The Lake of Como & other small lakes

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LAKE COMO AND VILLE /  COMER SEE

Lake Como, recently called " the most beautiful lake in the world " by Huffington Post, is a destination known worldwide,synonymous with quality and serenity.  

An idyllic land, sometimes wild, where water and sunlight merge, here where nature reigns, where it seems that time has stopped, where the villages have a discrete charm, where the landscape is always surprising and fascinating, waters with colors from green to blue, rocky reliefs covered with snow or trees, beautiful mansions and blooming gardens.

One of the most beautiful Italian landscapes (we could also say Swiss), praised by major poets (Manzoni, Stendhal, Byron, Liszt), who has enchanted artists and travelers (Rossini, Verdi, Bellini) and today continues to attract celebrities from the international jet-set, many of whom have decided to establish their own residence, location of several famous movie sets.

Today the Como Lake is considered a true international brand.

And small lakes .. jewels in the hilly territory between the two branches of the lake: tranquility, nature, walks along the paths between storks and herons ... and green : lake Alserio (oasis for leisure trips and picnics), lake Segrino (the less polluted lake in Europe), lake Montorfano (with the golf club of Villa d'Este),lake  Annone (the widest),lake Pusiano (with an island and an electric boat that features tours around)…real little gems, all of glacial origin.

 

VILLE TO SEE    / VILLAS

VILLA CARLOTTA - Tremezzo

One of the most famous villas on the lake.

You can visit the interiors that house neoclassical and 1800s art collections, and the botanical garden with more than 150 rhododendron end azaleas varieties.

PRICES 2019:

adult   €. 10,00  -  over 65  €. 8,00  -  baby (0-5)  free entrance  -  student  €. 5,00  -  family ( 2 ad.+ baby) €. 20,00

OPENING HOURS 2019:

from  23 march to 30  september                 9,00-19,30

from 1  to 28 october                                   9,30-18,30

7-8-9  december                                         10,00-17,00

Dogs can enter only the garden.

from 29 october to 4 november                  10,00-17,00

www.villacarlotta.it

 

VILLA MONASTERO - Varenna

It is an ancient convent and a patrician residency.

The garden is rich in exotic plants, with statues,little temples and balustrades.

www.villamonastero.eu

 

VILLA SERBELLONI - Bellagio

Built in 1605 and located in high part of Bellagio, this villa belong to the Rockefeller Foundation.

The big park is accessible to the pubblic (guided tour at 11.00 and 15.30)

OPENING HOURS 2019:

Open from 19 March to 3 November every day 

PRICES 2019:

adult 9,00 euro

Gruppi (min. 20 pax) 7,00 euro per persona.

Gruppi scolastici e bambini tra i 7 e 13 anni 5,00 euro per persona.

- 7 year gratis.

www.bellagiolakecomo.com

 

VILLA MELZI D'ERIL - Bellagio

On the lakeshore in Bellagio, this villa was built for Duke Francesco Melzi d'Eril and today is still a private property.

The spectacular garden is open to the public for visiting: it was achieved by adapting the ground with terraces and rises, adding tropical and exotic essence, valuable sculptures and a Japanese pond.

OPENING HOURS 2019

From 23 march to 4 November 2019,  every day/ closed mondays
dalle 9.30 to 18.30

PRICES 2019

Adult: 6,50 euro
Sconto comitive: 5,00 euro
Scolaresche: 4,00 euro
Baby (0 - 12 anni): free
Entrata per 2 giorni: 8,00 euro
Abbonamento stagionale: 50,00 euro

www.giardinidivillamelzi.it

 

VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO - Lenno

On the promontory of the Lenno is the splendid villa Balbianello, built in 1700 on the orders of Cardinal Durirni, today is property of the FAI ( italian national trust).

If as a marvelous terraced garden with trees skillfully pruned that provide a spectacular backdrop.

The villa's loggia boasts a grand view of the lake.

OPENING HOURS 2019:

FROM 15 MARCH 2019  TO 06  JANUARY  2020        10,00 - 18,00

CLOSED MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAY EXCEPT HOLIDAYS

PRICES 2019:

ONLY GARDEN :  adult €. 10,00-   6/18 year € 5,00    - 5 year gratis

GARDEN AND VILLA:  adult €. 20,00 -  6/18 year €. 10,00  -5 year gratis

 

COMACINA ISLAND

The Comacina Island  Lake Como's only island.

Nearly deserted today, it was inhabited back in Roman times.

During the war between Como and Milan (Federico Barbarossa's Italian expedition), Comacina Island sided with those from Milan and helped them destroy Como.

It was its end, the revenge of the people of Como broke out  in 1169:everything was destroyed. The island never returned to life.

Still today the beatiful ruins of a magnificent Roman Basilica S.Eufemia.

Every year in San Giovanni (24-25 june) big fireworks-musical with symbolic burning of the island.

 

THE BOAT TRIP

Taking advantage of the line service offered by the lake Como seagoing, it is possible to carry out the first basin in a vein by possibility of intermediate stops, starting from Como and by the Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno and Blevio.

The boat trip is a romantic and peaceful attraction, which allows for admirable countries to be admired from another perspective and Ville which is unseen by the road.

 
 
 
 
 
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