We give you an overview of the most beautiful villas and gardens on Lake Como.

  •      Villa Olmo – Como
  •      Villa Balbianello – Lenno
  •      Villa Carlotta – Tremezzo
  •      Villa Melzi – Bellagio
  •      Villa Monastero – Varenna
  •      Villa Serbelloni Park – Bellagio

Villa Carlotta

The villa is located at the top of a terraced garden, from which there are views of Bellagio and also the mountains surrounding the lake. It consists of three floors (two of which are open to the public). The works of art on display are mainly located on the lower floor, while the upper one, which has an elegant gallery, provides views over the lake.


The botanical garden covers an area of about 8 ha (20 acres)and consists of several different sections. Immediately around the villa, towards the lake, the Italian garden with cut hedges and pergolas with orange and camellia trees. The rhododendron and 150 varieties of azalea spread up the slope. The property is also home to cedars, palms, redwoods, plane trees and other exotic plants. there is also a bamboo garden, covering 3000 m² which is home to over 25 different bamboo species. A greenhouse which had been used in the past to house citrus fruits during winter has been converted into a museum of old farm tools.


Villa Balbianello