Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Sights

Villa Monastero

  • Viale Giovanni Polvani 4 Map It
  • Varenna
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 11/12/2015

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By ferry from Bellagio it's a quick trip across the lake to Varenna. The principal sight here is the spellbinding garden of the Villa Monastero, which, as its name suggests, was originally a monastery. There's also a house museum where you can admire 18th century furnishings, as well as an international science and convention center.

Sight Information


Viale Giovanni Polvani 4, Varenna, Lombardy, 23829, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Garden €5, house and garden €8
  • Garden: Mar.–early Nov., daily 9:30–7. House museum: Mar.–July and Sept.–early Nov., weekends 9:30–7; Aug., daily 9:30–7. Last entry 30 min before closing. Check the website for special Sunday openings in Nov. and Dec.

Published 11/12/2015


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