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Villa Monastero, Varenna

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
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Enjoy the nature, history, and sites of Villa Monastero. Walk through a botanical garden stretching almost 2 km (1.24 mi) along the lakefront from Varenna to Fiumelatte. See the magnolia trees, agave plants, citrus trees, and many rare tree species both native and exotic. There is a small coffee shop in the garden, so you can enjoy a drink while you walk the trails, admiring the statues and sculptures. Stop by the House Museum and walk through the 14 rooms furnished to give you the experience and decor of past styles. This is also home to a convention center where many workshops and cultural events are held. Use our Varenna visit site to arrange your visit to Villa Monastero and other attractions in Varenna.
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  • Loved this villa. Close to town and in walking distance. Immaculate and worth the $8 admission. We took so many pictures inside, and sat on the bench soakin in the peaceful beauty 
    Loved this villa. Close to town and in walking distance. Immaculate and worth the $8 admission. We took so many pictures inside, and sat on the bench soakin in the peaceful beauty  more »
  • Wonderful gardens, amazing views. Interesting rooms inside the villa. Lovely spots to stop at sit and a little cafe. Right on the water. 
    Wonderful gardens, amazing views. Interesting rooms inside the villa. Lovely spots to stop at sit and a little cafe. Right on the water.  more »
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  • Amazing place in an amazing and characteristic little city. If you visiting Varenna you can skip this place. You will completely fall in love with Como lake. The view, the garden are amazing. The house museum is not that exciting but it is part of the building so it is worth visiting. Inside the villa you can also find a little bar to have a coffee with the amazing wonderful view. The price is not that expensive and the staff was really nice!
  • Entry to the garden, for an inexpensive price, offers you a tranquil place to rest with the beautiful view of Lake Como in front of you. It is also a great place to take photos and to admire the plants and flowers. The garden looks like they are very well taken care of, and the greenery is vibrant and alive even when we visited in December. One of the highlights of my trip to Varenna.

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