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Villa Carlotta, located on the shores of Lake Como near the village of Tremezzo, is a triumph of natural and architectural beauty.
Villa Carlotta, located on the shores of Lake Como near the charming village of Tremezzo, is a triumph of natural and architectural beauty.
It was built in the 17th century by order of the Marquis Giorgio Clerici, in the then fashionable Baroque style and surrounded by a magnificent Italian style garden. Today the villa is an art museum where visitors can admire the many masterpieces purchased by the owners through the centuries, including Antonio Canova’s sculptures and Francisco Hayez’s paintings.
The 20 acres of park that surround the villa are a testament to the different styles that have been fashionable since it was built, starting with the Italian style garden which surrounds the house with its perfectly trimmed hedges, statues and water features, followed by the less formal English style garden of the Romantic period to the late 19th century, with rhododendron woods, gorgeous camellias and azaleas, making the villa’s grounds a true botanical garden.
Opening times: variable
Admission: charge, also open by request