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Address: Via Regina 2, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0344 40405
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art...

Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum.

The beautiful villa was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio.

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Villa and Gardens

The gardens here are the star. The villa itself is interesting and has beautiful views, but the gardens are extensive and beautiful.

Reviewed October 1, 2014
Sheri K
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

The gardens here are the star. The villa itself is interesting and has beautiful views, but the gardens are extensive and beautiful.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

the grounds are wonderful and extensive make sure you are in good shape the villa itself is really worth seeing

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

Even thought it is autumn, the garden is beautiful, colorful and has many interesting points and flora. the museum was not too interesting for us, so we just passed it quickly, and spent more than an hour touring the gardens.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2014

Well worth a visit for the gardens alone. The house is mainly a museum with very nice sculptures. Stunning views across the lake. A small cafe too

Thank Jean B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2014

A lovely house with beautiful gardens.Shame it was wet when we were there. You can get in for 7 euro instead of 9 if you are over 65. Remember your passport.

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Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

The Villa is unpretentiousness but the views of the Lake are quite stunning. The gardens are the main attraction. I am told on good authority by my wife who is a keen Gardner that the best time to visit will be in early summer when the gardens will be in full bloom. We visited in September which didn't provide the... More 

Thank Stuart J
Ponteland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful villa beside the lake with extensive gardens which are quite magnificent. Good cup of coffee at the cafe as well!

Thank Trevor A
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

Villa Carlotta was lovely to look around, but the real attraction was the gardens and the views of lake como. They have a reasonably priced cafe there with a wonderful view of the lake.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

The villa is quite different from anything else I had ever visited. It is famed for its gardens although we visited on a day of torrential rain so had to make do with a tour of the villa. The property is truly remarkable with views of the lake that are exceptional. We were unable to visit the garden due to... More 

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Reviewed September 29, 2014

You can spend hours meandering through the pathways to find flowerbeds, waterfalls, fountains, etc. There are beautiful views of Lake Como around every corner. The Villa has interesting artwork in it, as well. For free parking, go to the lot after the Villa on the left. You can park there all day.

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