Salone Eden
12 guests
6 bedrooms
12 beds
4 baths
12 guests
6 bedrooms
12 beds
4 baths
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"Villa Alceo is just beautiful and relaxing. It really feels to be in Italy living La Bella Vita" Bai Ling - Hollywood actress

The space

Villa Alceo is a XIX century historical property located in Viggiù, Varese, just a few steps from the Swiss border. This magnificient Villa was the hidden residence of Benito Mussolini. It is surrounded by a “giardino all’italiana” park and features luxury suites and beautiful Belle Epoque dining rooms where all types of events can be organized.

The beautiful event rooms are all inter-connected and feature Belle Eooque and Liberty style ceilings. These can accomodate from 60 seated guests to 80 for a standing coktail. The outdoor terraces are also available for events.
We collaborate with high class caterings and celebrity chefs of the region in order to provide our guests with a fine dining selection. This varies from local specialties to any other kind of cuisine.
We can also install AV equipments and invite musicians and artists to perform in order to make your event a memorable experience.

Villa Alceo features 4 Suites which can accomodate up to 14 guests.
The 70 square-meter Suite Alceo hosted Mussolini and is made of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a spacious bathroom with bathtub, a large closet room and a terrace overlooking the park.
The unique Suite La Torretta features private access to the tower with a breathtaking view over the entire Ceresio region.
The Imperial Suites have a common spacious bathroom and a private balcony.
Your personal Butler is available 24 hours.

Villa Alceo features a park where guests can enjoy hiking and fitness classes. Yoga lessons as well as a private personal trainer and massage treatments can be organized upon request.
Mount San Giorgio, recognized as Unesco heritage is just few steps away and Fox Town, one of the largest European outlets is just 10 minutes drive.

Interaction with guests

You will be served by a private butler during your stay.

Free parking on premises
Buzzer/wireless intercom

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


15 Reviews

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Jim User Profile
September 2017
This place is charming, classy and pristine. It is a quiet hideaway out of the crowds in Lake Como, in a well-preserved historical village. It would a great place to host weddings and other events. The location is great, and is close to Lake Como and Switzerland. Bruno is an amazing chef, and Bruno and Gulia are world-class hosts. We are looking forward to visiting here again soon!

Philipp User Profile
August 2017
Bruno is just a perfect host! He and his girlfriend made our long weekend perfect! He even organized a special wine at saturday in the evening (in a very catholic village - not easy for a weekend:)), and 10 minutes later, we had the vine for our dinner outside the entrance of the beautiful villa. He gives you the pricacy to enjoy the days you are there, but he is still there, when you need him :) If you are a group like a familiy, wedding event or what ever, you can enjoy the pricacy, the house, the good food of bruno, the service of both or some nice walks around the area. You will be near the boarder and near diff. lakes, so you can visit some nice markets, a refresh in one of the diff. lakes or have a typical coffe with sweets in the village. But nevertheless, you need to enjoy the house first:) If you will go to this villa, please be aware that the streets are small, so do not use a very big car :) Bruno will also organize a transport if you need one. I will go back soon! AGAIN - Thank you Bruno for everything!!!!!!!

William User Profile
August 2017
We were a group of 9 Americans (Family Trip) First, Viggiu is a convenient location to take day trips from. Its also close to MXP. Daily we would leave the villa and travel to: Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Milan, Varese, as well as many other small quaint towns. The villa is within walking distance of several churches, gellaterias, bars and ATM's etc. Its an AUTHENTIC, old, small village. Not at all touristy. You are also withing 5km of several American style grocery stores so you have access to plenty of supplies. Interestingly, No ICE for sale anywhere? The Home. The pictures of the home do not do it justice. It is so historic and lovely. Very well maintained and massive. It has beautiful artwork covering the walls and the furniture is all period. I think this beautiful home was built in the 1800's and has tons of wonderful charm. Be aware that there is no AC. I don't think that is a big deal for Europeans, but Its more of an issue for Americans. The surrounding property is amazing. Huge and manicured with many hidden trails, benches, fountains, patios. We ate many of our meals on the patio overlooking the property and the local towns below. We finished most evenings with a nightcap and some music on the patio. Almost no mosquitoes or other bugs. Another cool thing, you can walk out the gates of the property and jump on a trail up Monte San Giorgio. If you follow the whole trail up the mountain its 5+ hour hike, some of it in Switzerland. Bruno and crew were exceptional. Very helpful and accommodating. They helped book some of our adventures (float plane over Lake Como, private boat tour of Lake Como, private pasta cooking class in the villa etc). We also hired Bruno to prepare several of our meals (dinner and breakfast). The food and service were wonderful. Bruno is flexible on how you take advantage of his services. Some clients just rent the Villa with no additional services, some rent it and have him prepare all meals etc. You need to negotiate with him on what expectations you have and need. Bottom line, this was a wonderful home, wonderful location and a great family adventure.
Bruno User Profile
Response from Bruno:
Dear William, Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a Pleasure for us having you and your family at Villa Alceo. I hope to see you soon. Best regards, Julia and Bruno
August 2017

Lucian User Profile
June 2017
Fully Professional house master, every detail accurately planned. The food five stars and tha atmosphere luxurious. Relaxing and enjoyable. We strongly recommend Villa Alceo!

Alex User Profile
May 2017
Our stay at Villa Alceo was a really unforgettable experience and Bruno helped a lot with active support and advice, starting from the early preparations of the trip all the way through the check-out. Bruno took over the organisation of our entire second evening with a lovely al-fresco dinner followed by dessert and digestivs in the stately salon. Truly a fine-dining experience at your own place, which was very relaxing especially as we did not need to move the five small kids who were part of the party. Bruno - Thanks a lot for the nice stay and professional interaction. See you next time!
Bruno User Profile
Response from Bruno:
Dear Alex, I sincerely would like to thank you for the kind words. I am glad you have enjoyed your stay at Villa Alceo. It was a real pleasure for me to host you. Hope to see you soon Best regards, Bruno
May 2017

Robert User Profile
January 2017
The host canceled this reservation 67 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Christopher User Profile
September 2016
Villa Alceo and Bruno are fantastic. A group of 9 friends stayed with Bruno for a week and we all absolutely fell in love with the villa and the little village of Viggiu. Nothing was too much trouble for Bruno, we only had to ask and it was done or provided. On two evenings Bruno cooked a meal for us and it was Italian cooking at its best. The breakfast he provided was super and there was sufficient left for us to make a packed lunch. Overall I cannot find fault with our stay - truly a 5 star experience. Our only regret was that Bruno would not fit in our suitcase to bring him back to the U.K.
Bruno User Profile
Response from Bruno:
Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a great pleasure for me hosting you at Villa Alceo. Next time you come to Villa Alceo please bring a bigger suitcase so that I can fit in. Let's stay in touch. Best, Bruno
September 2016

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