|The restoration involved the cleaning and consolidation of all the plastered surfaces,
which were badly deteriorated, followed by the painting of the existing colors.
The work done on the façades that overlook the lake made it possible to restore
the nailhead decorations done around the windows. Also, the handsome Rosso Verona marble of three portals was uncovered; in the past it had been covered by a layer of paint the same color as the façades. Great care was devoted to the work on the decorative array of the loggia, which is embellished by an extensive frieze and four large vases at the corners of the roof, reinforced because they had been badly cracked and damaged.
Finally, a slightly different color was chosen for the church than the existing color
(the existing color is the result of numerous re-paintings and maintenance work): the new color is similar to the shade of the stone and all the roofs that had tiles that were either broken or out of place were refinished.
In detail, the progress of work executed is as follows:
1. scraping off the plaster, done by hand or with mechanical equipment, down to the bare masonry surface;
2. careful cleaning of the uncovered surfaces;
3. execution of a bonding surface between the old masonry and new plaster;
4. execution of an undercoat of plaster;
5. painting cycle to match existing colors;
6. restoration to the decorations surrounding the windows;
7. removal of the paint that covered the Rosso Verona marble;
8. repair of the roof covering of all the buildings, with replacement of the broken
or damaged tiles and, in the case of the loggia structure, worm-proofing and mold-proofing treatments of the wooden structure of the roof;
9. replacement of damaged roof guttering;
10. consolidation of the chimneys on the villa's roof;
11. application of a protective finish on all surfaces treated.
Restoration program / NBC interview