Villa Torricella
Erba Erba, Como 22036 Italien

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Details für Erba

Preis:
Preis auf Nachfrage
Schlafzimmer:
9
Komplett ausgestattete Bäder:
6
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Wohnfläche:
2,000 Sq m.
Außenansicht:
5,000 Sq m.
Immobilientyp:
Wohnung
Web-ID:
NWVKTT
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Über Erba

Villa Torricella is a unique property consisting of a main villa in "horseshoe" layout, a 5,000 sqm park and several outbuildings for residential use. The main building is set over two floors boasting an interior area of 1100 sqm. Spacious reception rooms occupy the ground floor while the first floor is dedicated to the night-time area and includes nine bedrooms and six bathrooms. The villa has a beautiful terrace and porticos as well. Among the outbuildings, there is the caretaker's house and more apartments for guests. Villa Torricella boasts a fascinating history: the earliest records date back to the 10th century B.C., a period marked in northern Italy by the bloody and frequent invasions of the Hungarians. In order to defend the territory, Villa Torricella was built as a fortress and immediately assumed great strategic importance. Strategically located between the east-west (Aquileia, Bergamo, Lecco and Como) and north-south (the Silk Road, Vallassina), the villa became an important hub for the traffic of goods such as silk, for which the Brianza was famous all over Europe. The landlords of Villa Torricella were the famous noble families of the time: the Carcano, the Parra, the Dal Verme, the Fregoso family, the Medici of Marignano, and so on. At the end of the 15th century there were the Lords Meroni and in the 16th century the family Prina, the first to own the Villa although not part of the aristocracy. In 1801 the lord Prina sold the property to Raffaele Arauco, then Minister of the Cisalpine Republic, which was located in northern Italy under the control of General Bonaparte. Arauco married Vincenza Prevosti, a young and beautiful girl, but due to his poor health, he left her widow very soon. The young and charming lady certainly did not lack admirers and she was finally seduced by Carlo Porta, a well-known Italian dialect poet, whom she married in 1806. At that time, the poet used to go often to the Villa but while his marriage was falling apart, he would rather go alone or bring his new lover Annette. The exchange of sonnets with Lancetti was written during those years. Upon his wife's death, Porta decided to sell his beloved villa to the Count Don Cesare Borri, who became d the new owner in 1818. His daughter Teresa Borri, widow of Count Decio Stampa, later married Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873). Stefano Stampa, a decent painter and Teresa's son from the first marriage, strongly marked the history of Villa Torricella because he chose it as his favourite home: many paintings and portraits are still kept at the villa. Massimo d'Azeglio honored the villa with a painting that is still hang in one of the rooms of the main house. The villa was later sold to engineer Silva and his wife, who kept the house until the end of the World War. His wife was an educated and elegant woman who loved to be surrounded by painters and artists. Later it was purchased by Franco Gavazzi and his wife Margaret of Majnoni Intignano and it is now the home of their five children. Torricella has an incredible history that can be breathed in every corner of the house. It's a villa with a double function: relaxing and elegant villa on one side, and castle/manor on the other side.

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Luigi Aliverti
Telefonnummer: ­+39 031 538 8888
Via Olginati 3
Como, Como 22100 Italy   
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