A country house in the sixteenth century, a sumptuous summer residence in the eighteenth century, which tells the story of a wealthy Della Porta Lombard family, among frescoed rooms in the Rococo style and one of the most organic testimonies of the Baroque age in the Varese area.
Villa Della Porta Bozzolo History
In the quiet Valcuvia, a few kilometers from Lake Maggiore, in the sixteenth century stands the country house of the Della Porta, wealthy local owners with humble origins and noble ambitions. A residence with an agricultural soul with rustics, wine press and cellar to produce wine and a spinning mill for silkworms.
A typical "villa of delight" in the eighteenth century, renovated on the occasion of the wedding between Giovan Angelo III Della Porta and the Milanese countess Isabella Giulini. Today you can then access their summer home: living rooms and sitting rooms, galleries and bedrooms with lively frescoes with illusionistic painted architectures, myths and allegories, triumphs of colorful flowers even on the doors, small rococo-style masterpieces. The original furnishings are few but precious, such as a canopy bed in yellow silk damask and the wardrobes of the study, for the family archive; the rest comes from various donations to FAI and helps to recreate the atmosphere of a noble eighteenth-century residence.
The view from the windows is sublime on the monumental Italian garden: an original setting of terraces carved in stone that go up the hill to the large green lawn of the "theater", with the fishpond and a steep path towards the panoramic belvedere. The villa, saved in the 800 by Senator Camillo Bozzoloche left family memories and a rich library, has regained its ancient splendor thanks to the recovery of the FAI and is still a corner of delight where you can spend an entire day, between the park, a visit to the interior and a stop at the restaurant "La cucina di casa".