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Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero Lake Varenna Como

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Villa Monastero is located in Varenna on Lake Como. One of the best Villas of the Lake Como.

Villa Monastero, place rich in history and surrounded by a unique natural environment, here you can find the botanical garden and the House Museum.

House Museum

Today Villa Monastero is also a house museum where a vast number of objects belonging to its several owners are displayed. Style and taste characterise this unique jewel that has been shining on the Lake Como for four centuries. In the 18th century, Italian and foreign prominent personalities of the cultural and artistic scene frequented the Villa, which was then inhabited. The 14 rooms of the house are completely furnished. All of them, from the Pool Hall to the Music Hall, from the Mornico Parlour to the Main Room, offer visitors the opportunities to go back to the past through the various styles, the precious materials and the luxurious decorations.

Botanic garden

Villa Monastero is surrounded by a Garden with several rare botanic species. The Garden, being set up in terraces, has been structured in different patterns over the years yet maintaining a main recurring theme. The mild climate, peculiar to the lake, allows numerous botanic species from all over the world to grow. More species are added every year. In 2013, over 1.000 new species were planted. At every time of the year visitors can enjoy a true explosion of colours, shapes and perfumes.

Tickets for the Garden

€ 5.00 for adults
€ 2.00 senior visitors 65+, groups of 10+ people, Touring Club members, young people between 14 and 18 and students between 18 and 24.

FREE for children of 13 and under, disabled visitors, ICOM members and Varenna citizens.

Boat access: the access to the dock at Villa Monastero is allowed to boats and taxi boats only for the time needed for the visit to the Botanical Garden and the House Museum and after having asked the ticket office (telephone number 0039 0341 830129).
Berthing platform: width 6,30 m x length 2,70 m, connected to another platform on the shore through a gangway 1,10 m wide and 6,50 m long.

Tickets for the Garden and the House Museum

€ 8.00 for adults
€ 4.00 senior visitors 65+, groups of 10+ people, Touring Club members, young people between 14 and 18 and students between 18 and 24.

FREE for children of 13 and under, disabled visitors, ICOM members and Varenna citizens.

Boat access: the access to the dock at Villa Monastero is allowed to boats and taxi boats only for the time needed for the visit to the Botanical Garden and the House Museum and after having asked the ticket office (telephone number 0039 0341 830129).
Berthing platform: width 6,30 m x length 2,70 m, connected to another platform on the shore through a gangway 1,10 m wide and 6,50 m long.

Opening time Garden

from 1st March to 4th October:
open daily from 9:30 am to 7 pm
from 5th October to 1st November:
open daily from 9:30 am to 6 pm
Last entry 30 minutes before closing

Opening time for the House Museum

JUNE
every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm, except for Monday 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

JULY
every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm, except for Monday 6th, 13th, 20th , 27th

AUGUST
every day from 9:30 am to 7 pm
FROM 1st SEPTEMBER TO 4th OCTOBER
From Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 7 pm

FROM 5th OCTOBER TO 1st NOVEMBER
Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Festive days from 9.30 am to 7 pm
You can visit Villa Monastero by boat 
One tip, you can take the boat in Lenno.
You can find a free parking in via degli Artigiani n. 5 Lenno.

From the parking the boat is not so far, just 400 meters on the cost in Lenno you find a boat station.