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Villa Monastero, Varenna

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Enjoy the nature, history, and sites of Villa Monastero. Walk through a botanical garden stretching almost 2 km (1.24 mi) along the lakefront from Varenna to Fiumelatte. See the magnolia trees, agave plants, citrus trees, and many rare tree species both native and exotic. There is a small coffee shop in the garden, so you can enjoy a drink while you walk the trails, admiring the statues and sculptures. Stop by the House Museum and walk through the 14 rooms furnished to give you the experience and decor of past styles. This is also home to a convention center where many workshops and cultural events are held. Use our Varenna visit site to arrange your visit to Villa Monastero and other attractions in Varenna.
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  • A ferry ride from Bellagio took us to Varenna another slice of paradise, we followed the signs to Villa Monastero not sure what we were going to see, we were thrilled to find the most beautiful garden...  more »
  • Well worth the visit, seniors rate available, extensive grounds with beautiful views of the lake, worth visiting the Villa rooms, can't imagine the life style that existed then.  more »
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  • Villa Monastero is a must see place in Varenna. Such a beautiful garden and villa. Unfortunately the villa was closed in March but we could enter the garden at the lakeshore abd it was unforgettable. Gorgeous views and atmosphere you can hardly describe with words. Do not miss this chance to see such a beauty when in Como.
  • Garden is amazing!!!Spend there more than two hours. Beautiful views of the lake, plants and Varenna. I think it is even more beautiful than Villa Balbianello.
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