Situated in a dominant position in the settlement of Vescogna in the Municipality of Calco, on a hilltop above the town of Merate, it overlooks the natural reserve of Lake Sartirana. A setting of unquestionable landscape, historical and architectural value. Renovation works that lasted over 10 years have recently come to an end. The frescoes, which have been patiently and conservatively restored, date back to 1505 and are attributed to the school of Leonardo and Bramante. The patron of the era, Bartolomeo Calchi, was governor of the Duchy of Milan for more than 30 years during the years of Ludovico il Moro.
Villa Calchi, with an architectural plan featuring two rectangular wings and two annexed buildings that form an internal courtyard, is composed of two lower-ground floors and two above-ground floors surmounted by an upper floor, for a total area of 1500 square meters. The frescoed rooms, the hall of columns and the Unicorn Hall look directly onto the two upper terraces with a view of the lake. The Arms Room used for dining (with a capacity of 120/130 guests) or for after dinner connects to the Lake Hall with direct access to the upper terrace. The Lake Hall can hold up to 130/140 guests. Villa Calchi features exquisite finishes, such as handmade period terracotta floors, antique oak floors, luserna stone and renovated stone for the outdoor areas, as well as antique furniture and modern design elements. The 400 m2 plan on the raised ground floor is composed of six communicating rooms with antique fireplaces and large windows overlooking the garden and vineyard. On the same floor there are three bathrooms, and a room used as a wardrobe and two rooms to assist the catering service. The Villa has a fully equipped kitchen. On the lower-ground floor, accessible from the outside, a 40 square-meter room, bathroom and changing room for the chefs. On the upper floor there are rooms for a total of 150 square meters used for meetings. The large spaces allow customized settings to be created for the same event and in every season.