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“A beautiful park and villa”
Review of Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta
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Lake Como Day Trip from Milan: Varenna, Bellagio...
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Tremezzina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum. The beautiful villa was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We visited four of the villas cum gardens along Lake Como. This was the best of an outstanding lot. The garden is really more of an arboretum with trees imported from all over the world. There are flower gardens throughout. The villa is interesting architecturally and has an interesting collection inside. It has its own ferry landing that can be easily reached from the nearby towns of Varenna and Belagio.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, great views from many different platforms including levels within the villa. Take the time to walk through the various different types of garden areas. Take the old fashioned lift in the villa up to the top level and take the stairs down between the levels so you can experience the old time lift. Great artworks and artefacts throughout the museum. Try and avoid peak times when there are large buses of tourists coming through with their guides as it ruins the tranquil atmosphere. 10€ each. Street parking is tricky so possibly go early.

Thank Essbie
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Villa Carlotta with my mother for her birthday in August. The villa has many rooms to explore across different floors, with cultural and historical decor and artefacts. The English and Italian gardens are absolutely beautiful, set against stunning views of the lake.
Well worth a visit!
Two words of warning: it can be difficult to park by Villa Carlotta and there is a lot of walking to explore the gardens so be sure to wear comfortable footwear!

Thank LondonKing_88
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have been to the Villa Carlotta numerous times and never tire of it. There always seems to be something different to see. When I went this year there was a new addition of an olive tree grove. My friends and I had taken a packed lunch with us and we sat way up on the side of the mountain in the olive grove eating our lunch.The view of Lake Como was spectacular. We must have sat there for about an hour. We were very lucky as the weather was unseasonably warm for October. Everything in the garden is well kept and there are lots of splashes of colour and interesting nooks and crannies. It makes a wonderful day out and if you have a spare day you could stay all day as there are lots of seats to rest on most with wonderful views so that you can sit and daydream. There is a coffee bar and you are also able to go into the villa although not all of it. I myself go because I love the gardens. You must visit if you are in the area. If you are staying somewhere on Lake Como you can get there by the lake ferry as there is a stop right across the road. Enjoy!!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

this was a wonderful place to visit. It was easy to walk for people with mobility problems. There is an elevator /The gardens are beautiful and the villa was fantastic

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