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Villa Monastero

Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830129
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A lovely lakeside villa and garden

This is a lovely place to visit and stroll through the lake side garden (affiliated to the National... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
roger P
Reading, United Kingdom
Exquisite conference location

I visited the Villa for conference organised by the Italian physical society. It's a marvel and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
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Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830129
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit and stroll through the lake side garden (affiliated to the National Trust so take your card)

Thank roger P
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the Villa for conference organised by the Italian physical society. It's a marvel and worth a visit although the entrance fee (for normal visitors) is non negligible.

Thank wkorten
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully laid out and superb views of the lake and mountains beyond. We toured the gardens only as we did not have time to visit the villa itself - next time :-)

Thank Spider53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on garden in 12th July and it was absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful surroundings and large garden. Beautiful photos guaranteed! The garden is well-arranged and provides toilets, a nice seating area and a snack shop. We were satisfied.

1  Thank Natálie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an interest in grand houses, and in furniture in particular, it is worth paying the extra to visit the villa rather than just the gardens. Some interesting furniture and a very fine staircase to the upper floor. Nothing fantastic about most of...More

Thank robertaberdeen71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here in early- mid July. I do like well-kept, peaceful gardens but the location of these gardens is second-to -none. It's easy to see why they are rented out for weddings and meetings- the views are spectacular. As part of my 8 euros...More

Thank Taghnevan68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we visited here in July but the villa was closed. Gardens were ok but not worth it. The views are nice but if you are in a time crunch, skip it.

Thank fshieh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful grounds / Gardens to stroll around for a few hours. Well worth a visit, especially in the good weather

1  Thank Leigh R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite gardens It stretches a long way down the lake and contains a lot of interesting buildings and statues. A lot of places to sit and take in the beauty of the gardens and Lake Como. Well worth a visit.

Thank lgd23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much of a villa but these botanical gardens are excellent. Laid out beside Lake Como they were much better than we had expected. A place to take slowly and enjoy.

Thank John H
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Tai O
15 April 2017|
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Response from Carolcazza11 | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Menaggio so we took the ferry to Varenna. This took less than 20 mins and was very cheap and a lovely way to see the lake.
Carolyn Z
26 March 2017|
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Response from Priskilla6 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a reservation. You can just walk in.
Carolyn Z
26 March 2017|
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Response from Peacelovers | Reviewed this property |
We also visited in October without a reservation, and there were very few people. Finding a parking place was a bit more problematic. We enjoyed our visit very much.