This is the villa that started it all, and thanks to careful restoration, it's easy to see why. Neoclassical design, mosaics, frescoes, and lush landscaping combine to illustrate why every rich 19th-century aristocrat wanted a place like this. The villa was built in 1844 and was renovated completely in 2000. Villa Angiolina is now a popular venue for weddings when it isn't being used for art exhibits and other cultural events. The Villa now serves as a museum for Croatian tourism. The surrounding Park Angiolina is a monument to horticulture with colorful formal gardens as well as many tropical species that include the camellia, Opatija's official flower.