Villa Sigurtà is a 17th-century Venetian Villa designed by Palladio's pupil Vincenzo Pellesina. The Villa, commissioned by Count Antonio Maffei and located near Verona, is famous for the many prominent figures who have numbered among its guests over the centuries.
At the time of the Italian Unification (Risorgimento), it was the residence of Emperors Franz Joseph of Austria and Napoleon III.
In the 20th century, the Sigurtà Counts' guests included Maria Callas, the Queen of Spain Victoria Eugenie, King Constantine of Greece, Prince Charles of England, Prince Philippe of Belgium, the Duke of Aosta and the Princes of Liechtenstein and Monaco.
Villa Sigurtà was also visited by the Nobel laureates Alexander Fleming and Konrad Lorenz.
Perfectly preserved, today Villa Sigurtà is open to visitors and hosts events.