Overlooking the lake, the villa is surrounded by tall trees in a setting rich in literary and figurative suggestions. The entrance, facing to the garden, opens onto the median plane which is superimposed on a top floor with guest rooms and a lounge in loggia. From the entrance you pass into a large vestibule and then to the grand staircase whose wrought iron balustrade is the work of Alessandro Mazzuccottelli. The floor below is representative with the famous "porch of friends" in whose columns were engraved with the names of some members of the artistic circle of bohemian from Milan (Tranquillo Cremona, Giuseppe Grandi, Giuseppe Rovani, Carducci). At the center of the portico stands the "loving cup" in pink marble from Candoglia. From the porch, with a panoramic view of the city and the Como area, you enter the dining room and to the cinema.
Inside they are proudly displayed some furniture Eugenio Quarter with fresco decorations of Carlo Agazzi and two exceptional works by the sculptor Grandi: "Portrait of Rovani" and a chandelier with cupids bronze regents a fishbowl. At the entrance floor it deserves special attention the monument "To the three consoling arts of life" Caesar Ravasco with three allegorical figures huddled at an obelisk in which a dumbwaiter for any outdoor dining had been set up.
Built on the hill Cardina behest of the writer disheveled Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi, the villa was designed by architect Luigi Conconi in an exceptional environmental context value that evokes the atmosphere of Böcklin, so dear to the same Dossi. Project Conconi gave expression Luigi Perrone, between 1897 and 1910, oversaw the building of the villa with some variation of a practical-functional order which aimed to mitigate the pictorialism of Conconi.