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Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina

Categories: Gardens, Architectural Buildings, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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. Arrange to visit Villa Carlotta and other attractions in Tremezzina using our Tremezzina vacation trip planner.
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  • Villa Carlotta is a museum and the grounds are a wonderful botanic garden. You can spend 2 to 3 hours here easily.The villa has a very interesting history.The villa and surrounding gardens look out on...  read more »
  • The Interior of the villa is interesting, panoramic view on the Lake of as is, the gardens are a marvel...
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  • This villa is well worth a visit. It is vast inside. The gardens are the best bit, though. Immaculately manicured with stunning views over Lake Como 
  • Beautiful gardens, lots of rare plants and trees. Top location on the lakeside, great views.
  • Nice garden, not much to see inside the building but good to see how it blends into its surroundings.
  • Not really a gardens/gardening fan, but I have to say the shade provided in these massive gardens were a welcome retreat from the beating summer sun! We visited at 5pm which was ideal to get the last rays of sunshine on that side of the lake and some decent shade. Give yourself a good 1 to 2 hours to walk around and take a million pictures of the gardens+view
  • beautiful garders. definitely worth a visit. the house itself is less interesting.
  • Aristocratic house as a museum and a fantastic garden
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