The pool of the Villa floats out onto Lake Como. Originally built by the noble family Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio in 1568.
The famed gardens of the Villa is divided by an avenue of cypress and includes a mosaic nymphaeum from the 16th century.
Neighbors of the Villa include George Clooney and 47 year old Russian billionaire Arkady Novikov who has recently purchased the Gianni Versace Villa for $52 million. The village of Nesso seen above is a 15 minute boat ride.