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Villa Olmo

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a stunning gem in Como

If you will enjoy Como at its best , take your time and have a long and super pleasant walk by the lake , from downtown to Villa Olmo ; believe me it is an experience. You will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you will enjoy Como at its best , take your time and have a long and super pleasant walk by the lake , from downtown to Villa Olmo ; believe me it is an experience. You will caress the lake as you cannot do in any other way in town, you will splurge into gardens and views that will... More 

Thank enricoallievi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Despite that it is beautiful, from the side facing the lake, you meed to discover a garden behind the villa. Moreover, during summer it holds apperitivo and late night parties with music ;)

Thank Sergey R
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This villa is worth a detour, a must see. Take your time to explore the garden and all the rooms open to the public. Napoleon was here, we were here .... Just overwhelming.

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was impressed with this villa interior. It has unbelievable frescos and paintings. The rooms are gorgeous, it is a mini Versailles. It is very unassuming though and free of charge. Nice views of Lake Como to enjoy after the visit.

Thank lch6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Free entry, which was a bonus! We walked to the Villa from the centre of Como, it doesn't take that long and you can enjoy the views on the way. This villa must have been amazing in its day! It's empty but the ceiling art in the rooms is quite vibrant and good detail as well as the beautiful glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Romantic stroll on Como. You can bring your own food 9r you can eat at the two bars located near by. It has two swimming pools on site. Excellent place to ride bikes too.

Thank Marilena B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Can walk there from Como center. Inside can go for free, also nice garden, but garden is quite ordinary, nothing unusual.

Thank Alise L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I spent a good two hours here wandering through the gardens, workshed and home. A lucky choice was to eat a salad lunch at the cafe, a walk to the right of the entrance after you have gone in. What with the magnificent views and great value salad, life was just as good as it can get! Don't forget to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is the largest villa is Como and is now open to the public, free of charge. There is no original furniture but the frescoes, glass chandeliers and other decorations give a good impression of what the villa must have been like at its peak. There are wonderful views from many of the windows which overlook the gardens down to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Facing the lake at the ferry station, turn left and follow the lakeside path past the Volta memorial and the seaplane hangar. The large cream-coloured villa is the main feature ahead. Entry is free and the rooms are impressive if rather bare; the tiny theatre is a must.

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