The Borromeo family is entrusting Aedes with the prestigious restoration and conservation works on the Castelli di Cannero, fortifications built between the 11th and 12th centuries on two islets in the splendid setting of Lake Maggiore, offshore from Cannero Riviera.

The project, overseen by the architect Salvatore Simonetti and the engineer Aldo Bottini, involves the creation of an open-air museum with a pathway that will enable visitors to pass through the various spaces in the fortress, the courtyards and the towers, reach the terrace of the keep, visit the multimedia exhibition area, the frescoed chapel and the tower housing the archaeological finds.

Great care will be taken to preserve the original appearance by using lightweight aerial structures in steel and teak.

The beginning of the works has been on 7th of October and the project is expected to take three years to complete.