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The Horse Chestnut of Villa Olmo

The imposing tree, due to its slender elegance and close proximity to the neoclassical architecture of the villa, impresses visitors.

Where
Villa Olmo
via Cantoni, 1, Como

As soon as you pass through the archway on the right of Villa Olmo's grandiose façade, you find yourself enveloped in the colours and atmosphere of Como's most beautiful historic English garden.

 

And your attention is immediately caught by the large trunk of a beautiful horse chestnut tree. Looking up, one is amazed at the height to which it propels itself with its ideal balance of forms. 

With a trunk circumference of 5 metres (diameter 160 cm) and with the top 27 metres above the ground, the tree is one of the most important green monuments in the park. Its position, behind the villa and at the edge of the large lawn that is home to the majestic cedar tree in the garden, also gives it considerable landscape value.

Tree lovers can then wander around the large surrounding green area to discover further natural and architectural treasures.

The Chilometro della Conoscenza (Kilometre of Knowledge), a pedestrian route that joins three splendid Como villas (Villa Olmo, Villa del Grumello and Villa Sucota) through the paths of their respective parks, which are dotted with greenhouses, chapels, lemon houses, works of art and botanical rarities, is also very suggestive.

The nature trail crosses 17 hectares of historic parks of rare beauty and high landscape and historical-artistic value.

A green monument that is accessible to the public during park opening hours.
 

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
Take me here: The Horse Chestnut of Villa Olmo

Places

The Cedar of Villa Olmo

With its large foliage, incredibly sinuous branches and scenic location, the cedar of Villa Olmo is the most famous tree in Como.
  • Lakes
The Cedar of Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo

Villa Olmo was acquired by the municipality of Como and turned into a venue for exhibitions and cultural events.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Olmo, Como
15 mt

Volta temple

  • Art & Culture
Volta temple
896 mt

The Cedars of Villa Geno

At the end of the busy lakeside promenade of Villa Geno, monumental cedars welcome residents and tourists with their shade.
  • Lakes
The Cedars of Villa Geno
1.06 km

Look at Como with the Cableway

Go up to Brunate and admire the city and Lake Como form above
  • Active & Green
como brunate funicolare
1.45 km

Cathedral of Como

  • Religious Tourism
Cathedral of Como
1.62 km

Teatro Sociale di Como

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Sociale di Como
1.67 km

Markets in Como

Antiquariato e artigianato. I mercatini di Como sono un appuntamento fisso per collezionisti e amanti delle bancarelle.
  • Lifestyle
Markets in Como
1.78 km

Rationalism in Como

Rationalism in Como: when architecture shapes the city
  • Art & Culture
como momumento ai caduti razionalismo
1.79 km

Basilica di San Fedele

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Fedele, Churches of Como
1.79 km

Church of San Fedele

Church of San Fedele in Como: between Romanic and romantic
  • Art & Culture
san fedele basilica como
1.8 km

Antonio Ratti Foundation

The fame of the Comasche silks has crossed every border. Founded in 1945, Tessitura Serica Ratti makes Como the Silk City
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ratti Foundation
1.96 km

Cernobbio

  • Villages
Cernobbio, Villa d'Este, Lago di Como
2.66 km

Como Silk Museum

The Museum preserves the testimonies of the Como textile production tradition that qualifies Como "City of Silk"
  • Art & Culture
Museums in Como, Silk Museum
2.86 km

The Beech Tree of the Bugone

The great beech tree appears as a placid gentle giant that protects the forests that envelop the ridge of the Larian Mountains.
  • Lakes
The Beech Tree of the Bugone
6.45 km

Lake Montorfano

A small green lake with cold water and a marvellous view of the Alps
  • Lakes
lago montorfano
6.8 km

Circolo Golf Villa d’Este

Surrounded by beautiful nature on Lake Como, the Golf Villa d'Este is one of the most exclusive Golf clubs in Italy.
  • Golf
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este, Montorfano (CO)
7.14 km

Albese con Cassano

In Roman times, a strategic road ran through Albese: it was called Via Regina
  • Active & Green
Albese con Cassano
7.96 km

Golf Club Monticello

On the edge of Milan, around the corner of Lake Como there is one of the most important Golf Course in italy, the Golf Club Monticello.
  • Golf
Golf Club Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, Como
8.21 km

