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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. Make Villa Olmo a part of your Como vacation plans using our Como trip itinerary builder app .
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  • August 17, 2017
    A very nice villa on the shores of the Lake, but important outdoor work to redo all the gardens are in cours.vous can pass by the walk around the Lake, well appointed. You have from the villa which is located at the end of Lake a beautiful point of view on the Lake and the city of Como. Seaplanes take off also the Lake passing right in front of the villa.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Kept very well. With behind lots of green with some historical monument. Not recommended at night because there are many people drunk or anything that could make Casino.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Nice place, quiet, tidy and beautiful. For pos ride in town, a beautiful view to the Lake and the city
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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.

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Where to stay in Como

Indulge yourself by booking a luxurious suite at a lavish hotel right on the shores of Lake Como. Pricey hotels and private villas may provide an ideal lakeside setting, but you can save money by staying at a B&B in the city of Como itself. The city is much less expensive than the resorts of the so-called "middle lake," but be sure to book early. Even less expensive is staying in Milan, from which you easily access the lake district by train or car.
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