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Villa Olmo, Como

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Built in 1797 as a summer retreat for the aristocracy, and named for an elm that once stood at the heart of the gardens, Villa Olmo is now property of the municipality of Como. Neoclassical in style, the villa is only open during exhibitions, though the lakeside gardens are open to the public at all times. Enjoy a drink at the open-air bar in the garden, or relax on the lawns. Check online to see the schedule of events and exhibits. Only about 2 km (1.3 mi) from the heart of Como, it is an easy walk along the lake to get to the villa. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Villa Olmo by using our Como vacation trip planner.
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  • Not to be missed, a short walk from Tempio Voltiano to the magnificent Villa Olmo, neoclassic building in front of the lake, overviewing all town of Como. This pedestrian-only boardwalk connection let...  more »
  • The walk to Villa Olmo from Como is attractive and pleasant. Alas, when we got there, it was a construction site and was being newly landscaped.  more »
  • Currently all of the gardens are being rennovated including the Italian garden at the front of the villa and there is no public access. The works will take some time -we were told it will be finished ...  more »
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  • The villa is set in a beautiful place with breathtaking views of Lake Como and the mountains surrounding it. A few seaplanes were landing on the water while we were there. Unfortunately the villa was closed due to some renovation work going on. But we got a good look at it from outside though. It has been used as a setting for various Italian films.
  • Beautiful grounds and house. It's a lovely walk from Como to there along the lake. We didn't get to go in as there was an event on.
  • Attended the Delbo wedding in May. It was held at the gazebo in the garden but the weather was terrible. Heavy rain (which is good luck for a wedding) but not the guests. The Villa Olmo staff rushed to provide umbrellas to the wedding party. Their service was exceptional. The setting breathtaking and a good time was had by all.
  • Huge fancy villa, often open for modern art shows or book fairs.
  • The surroundings is lovely and relaxing. I particularly like the fountain in the park.