Albavilla

Albavilla has a very ancient history and it is one of the towns on the banks of Lake Alserio.
  • Active & Green
Albavilla
9.65 km

Activities

E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards

  • Active & Green
E-Bike Tour Lake View, Old Hamlets & Vineyards
544 mt

Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano

  • Active & Green
Ghisallo & Muro di Sormano
544 mt

Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"

  • Active & Green
Mountain Bike in "Spina Verde Park"
544 mt

Bike & Sail to Bellagio

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike & Sail to Bellagio
544 mt

Lake Como Villas

  • Villages
Lake Como Villas
1.15 km

Como Food Tour

  • Food & Wine
Como Food Tour
1.34 km

The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders

  • Active & Green
The avelli's mystery, the pendula stone and the boulders
1.36 km

Bike Rental: City or Electric & Luggage Storage

  • Active & Green
Bike Rental: City or Electric & Luggage Storage
1.42 km

Guided eBikes Tour with Multi-Lingual iPad Guide

  • Cycle Tourism
Guided eBikes Tour with Multi-Lingual iPad Guide
1.42 km

A day on Lake Como

  • Lakes
A day on Lake Como
1.48 km

Where to sleep

CASA OLMO di CASARTELLI MARTA

Como
CASA OLMO di CASARTELLI MARTA
146 mt

CASA MISSOLTINO di Calvi Luca (SUB 721)

COMO
CASA MISSOLTINO di Calvi Luca (SUB 721)
154 mt

COMO FRONTE LAGO APPARTAMENTO B di NESSI CARLO

Como
COMO FRONTE LAGO APPARTAMENTO B di NESSI CARLO
168 mt

COMO FRONTE LAGO APPARTAMENTO A di NESSI CARLO

Como
COMO FRONTE LAGO APPARTAMENTO A di NESSI CARLO
168 mt

VILLA FLORI

Como
VILLA FLORI
168 mt

LAKESCAPE DI GRIGIONI DAVIDE

COMO
LAKESCAPE DI GRIGIONI DAVIDE
197 mt

APPARTAMENTO SPEZIALI MARCELLO - QUERCIA

Como
APPARTAMENTO SPEZIALI MARCELLO - QUERCIA
197 mt

B & B A VILLA OLMO

Como
B & B  A VILLA OLMO
197 mt

RESIDENZA PARCO E LAGO A COMO di BRUNI RENATO

Como
RESIDENZA PARCO E LAGO A COMO di BRUNI RENATO
204 mt

MATTONCINO S.P.A

Como
MATTONCINO S.P.A
214 mt

TITI'S PLACE di Mascia Davide

Como
TITI'S PLACE di Mascia Davide
220 mt

VISTALAGO55-B di Cazzaniga Danilo

Como
VISTALAGO55-B di Cazzaniga Danilo
275 mt

VISTA LAGO 55 di DANILO CAZZANIGA

Como
VISTA LAGO 55 di DANILO CAZZANIGA
275 mt

GREY APARTMENT VILLA OLMO di SANTI MILENA

Como
GREY APARTMENT VILLA OLMO di SANTI MILENA
292 mt

CASA VACANZE L'AQUILA di ZUNA MERUSHE

Como
CASA VACANZE L'AQUILA di ZUNA MERUSHE
292 mt

VILLA GALLIETTA - IMMOBILIARE MENEGHINA S.R.L.

Como
VILLA GALLIETTA - IMMOBILIARE MENEGHINA S.R.L.
306 mt

APPARTAMENTO MEGGIOLARO di MEGGIOLARO CLAUDIO (scala A, sub 701)

COMO
APPARTAMENTO MEGGIOLARO di MEGGIOLARO CLAUDIO (scala A, sub 701)
312 mt

RUSTICO GALLIETTA - IMOBILIARE MENEGHINA S.R.L.

Como
RUSTICO GALLIETTA - IMOBILIARE MENEGHINA S.R.L.
321 mt

CAV BORGOVICO GARDEN DI GRECCHI AGNESE

Como
CAV BORGOVICO GARDEN DI GRECCHI AGNESE
330 mt

APPARTAMENTO INDOVINI di Indovini Adelio (17)

Como
APPARTAMENTO INDOVINI di Indovini Adelio (17)
337 mt