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Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi

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Breathtakingly beautiful

Do not miss these gorgeous gardens. Well kept and beautifully laid out on the cliff-side... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
avissatisf
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Well worth a look

This was a great find. Entry is 5 Euros, via the Hotel reception. The walk is via steep sloping... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CdrMike
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All reviews villa cipressi beyond belief small entrance fee the hotel reception nice garden lake como lakeside location maintained garden botanical gardens open to the public full bloom worth a visit few hours plants wisteria paths cascading
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small steep sided garden which is accessed through the Hotel Villa Cipressi. As would be expected from its name there are lots of cypress trees, but also a huge magnolia in a peaceful area on the lakeside, and a considerable number of other shrubs...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guests, thank you for your review. Hotel Villa Cipressi, as the botanic garden, from this year are part of the R Collection Hotels and all the location has been renovated in all the spaces to improve the service for all our guests. From the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss these gorgeous gardens. Well kept and beautifully laid out on the cliff-side overlooking the lake. Plenty of little places, including a little temple, to sit and just let the beauty and serenity sink in.More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our botanic garden. The hotel, as the garden that surrounds it, have been recently renovated in the last months and now everything is new, cured, but still with the elagance of the past. From the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find. Entry is 5 Euros, via the Hotel reception. The walk is via steep sloping pathway, but the beautifully laid out gardens and and views are lovely. We went in September, but bet that Spring would be a better time when...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our botanic garden. You can start from the reception of the hotel where you can buy the ticket (Euro 5,00 per person) and then take a visit for all the time you want. You can...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We were staying at the Cipressi but didn't get to see the gardens until our last day. Truly beautifully kept gardens with wonderful views across the lake.More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the visit to our botanic garden. The hotel, as the location, have been recently renovated in the last few months and everything is now modern but still elegant as it was the Villa...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visit both this and Vila Monastero at the same time, and take a few hours, so beautiful and peaceful, hope to be back in Italy some day and re-visit with more time to relax instead of rushing to get a boat! Watch out for Mozzies...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear guests, thank you for your review. Our botanic garden has been recently renovated as the hotel in the last months. With a cumulative ticket you can visit both Villa Cipressi and Villa Monsatero botanic gardens. From the reception is starts your visit inside trees...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

The reception area is the only part of the Villa you can visit. The courtyard off this area have stunning views. The path through the gardens are very steep.More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear guests, our botanic garden is just an outside area you can visit. The inside area is a 4 star hotel with rooms reserved for the hotel guests. The hotel, as the garden, has an amazing view of the lake you can enjoy during your...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The garden was beautiful, clinging onto the slope towards the lake. However, it didn't fullfil my expectations - some plants were dry and there were quite some weeds. The entrance fee was reasonable anyway.More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. The hotel, as the botanic garde, has been renovated in the last few months with the new managment and we take cair everyday of our botanic garden. You can start your visit from the reception desk...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018

Of all the gardens on Lake Como this one was my favourite. It has amazing views and an interesting collection of plants. The gardens are on different levels, descending as you make your way around so at the end you have to climb up. The...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear guests, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit at our botanic garden. The hotel has recently changed the managment and all the location and the garden has been renovated. You can take the ticket at our reception staff (Euro 5,00 per person) and...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Only one regret. We should have stayed at Hotel Villa Cipressi to enjoy the beauty of Lake Como and magical gardens in full. Tall cypresses, turquoise waters of the lake, and purple wisteria in bloom will always stay in our memories. The gardens are small,...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at our magical botanic garden in full with beautiful flowers and big cypresses you can visit take the walking path arriving by the lake during your visit. Our botanic garden is not so big as the...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Varenna specifically to visit this garden as we had limited time but were not very impressed. Maybe we didn't see it all, but some paths were blocked. Many of the pictures for this place on tripadvisor are from villa Monastero, so we...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, our botanic garden is one you can visit by the Lake. The location has been recently renovated and the garden improved for our guests. You can take a ticket for visiting both the Monastero and our botanic garde, closed to each others but...More

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Very easy. Make sure you do the Villa Monastero next door, have lunch at Cipressi and then walk a bit further to the world's shortest River!
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