Bellagio - Parco di Villa Serbelloni
What an experience and Views!
Breathtaking view and panorama of the lake
Routes among native and exotic vegetation
The history of a 15th century villa with its charming atmosphere
One of the most beautiful Parks in the world!
The park of Villa Serbelloni is an amazing natural park that covers almost the entire promontory of Bellagio and extends for about 50 acres.
Form the park you can enjoy unique views of Bellagio and discover the fascinating history that lies behind this almost magical place. We are sure that it will conquer you with all its paths immersed in vegetation and embellished with terraces and statues
The visit to the Park
The visit lasts about 90 minutes and is accompanied by a guide who tells the story of the park and the Villa from its origin to the present day.
Access is allowed to a maximum of 60 people per day and only through guided tours. Reservation is mandatory and you can buy tickets online only with Promobellagio through this web page
The hystory of Villa Serbelloni
The villa was built in the 15th century for Marchesino Stanga.
It was modified in the 16th century by the Sfondrati family and passed in the late 18th century into the hands of the Serbelloni Dukes, who left the building intact, but extended the magnificent grounds.
The Park is owned by the Rockefeller Foundation which has kindly given permission to the Municipality of Bellagio to organize guided tours.
The proceeds from the visits are used for social and cultural activities.These stretch over the high part of the promontory of Bellagio, with over 18 km of avenues and paths that allow the visitor to admire the large quantity of plants, including rare and exotic plants, which grow on the terraces sloping down towards the lake. Splendid views of the Como and Lecco branches of the Lake from the XVIII century garden as well as views of the lake’s northern branch and the Pre-Alps from the remains of the fortification on the top of the promontory
The villa has hosted many illustrious figures: Leonardo da Vinici, Emperor Maximillian I, Silvio Pellico, Queen Victoria, Manzoni and Parini, who spent a great deal of time here as a tutor to the Duke’s sons.
Today Villa Serbelloni belongs to the Rockefeller Foundation and offers hospitality to artists, practitioners and scholars from all over the world.
Timetables and prices
Adults: € 10.00
Children 7-13 years: € 5.00
Children 0-6 years: FREE ENTRY
Bellagio residents: FREE ENTRY
The price includes the guide for groups of up to 30 people
Duration of the visit: about 2 hours
from 31 March 2023 to 1st November 2023
Starting point of the visit / meeting point:
Promobellagio office in the medieval tower in Piazza della Chiesa
The park of Villa Serbelloni according to you
The guided tour in the garden of Villa Serbelloni is really fantastic. You will walk in one of the most beautiful environments you have ever seen and will get amazing views at every corner into the different arms of lake Como.
Great history and unbelievable views!
Really loved our guide and the inside peak at the park of the Rockefeller Foundation’s very cool Villa Serbelloni. Pliny the Younger may have had a Villa here, and it was later developed by the Visconti family in part due to its strategic location. This is a vigorous walk up and down steep hillsides but in wide, stone paved roads. One of best activities of our trip.
A sunny afternoon walk into a beautiful nature park
…This tour offers one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen as we walked uphill. The views of the lake and the Italian Alps along with the lake and its towns is stunning. Bring your camera!
Info and contacts
Piazza della Chiesa 14 - 22021 Bellagio CO