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Villa Monastero, Varenna

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Enjoy the nature, history, and sites of Villa Monastero. Walk through a botanical garden stretching almost 2 km (1.24 mi) along the lakefront from Varenna to Fiumelatte. See the magnolia trees, agave plants, citrus trees, and many rare tree species both native and exotic. There is a small coffee shop in the garden, so you can enjoy a drink while you walk the trails, admiring the statues and sculptures. Stop by the House Museum and walk through the 14 rooms furnished to give you the experience and decor of past styles. This is also home to a convention center where many workshops and cultural events are held. Put Villa Monastero at the forefront of your travel plans using our Varenna itinerary planner.
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  • The visit to Villa Monastero is a must for tourists in Varenna. Very picturesque garden with excellent views to central part of Lake Como. The villa itself is also interesting, though not very big and...  more »
  • This is the best house/garden combination on lake Como. A beautiful romantic garden with lovely views set along the lake, and a wonderful little villa with some lovely pieces of antique furniture, cel...  more »
  • My husband and I spent a couple of highly enjoyable hours on these beautiful grounds. The plants are incredible, the views are gorgeous, and the sculptures inspiring. What a place to have lived! Or ju...  more »
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  • Beautiful garden. Worth the money for it and the view it offers. Could not get inside the villa as it was closed during the day of our visit.
  • The gardens are beautiful, stunning views over lake Como, well worth a visit, would love to go again
  • Nice gardens, amazing views, and very relaxing. Great place for a romantic walk, or even just to chill out for a while in one of the most beautiful areas in Italy.
  • What a wonderful garden! We spent 4 hours wandering around and stopping for a leisurely drink at the caffe. It helps if you like plants or have an interest in classical gardens, but even my kids (who like neither particularly) enjoyed it. A pretty wonderful bargain for 5 euros.
  • Beautiful grounds and views of the lake. There's a cafe on the grounds, makes great cappuccini.