Villa Pizzo is one of the oldest residences of Lake Como. It takes its name from the rocky outcrop on which it stands: Piz in Como dialect means tip or ledge. Halfway between Moltrasio and Cernobbio, Villa Pizzo and all the buildings attached to it are fully visible only from the lake. The land for the construction of the villa was purchased in the fifteenth century by the Mugiasca family, who jealously guarded Il Pizzo for over four hundred years. Among the crucial moments of the Mugiasca's property, we remember the plague of 1629, of Manzoni's memory, which saw the Pizzo become a refuge for many men and women fleeing from the infected cities. It was on this occasion that, taking advantage of the labor of the many present, were performed the terracing on which today extends the large park of Villa Pizzo. Among the illustrious personages who frequented the Villa during the Mugiasca property there was also the famous scientist Alessandro Volta, remembered by a monument that the owners had built following his death in 1827. This is the very first historical monument dedicated to Volta. When the Mugiasca family died out, it was Ranieri d'Asburgo, viceroy of Lombardo-Veneto, who bought the property. He found at Pizzo the ideal place of rest and refuge from the complex political events of the time. At Pizzo the viceroy Ranieri did not arrive alone, but accompanied by the famous landscape architect Villoresi, already designer of the Villa Reale in Monza, who gave a unique and definitive structure to the large park around the Villa. Following the turbulent political events of the end of the nineteenth century, which resulted in the "Moti del 48", the viceroy left the Villa, which was bought by the charming Parisian madame Elise Musard, who gave a very recognizable feminine touch to the Villa, dyeing it pink, as it has remained until today. When Madame Musard tragically left the Villa, the Volpi-Bassani family bought it and lived it respecting the architectural and stylistic choices of the past and adding elements of great value that can still be admired today in the park such as the family Mausoleum, built by renowned architect Luca Beltrami and the large dock, which overlooks the lake giving a wonderful panoramic view. The simple and geometric architecture of the Villa, with the sobriety of its decorations that intersect with the irregularity and variety of shapes, colors and styles of the gardens, combined with the uniqueness of the history and events that took place in Villa Pizzo over the centuries, make Pizzo a unique place on Lake Como.