Parco di Villa Serbelloni
Parco di Villa Serbelloni
4.5
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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This beautiful villa was built in 1873 surrounded by elegant gardens and park-like grounds with sweeping views of Lake Como.
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PRJ250
Boston, MA23 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Maybe I had the wrong expectation heading into this tour, but based on the description I had thought you would be able to get closer to/inside the Villa. The reality is, it's off limits and you don't even get close to it out of respect for the Villa's guests. The views are great, yes, but many places in Bellagio offer amazing views. Just not worth the two hours.
Written July 11, 2023
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Laurent
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The gardens are very beautiful and give the impression of coming from a fairy tale.
The history of the place is interesting and the guide was very nice and skilled.
Too bad it's not possible to visit the villa itself but the tour was very good anyway.
Written July 21, 2020
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Alexandrite
Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We started off trying to find this place on our own without knowing it was a privately owned property. With our persistence we did find it. In the Upper part of Bellagio in the main square near the St. Giacomo church. There is a tourist office in the Old Medieval tower on the bottom floor.We bought tickets for 9 euros each and joined a guided group tour.This tour offers one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen as we walked uphill. The views of the lake and the Italian Alps along with the lake and its towns is stunning. Bring your camera!Our tour guide was excellent explaining the history of this remarkable property which has been in the hands of the Rockefeller foundation since 1959.The history dates back to the Sfondrati family in 1566 and then passed on to the Serbelloni family who poured his heart into the property.Exotic plants and trees were imported to this property and is quite an expansive park with at least 53 acres of land.The Villa is private and not opened to the public but has hosted some famous people over the years including Leonardo Da Vinci. At one point an American princess owned it and donated it to the Rockefeller foundation. Today it is used as a meeting place for scholars and conferences.Very peaceful and serene place amongst the trees.At the very top are the remains of a Roman garrison that was used to protect them against invaders.I found this tour simply amazing and the view both going up and down the hill is one I will always remember.Make sure you take good walking shoes!You can book this online ahead of time and kids are welcomed between the ages of 7-13. 5 euros.The tours are twice a day 11 am.and 3.30 pm.except Mondays and some holidays.This tour was one of the most memorable tours we have taken in Italy and we recommend it!
Written December 3, 2019
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thehungrymeerkat
London, UK255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
Villa is not open to public and you can only see grounds by pre-booked guided tour, which you have to book at tourist office. There is only 2 tours a day. Tour takes about one a half hours. There is no garden here, just a long, steep path, which is difficult to walk on - full of rocks and stones, and mostly uphill, so wish I'd worn trainers or plimsoles instead of sandals. Views from here of the lake are very good though.
Written July 17, 2015
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Copper57
Worcester, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
You can do a 2 hour tour of the garden. You need to be relatively fit because it is uphill and hot in the summer. The guide was knowledgable and you see stunning views over Lake Como.
You can not visit the villa because it belongs to the Rockafella foundation.
Written July 17, 2015
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PALMS4EVER
Singapore49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I was told that this villa is a must visit when in Ballagio but in true, you only see this building from afar. It was renovated and is such a modern building there is nothing impressive.

It is only a park with history behind it. The tour is more like a nature walk. At various points, you get to see different views of the lake.

The guide kept mentioning the great Rockefeller Foundation that it seemed like she was advertising the foundation.

The other villa in Lake Lenno is much more interesting and original.

Don't waste your money nor time on this.
Written September 14, 2019
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Beverley_11
Nottingham, UK368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Having completed the self-guided historical tour of Bellagio (available from TI). We had read about this in the guide, so decided to join an afternoon tour. It's not cheap at 9 euoros, but the guide was very interesting and I'm glad we went. The light in the morning is apparently better for photos, there was a lot of glare on the lake in the afternoon while we were there.
Written November 3, 2015
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Happy Traveller
Basel, Switzerland150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
Don'f expect same grandeur as Villa Carlotta's or Villa Balbianello's: Villa Serbelloni gardens are more about great views over Bellagio and the lake. Quite a nice and at times uphill walk for about 1h30min of a guided tour. Definitely worth visiting if you have some time to spend in Bellagio, however of you are short of time, you may prefer a visit to Villa Melzi instead.
Written May 2, 2015
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mullismom
Jacksonville, FL45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are just 2 guided tours of the gardens given each day. We took the afternoon tour. I thought it was wonderful. You do about an hour walk uphill to the highest point in Bellagio. You stop about every 15 or 20 minutes and the guide explains things about the property or views and gives you time to recover. The views are the best we had anywhere on the trip the guide was wonderful.

Our hotel told us how to connect with the tour. If you find the church in Bellagio, in the square next to the church, there is a stone tower. In the base of that stone tower is a tourist information center. You can pay for the tours there and that is the meeting point for the tour.
Written October 6, 2009
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felician126
20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
In addition to the views of the lake, there is nothing spectacular to see in this park. The guide was very pleasant, good English speaker. She told many interesting things in the palaces of a regular climber.
Written October 8, 2019
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