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“Beautiful place to visit”

i Giardini di Villa Melzi
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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
Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to visit”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a very beautiful palace right on the banks of the lake. It is very well maintained and the walk on it is really pleasing. The only issue I have is most of the rooms are locked and we can't go in them.

But apart from that, its quite beautiful and surprisingly cheap tickets.

Visited August 2013
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Moorpark, California
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The gardens are massive and exquisite in early May. There's a grotto, a lovely pond, statues, incredible lake views, spectacular trees, a tiny but interesting museum, a great little chapel, and flowers everywhere you look. You aren't able to tour the grand villa, but you can walk all around it and imagine what it must be like to live in this perfect spot. It might seem like a long walk from the dock, but it really isn't and it's so worth it. It's all flat unless you want to walk to higher ground (which isn't necessary since you're surrounded by beauty on level ground.). Don't miss the statue Beatrice Consoling Dante - it is said it inspired Liszt.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely beautiful garden lakeside”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have always wanted to see first hand this truly amazing garden which was dedicated by a loving husband to his wife centuries ago!!! I was enchanted by the pathways, leading to fish filled ponds reflecting the pretty Autumn colours of the overhanging trees, and small bridges to walk over, magnificent trees about to turn a golden shade in Autumn, and at every turn, such a scenic view of the lake without a building in sight, truly picturesque. I intend to visit it again in a few years time.....just breathtaking!!!!!! Do not leave Bellagio without visiting Giardini Villa Melzi !!!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Camp Hill, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lakeside garden stroll”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The garden is at the edge of Bellagio, along Lake Como. There are paths at different levels. In late September there was a rock garden with flowers in bloom, other flowers, and a picturesque pond with reflections - my favorite. There are archtitecture features which add to lake photos. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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“Pleasant gardens - easy to walk through”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The gardens at Villa Melzi are within walking distance to the center of Bellagio. There is a wide variety of tress and shrubs (all labeled) as well as a few buildings you can walk through. (The main villa, however, is not open for tourists.) Our walk was leisurely, and we took quite a few pictures. The terrain is flat to gently sloping, so this is a great choice for everyone to visit.

Visited September 2013
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