Villa Arnò, owned by the Arnò family and heirs, is one of the jewels ofnineteenth-century architecture of Reggio Emilia, a complex of great value embellished by a vast one historic English park and a well-kept garden. Located in Albinea (Reggio Emilia), at the foot of the gentle preappenninic hills, it offers the charm of a unique place where you can savor the magic of silence and rediscover the contact with nature, history and art.
Historic home where time seems to stand still, ideal choice for weddings, cultural events, business or private, team building o movie sets.
Garden and park are open to visits by reservation.
The architectural and landscape complex of Villa Arnò dates back to the second half of nineteenth century, on a project attributed to Pio Casoli (1848-1885). More than a reference to the formal repertoire of 16th century Venetian architecture, the composition refers to the picturesque taste of romanticism that developed in England from the second half of the eighteenth century. The villa remains the main element of the complex but, unlike the mentioned Palladian model, it is no longer the center of a large architectural composition.
The service structures, originally linked to the manor house in the form of barchesse, are placed in the property, acquiring a relative autonomy both from the point of view of their placement and from the point of view of their stylistic references.
The building originally used as a greenhouse rather recalls the "Italianising" taste of foreign painters visiting the Roman countryside. The classicism of the "greenhouse", the rurality of the dwelling and the polygonal tower of the staircase form a deliberately picturesque set.
The castelletto instead responds clearly to the solicitations of the «Gothic Revival» which is perhaps the most marked imprint of the stylistic influence of English romanticism.
The villa can host events in its noble floor which is accessed by an external marble staircase and from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the large English park that surrounds it. All ground floor rooms are also available.
The green spaces available are very large, between park in pure romantic style and contemporary garden, and offer aunique atmosphere in a setting of great charm.
As an alternative to the villa, it is possible to choose the neo-gothic style dependency -the castelletto- with a suggestive courtyard and a splendid recently renovated barn.
How to reach the villa
Villa Arnò can be easily reached from the exit (Reggio Emilia) of the A1 motorway or from the high-speed city stop.