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Villa Carlotta
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US$70.55*
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Three Lakes Day Tour from Stresa
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Tremezzina
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum. The beautiful villa was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 July 2014

If you like gardens this is a beautiful place to stroll. It is an idyllic setting and takes you back to a lifestyle long gone.

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

visited here one evening for a orchestral recital in the villa. Beautiful gardens in the background accompanying light classical tunes.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The gardens at Villa Carlotta are extensive and just over the top beautiful. Sadly, the day we were there it was raining, but we forged ahead and we were not disappointed. The story goes a mother gave this villa to her daughter as a wedding gift and the villa was named after her, Carlotta. Her husband had an eye for plants, shrubs, and trees and began to import various species of plants not known to Italy or the region at that time. He certainly had a green thumb or rather his hired hands did.

Everything from the waterfalls to the fountains, to the Cypress trees are impressive. It is a bit of a walk and plenty of stairs everywhere so dress appropriately. Admission is 7 Euros and if someone is over 65, and have ID, they get a discount.

I have never seen such breathtaking hydrangeas ( one variety, I have never seen before) roses, lemons and oranges. They have a rather large collection of azaleas and they were not in bloom for our tour. But it must be awesome in the spring.

The inside of the house was interesting, but if you are on a time crunch...you could miss it. It takes a good 1 hour if you speed walk through the outside and closer to 1 1/2 to 2 hours if you stop to enjoy this fantastic array of flowers.

We took the ferry from Bellagio to Villa Carlotta for about 7 Euros one way. There is nothing much around the villa like food or beverages. They do have picnic tables at the villa, so you could pack a lunch on a warm sunny day. The gift shop was extremely expensive.

It is worth the stop and pictures don't do it justice.

Thank MustangRoxie
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

It seems this house was built across the lake from the father-in-law. Both reluctant members of the family (I'm guessing) started competing on who had the most magnificent garden. Fortunately for us, both gardens are still thriving. Villa Carlotta's is the clear winner.
Be prepared to walk up the hill for a long trek via paths that cross back and forth. You'll want to see all of the paths since there are all kinds of unexpected surprises in the gardens.
Warning: after our visit we had lunch and wanted to see more of Tremezzo. We climbed a VERY steep hill, on a rocky path, and got to the top so we could look at the view from it. That was not worth the effort.
Villa Carlotta, I'd visit again anytime.

Thank Beatriz Y
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Lovely visit, we didn't visit the house through lack of time, but gardens really nice and quite extensive.

Thank irf20
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