Visit The Stuning Villa Fogazzaro Roi on Lake Lugano Italy
If you’re visiting the Lake Lugano area, one place you really must visit is the stunning Villa Fogazzaro Roi. This beautiful villa is located right on the shores of Lake Lugano, one of the most beautiful and serene lakes in Italy.
It was built in the 19th century and is a testament to the beauty of Italian architecture and design. Its rich history and beautiful setting with gardens full of flowers and views over the lake make it a perfect place to explore.
History of Villa Fogazzaro Roi
The villa was built in 1859 by Antonio Fogazzaro, a prominent Italian writer and politician. The villa served as his family’s summer residence and was designed by the architect Emilio Alemagna in a neoclassical style. The villa remained in the Fogazzaro family for several generations before finally being sold to the Roi family in the early 20th century. Fogazzaro wrote the book Piccolo Mondo Antico.
The Villa Fogazzaro Roi Garden
The Roi family made several changes to the villa, including adding a beautiful garden. The garden is gorgeous and when we visited in Spring was full of colourful flowers.
Today, the villa is open to the public for tours and events.
Visiting Villa Fogazzaro Roi
The villa is open for guided tours, which typically last around 90 minutes – so do book your tour via the villa’s website.
During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the villa’s beautiful rooms and gardens, learn about its rich history, and admire the stunning views of Lake Lugano.
The villa also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including art exhibitions, concerts, and cultural festivals. Check the villa’s website for upcoming events and ticket information.
So next time you’re staying in the Lake Lugano region make sure to visit Villa Fogazzaro Roi, a true gem of Italian culture and design.
Location and Getting There
Villa Fogazzaro Roi is located in the town of Menaggio, on the western shore of Lake Lugano, which is situated on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Menaggio is a popular tourist destination and is known for its beautiful beaches, quaint shops, and delicious restaurants.
The easiest way to get to Menaggio is by car or by ferry. If you’re coming from Milan, it’s about a two-hour drive. If you prefer to take the ferry, there are regular ferries that run from Lugano, Switzerland to Menaggio.
If you’re coming from other parts of Italy or Europe, you can take a train to nearby towns like Como or Varenna, and then take a bus or ferry to Menaggio.
Villa Fogazzaro Roi
Address: Via Antonio Fogazzaro, 14, 22010 Oria CO, Italy
Tel: +39 0344 536602
Where to stay in the region
We stayed at the beautiful ARIA Retreat and Spa and can highly recommend it.
Address: Via del Ciclamino, 5, 22018 Cima CO, Italy
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