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Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina
(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful villa visited with videogiuda. Complice also good weather have gardens with beautiful autumn colors. Tourists breathtaking Lake Como leaves you speechless to visit
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  • Azaleas and giant rhododendrons, the stunning flower beds in this huge garden of quite magical, aves off the snowy mountains, the Lake that sparkles and the beautiful villa: a stendhalian dream.
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  • We had a tour of the villa since we stayed at the property next door and it was very interesting to see the house as well as the beautiful gardens, I would definitely recommend a tour on a nice sunny ...  more »
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  • The gardens are absolutely amazing. The villa itself wasn't that interesting, IMO, but I spend hours walking through the enormous trees. The paths often go uphill, so I'd really advice you to go as early as possible if you visit during the hottest months! The park claims to be wheelchair accessible, but you're dealing with a lot of uphill and hard to navigate paths. Parking is difficult and expensive, so you might have to walk a while from your parking space to the Villa. The giftshop has some one-of-a-kind items, but it's mostly touristy and overpriced stuff.
  • Somewhat overrated, but very accessible historical villa beside Lake Como, with extensive gardens. The villa features itself, it's history, a floor with 19th century period rooms, a floor with contemporary art, and a floor with original art from the villa's heyday. The garden in summer misses the spring flowers it's famous for, and mostly offers a look into the former owners' collecting mania. Rare plant and tree species here may be interesting to specialists.
  • A beautiful taste of the 18th century. Although on the expensive side I thought it was money well spent as there are many great picture opportunities. Can appeal to the students and you can get in for 5 euros with a valid student card!
  • Really enjoyed touring the gardens as they were very well kept. The villa itself I didn't find so interesting but gardens were so varied and interesting I still felt it was money well spent.
  • A large, beautiful garden and stately home. The garden is the draw card really. The house has a few beautiful sculptures and paintings, but is otherwise not dissimilar to other large homes. There is a cafe in the garden which serves reasonably priced food of an ok standard. If it's hot out, it's best to sit outdoors rather than inside. The café is basically a hothouse, so temps inside are unbearable.