Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina

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#1 of 18 in Museums in Lake Como
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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  • August 18, 2017
    This Villa situated on the banks of Lake Como is not only magnificent, but the location and the settings and the gardens and the views are truly spectacular. You feel the past and you can only dream o...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Great gardens a real must see and make sure you go in the house as well. Coffee shop seemed expensive and possibly a bit fancy. Worth the money.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful villa with landscaped garden, much attention deserve also the captions of the Hall inside the villa, very synthetic, do not describe all the works and obsolete either because they do not take into account even of the movements of the same within the villa. Considering the cost of the ticket (10 euros) and the importance of the works I would expect a lot of TLC in the preparation.
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  • One of those 'must visit' places on Lake Como, and for good reason. The villa is pleasant, but it's the gardens that are the big draw. Manicured to perfection and full of different areas and species. It's just a wonderful way to while away a few hours. Entrance price is reasonable considering how lovely everything is.
  • Very nice! It was so relaxing walking through the gardens they were well managed. It was kids friendly too! Took our 6 and 2 year old and they enjoyed it as well as us adults. I would recommend a visit!
  • Beautifully keep garden with a large villa. Leisurely stroll. Not at all taxing. Would visit once only
  • We would like to have spent longer here but we came at the end of a very hot day. Gardens were beautiful. The views out over the lake spectacular and the villa looked great.
  • Impressive gardens, some great touch screens in the house to explain the historical aspects, very nice Lake facing cafe offering good value food. A lovely experience all round.

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