Villa Bernasconi

Villa Bernasconi: the flamboyant Liberty style “talking house”

Villa Bernasconi in Cernobbio is an innovative museum which makes an emotional connection with visitors by considering them first and foremost as house guests rather than simply museum-goers. In fact, the museum is a “talking house” which tells visitors its own story and that of the people who lived there. The first story told is that of the villa’s first owner, Davide Bernasconi, a visionary entepreneur and the founder of the Bernasconi silk textile mills, which operated from the 19th century to 1971.

Our guests are invited to feel right at home and walk around the villa at their leisure, guided by #vocidivilla (the voice of the villa). They will be immersed in a new, multi-sensory and interactive experience full of fascinating digital and multimedia history where they can even rummage through drawers and answer the phone.

Villa Bernasconi was built in the flamboyant Liberty style, and was considered a prime example of modernity at the time. The present day villa is an extremely welcoming home where past and present meet in a happy synergy between innovation and dynamism, and a focus on fashion, design and contemporary art.


Access is allowed only with compulsory booking that can be purchased online. It is recommended to observe the following mandatory provisions for access:

  • Keep 1 meter away
  • Wear the mask and sanitize your hands
  • Follow the mandatory visit path.

Opening: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and holidays from 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM


Full ticket 8€ intero – Reduced ticket 5€

Under 14 and Over 75: Free entry


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