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Villa Monastero, Varenna

(4.6/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We found this place by chance, walking for Varenna. The entrance, you can't tell how much beauty is hidden behind the walls. The garden is huge and very well taken care of. Have very different species and, in addition to the beauties of himself, still has a stunning view of the Lake! Unmissable and unforgettable ride
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  • Nice garden and cool villa with English info sheets in each room. Worth the €8 admission but not much more.  more »
  • Unfortunately the day I went with my family the Museum was closed, we only saw the garden. Was very nice: great, with many varieties of plants and trees and a breathtaking view of the Lake. We will be back hoping to visit the villa.
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  • 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.
  • Great helpful staff and really nice place to visit. You will need hour and a half or two hours max for villa and garden. Its really worth it.
  • Pretty cool place but cost a few euro's see a coastal garden.
  • This place is beautiful and incredibly photogenic. Nicely manicured gardens, plants and trees from all over the world. The south-facing location means they can grow even tropical things here. A lovely escape for you and your lovely.
  • Ot worth the price, it is yet another villa in como