Tremezzina - Villa Carlotta

AttractionsVillas and GardensIn the Bellagio area

Villa Carlotta is a fabolous Villa overlooking the lake in Tremezzina

THE HISTORY

Villa Carlotta was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains.
The architect created an important but sober building, with an Italian garden decorated with sculptures, stairs and fountains.
It was with Gian Battista Sommariva, the following owner, that the property in Tremezzo attained the summit of its splendour.
The villa became a temple of XIX century art with works of Canova, Thorvaldsen and Hayez and part of the park was transformed in a fascinating romantic garden.Sommariva’s heirs sold the villa in 1843 to Princess Marianne of Nassau,  who gave it as a present to her daughter Carlotta in occasion of her wedding with Georg II of Saxen-Meiningen.
Very fond in botanic, Georg enriched the park, today of great historical and environmental value.

THE VISIT

Open to public are the museum and the gardens
The gardens of Villa Carlotta chiefly owe their reputation to the rhododendrons’ and azaleas’ spring flowering, consisting of over 150 different sorts. But the gardens are worth to visit in every period of the year: old varieties of camellias, century old cedars and sequoias, huge planes and tropical plants, the Rock garden and the Ferns valley, the Rhododendrons wood and the Bamboos garden, the agricultural tools museum and wonderful views of the lake .Some of the flowering plants are enormous and reach the exceptional height of 22 metres.

OPENING HOURS

Open from March 31st to November 6th every day from 10am to 7pm (Ticket Office closes at 6.00pm and the museum closes at 6.30pm)
November and December open only on reservation
PRICES
€12,00 per Adult
€10,00 Over 65s (proof of identity required)
€ 6,00 Students
Free for children under 5 years old
€24,00 for families (2 adults and children between 6 and 18 years old)
It is possible to visit both the garden and the Villa
HOW TO REACH VILLA CARLOTTA
 You can take the ferry boat to Cadenabbia and then just walking for 5 minutes you will reach Villa Carlotta. If you want you can also take the ferry boat to Tremezzo and you will arrive to the Villa in just five minutes. A third option would be to take the ferry boat to Villa Carlotta (it stops to the pier in front of the Villa).

 

 

 

 

Contacts and How to get there

Tremezzina - Villa Carlotta
Via Regina 2 Tremezzina
Tel. +39.0344.40.405
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