Neo-Moorish is an exotic architectural style that reached its peak popularity in the mid-19th century. It took elements and inspiration from Islamic art.
There are only a handful of examples of such buildings in Europe. One of them is Villa Crespi, which lies near Lake Orta's shores in the scenic Italian town of Orta San Giulio.
Cristoforo Benigno Crespi, a successful entrepreneur in the cotton industry, was commissioned to build this unique tower in 1879. His business trips to Baghdad motivated him to construct something unusual for the region.