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Villa Olmo, Como

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Built in 1797 as a summer retreat for the aristocracy, and named for an elm that once stood at the heart of the gardens, Villa Olmo is now property of the municipality of Como. Neoclassical in style, the villa is only open during exhibitions, though the lakeside gardens are open to the public at all times. Enjoy a drink at the open-air bar in the garden, or relax on the lawns. Check online to see the schedule of events and exhibits. Only about 2 km (1.3 mi) from the heart of Como, it is an easy walk along the lake to get to the villa. Plan to visit Villa Olmo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Como attractions using our Como trip itinerary builder app.
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  • We were walking along the water side of Lake Como, and we stopped at this Villa Olmo..it’s very impressive from the outside, pale yellow color, with large gardens around it ..good place to take... 
    We were walking along the water side of Lake Como, and we stopped at this Villa Olmo..it’s very impressive from the outside, pale yellow color, with large gardens around it ..good place to take...  more »
  • The villa was a grand place in it’s day but now empty is seems like it needs attention and some work. The mixed media of paint and sculpture on the walls was incredible. 
    The villa was a grand place in it’s day but now empty is seems like it needs attention and some work. The mixed media of paint and sculpture on the walls was incredible.  more »
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  • The Villa Olmo grounds are very beautiful and welcoming. This Villa overlooks the lake of Como and is absolutely wonderful! You can see planes landing and taking off from the lake as you walk around the grounds and actually walk down to the water. It was a great place to stop and take in the beauty of lake Como.
  • Love to come for a picnic or reading and lay down on the grass but also visiting the palace at least once is a must! Beauty everywhere in the decor and structure! Shapes, materials, textures, colours and day dreaming #art #architecture #design

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