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c/o Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)

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Villa Carlotta

Tremezzina, Como

Giardino botanico
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Coffee house & Restaurant
Partially wheelchair accessible
Pet Friendly
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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:


The history of Villa Carlotta, where art is matched with nature in an enchanting landscape, embodies over three hundred years of great collecting. Overlooking the shores of Lake Como, the Villa was built in the late 17th century by the Marquis Giorgio Clerici of Milan. In 1801 the property passed to Giovanni Battista Sommariva, a great collector of artworks, in particular sculpture, who bought a series of masterpieces by the leading artists of his time, including Antonio Canova, Bertel Thorvaldsen and Francesco Hayez. In 1843 the Villa was sold by the Sommariva heirs to Princess Marianne of Prussia. In 1850, she gave the residence to her daughter Charlotte (known in Italy as Carlotta) on the occasion of her marriage to Georg II Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Despite Princess Carlotta's early death in 1855, George continued to spend periods in the Villa on Lake Como. He enriched the park with many rare botanical species that can still be seen today.

Preserved from the 17th century is the large Italian garden with tall, geometrically cut hedges, balustraded parapets, statues and water features. From the Romantic period, the structure of the English landscape garden can still be perceived, studded with fine, well-grown trees and offering striking views. Dating from the late 19th century is the great plant architecture with imposing masses of rhododendrons, azaleas and rare species, making the park of Villa Carlotta a true botanic garden.

During World War I the Villa was confiscated by the Italian state and its management entrusted to the Ente Villa Carlotta, established by Royal Decree in 1927.

Villa CarlottaTremezzina, Como (Lombardia)
30 September 2024
Olympus on the lake
Opening hours
Season 2024
22 March - 10 November 2024, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Museum closes at 6:30 p.m., the gardens at 7 p.m.

Special openings:
  • Greenhouses and Winter Gardens, January 21st
  • Greenhouses and Winter Gardens, February 24th
  • Carnival in mask, 10 February
  • Great Italian Gardens Botanical Treasure Hunt, April 1st
Adults: € 15.00
Over 65 and Groups (min. 20 pax): € 13.00
Children (6 - 17 years): € 6.00
Family (2 adults + Under 18): € 30.00
Kids (0-5 years): free of charge
Disabled people and their carers: free of charge
Contact us
Via Regina, 2
22016 Tremezzina (CO)

T. +39 0344 40405
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