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Varenna, Italy
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All reviews small cafe beautiful grounds lake como citrus trees photo opportunities take pictures lovely garden couple of hours botanical gardens entrance fee glass of wine plants villa conference beauty stroll palms
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the villa & gardens in the off season (Nov-March). Soooo much beauty to see! Photo opportunities abound...you can’t take a bad photo anywhere. My suggestion - off season travelers, pack a picnic to enjoy at any of the benches along your way. Renzo...More

Thank AdamsLoveToTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I spent a very enjoyable afternoon strolling round these gardens. Loads of interesting plants and everything very well kept. Fabulous views over Lake Como. Although the weather wasn't great it didn't affect our visit at all. Even though it was late in...More

Thank _jantomlinson2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are spectacular and meticulously kept. There are numerous species of trees, vines, and flowers. It is a lovely place to relax and stroll with stunning views of Lake Como. You will want to allow plenty of time to walk through and take pictures.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the morning in the garden. There is so much to see if you're interested in gardening. The garden is very varied, with interesting trees, shrubs, flowering plants, and an excellent row of cultivated citrus trees. We enjoyed a drink and later lunch. The...More

Thank mftonkers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really love Varenna. Very peaceful, tranquil, and almost no sound when you enjoy the beauty of the scenery. The villa top it all, very well maintained and nice for walking. Just sitting in the garden villa is so serene and admiring the lake, speechless!!

Thank Sugijarta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is stunning...the gardens and views are the highlight. The actual villa is abit boring to be honest.

Thank TheWoodsFamily4
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Greatly enjoyed visiting this garden during a day trip to Varenna, Bellagio and Como. This garden is located in the lovely village of Varenna. Both are well worth visiting. Clean, beautiful and charming! We took a train from Milan (55 minute ride) and were able...More

1  Thank L M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning gardens and breathtaking views over Lake Como. Only a short walk from the ferry, train station and through the picturesque town and well worth a visit when in Varenna!

2  Thank VitaPat
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice gardens that run along the lake for a good distance. Many varieties of plants from flowers to fruit trees. Very relaxing environment. The home is well appointed and typical of the times. Limited gift shop. Up the hill to get there! Nice visit...More

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stumbled upon this and were so glad we found it. The plants are all exceptionally well cared for and some very unusual ones all laid out logically, but designed to create fantastic spaces. The palms were delightful and I've never seen so many fruiting...More

Thank GerbilQueen
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2 March 2018|
Response from joycep883 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it is open. But, however if it is not open, you can walk along the road about 7 feet from above it and actually see it all from the road.
13 August 2017|
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Response from Dawn C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is a multi storey car park across the road. Enjoy
16 April 2017|
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Response from Carolcazza11 | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Menaggio so we took the ferry to Varenna. This took less than 20 mins and was very cheap and a lovely way to see the lake.