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The History

In 1879 successful cotton merchant Cristoforo Benigno Crespi built Villa Crespi in authentic middle eastern style with an unusual feature, its very own minaret inspired by the fascinating splendour of Baghdad’s architecture.

During the 1930’s literary figures, captains of industry and royalty were frequent visitors to the villa. The Italian King at that time, Umberto of Savoy, was in fact a regular guest there.

After a period as a place of spiritual retreat, Villa Crespi was converted at the end of the 1980’s into an exclusive hotel where nature, art and history entwine leaving guests with lifelong memories of their stay.