Colletto was built in 1850 by a famous Italian captain for his rich wife. The family lived there for 70 years and was visited by many Italian nobles and from all over the world. In times of war, the house served as a hospice for army officers who were injured during the war.

Colletto was later managed as a famous hotel and restaurant and was visited for around 30 years by all the VIPs of Italy.

Before it has been the private residence of a famous British antiques dealer, Robert Can-nell, who has expanded the house and brought one of the world’s most famous garden designers to work on a project that ended in 1999.