Villa La Gaeta rises on the lake as in the locality Acquaseria. In the municipality of San Siro the villa takes its name from the promontory on which it is built. The most scenic parts of the villa are the two towers and walls that are characterized by an alternation of materials.
The place was previously occupied by a more modest villa that was purchased by Solone Ambrosoli, an Italian numismatist who lived between 1851 and 1906. Luigi Coppedè, Italian architect, sculptor and decorator took care of the design of the building by his brother architect Adolfo. Villa La Gaeta was completed only in 1921 by the heirs of the Ambrosoli. In 1940 it was bought by the Counts Gerli. In 2011 the villa was divided into several apartments for private use. In 2006, some shots of the movie Casino Royale were shot at Villa La Gaeta.
The eclectic style villa is full of quotes and overlapping themes representing the taste of Solone Ambrosoli. The liberty elements intertwine with the medieval system with an intense overlapping of graffiti, frescoes and color contrasts. The colonnaded porticoed portico, the acute arched entrance and the exposed bricks are lightened by the Art Nouveau decorations, the light shade of the whole and by two imposing towers that interrupt the linearity of the building. Villa Pessina was built in Bolvedro as a copy of Villa La Gaeta. The garden has been deprived of some tree species to leave more space available to condominiums. The park opens after the gate and is made in an eclectic style like the villa; presents a great variety of badger, holly, boxwood, laurel and palms. The cypresses are located in the large clearings near the lake, the cedars and pines in the mountain area and the two large plane trees that dominate the private beach. The undergrowth is constituted from then while some hedges of pittosporum accompany the pedestrian avenues.