I christened this splendid project Villa Almè in tribute to my wife, Almerina. She chose all the interior furnishings, all the accessories and fabrics, and the nal result is so harmonious and pleasant thanks to her inborn good taste and passionate search for antiques that perfectly blend in with the spirit and design of the villa.
Each detail is a recollection, an emotion, a sentiment. I wanted a wood vault ceiling in the cellar like churches used to have, and underground for ageing, but also somewhere comfortable for sampling, so I wanted opus signinum plaster like they used to use in Venice, with typical Venetian style furniture. Above all I wanted Villa Almè to be somewhere we could experience the essence of this land, where excellent wine is made and also where we welcome our guests from all over the world.
I’ve always liked the idea of letting people from far o lands know about my world, to try and transmit some of the love I feel for it