Varenna - Villa Cipressi

Villas and GardensIn the Bellagio area

Villa Cipressi is a series of buildings and gardens of great historical interest built principally between 1400 and 1800.

Among the various proprietors was the noble Serponti family who migrated here from the Comacina island when, in 1169, this island was destroyed by the people from Como. At the end of the 18th century it was owned by Baron Isimbardi, director of Milan’s Mint. It was also an hotel and among the guests in 1838 was Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria and his family. Later it was taken over by the Andreossi family who were mainly interested in the park and after them it passed to the English knightly family of Sulton and latterly to the editor Accame.

In 1980 it was bought by voluntary public subscription by the “People and Friends of Varenna” and now it’s run by a private association of volunteers who ensure, over and above everything else, that it participates in the prestigious international cultural manifestations which take place at the nearby Villa Monastero. Amongst the most important guests that have been there are well known people such as the Nobel Prize winners Rubbia, Bardeen, Alfven, Cooper, Schrieffer and other illustrious scientists and teaching staff from the most important Italian and foreign universities.Now it is an Hotel.

Possibility to visit the garden of the Villa.
€8 per adult
€5 reduced (people with more than 65 years old, groups with more than 10 people and residents of Lecco County
€3 reduced (kids between 12 and 18 years old ad students between 18 and 24 years old)
Free for kids between 0 and 11 years old and residents of Varenna
Entrance comprehensive of Villa Cipressi Botanic Garden and Villa Monastero Botanic Garden:
€15 per adult
€9 reduced (people with more than 65 years old, turistic groups with more than 10 people and residents of Lecco County
€6 reduced ( kids between 12 and 18 years old and students from 18 to 24 years old)
Only when Villa Monastero is open
March:open everyday from 10 A.M to 5.00 P.M
April, May, June: open everyday from 16 A.M to 8.00 P.M
JulyAugust: open everyday from 9.30 A.M to 8.00 P.M
September: open everyday from 10 A.M to 7.30 P.M
October: open everyday from 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M
November: open to November from 10.00 A.M to 5.00 P.M
Take the ferry boat to Varenna, then,walking along the Lake promenade you will walk up to Piazza dalla Chiesa

Contacts and How to get there

Varenna - Villa Cipressi
Via 4 Novembre Varenna
Tel. +39.0341.830.401

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