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Outside a must, inside okay

The Art Nouveau (‘Liberty’) architecture is the star of this museum. Be sure to explore the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Gouda, The Netherlands
Unique museum - One of a kind

This "house museum" is along the main road north from Como, but kind of hidden because it's set... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Bill B
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28 Aug 2018
“Outside a must, inside okay”
3 Jul 2018
“Unique museum - One of a kind”
The villa is a beautiful example of Art Nouveau Architecture. Designed by architect Alfredo Campanini, it was built at the beginning of the XXth century for Davide Bernasconi, owner of the silk factory with the same name. The exterior facades are...more
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Largo Campanini, 2, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
+39 031 334 7209
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The Villa is closed for renovations until December 2018. A small sign is on the door . It would be useful if the information was more readily available so visitors were not let down.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Deb D
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The Art Nouveau (‘Liberty’) architecture is the star of this museum. Be sure to explore the outside, that gate etc. if you decide to pay the €8 entrance fee, look at the exhibits, pick up the phone (if you speak some Italian) but don’t forget...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank DutchLassie70
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This "house museum" is along the main road north from Como, but kind of hidden because it's set back from the road, but just look for the address and you'll find it. First off, the staff were very welcoming and their English was excellent. Everything...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Using a variety of multimedia techniques they have designed many different interactions with the history of this house. The ideas of the architect and the position of the owner in society come together to recreate the later part of the 19th century and his family...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RMYardley
Claudia T, Direttore at Villa Bernasconi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear RMYardley, thank you very much for your appreciation. We’re glad you enjoyed the museum and that you shared your experience on Tripadvisor. Come back soon to visit the “speaking house”, we’re planning amazing innovations! You’ll find them on facebook, twitter, instagram and pinterest. Best...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We toured this villa with a licensed guide. I wasn't expecting that much, but it was one of my favorite stops on this trip! Bernasconi lead an amazing life of exploration. He participated in 21 expectations and was an avid collector with an extremely sharp...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Michaela
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We just happened upon the villa as we were walking around Cernobbio. While interesting to look at from the outside, it was a bit ornate for our taste. It is just a five minute walk or so from the ferry. We did not have time...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank cb714me
Reviewed 26 November 2015

a real villa with a view of the lake that is uneblieveable . a definite do while you are in chernobbia

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank drudol
Reviewed 1 November 2015

we took a bus from Como to Cernobbia and then the ferry back to Como. The Villa Bernasconi's interior is only open when there is a special exhibit, but the outside is well worth the visit. No charge and you can walk around the house....More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Carol_Michigan2014
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