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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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  • August 17, 2017
    A real locus amaenus that developed in length, runs alongside the Lake Como offering views of stunning scenery. Nature and beauty find their highest expression
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  • August 16, 2017
    Going to the Villa Monastero Varenna is a must because in addition to borgo suggestive, remains just more to see the position directly overlooking the Lake is the villa that the Park, leave happy visitors
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  • August 16, 2017
    Beautiful old villa, very well preserved, with all rooms furnished with original furniture and furnishings. It is set in the context of a magnificent botanical garden that stretches about a kilometer along the Lake, with a jetty and statues. Several plant species contained here, I think in the spring you can admire in her best dress. The panorama is nothing short of beautiful. Services are also a bar, a conference room and a dozen rooms.
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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.

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