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Villa Monastero, Varenna
(4.7/5 based on 650+ 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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  • It is necessary to go back in the summer and spend many hours yet! But even in December there was fabulous! Garden worth 5 euro Villa and garden-8 euro. recommend!
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  • We only visited the gardens in a sunny December day. It was a pleasant experience because the grounds are well kept and have a beautiful view of the Lake. Being winter we admired the citrus Avenue, full of wonderful plants of lemon, lime, grapefruit and bitter orange. Near the villa there are toilets and a small convenience store, with tables outside where you can take a relaxing break.
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  • September 2016 we took the ferry from Como to Varenna. Walking into the town, we discovered this event site (conferences, wedding receptions, etc.) which is beautifully appointed with all sorts for co...  more »
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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