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i Giardini di Villa Melzi

Lungolario Manzoni, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Gardens, Cultural
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Owner description: National Monument and Private Gardens This magnificent villa, built in 1808 for the Duke Francesco Melzi d'Eril, assistant to General Napoleon, is one of the most emblematic examples of neo-classicism in Lombardy.....The Gardens Are visitable March to October every day 9.30 am to' 6.30 pm

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Staffordshire, England
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

These are really delightful gardens set alongside the lake. Although fairly formal they have a very relaxed and informal feel to them. Villa is privately owned and not open to the public. It looks beautiful. These were probably our favourite gardens on Lake Como

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited Melzi in Mid October. Great gardens and architecture...superb vistas of Lake Como...If staying in Bellagio you really must take the short walk to Melzi and stroll around and get lost. The property, lawns, trails, pathways, shrubs were very well maintained - much more enjoyable and much better maintained than Carlotta (in Tremezzo) or Monastera (in Varenna). (The only superior... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don't miss this garden if you're going to Bellagio. You'll need a good couple of hours to do it justice, but it's absolutely worth it-as the hundreds of photos I took will attest when I get home!

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Long Beach, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I loved the hillside Gardens of Villa Melzi. The views of Lake Como, the family chapel, the small museum with historical artifacts, the Moorish-style temple, the statutes and landscaping. And to think, I almost didn’t visit Villa Melzi. After seeing two other gardens, (Giardini Botanici in Varenna and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo) I thought, do I need to see another?... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

i wish, like George Clooney, i too could own such a property along Lago di Como. Beautiful lawns, different trees and ofcourse the lake views make this place to die for...

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Northampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Really impressive gardens, especially for any keen horticulturalist - all the plants and trees are carefully labelled and the grounds are kept immaculately. We were staying in nearby Bellagio and so were the first visitors to arrive...recommended to enjoy the tranquillity. I always like quirky architecture and there were intriguing structures here - the Moorish Temple, the family Chapel, rocky... More

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County Wexford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Gardens of Villa Melzi in Ballagio are fantastic, best of those we visited in lake Como and Bellagio itself is alovely location

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The gardens are so beautiful with lots of different areas of plantings and lots of shady spots from which to enjoy the incredible lake view. Perhaps not spectacular, but certainly worth an hour or two. Don't just race through ... slow down and enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquility.

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Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Beautiful gardens & statuary with grottos & conveniently placed benches to relax and take in the beauty. Especially lovely in late afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful gardens along the shores of Lake Como. There are no conveniences on the grounds. Could not find a WC anywhere and no one to ask except the person who sold you the ticket. Plus there is no tour of the villa only the grounds

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