The location of Villa Bonomi is one of the structures I have most enjoyed during my experience as a wedding photographer in Lake Como. I have gathered all the most important information so you can learn more about the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the villa. Enjoy your reading!
Villa Bonomi: more than a century of history
The prestigious Villa Bonomi is an aristocratic residence dating back to the early 20th century. The immense structure, also known as Villa Ratti, overlooks Lake Como. Villa Bonomi was donated in 1926 to Anna Bonomi Bolchini, an Italian businesswoman, for her sixteenth birthday by her father.
The Villa was sold in the 1950s to Antonio Ratti, a famous Italian entrepreneur in the silk fabrics sector. At the turn of the 1960s, Villa Bonomi was further extended according to the design of architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni. The complex thus reached its current size, offering 11 suites to its guests.
In addition to the structural work, between 1957 and 1962 the exterior of the Villa was also carefully renovated. A beautiful Italian-style garden was created by Pietro Porcinai, Italy's greatest landscape architect. Porcinai created a true work of art, also creating terraces to extend the park. Villa Bonomi, in fact, stands on a small steep promontory, which would not have allowed the extension of the green area.
In 2020 the property was purchased by the famous flower and event designer Vincenzo Dascanio. Villa Bonomi is today one of the most exclusive locations for the organisation of events, weddings and gala evenings. Recently, the famous influencer Chiara Ferragni stayed in the villa with her family.
Villa Bonomi: the perfect setting for a luxurious wedding
Describing Villa Bonomi and the atmosphere here in a few lines is not easy. We are not talking about a wedding location like any other, but a true corner of paradise. Located overlooking Lake Como, the Villa enjoys a simply breathtaking view. Therefore, getting married here means organising an exclusive, luxurious and glamorous event. A real fairy-tale wedding that looks like something out of a Hollywood movie.
It is no coincidence that Villa Bonomi is often chosen as a "refuge" by many Italian and foreign celebrities. Attention to every detail, it will be the perfect setting for an incomparable wedding. The structure offers the bride and groom and their guests its most beautiful corners. Strolling through the beautiful paths, surrounded by magnificent trees and the flower garden, it is really impossible not to fall in love with the Villa. Each area will leave you simply breathless from the historic park to the rich halls inside.
With the help and professionalism of the Villa's team, your dreams can come true. Your event will be planned down to the last detail from traditional to eccentric weddings. Would you like to surprise your guests even more? If the beauty of the location is not enough, you can even arrive by helicopter for a spectacular entrance.
Villa Bonomi is truly the ideal setting for an elegant, refined and evocative wedding. A magical and glamorous place, suitable for exclusive celebrations and for couples who spare no expense. If you love luxury, beauty and nature, here you can really live your most beautiful day.
Villa Bonomi: the structure of the location
As we have seen, Villa Bonomi stands on a sheer drop to Lake Como and was therefore built on several terraces. The structure enjoys an incomparable view of the splendid basin below.
As soon as you arrive at the Villa, passing through the majestic entrance gate, you are immediately catapulted into a bucolic park. The well-kept garden of Villa Bonomi is truly breathtaking. Designed by one of Italy's greatest architects, Pietro Porcinai, it extends over several levels, with a rich variety of trees and flowers. You can stroll through this enchanted place following the beautiful paths created within it.
In the park you will also find the refined swimming pool and the loggia, from which you can enjoy the gentle view of the lake. These areas of great impact are available for your aperitifs and outdoor receptions. As you approach the main building, you reach the Villa's parterre. Immense and open on the lake, this can accommodate up to 400 people and can be enhanced with a beautiful marquee.
Entering the interior of the complex is simply stunning. Spread over three floors, the Villa manages to enchant its visitors with its unique and designer environments. After the recent renovation, the large communicating salons on the ground floor will leave you speechless. You will feel as if you are literally in paradise thanks to the impressive ceiling with its clear sky. From the precious marble to the wallpaper with gold details, the events held here are bound to leave visitors stunned.
Also on the ground floor, overlooking the garden, is an elegant boudoir, where cocktails are served or DJ sets can be arranged. On the first and second floors are the hotel's 11 suites, each with a private bathroom and luxury furnishings.
Villa Bonomi is truly an enchanting and unique place, with an almost infinite range of proposals. If you are looking for an exclusive and glamorous location where you can be pampered like a Hollywood star, you will not be disappointed.
Frequently asked questions about Villa Bonomi
- Where is Villa Bonomi located? Villa Bonomi stands on the slopes surrounding Lake Como.
- Can I celebrate my wedding at Villa Bonomi? Certainly you can. You can organise the shooting and the reception inside the structure and in all the adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. It is also possible to celebrate a symbolic rite directly on Lake Como.
- Is there a restaurant inside Villa Bonomi? The Villa has an in-house restaurant service, with a catering and banqueting team.
- Which events can be celebrated at Villa Bonomi? Inside Villa Bonomi it is possible to organise your most important recurrences. The structure, in fact, is open to weddings and private events. You can also organise your meetings, gala evenings and fashion shows.
- Can Villa Bonomi host business meetings? Certainly it can. Villa Bonomi makes its interiors and exteriors available for the organisation of events and conventions. The rooms are equipped with every comfort and feature a technologically advanced system.
- Can I stay overnight at Villa Bonomi? Villa Bonomi has 11 suites in which you and your guests can spend the night. These are luxurious rooms, characterised by minimalist furnishings with attention to every detail.
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Adoro il profumo dei boschi dove tutto è così selvaggio, dove puoi recuperare le connessioni profonde con la natura. Allo stesso modo amo l'unico mezzo che ti permette di restare fortemente connesso al mondo che ti circonda, la moto.
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