June 6 – october 31
The young Garbald couple commissioned the famous architect and professor at the Zürich Polytechnic, Gottfried Semper (1803-1879), to build their villa. Mr. Garbald was a customs' officer and Mrs. Garbald was a young author. The three-story house stands out architecturally, but still blends in well with its surroundings.Built in the style of a Lombardy country house, it is the only structure built by Semper south of the Alps. Surprisingly, the architect never visited Bregaglia. The wonderful gardens and the terrace with pergola give the Villa a southern flair. Today, the Garbald Foundation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of this cultural jewel. The Villa was expanded and renovated in collaboration with ETH Zürich. Since 2004, the Villa has been used for scientific, business and cultural seminars and retreats.
During the current period defined by the Corona-Virus, guided tours in the Villa Garbald will take place on request only, with a maximum of 4 people and only in German.
Prices CHF 8. - CHF per person
Reservations obligatory until friday, phone +41 81 838 15 15
Current art installation Claudio Moser