A corner of England on Lake Maggiore
British art experts have defined the architecture of the Castle as a perfect expression of neo-gothic Revival, as found during the Victorian era.
The Marquis Claudio Dal Pozzo d'Annone was a student of the sixteenth-century Tudor Gothic style. The castle reflects this artistic passion. The overall appearance is compact, enhanced by its grandiose setting in almost 50 acres of parkland with a wide variety of trees, some of great botanical interest.
The Anglo-Saxon style is emphasised by the main architectural features, including the entrance porch, the chapel, a massive square tower to the east and the small octagonal tower on the south-west corner.
The architecture blends with the interior decoration typical of the period. The stained glass windows of the apse of the chapel, the wrought iron gates copied from Scottish Houses, embedded high-reliefs on the exterior walls of the building, coats-of-arms and sculptures from various sources.
Every detail carefully studied and lovingly executed.
The stencils on the walls, decorative tiles and handpainted furniture, further enhance the influence and cultural climate of the artistic movement known as "Arts and Crafts" attributed mainly to William Morris.