This is without doubt one of the most scenic places on Lake Como, on the tip of the Dosso di Lavedo promontory. The late-Baroque villa was built for Cardinal Durini in the 18th century. The interior is as it was left by the explorer Count Guido Monzino, with his collections of art and a small museum of memorabilia from his expeditions. The elegant loggia overlooking the gulfs of Diana and Venus is a true masterpiece. From the park, with its captivating scenery, there are marvellous views of the surrounding lakeside landscape.