Villa Surre is the genius creation and imagination of the Milanese born architect Giuseppe Sommaruga (1867 – 1917). Built in 1912, this is a rare and complex example of pure elegance and haute bourgeoisie and a pure work of art. It’s an enchanted place where art, nature and elegance meet and blend into perfect harmony, all that coupled with the enchanting views over the western coast of Lake Iseo. The villa and its luxurious and elegant park is the perfect location for weddings, gala dinners, anniversaries, ceremonies, press conferences, photographic and movie settings. The villa has over 28,500 mq of park area and 2400mq of internal rooms. The bedrooms are 20 in all and the bathrooms 15 there are 50 garages.
Sarnico is now one of the most attractive tourist resorts on Lake Iseo, the town still retains a medieval structure in a semi-circle to the layout of the ancient city walls.
The historical center of Sarnico offers a setting of great shopping in a very characteristic narrow streets, passing under arches, old houses with solid stone walls.
Sarnico is not just shopping and history but also culture, right here in fact, in one of these streets, Via San Paolo, is the Art Gallery “John Bellini.” The Museum was founded by a donation of 150 works, most Party cadres, the period between 1500 and 1700, a great admirer and lover of art has collected in her life to donate to the Community of Sarnico, to which it belongs.
They are among 128 paintings and boards including outstanding works by Palma il Giovane, Alessandro Magnasco, Cifrondi Antonio, Carlo Ceresa, Nicolas Regnier, Francesco Cairo.
Besides the paintings are part of the donation valuable antique furniture, marble statues and some important four crucifixes “professional”, a wood and three silver plated copper.
The gallery is located in the oldest part of the “Palace Gervasoni, a building of the fifteenth-century at the highest point of the Old Town.
Furthermore it hosts one of the worlds most famous boat builders Riva famous for its luxury boats and yachts made for the jet setters and rich and famous. On the shores of Franciacorta you will also find the famous vineyards home to some of northern italy’s finest wines, why not try one of the famous Franciacorta tours which takes you on a ramble to some of the regions most finest artisans of food and wine or you could relax with a game of golf at the top Franciacorta Golf Club why the ladies enjoy a classic Italian meal and a glass of wine.
For those ski lovers Bergamo offers a wide variety of ski resorts in one of its 3 valley’s you could go snow boarding in Lizzola or Foppola or even Montecampione which is only a 45 minute drive from Lake Iseo.
Motorways are just 10kms from this location facilitating the easy reach to both Bergamo, Milan, Venice and Lake Garda. The airport is 30 minutes away from this location, ski resorts are less than hour away and the golf course is a 10 minute drive in the Franciacorta region – Franciacorta Golf.
Towns close by include: Paratico, Iseo, Franciacorta, Predore, Tavernola Bergamasca.
Lake Garda 40 minute drive
Verona 60 minute drive
Venice 2 hours drive
Bergamo 30 minute drive
The airport in Orio al Serio in Bergamo offering numerous European flights and destinations is about 30 mins from this location. Airports, including Linate, Malpensa and Verona is around one hour and forty minutes.
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