Cernobbio, Lake Como

Located in CernobbioVilla Bernasconi is a beautiful example of Italian Stile Liberty (Art Nouveau).

The villa was commissioned by the textile industrialist Davide Bernasconi, whose family contributed much in the development of the city.

Villa Bernasconi is very easy to reach. The building is located on the street that connects Como to Cernobbio, and its appearance certainly doesn’t go unnoticed.

If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you might be interested to know that, just a few steps away from there, you will also find the amazing Villa Erba (open for visits only in the case of events or fairs).

Discover Villa Bernasconi, Cernobbio!

Villa Bernasconi, Cernobbio
Villa Bernasconi

Discover Villa Bernasconi

In a nutshell

KEY FEATURES of Villa Bernasconi

Villa Bernasconi is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable achievements of the exuberant floral style in Lombardy.

The facades of the villa show the typical features of Art Nouveau, with decorative motifs that recall the silk production process – silkworms, butterflies, and mulberry leaves.

Over time, Villa Bernasconi has become an important cultural center and currently hosts a museum that offers a modern, multisensory, innovative and interactive cultural experience between historical documents and multimedia content.

The villa also hosts art exhibitions, events, and weddings

The exterior of the villa is perfect for open-air events. The wide garden is, indeed, very cozy and also hosts a newly opened tourist information office. Visitors will find the tourist board open daily (except on Monday), from 8 am to 8 pm.


Open throughout the year (please check the official website).

Opening times: 10 am - 6 pm.

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

Reservation is recommended and guarantees the entrance at the chosen time.

8€ full price ticket (15-30 years old and 65-74 years old visitors: €5).

7€ special ticket for those who have a paid parking ticket in Cernobbio.

Free under 14 years and over 75 years.

See the full list on the official website.

Address: Largo Campanini 2, Cernobbio
Phone: +39 031 3347209

Start planning your holidays!

A few tips for your stay in Cernobbio

HOW TO GET to Villa Bernasconi

You can reach Cernobbio and Villa Bernasconi by car from Como, taking the state road 340 “Via Regina”.

If you prefer, you can also take the boat from Como to Cernobbio (15 minutes) and get there by foot in about 10 minutes.

Interior of Villa Bernasconi
Interior of Villa Bernasconi
Stays & experiences

Experiences & tours

Make your trip a unique experience!​

Venetian Limousine
4 hour boat tour with stop
at a location of your choice
4h tour on a Vaporina with visit to Villa Balbianello
4h tour on a Vaporina with visit to Villa Balbianello
Lake Como, Bellagio and Varenna: full-day tour from Milan
Como, Bellagio & Varenna: day tour from Milan
Cooking class in Bellagio
Cooking class experience
in Bellagio

HISTORY of Villa Bernasconi

Balcony of Villa Bernasconi, Lake Como
Balcony of Villa Bernasconi

Some time before 1905, the architect Alfredo Campanini was ordered to design the residence for the Bernasconi family.

The villa was built in the vicinity of the silk production plant of Cernobbio, that was property of the wealthy family.

Later, Villa Bernasconi went through several owners, until it was acquired by the municipality of Cernobbio, which still owns it. The whole complex has just been restored, most notably the basement and the mezzanine floor.

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