Visit the botanic garden of Varenna's Villa Cipressi, an historical residence located in the most suggestive and romantic spot on Lake Como.
Via IV Novembre, 18, Varenna (LC)
Villa Cipressi is a majestic complex of buildings and gardens built between 1400 and 1800. The villa represents a perfect and harmonious combination of the old and the modern, made possible by a careful restorative work that kept the pre-existent architectural lines.
Originally part of the Serponti family’s patrimony, the building later passed to different illustrious owners, such as Baron Isimbardi, who at the beginning of the nineteenth century founded there a laboratory of the Milan Mint, of which he was the director; later to the Andreossi family, to Sir Sulton, to the English Astleys and, fnally, to the Accame family.
In 1980 it was acquired by the people of Varenna by a public and voluntary petition to be destined to public use. Now it is property of the Municipality of Varenna and is a renowned hotel and restaurant. It is the town’s seat for civil wedding rites and every year hosts dozens of weddings of couples from all over the world.
The terraced lakefront garden is open to the public with an entrance fee.
Garden open every day from 9 am to 7 pm. The garden will be closed on August 10, 16, 25 and September 3, 10.
Entrance fee required.