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Milan, Lombardy, and the Lakes Sights

Villa Monastero

  • Viale Polvani 2 Map It
  • Varenna
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 04/24/2014

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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. Now it's an international science and convention center. Guided tours can be booked.

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Viale Polvani 2, Varenna, 23829, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Garden €5, house and garden €8
  • Garden: Mar. and Apr., daily 9–6; May–Sept., Mon.–Thurs. 9–7, Fri. 9–2, weekends 9–7; Oct. and Nov., daily 9–6. House museum: Mar. and Apr., weekends 9–6; May–Sept., Fri. 2–7, weekends 9–7; Oct., weekends 9–6

Updated 04/24/2014


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