The Italian Embassy in Moscow is located in Denezhnij Pereulok, near Arbat Street in one of the historic districts of Moscow. Known as the Palace or Villa Berg, the imposing structure of the Italian Embassy stands out from the surrounding buildings which are mostly in local architectural style. In itself it is a synthesis of different styles that not only represent in part the Italian style, but also reflect the architectural history of Moscow.
Approximately one hundred years old today, the Villa Berg witnessed important events that made history in our time. The tragic murder of Minister Von Mirbach-Harff, the initial activities of the Comintern, before finally becoming the seat of the Italian Embassy.
The building itself is a mixture of different architectural styles and expressions ranging from the Neoclassical to those of the Second Empire, and from the Viennese Secession to the Russian version of Art Nouveau.