Over “that branch of the Lake of Como, which turns toward the south” overlooks one of the most ancient and suggestive historic houses in the whole of Lombardy: the Castello di Rossino. It was this austere thirteenth-century manor house, in fact, that gave Manzoni the inspiration for his portrayal of the Castello dell'Innominato. The towering building, which from the slopes of Mount Resegone dominates the picturesque Rossino hamlet and the entire Valle San Martino, was for a long time a fortress of the powerful Benaglio family. Surrounded by a crenellated fence that includes a large rectangular housing block and a dramatic stone tower, the Castello di Rossino is nowadays the only castle on Lake Como used as a location for events and weddings, and is therefore an extraordinary and unique setting for all bethrothed of the 21st century who wish to transform their wedding into a high-class event to be treasured forever in their hearts' chest. The Castle, in fact, is the best choice for those who want to celebrate their wedding day in an exclusive, romantic and charming setting. Thanks to a particularly mild climate and its heated rooms, the Castello is open all year round and offers its guests the pleasure of enjoying its stunning gardens in every season, which offer a breathtaking view thanks to the terraces overlooking Lake Como. Here you can arrange both religious and civil ceremonies with legal value. At sunset, when the sun gently dives into the lake to make way for the warmth of torches and candles, the sumptuous garden of the Castle is transformed into a dream set for an unforgettable welcome drink or for a spectacular cut of the cake radiated by a carpet of stars. The interior rooms, completely restored and fitted with cutting-edge technological equipment, maintain all their medieval charm intact. There are five solutions available to the bride and groom: from the Sala della Corte, rich in atmosphere and capable of accommodating up to 40 people, to the large and bright Sala Benaglio, located in a large stone pavilion overlooking the lush Parco della Vigna and which can accommodate up to 200 seats. And again the refined Sala Manzoni, which can accommodate up to 120 people, and the charming Sala della Rosa, characterized by a stone floor and long wooden benches on the walls. Finally, the small and romantic Sala della Volta, located in the Tower and distinguished by its tuff vault, can accommodate up to 30 people and is therefore the ideal setting for the most intimate receptions. All rooms are equipped with exclusive furnishings, antique fireplaces and soft lights that give the rooms an enthralling atmosphere full of charm and magic. Yet, the fairytale experience that the Rossino Castle offers to its guests does not end only with a dream-like reception. The bride and groom, in fact, can spend their wedding night inside the exclusive and romantic Suite della Torre, which will offer the newlyweds the occasion to experience all the magic, charm and intimacy of the glorious past of this memorable and unique dwelling.
In order to ensure the high standards required, the selection criteria adopted by the Certification Commission are very strict and also include:
- More than 164.617 Club Members' suggestions and recommendations
- Scores obtained during anonymous Quality Control inspections
- Renovations quality
- Presence of elements of historical, artistic and cultural relevance
- Rooms' intimacy and exclusivity
- Notoriety, reviews, references from certified partners
- Advertisement and information pack (website, brochures, catalogues, etc...)
- Reception service and customization level
On 12 September 2023 Castello di Rossino has obtained the approval of the Certification Commission and confirmed the award of the prestigious Residenze d'Epoca Golden Crown. Castello di Rossino has successfully passed all 50 periodic Quality Controls required by the Certification Protocol for the Golden Crown classification level.
50 QUALITY CONTROLS PASSED
FREQUENTLY CONTROL: MONTHLY
Ref. Certification Protocol: 12 September 2023