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Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Sights

Villa Melzi

  • Via Melzi d'Eril 8 Map It
  • Bellagio
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

The famous gardens of the Villa Melzi were once a favorite picnic spot for Franz Lizst, who advised author Louis de Ronchaud in 1837: "When you write the story of two happy lovers, place them on the shores of Lake Como. I do not know of any land so conspicuously blessed by heaven." The gardens are open to the public, and though you can't get into the 19th-century villa, don't miss the lavish Empire-style family chapel. The Melzi were Napoléon's greatest allies in Italy

(the family has passed down the name "Josephine" to the present day). Guided tours available upon request.

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Sight Information

Address:

Via Melzi d'Eril 8, Bellagio, 22021, Italy

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Phone:

/3394573838

Sight Details:

  • €6.50
  • Late Mar.–early Nov., daily 9:30–6:30

Updated 04/24/2014

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