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1986 - 2016

A bridge between the past and the future.


In 1986 a villa rich in history and culture was converted into a congress and exhibition centre, unique in the world, merging modernity and technology to the beauty of a magic place. Today, 30 years later, Villa Erba and its congress centre, the historical villa and the large park are the ideal venue for prestigious and unforgettable events.


700 guests and important authorities celebrated with us the 30th Anniversary of the Congress Centre Villa Erba on Wednesday - June, 15th. Many initiatives highlighted the features of the location: multi-purpose facilities, multi-functional spaces and a lot of opportunities to personalize them with creativity.


The cake cutting was the end of a party that involved all the spaces in Villa Erba. The congress centre hosted the welcome speech, but also amazed all guests with performers and musicians, laser show and DJ set. Guests could also visit its rooms with different set up. Participants were astonished by lights in the park and lake side fireworks, while the magic sound of a violin led them through the path. Then, the old villa with the pleasure of tasting gourmet masterpieces.

Villa Erba. Ferrari says, it's the perfect location.

Villa Erba. According to Ferrari, the perfect location. Ferrari Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Enrico Galliera used these words to welcome the 800 selected guests to the new Ferrari GTC4LUSSO World Première. Guests of honor: Sergio Marchionne chairman of Ferrari S.p.A. and F1 pilots Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen.

Lake Como seen by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Celebrated in the spectacular German Pavilion at EXPO Milan, the German Day 2015 had its perfect ending in the magical setting of Villa Erba. 1,200 were the invited guests to the evening reception, including many representatives of the 148 countries participating in the Milanese exhibition. They were received by the Chairman of Villa Erba Mr. Cesare Manfredi who welcomed Ms. Iris Gleicke, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy  of the German Government , and the Commissioner of the German Pavilion at EXPO Milan 2015 Mr. Dietmar Schmitz.

The evening was attended by the mayors of Como and Cernobbio, and the Prefect of Como.

After the welcome speech, hot buffet spots offering typical German and Italian delicacies with show cooking were opened. The guests were able to enjoy excellent gourmet food whilst strolling through the ancient park of the villa and the central hall of the congress centre.

The evening was enriched by several entertainment moments starring musical, dancing, fire eater shows, and a concert by Roger Cicero under a marquee on the shores of the lake.


After these shows, in the halls of the historic villa, began a DJ set that lasted till morning lights.

The German Day celebrations hosted by Villa Erba also had a strong link with EXPO’s 2015 theme: at 23.00 the volunteers of “Siticibo” collected all food surplus in order to later donate it the most needy and unfortunate.

An initiative that was agreed upon between the German Pavilion in EXPO Milan 2015, Villa Erba and “Altra Cucina”, caterer of the event.

New Nespresso commercial, shot at Villa Erba in Cernobbio and starring George Clooney and the French actor Jean Dujardin (Oscar winner for "The Artist" and on the set with Clooney in the film "Monument men"). In the beautiful scenery of the lake, the commercial narrates a funny story about the rivalry between the two stars over a Nespresso coffee.


About us:

"I already knew very well Villa Erba, having already used the setting for numerous films and commercials. This is why I did not hesitate to propose the location for the 2014 Nespresso commercial. The advertising agency was looking for a location that had a building that could be perceived by the public as an exclusive hotel or resort, a swimming pool and some unique lake sceneries. I have to say that Villa Erba does not possess a pool, but it was so striking that I felt it was the right location for the commercial… I suggested it to the producers, and at the end it was selected!

In addition to its characteristics and excellent logistics, the film crew, the advertising agency and client also appreciated the advantage represented by Villa Erba’s staff: competent and accustomed to handling different types of events with the utmost professionalism.

Moreover, in the case of the Nespresso commercial the security and privacy of the actors - George Clooney and Jean Dujardin - was guaranteed: another point in favour of Villa Erba."

Paolo Bertoldi, location manager 

Responsible for location scouting and operations manager.

The world of business tourism-related golf met, for the first time in Italy, at Villa Erba from the 27th  to the 30th of October 2014. A three day B2B tradeshow organized by Reed Travel Exhibitions that allowed key players of the industry to meet with one another. An all time record breaking edition as far as numbers go: 520 exhibitors including golf courses, resorts, hotels. 362 tour operators and travel agencies, more than 100 accredited journalists and media. 65 countries and their most important golf tourism industries represented.
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International exhibition of fabrics for upholstery and drapery; it's first edition dates back to 1993. The "must have" characteristics for any of the exhibiting companies are: quality of the product, professional integrity, creative and technological experimentation. The 2014 edition saw the participation of 95 exhibitors, including 46 Italian and 49 arriving from other European countries. The total number of visitors were 6,593, of which 2,364 Italians and 4,229 foreigners. An increase of 7.19% if compared to the 2013 edition.


About us:

“The unique landscapes, the availability of multifunctional areas where to host events, the easiness to reach the location and the parking spaces, are the main reasons that led to the choice of Villa Erba as main stage for the General Assembly of Unindustria Como.
In addition, the location also features a unique allure able to make the event memorable. We found excellent cooperation from the staff, who was able to meet our needs, and we were completely satisfied with the exhibition area at our disposal.
Another determining factor that led to the choice of Villa Erba was its location; easy to reach from the airport hubs in and around Milan – just a half hour drive. I will definitely keep this location in mind for future events and will also recommend it to other firms and associations for their events."

Mr. Antonello Regazzoni, General Manager of Unindustria Como

Lithium Batteries
IMLB 2014 was the most important international conference in the field lithium battery technology that took place in 2014. It provided an update on the industry trends and gave the participants illustration of the possible future applications of this technology in the fields of: biomedical sciences, transportation, aerospace and commercial. The total number of participants was 800.

General assembly of the confederation of industries of Como (Unindustria). During the assembly the annual report of activities was presented under the supervision of the chairman of Unindustria, Mr. Giorgio Squinzi, and the board of auditors elected. Total number of participants was 600.

Gala evening for 200 guests; the culmination of a three day event which also saw involved Villa Gastel, where a jewelry exhibition was held, and Villa Olmo where the guest where welcomed for the opening night.

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Villa Erba SpA
Lake di Como
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22012 Cernobbio (CO)

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