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Villa Carlotta

Tremezzina, Como

Family friendly
Pet Friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible
Food service
Botanical garden


OPENING TIME: 09.00am - 07.30pm
(ticket office closure: 06.30pm)
(museum closure: 07.00pm)

1 - 28 OCTOBER
OPENING TIME: 9.30am - 06.30pm
(ticket office closure: 05.00pm)
(museum closure: 05.30pm)

OPENING TIME: 10.00am - 05.00pm
(ticket office closure: 04.00pm)
(museum closure: 04.30pm)

7-8-9 DECEMBER 2018
OPENING TIME: 10.00am - 05.00pm
(ticket office closure: 04.00pm)
(museum closure: 04.30pm)

During Winter Season Villa Carlotta is closed but it is possible to plan special openings writing to segreteria@villacarlotta.it


Adult: € 10,00
Senior over 65: € 8,00 (with ID)
Student (from 6 to 26 aged old with student card): € 5,00
Children (under 6): free entrance
Family (2 adults + children): € 20,00
Groups (min. 20 persons): € 8,00
Schools (min. 20 persons): € 4,00

Facilities: Coffee-house, bookshop, pic-nic areas, lift
The entrance with dogs is allowed only if kept on the leash and in the garden.

How to reach
By car
From Como: SS340 - direction Menaggio. Como is about 30 km from Tremezzo
From Milan: Highway A9 Milano - Laghi from Milan to Chiasso/Switzerland, exit Lago di Como, then follow the indication for Menaggio- Tremezzo (Street n. 340)
From Swiss (Lugano): Cross the Swiss-Italian border in Gandria, pass Porlezza in the direction to Menaggio. Then SS340 till Tremezzo. Lugano is about 28 km from Tremezzo

By Train
Milan Central Station – Tirano, stop Varenna Esino
Milan Central Station – Sondrio, stop Varenna Esino
Milan Porta Garibaldi Station – Chiasso, stop Como San Giovanni
Milan N. Cadorna Station - Como Nord Laghi, stop Como Nord Laghi

By Bus
Arrived in Como, it's possible to carry on with the bus line Asf Autolinee - Line C10 Como - Menaggio - Colico, stop at Tremezzo - Villa Carlotta

By boats
Arrived in Varenna or Como, it's possible to carry on with Navigazione Lago di Como, stop at Tremezzo - Villa Carlotta

By electric boats
It is possible to rent electric boats at affordable rates and without boat license at Econoleggio Comolake at Colico.
For information and reservation: phone +39 347 0704434 - email: info@econoleggiocomolake.it
Villa Carlotta lays on the western coast of the Como lake with an extension of 70.000 square meters and a wonderful view on the mountains and the villages of Bellano, Varenna, Bellagio.

The building was begun in 1690 by Giorgio Clerici, a Milanese banker, then the villa first passed in 1795 into the hands of marquis Giambattista Sommariva, a big business man at Napoleon's time, then it was bought by princess Marianne of Nassau, who gave it as a wedding present to her daughter Charlotte on the occasion of her marriage with Georg, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen.

The Italian garden with its staircases, balustrades, fountain and the tunnel of citrus plants belongs to the Clerici period; to Sommariva's time date the masterpieces of art - still nowadays in the house museum (work of Canova, Hayez and Thorvaldsen) and the romantic park on the hill with grotesques long paths and sudden amazing views, whilst the landscape garden was developed on a large scale by the Saxen-Meiningen, to whom it owes its wide reputation.

The gardens, a very fertile land thanks to a special acid sediment of the ancient glaciers, are particularly famous for the rhododendrons and azaleas' flowering, consisting of over 150 different sorts.
Anyway every period of the year is worth of a visit: an itinerary between great camelias' hedges, ancient Cedars, Cypresses, Araucarias, Planes guides the visitor in a surprising series of meetings: the rock garden, the valley of the Ferns, the woods of ancient rhododendrons, the Bamboo garden, the green house with the exhibition of agricultural tools.

The Villa is a property of the Italian State and has been entrusted to the Villa Carlotta Foundation since 1927.

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