Villa Melzi: the botanical garden

Villa Melzi

Villa Mezi: ending up at Villa Melzi is a must if you are on Lake Como! Japanese-style pond with water lilies, wonderful sculptures, flowers and trees… Don’t you think it’s very similar to the literary locus amoenus? Ok, maybe you won’t find the nymphs, but trust me when I say that it’s unmissable!

If you’ve read the article What to do in Bellagio, you’ll certainly notice that I’ve mentioned this fantastic botanical garden, but I think you need more information about its features and curiosities. As always, I don’t want to spoil you too much, I just want you to realize what you’d miss if you skipped Villa Melzi!

First, it’s the perfect compromise to get away from the crowded streets of Bellagio! Located in one of its districts, Loppia, it assures you the peace and calm you deserve. And after a year of stress, few hours far from the chaos are necessary, aren’t they?


Villa Melzi: the botanical garden

Comfortable shoes and a camera are the only things you have to remember to bring with you. This way, your stroll will be pleasant and you can immortalize each detail of your adventure! In addition to the several varieties of flowers and plants, the little museum and the chapel will make you gasp! Hey, there must be a reason Stendhal talked about this spot in one of his masterpieces!

If you are uncertain about the best period to visit Villa Melzi, read the article Best time to visit Lake Como. When is it?: it will walk you through the characteristics of each season. To be honest, I visited the Villa in every season and I was surprised about how much it changes thanks to the colors and lights! In a nutshell: you should come to Lake Como at least twice a year!

So, it doesn’t matter if you aren’t a huge lover of nature… This beautiful English-style garden deserves your attention! You’ll lose track of time and you’d need more for such an incredible experience… Take it from me!


You are on Lake Como…

After all it would be a pity not to reach this beautiful location by water! Taxi Boat Varenna is what you are looking for, since it organizes both group and private tours which let you admire Villa Melzi directly from the lake! What are you waiting for? Visit our website to find out more information and don’t miss out on the chance!

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