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Villa Monastero

Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830129
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Go visit beautiful gardens........

A very nice walk that descends for quite a bit so be prepared for the graduated ascent. Old growth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fort lee , new jersey
Wonderful walking through spectacular gardens along Lake Como

We walked to the Villa and took the garden only tour. The garden was excellently maintained, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830129
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice walk that descends for quite a bit so be prepared for the graduated ascent. Old growth trees with a panoramic Lake Como view. Many specimens and even in late October there was many flowers in bloom.

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the Villa and took the garden only tour. The garden was excellently maintained, and in fall bloom. The views of the garden and the lake were spectacular.

Thank Domercruisers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was closed. But. The gardens are unbelievable ,they follow Lake Como. This is worth a stroll if in Varenna.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was not open but we enjoyed walking through the grand terraced gardens which are meticulously maintained. Classic Italian gardens with sculpture and lake views- I would love to visit in early summer.

Thank hancamem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to this terraced botanical garden (Villa was closed) with beautiful views of Lake Como and surrounding mountains.

Thank lynn k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited four villas cum gardens during our stay on Lake Como. This one was number 3 in terms of beauty and size. If you are in Varenna, you should definitely take this one in. If you are staying somewhere else, looking for formal gardens...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent about 1.5 hours on a beautiful walk of the gardens of Villa Monastero. Easy walk from our hotel in Varenna. We visited on a sunny day in October but I imagine spring time would be spectacular!

Thank nvtravel31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Villa and it's grounds are a quick but worthy stop in Varenna. The grounds are exceptionally maintained and very easy to cover in about hour and half leisurely pace. Town of Varenna is very compact and very walkable. The villa is located right after...More

Thank Travelzen101
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A peaceful oasis right in the heart of Varenna. Beautiful views and photo opps at every turn. Well worth a visit.

Thank Carol0324
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We wandered around the Villa for about 2 hours whilst staying in Varenna and were intrigued by the wonderful gardens surrounding the Villa Monastero. We went inside the villa itself but that was less inspiring than the array of plants in the gardens.

Thank TripScrutineer
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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
15 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.
Carolyn Z
25 March 2017|
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Response from Priskilla6 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a reservation. You can just walk in.

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