Villa Cipressi: Experience Aristocracy
Villa Cipressi is a hotel that puts at the disposal of its guests the possibility to visit, through a botanic pathway, its century-old gardens with tiered terraces till the lake, containing plants of a rare beauty and of worldwide botanic importance. The public is also able to tour the gardens for a small fee.
Villa Cipressi is a complex of buildings and gardens, rich in history, built mainly between 1400 and 1800. It was the property of the noble Serponti family (1163), of Baron Isimbaldi (at the end of the eighteenth century), of the Andreossi family, who took care of the Park, of Sir Astley and Sir Salton (at the beginning of the twentieth century) and finally of the publisher Accame.
In 1980 it was purchased through a public voluntary subscription by the people and friends of Varenna for a public use. Owned by public corporations, mainly by the Municipality of Varenna, it is managed as a Hotel by the COFELY GDF SUEZ Group that has restored it in compliance with the pre-existing architectural lines by reconciling harmoniously antiquities with practicality.