Villa Cipressi is a series of buildings and gardens of great historical interest built principally between 1400 and 1800.
Among the various proprietors was the noble Serponti family who migrated here from the Comacina island when, in 1169, this island was destroyed by the people from Como. At the end of the 18th century it was owned by Baron Isimbardi, director of Milan’s Mint. It was also an hotel and among the guests in 1838 was Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria and his family. Later it was taken over by the Andreossi family who were mainly interested in the park and after them it passed to the English knightly family of Sulton and latterly to the editor Accame.
In 1980 it was bought by voluntary public subscription by the “People and Friends of Varenna”.
Owned mainly by the Municipality of Varenna, and minor public corporations, it is managed by the grour R Collection Hotels, which took care of the great of the great renovation woeks respectin and maintaining the pre-existing architectural lines, and perfectly combining charm and the new functionality.