A nineteenth-century villa resembling a Gothic castle suspended between earth and sky, dominates the verdant meadowland of the Brianza area in Lombardy.
To pass through the gate of Villa Lattuada, is to step into a dreamlike dimension enveloped in a feeling of enchantment and timelessness whose majestic beauty takes one’s breath away.
Immersed in the green countryside, this spectacular land-mark residence set upon the knoll where in the 1600s, the historic monastery of Saint James was situated, is the ideal setting for a fabulous fairytale wedding. The enigmatic charm of Villa Lattuada evokes profound and nuanced impressions, ranging from wonder to yearning for past eras, peopled with ladies, pages and knights.
The Villa, commissioned by Francesco Lattuada in 1850, has a quite particular and definitely unconventional structure, thanks to architect Antonio Tagliaferri, who designed it in an eclectic, romantic and fascinating combination of styles, for what was probably his masterpiece.
The elegant facades, embellished with white marble, two crenellated panoramic towers, spires, pointed finials and sharply sloped roofs call to mind ancient German castles and majestic Gothic cathedrals. The Villa is a magnificent and solemn building, which, although the only one of its style in Brianza, blends harmoniously in its romantic landscape.
The vast and airy centuries-old park surrounding Villa Lattuada and overlooking rolling hills in variegated shades of green, tender groves of conifer, magnolia, oak and beech trees and in the distance, the Resegone and Grigne mountain ranges, is the ideal setting for the welcome aperitif and an elegant outdoor reception.
The Villa’s brightly-lit rooms, with their parquet floors, stucco decorated walls, carved wood door mantels and stained glass windows, speak the same serene and luminous language as the landscape park. The perfect backdrop for the newlyweds’ exclusive wedding banquet, it is further embellished with floral arrangements mirroring the tenuous colours of the flower beds and beech trees in the garden, to create a harmonising play of light between the Villa interior and exterior.
Nothing is left to chance in Villa Lattuada. Its many pastel-coloured historical reception rooms are tastefully decorated, the soft glow of the lights lending them a palpable sense of peace and beauty. The fairytale-like atmosphere of Villa Lattuada transforms the wedding day of the bride and groom into an unforgettable dream engraved in their hearts forever.