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Villa Olmo was acquired by the municipality of Como and turned into a venue for exhibitions and cultural events.
Via Simone Cantoni, 1, Como
Via Albertolli, 7, Como
+39 031304137; +39 0314493068; +39 031 269712
This imposing Neoclassical villa was built in 1812 by order of the Marquis Odescalchi; after changing hands multiple times it was acquired by the municipality of Como in 1925 and turned into a venue for art exhibitions and cultural events.
The villa’s English style park, with its over 800 trees including horse chestnut trees, cedars from Lebanon, sweetgum and planes, is one of the most historically interesting parks in the whole province.
The villa’s conservatories were added at the end of the 19th century and built in iron-glass in accordance to the fashion of the time, a botanical garden was also added later to grow all the plants that have historically been a part of these gardens and for various native species.
Villa Olmo is one of the stops on the Chilometro della Conoscenza (“Kilometre of Knowledge”) a cultural itinerary and a green joint that stops at 12 different sites within three historical villas: Villa Olmo, Villa del Grumello and Villa Sucota.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
From 1 October to 4 April, every day: 7:00 - 19:00
From 5 April to 30 September, every day: 7:00 - 23:00