Lombardy and the Lakes Travel Guide

Lombardy and the Lakes Sights

Villa Monastero

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

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

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 and house closed Mon.–Sat. in Jan. (except for 1st wk of Jan.), Feb., Nov., and Dec. (except Dec. 26–31). House also closed Mon.–Thurs. Mar.–May, Oct., and Nov., and Mon. in June, July, and Sept.

Published 06/20/2007


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