Villa Erba, architectural jewel of the XVIIIth century, was once the summer residence of the “Erba” family. Here, the great director Luchino Visconti, spent many of his summers and the rooms of the villa inspired the sets of some of his most famous masterpieces. Today the villa, with its ancient frescoes, the precious inlaid ceilings and Mannerist rooms, is the ideal location for unique events. At Villa Erba, prestige and worldliness live in perfect harmony. Surrounded by the botanical park, Villa Erba’s international exhibition and congress centre resembles, because of its glass and iron facade, the lake’s greenhouses – a perfect equilibrium between history, elegance and innovation.