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Villa Monastero, Varenna

4.6
Must see · Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
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. Use our Varenna visit site to arrange your visit to Villa Monastero and other attractions in Varenna.
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  • I've seen many a garden, botanical and otherwise, but this must be the most beautiful of all. The location alone, just above Lake Como with the mountains in the background and the exquisitely...  more »
  • For the price we paid for the entry to the garden we couldn’t have expected a lot. We didn’t enter the villa monastero itself, however we were almost disappointed by the garden. If it hadn’t been for....  more »
  • If you like the north of Italy and Lake Como, this is a great place for a wedding and individual photo session. I recommend.  more »
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  • The place with its flowering garden enhanced with spectacular views of Lake Como makes people feel really happy. In my opinion it is must see on the Como cruise. You just have to take a stop in Varenna and take a short walk. It's really worth visiting for its beauty.
  • Place is amazing, so beautiful and the views from the villa is outstanding got some pics to show on the sunny day when we went. Loved every minute.
  • The greeter(ticket validator) seemed to be a racist as he checks tickets only for people with color. Garden is good with some very nice spots for scenic pictures. The villa is bit of overhype. I would advise not to waste 4 euros for visiting the villa
  • Easy to reach from Varenna esino railway station. If you're a student or senior citizen you can avail a discount on the tickets. We just visited the garden and it was breathtakingly beautiful
  • Very beautiful place in Varenna - both inside and outside. A lot of plants, flowers, trees, bushes. Every detail is special. The villa is also stunning inside, where you can see the examples of everyday life details. Extremely recommend to visit if you like the mix of natural and human-made beauty.

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