During their VIP - Visitors in Practice - experience, some visitors have been happy to share with us their personal perspective on the cultural landscape at Villa Carlotta. Behind each narrative, there is a life story …a soul. Some recount having fallen in love with the local area to the extent of deciding to move here from a different home, town, city or region: in other words, to the extent of making a significant life change. Others came here on holiday. Some had a long association with the villa and its gardens, while others live nearby but had never been here before. And what about you? Might you be the next VIP?