Villa Marcona: Events, Wine Tastings, Shootings | Umberto Cesari

Villa Marcona

Events and tastings in the elegant, 18th-century noble residence just outside Bologna

The villa

Villa Marcona is a noble family residence that rises above the Romagna hills just outside Dozza, a fascinating village in the province of Bologna, where Medieval architecture encounters the lively colours of contemporary street art.

Commissioned by the Toschi-Della Volpe family in 1794 from Cosimo Morelli, the Villa boasts a large central hall and beautiful rooms frescoed by Alessandro Della Nave, constituting an important artistic chapter in the 18th century cultural scene of Romagna.  
In accord with his philosophy of developing and promoting Romagna through dedication to its culture and art, with initiatives as early as1964, Umberto Cesari carried out a lengthy restoration project, transforming Villa Marcona into a stylish treasure open to the public for business meetings and tastings.

Its Treasures


The sumptuous piano nobile of the Villa Marcona is in every sense an artistic masterpiece. The expansive main hall, with its double width, is pure 18th century in style, with its walls adorned with frescos by Bologna artist Alessandro Della Nave, where the hall’s true and trompe l'oeil columns alternate and the stylised landscapes command attention. From the central hall one enters three separate dining rooms, where more of Della Nave’s works can be admired.

Other rooms

The floor above the piano nobile boasts three sitting rooms, with elegant period furnishings suitable for any occasion. The other floors, in addition to the kitchen, offer guests a room with a fireplace, a billiards room, library, and cellar.


Villa Marcona could be described as a small corner of history immersed in a grand park. An expansive swath of green, in fact, with its wrought-iron gazebo, surrounds the villa, offering diverse species of plants and centenarian trees.

Business Opportunities


The rooms of Villa Marcona offer a magnificent venue for your most exclusive events, such as gala dinners and business meetings.

Wine Experiences

We can organise tastings and wine experiences in the opulent splendour of Villa Marcona, to acquaint your guests with our much-awarded and globally-appreciated wines.

Shooting & Movie Set

La bellezza e la varietà delle sale di Villa Marcona la rendono un luogo ideale per scatti fotografici e riprese video: contattaci per organizzare il tuo set professionale.


Contact us to organise an event, a wine experience, or to arrange a photography session at Villa Marcona.

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