In 1910 Carlo Restelli commissioned the construction of a large villa for his family on the hill facing Villa Olmo, opting for a Liberty-style building in keeping with the trends of the emerging new middle-class. One of the most sought-after architects in Milan was Giovanni B. Bossi, to whom the Villa Liberty project in Como can be attributed due to the repeated use of the mythological Medusa, the ornamental reliefs on the facade and, in particular, the wrought iron produced by the Mazzucotelli company of Milan.
In the late 1920s Carlo Restelli opened his umbrella fabric manufacturing company, Restelli Soc. Anonima. In 1979 the Villa was acquired by Gerardo Panini S.p.a, manufacturers of foulards and scarves who would use it as their headquarters until 2004.
Following major redevelopment work, the Villa, now known as Villa Liberty, has been transformed into an exclusive location, immersed in the natural landscape, designed for cosmopolitan tourists looking for privacy, luxury and relaxation close to the lakeside and Como city centre.
Villa Liberty has rooms and suites with refined finishes as well as a private SPA, a gym and a wonderful sun terrace with view of the lake, all of which meticulously designed down to the smallest of details.