Villas and Gardens
VILLA MELZI GARDENS IN BELLAGIO
In Bellagio, known as the gem of the Lake of Como, the Gardens of Villa Melzi are open from the end of March to October. The parc created by Luigi Villoresi, one of the main designer of landscape gardens, is full of exotic and rare plants, centenary trees and huge hedges of camellia, a small lake of water lily and a Moorish kiosk.
In Varenna, another famous international destination at the Lake of Como, the Villa Monastero offers to visitors the museum house completely open to the public whose exibition itinerary consists of fourteen rooms and a botanic garden about two kilometers long, full of rare local and exotic plants.
Places of Interest
THE CASTLE OF VEZIO
The Castle of Vezio is located above Varenna; it was a military outpost used by the Lombard Queen Teodolina to defend and control the lake of Como and the sourroundings villages. It’s open from March to November and houses occasionally art exhibitions and a permanent exhibit of the marine reptile called Lariosauro.