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Beautiful Villa and Gardens

This Villa is very close to the city square and an absolute beautiful building and surrounding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christine R
Brisbane, Australia
Lovely lakeside gardens

You can get to the villa by walking along the lakeside path, climbing up to the town centre and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the location is specacular with lovely views, butultimately we didn't enjoy this as much as Villa Carlotta on the other side of lake Como

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. (We did not visit the villa itself.)

Thank TinaK_1976
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Villa is very close to the city square and an absolute beautiful building and surrounding gardens. Everywhere you turned was worthy of a photograph. How lucky were these people to have lived in such grandeur!!! A must see!!!

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get to the villa by walking along the lakeside path, climbing up to the town centre and then walking on to the villa. This is a very long narrow lakeside garden with beautiful views across the lake. The villa was formally a Cistercian...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty expensive and villa needs an update. Bathrooms smelled like an open grave. Rooms were pretty much un restored. Wished the main Villa had more to see, not too impressive. View outside was fantastic. Lot better Villas to see in the area.

Thank jeffff2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lovely villa with amazing architecture and magnificent gardens, is probably the highlight of Varenna (of course excluding lake Como) with good weather is ana absolute delight to enjoy the garden and the views

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a picture postcard perfect property with a lovely lakefront palace with beautiful landscapes grounds. It’s a bit of a walk from the ferry jetty, but worth it.

Thank TippOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a surprise! My wife and I were just walking around with no definite plans. We decided to go in since it was only 5 euros apiece to see the gardens. We decided not to go to the actual monastery which also looked great....More

3  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so hot today, we decided to plan a late visit. We’d already done a guided tour of Villa Serbelloni in the morning, so this worked well. We arrrived just after 5pm and the garden closes at 7pm. We enjoyed both the house and...More

Thank teabus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 4 of us and frankly the guys were not to interested in seeing a garden, but as we walked along the path next to the lake, their opinion changed and we all had a good time. We stoped in to have a coffee...More

Thank SuzanneLG
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2 March 2018|
Response from Joyce P | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if it is open. But, however if it is not open, you can walk along the road about 7 feet from above it and actually see it all from the road.
13 August 2017|
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Response from Dawn C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is a multi storey car park across the road. Enjoy
15 April 2017|
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Response from Carolcazza11 | Reviewed this property |
We were staying in Menaggio so we took the ferry to Varenna. This took less than 20 mins and was very cheap and a lovely way to see the lake.