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“BEAUTIFUL GARDENS”
Review of Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta
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US$230.50*
and up
Lake Como Day Trip from Milan: Varenna, Bellagio...
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Tremezzina
Certificate of Excellence
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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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I stayed at the Grand Tremezzo and as I was waiting for my room, they gave me a complimentary pass to visit. I am so glad, because since I was so short on time, I probably would have missed this and believe me, it should not be missed. Tremezzina ofers a small tourist train, the Trombetta express thet goes from Menaggio to Lenno stopping at all of the major sights and Villa Carlotta is one of these stops.

1  Thank krisdlynch
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A beautiful villa & glorious gardens too. The villa is now a museum, and has many interesting items in the art collection.
Allow at least 3 hrs for your visit.

2  Thank AnnHenshaw
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

The imposing villa has a grand interior but is sparsely, not so grandly furnished. Definitely worth the visit though, for the amazing vista onto Lake Como, as well as the extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens and forest. Absolutely wonderful to explore and get slightly lost in on a balmy spring day.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Another place to show your National Trust card for a discount. Beautiful gardens of spender, something for everyone. Don't forget to visit the cafe in the Greenhouse.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We are always skeptical of visiting old residences turned museum attractions because inevitably, there are rooms if not floors where you do not get to visit. It's sort of a half experience. Not so, at Villa Carlotta. First, the ferry is an easy jaunt to the villa and comes every 20 minutes or so. Go early. The tour of the gardens can take you around 2 hours, so plan accordingly. I suggest that if the crowds are light when you arrive, you go directly into the villa itself. The balcony with floor to ceiling french doors on the 2nd level gives you a breathtaking photo op. Be sure to notice the plant markers as you make your way - some really amazing plantings and trees. The bamboo garden was my favorite. For the price, it is an amazing experience. When you are done, hop on the ferry to Varenna to catch some lunch, you won't regret it.

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