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Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)
Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)

Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)

Mar–Oct: 9:30am–6:30pm daily
Via Lungalario Manzoni, Bellagio, Lombardy, 22021

The basics

The Villa Melzi Gardens, considered among the most beautiful in Italy, were designed in the English style, and are dotted with statuary, grottoes, pavilions, a traditional orangery (which today houses a museum), and a small chapel where the Melzi family is entombed. There are a number of paths crisscrossing the grounds, and those along the waterfront are lined with benches to take in the view over the lake. Visit the gardens on a walking, biking, or boat tour of Lake Como and Bellagio. Many Lake Como tours also explore the nearby city of Varenna, Villa Balbianello, and Villa Carlotta. Photography buffs can choose a photography tour that includes a stroll through the Villa Melzi gardens to capture the views.

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BELLAGIO FOOD TOUR + Villa Melzi
BELLAGIO FOOD TOUR + Villa Melzi
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$100.53 per adult
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This tour was amazing!
Elena met us and was very friendly and personable. She taught us some Italian words which I’ll never forget and brought us around the scenic Bellagio to different shops & bakeries. She took us to places only the locals know about and told us many amazing stories. I will never forget my visit to Lake Como & highly recommend her tour to anyone visiting the area. Thank you Elena!!!
Leiana_R, Apr 2022

Things to know before you go

  • The Villa Melzi Gardens are a must for avid gardeners and photographers.
  • If you are touring the highlights of Lake Como on foot or by bike, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Parts of the gardens are accessible to wheelchair users, but many tours include access on foot and by boat, which may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or a wheelchair.
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How to get there

Villa Melzi d’Eril and the Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) are located in Bellagio directly along the shores of Lake Como. Walk to the gardens from the center of Bellagio or take a water taxi to the jetty adjacent to the grounds.

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When to get there

The Giardini di Villa Melzi are open from March through October. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit, when the gardens are in full bloom but less crowded than the summer months.

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Villa del Balbianello

Garden enthusiasts may also want to visit Villa del Balbianello, set on a small promontory on the western shore of Lake Como. The villa’s luxurious interiors and scenic loggia are open to the public, and the lavish gardens with romantic lake views have been used as the setting for a number of Hollywood films.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)?
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Attractions near Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi):
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What else should I know about attractions in Lake Como?
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As well as visiting the Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: