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Via Simone Cantoni 1, 22100, Como, Italy
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All reviews gorgeous gardens beautiful walk tiny theatre lake como worth seeing free entry exhibition napoleon palace path views municipality fountain lido century interior lakeside
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The villa is enchanting. The lake views, the interior itself. Friendly staff eagerly act as guides... all free!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nekosenseiRoma
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We walked here and walked inside to discover we could look around for free. A lovely building built in the neo-classical style in 1782-1797. The word Olmo means Elm. The 100 year old elm no longer exists. The villa is only used now for exhibitions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We went to walk around the grounds and find if we could go inside as well. Unfortunately, staging was being erected for some event so it spoiled all the photo opportunities and we couldn't go inside - lots of security people about! The villa looked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank srocc
Reviewed 31 October 2018

On advice from our Airbnb host in Como central, we walked the scenic path (about 2km) to this gorgeous spot. Once we arrived we were in awe of the place. Me, because of the architecture, interesting statues, lovely fountain feature, gorgeous gardens & perfect photo...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The Villa built alongside the lake with lakeside garden. Most of the events, fashion shows, and exhibitions are organized here. The lakeside gardens are freely accessible during the daytime. Check out the light & show event in the evening.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunandan
Reviewed 22 September 2018

The villa is quite a long walk from the centre of Como town, so bear that in mind before heading over there. The villa is free to enter and look around, but the rooms are bare and the explanations are not very detailed. Some rooms...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GilesD214
Reviewed 14 September 2018

There are a number of villas along the shore of lake Como and this is the only one that allows visitors.It is a beautiful building interesting features ,the grand staircase being the most prominent. It is free to get in but without furniture it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This villa is located immediately across the street from the Hilton. It's worth a quick tour if you have time. The municipality owns/operates it, so the tours are free.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank candaceaweir
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful villa on bank of Lake Como. Large green gardens with huge trees for shade when its too hot. Really impressed that access to the grounds and toilets are free. Good base with walk way and path beside the lake. Lovely.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Stopped of on our cycle tour and looked around. Well worth avisit around the imaculate gardens and amazing achitecture.

Date of experience: July 2018
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14 April 2018|
Response from alessandra_biondi3 | Reviewed this property |
No, i giardini resteranno aperti esattamente come nell’ultimo anno, quindi con il solo camminamento a ridosso del lago. Per poterli visitare appieno devi attendere l'estate.
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay. Yes. The lido was open.
15 September 2016|
Response from MARTIN L | Reviewed this property |
Esprit for the delay. I believe the grounds are open all year round. After reading other reviews it would seem the villa is in need of refurbishment but the grounds are beautiful