Il Giardino Botanico
Il Giardino Botanico
4.5
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully maintained gardens
    A visit to these gardens plus the Villa Monastero next door are the two big things to do in Vabenna. Both are lovely although personally we preferred the plantings at Villa Cipressi, which includes some excellent succulents. Also at Villa Cipressi all specimens are very clearly marked. Of course the lovely views along the coast and across the lake are a given!
    Dear Allan, thanks for your review! We are happy that you loved our Botanical Garden! We hope to welcome you again soon!
    Written 25 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2023
  • JAW
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gardens to explore
    Beautiful gardens set alongside the lake. When visiting Varenna, Lake Como you can't skip the two dominant villas here - Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi (the grounds to the Hotel Villa Cipressi). You can buy a joint ticket for both. Whereas Villa Monastero you can visit the villa and the gardens at Villa Cipressi it's just the gardens. But still well worth a visit. it can be found just along from the tourist information office.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Donna B
    Gladwyne, Pennsylvania419 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Combination Ticket for Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero Gardens
    We visited the gardens of Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi with a combined senior ticket for 13 euros. Varenna is an ideal town to explore Lake Como and these gardens will be the highlight of your visit if you have nice weather. The views of the lake are even more magical when seen from one of these gardens.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Charles M
    Virginia103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Graceful Grounds Flowing to Lakeside, the Villa Cipressi Gardens, Varenna, Lake Como
    Graceful grounds under the stunning edifice of the Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como, are both calming and exciting at the same time. Draped along the waters of Lake Como, the gardens, easily accessible and only a few minutes walk from the Varenna town square, are a must for any traveler to the area. The staff were all cordial and quite helpful. Tip: Buy the Villa Cipressi Gardens and Villa Monestera combo ticket for the full Lake Como garden experience. Highly recommend this oasis for the senses. Enjoy!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 October 2023
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Sophie H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The gardens were amazing! Wonderful views and so many varieties of plants. We went around 10-11am and it was so quiet and peaceful. We were lucky enough to sit with the ginger cat too!
Written 24 March 2024
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Quest45236534730
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I was there this morning with my boyfriend in the garden of Villa Cipressi, everything is beautiful and charming! The garden is super well maintained and really beautiful! It's really worth a visit for those who pass through the city. In addition to the place being beautiful, I accidentally ended up dropping my cellphone from my coat and only noticed a few hours after I left. When I made my way again and arrived in the garden my phone was already at the reception because they had found it!!! They really helped me a lot! Thank you again!!!
Written 23 March 2024
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swoodruf
Muskegon, MI1,400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Beautiful villa with garden that you can walk through. Even in October, it was a very beautiful walk. There is a coffee shop and restrooms available. Very pleasant!
Written 5 November 2023
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Charles M
Virginia103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Graceful grounds under the stunning edifice of the Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como, are both calming and exciting at the same time. Draped along the waters of Lake Como, the gardens, easily accessible and only a few minutes walk from the Varenna town square, are a must for any traveler to the area. The staff were all cordial and quite helpful. Tip: Buy the Villa Cipressi Gardens and Villa Monestera combo ticket for the full Lake Como garden experience. Highly recommend this oasis for the senses. Enjoy!
Written 30 October 2023
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malapeche
Paris, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Wonderfull garden where you can rest on a bench with a amazing view, have a drink on a terrace in front of the lake and have a serene walk among magnolias and cactus. There are so much Instagram photos to make there !
Written 18 August 2023
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EuroCan Traveller
Ancaster, Canada302 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautiful grounds and setting for family to meander down to water. This would be a great way for couples to spend some time but not for young children and families. Lots of steep walkways and tripping hazards not to mention not stroller friendly. Some of the paths were off limits due to wedding which wasn’t disclosed at outset.
Written 17 July 2023
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Donna B
Gladwyne, PA419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited the gardens of Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi with a combined senior ticket for 13 euros. Varenna is an ideal town to explore Lake Como and these gardens will be the highlight of your visit if you have nice weather. The views of the lake are even more magical when seen from one of these gardens.
Written 10 July 2023
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Nicoleta
Romania6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful gardends, amazing views, extraordanary plants and flowers. A perfect venue to dream to the past lifestyle in magnificient villa.
Written 4 July 2023
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JAW
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Beautiful gardens set alongside the lake. When visiting Varenna, Lake Como you can't skip the two dominant villas here - Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi (the grounds to the Hotel Villa Cipressi). You can buy a joint ticket for both. Whereas Villa Monastero you can visit the villa and the gardens at Villa Cipressi it's just the gardens. But still well worth a visit. it can be found just along from the tourist information office.
Written 26 June 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A visit to these gardens plus the Villa Monastero next door are the two big things to do in Vabenna. Both are lovely although personally we preferred the plantings at Villa Cipressi, which includes some excellent succulents. Also at Villa Cipressi all specimens are very clearly marked. Of course the lovely views along the coast and across the lake are a given!
Written 23 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Allan, thanks for your review! We are happy that you loved our Botanical Garden! We hope to welcome you again soon!
Written 25 April 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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