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Villa Monastero

1,336 Reviews

Villa Monastero

1,336 Reviews
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Milan is surrounded by some of the most dazzling countryside in northern Italy. On this day trip, take in postcard-perfect Lake Como as well as the majestic Alpine peaks lining the UNESCO-listed Bernina Express train route. Stop to visit the lakeside village of Varenna, enjoy lunch featuring local specialties in the scenic Valtellina, and climb aboard the Bernina Express for glorious views of the Italian and Swiss Alps.
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Leslie C. wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions
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 landscaped terrain leaves an unforgettable impression. Even the stone wall framing the garden is a work of art. The garden winds it's way along the shore of the lake, offering one outlook more captivating than the other. This is romantic Italy at its finest.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Katie wrote a review Aug 2020
Winchester, United Kingdom7 contributions
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 the beautiful weather and views it wouldn’t have been worth the while. The garden had barely any flowers in bloom and it all seemed a little run down. Also seemed like it hadn’t been watered in a while. If we returned to Varenna, I would go again in hopes that we’d be a little more lucky in how the garden was presented. It had the potential to be a stunning area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
Wedding Photographer Italy wrote a review Jan 2020
Milan, Italy41 contributions4 helpful votes
If you like the north of Italy and Lake Como, this is a great place for a wedding and individual photo session. I recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
LondonNefertiti wrote a review Nov 2019
Greater London, United Kingdom1,331 contributions229 helpful votes
When you get off the ferry turn right and keep walking and you will reach these beautiful gardens in about 10-15 mins right on the shore of Lake Como. The wisteria will look stunning when it is in flower, probably even better from the Lake. A long thin garden which only had another couple of other visitors on a rainy October morning. Peaceful place to sit and contemplate.
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Date of experience: October 2019
rmeryl wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
Loved wandering in this garden. The villa was pretty spectacular too. Great on a hot day, lovely breeze off the lake. Enchanting view.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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