Villa Erba

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Coordinates: 45°50′21″N 9°4′28″E / 45.83917°N 9.07444°E / 45.83917; 9.07444

Villa Erba
Villa Erba, Cernobbio - Concorso eleganza Villa d'Este.jpg
Exterior view of the villa in 2009
General information
Architectural styleClassic
LocationCernobbio, Italy

Villa Erba is a 19th-century villa in Cernobbio, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy.[1] It was built by Luigi Erba, brother of the prominent businessman Carlo Erba (founder of the first Italian pharmaceutical company), to show off his wealth.

After the death of Luigi Erba, the villa was inherited by his daughter Carla and was used by members of Carla's family, including her son Luchino Visconti. In 1986, it was bought by a public consortium to use as an exposition and congress center.

In 2004, the villa served as a filming location for the movie Ocean's Twelve.[2] In early 2005, American singer Gwen Stefani, shot the music video for her 2005 single, Cool, on the villa's grounds. In the same year, a leg of Anastacia's Live at Last Tour was hosted in the villa's park.


  1. ^ "Villa Erba". Visit Como Lake. Archived from the original on 11 May 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ "OCEANS 12 - Production notes - About the production". Retrieved December 1, 2013.