Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina

4.7
#1 of 490 in Parks in Lombardy
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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  • This Villa is located right at the Carlotta ferry stop. They charge €10 for the house and gardens. The tour is self guided, but they do have a brochure that guides you through several different...  more »
  • Stunning location with fabulous views. Otherwise a bit disappointing. At the end of September, there is not much of interest in the gardens, spring would probably be beautiful with rhododendrons...  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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