Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina

4.7
#1 of 479 in Parks in Lombardy
Must see · Garden · Art Museum
Visit Villa Carlotta, built in 1690, to see a decorated house and botanical garden filled with fine art. Admire views of Lake Como as you wander through the garden among camellias, century-old cedars, a rock garden, rhododendrons, and a bamboo garden. Discover 19th-century sculptures, including pieces by Canova and Thorvaldsen. On the villa's first floor, see Hayez's "The Last Kiss of Romeo and Juliet" painting--one the collection's masterpieces. Princess Marianne of the Netherlands bought this villa for her daughter in the mid-18th century, and the second floor features furniture, pictures, and decorations from that period. The ancient greenhouse is now a cafe. Pick up an audio guides, or ask about guided tours. Add Villa Carlotta and other attractions to your Tremezzina trip itinerary using our Tremezzina trip maker site.
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  • One of the nicest villas of Lago di Como Lake of Como with a museum showing extraordinary art sculptures from Antonio Canova and one of his disciples (Amor and Psyche) and protraits of a Family...  more »
  • We visited many gardens on lake Como and this was my favourite. Plenty to see and paths to wander. Great coffee at the cafe, views to die for, shade to keep cool under the trees. one of the best days....  more »
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  • We spent an afternoon going round both the house and gardens. Excellent value for money. What a lovely way to spend time, the house is magnificent and the gardens were in full bloom and so we'll kept well worth a visit . The cafe and shop are an added bonus. What an enjoyable few hours we had.
  • We spent nearly a full day here. Wonderful and varied gardens and an interesting museum/gallery. The olive grove was quiet and well worth a visit (and the many warnings of great peril unfounded). The cafe was also very good indeed and great value for Como.

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