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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. Use our Varenna visit site to arrange your visit to Villa Monastero and other attractions in Varenna.
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  • Very nice garden that runs along Lake Como for only € 5. Do not hesitate. Beautiful setting. I recommend.
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  • We spent a wonderful afternoon in the lovely botanical garden. ... very nice, by the Lake, full of beautiful flowers, strange plants and with beautiful architecture. ... ... highly recommended!!!
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  • The Villa Monastero is situated in Varenna, right next to the Giardini botanici - Hotel Villa Cipressi. The garden is maintained in top, the plant diversity is impressive and the location is awesome. The location itself is outstanding. A place where you would love to life. The entrance fee of €5 is absolutely justified in my view for the great conditioning and super care. The Villa itself we have not visited - but in the kiosk us a little stronger. The prices at the kiosk are fair and so beautiful you're rarely. We want to come back and visit the park - but then in the spring when the magnolias bloom that must be the hammer.
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  • Really beautiful place! I would recommend visiting just the garden (4 euro). I've bought the full ticket (8 euro) and there is no much to see in the house.
  • Must visit place. Massive garden and breathtakingly beautiful landscape overseeing lake keeps you mesmerized. Beautiful rose garden....
  • A garden worth traveling for. We spent 2h walking and chilling in the most beautiful endeavors. A must see. Entrance is 5€.
  • Good. A bit long walk. If the entry fee is cheaper that will be perfect (8Eur) for garden and house
  • Really gorgeous garden! Worth every cent. It's huge and simply beautiful with a great view to the other side of the lake.

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