The Lake Como is lined with splendid villas rich in history and art, parks and gardens filled with color and the charm of bygone eras. Many of these residences are still inhabited by famous personalities such as artists, politicians, and successful entrepreneurs. Some villas have been adapted for new purposes, such as condominiums, hotels, and conference centers. Not only Como, but also the large and small towns that overlook the shores of Lake Como: Laglio, Bellagio, Menaggio, Moltrasio, Cernobbio, Torno, Brunate ... just to name a few.
It is a Classical building in Empire style, with an artistical fly-over which, crossing the Regina Road, leads to a basin on the lake. A tidy park surrounds the whole estate, which belonged to the Erker Hocevar family for some decades in this century. A slab on the facade of the villa, set here in 1908, recalls that the estate, formerly owned by the Salterio family, had been rented by them to Giuditta Turina..
It should have been erected towards the end of the seventeenth century, perhaps on the ruins of an ancient fortress. It belonged to Counts Della Porta, a feudal family in Urio in 1731; previously the Salazars could have lived here. Later on, it belonged to the Castelbarcos, then to the Melzis, at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The last completed the elegan residence, arranging the broad park with a flight of steps and a characteristic fly-over which descends towards...
It is probably the most elegant residence in Carate Urio, surrounded by a shadowy park at its sides and towards the mountain and with a promenade on the lake towards a broad basin. The villa was erected towards the end of the eighteenth century and in the nineteenth century the broad estate belonged to Counts Sormani. On the hill behind, this family had their greenhouses, stables and armoury recently transformed into a confortable residences. The Draghi..