conducted in Italian or German or English.Β 

You can alsoΒ learn more about the history of the Mylius and Vigoni families, and explore much of the Villa Vigoni property by:

Address: Via Giulio Vigoni 1, Loveno di Menaggio
Phone: +39 0344 36111

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A few tips for your stay in Menaggio

HOW TO GET to Villa Mylius-Vigoni

Villa Mylius-Vigoni is accessible on foot from Menaggio’s town center in about 25 minutes.

If you want to walk less, you can take the C13 bus in the direction of Plesio and get off at the Loveno Superiore stop, then walk for 5 minutes.

Villa Mylius-Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Lake Como
Walking around Villa Mylius-Vigoni
Stays & experiences

Experiences & tours

Make your trip a unique experience!​

Val Senagra
Val Senagra:
the enchanted valley
Evening aperitif in Menaggio
Panoramic wine tasting in Menaggio
Self-guided tour of three villas on Lake Como
4h tour on a Venetian Limo with visit to Villa Balbianello
4h tour on a Venetian Limo & visit to Villa Balbianello
Cranchi E26
5 hour boat tour with visit to three villas

HISTORY of Villa Mylius-Vigoni

Cenotaph in memory of Giulio Mylius
Cenotaph in memory of Giulio Mylius built within the park

The history of Villa Mylius-Vigoni begins in the early 19th century with Heinrich Mylius, a prominent German banker and philanthropist, who constructed the villa as a luxurious summer residence. Nestled in the picturesque setting of Lake Como, the villa was designed to reflect the elegance and sophistication of the era.

Following Heinrich’s death, it was inherited by his son-in-law, Enrico Mylius-Vigoni, who expanded and enriched it, adding significant artistic and architectural features.

During the Romantic period, Villa Mylius-Vigoni emerged as a cultural hub, attracting intellectuals, artists, and members of the nobility.Β 

Throughout the 20th century, the villa underwent various restorations to preserve its original charm and historical integrity.Β 

Today, Villa Mylius-Vigoni is managed by the German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue, continuing its legacy as a cultural meeting place.

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