est. early 20th century


Dilan Malalgodapitiyagamage

Managing Director


“Our chosen properties are individual, and each has its own personality, authentic to its location. A landmark, both old and new, occupying years of history in an exceptional location.

No-one knows the United Kingdom, quite as we do. Our British arm of the family has been in the business of protecting for many generations. In that time we’ve developed a distinctive approach to service and a certain sense of style.

The Italian arm of the family has a long history of hosting and protecting its clients, dating back to the early twentieth century. After the passing of our Italian head of the family, Umberto Viola, early in 2020, at the age of ninety-five, a strategic decision was taken, in accordance with our organisational mission and vision, to take both family traditions into the twenty-first century, with the intention of making the United Kingdom our base for the next 100 years, and utilising our experience and attention to detail for the benefit of all our clients.

Our Team

Our style of service is about being true to our vocation, to our heritage, and to our reputation. We have done things this way for generations from protecting royalty to serving head of states. We have a great understanding regarding foreign traditions, perspectives, culture and religion. We will adapt to your wishes. You might say it’s in our blood. We are a family of individuals, and so is every single one of The Dignitary Countryside Residences.

The arms were officially granted on November 21, 1996