An eighteenth-century villa that preserves the memory of the medieval castle. It is the main characteristic of Villa Il Labirinto, an exclusive and elegant historic house near Brescia. It is surrounded by poplars, hornbeams, and centuries-old plants, on the ruins of an old medieval castle, which is recalled by the moat full of fish and water lilies, and characterized by its drawbridges. Villa Il Labirinto represents a unique example in the history of architecture, given that it embraces both the typical style of a medieval castle and the one of a sumptuous eighteenth-century villa. This is a peculiarity that make this place the perfect location for any high-level wedding reception.
Even if it is only a few kilometres away from the old town of Brescia, this villa is entirely surrounded by nature. When the newlyweds cross the majestic drawbridge at the entrance, they will be welcomed by twittering birds, ducks in the moat, and hares pirouetting in the park. They will be suddenly catapulted into an evocative medieval atmosphere, which will turn the wedding day into a dream. The refined halls, full of frescos, which lead to the sunny atrium decorated with white columns show the guests all the splendour and worldliness of the XVIII century. A unique and unrepeatable architectural experience, as one of the main art historians, Carlo Perogalli, says. He “gives it a totally unreplaceable role”.
The court of Villa Il Labirinto represents the ideal location to organize the welcome aperitif, with its refined portico, characterized by high Doric columns, and a garden adorned with a series of classical statues. A spectacular scenography, enhanced by the extraordinary nineteenth-century park, dominated by a tree-lined path, which is over 600 metres long. The path, designed by architect Vincenzo Berenzi, has a particular exedra shape, which recalls the colonnade in St. Peter’s Square, realized by Bernini. In the middle, there is an evocative small temple that shows its neoclassical style, and an evocative hornbeam-hedge labyrinth, in fact the Villa is named after it. A scenario of rare and valuable beauty, which is able to turn the wedding day into an unforgettable dream.