Fodor's Expert Review Villa Monastero

Bellagio Garden/Arboretum

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.

Garden/Arboretum

Quick Facts

Viale Giovanni Polvani 4
Varenna, Lombardy  23829, Italy

0341-295450

www.villamonastero.eu

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Garden €5, house and garden €8, Garden closed Jan. and Feb., and Mon.–Sat. in Nov. House closed Jan. and Feb., Mon. and Tues. year-round, Wed.–Thurs in Mar.–May and Oct., and Wed.–Sat. in Nov., 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., Garden €6, garden and house €9, Garden and house closed Mon.–Sat. early Nov.–Feb. (except 2 wks at Christmas). House also closed Mon.–Thurs. Mar.–Apr. and Oct.–early Nov., Mon.–Wed. in May, and Mon. June–July and Sept.

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