Villa Erba is a 19th-century villa in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como. It was built by Luigi Erba, brother of the prominent businessman Carlo Erba (founder of the first Italian pharmaceutical company), to show off his wealth.

After the death of Luigi Erba, the villa was inherited by his daughter Carla and was used by members of Carla's family, including her son Luchino Visconti. In 1986, it was bought by a public consortium to use as an exposition and congress center.

In 2004, the villa served as a filming location for the movie Ocean's Twelve. In early 2005, American singer Gwen Stefani, shot the music video for her 2005 single, Cool, on the villa's grounds.

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Via Erba 1, Cernobbio, Italy
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Founded: 1898-1901
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Von Baja (2 years ago)
Nice place for events.great lake view
Andrea Martano (3 years ago)
Very nice location on the Lake Como waters. Beautiful view on the Lake.
AcidForBlood (3 years ago)
unfortunately, the villa is not open for tourists. there has to be a grouo of 25-30 people to be able to get a tour. this is what I was told via e-mail by someone from their administration. I actually wrote an e-mail asking them how is it possible to visit the villa. oh, or you can book it for a luxurious event, like a wedding.
cr. martinotti (3 years ago)
One of the most beautiful place on the Como lake. For my opinion to visit in October during the fair “Orticolario”.
Alexander K (3 years ago)
What a wonderful place. Great for events. Beautiful garden and architecture
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