Attractions

Villa La Quiete

This villa is situated in Tremezzo on the western branch of Lake Como and dates back to the 16th century and was built for the Duke of Carretto. By the mid to late 18th century, the villa was restored in baroque style. The villa passed hands to the Brentano family and thereafter
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Castello di Breno

Castle  Breno is approximately a two and a half hour drive from the town of Como (depending on which route you take and also traffic).  The castle is composed of numerous buildings that were constructed over the the centuries and now integrate into the hill on which the castle
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Castello Di Vezio

You can visit the tower and vaults in Castle Vezio that date back to first World War. This medieval fortress surrounded by olive groves is located up on the mountainside above the town of Varenna and is now a bird of prey breeding, nursing and training centre. There are daily
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Villa Erba

The villa formed the main part of the property annexed to the Convent of Santa Maria Assunta of Cernobbio, which was run by the nuns of the Cluniac Benedictine order. It is said that one of the first descriptions of this villa dates back to the 15th century, where the villa
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Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero is situated in Varenna on the eastside of Lake Como.  It is thought that this villa was founded after the attack on Isola Comacina during the war between Como and Milan (before the 1200’s.) The villa was once a Cistercian convent until the mid 1500’s
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Villa Fontanelle

This beautiful villa is situated in the village of Moltrasio  and was built in the 19th century.  Previously owned by the Versace family, the villa is now the property of Russian millionaire Arkady Novikov since 2008. The best way to see this magnificent villa is from an
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Villa La Carlia

This villa in situated in the town of Tremezzo is also known as Villa Pirelli (from the name of its famous last owners).  It was built around the late 1600’s and takes its name from the original owners De Carli.  Villa La Quiete is nearby. Villa La Carlia sits at the the
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Villa Amila

This villa  situated in Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy) was built in 1931-32 from the plans of architect Peter Lingeri, on behalf of the Italian Motonautica Lario Association (Lario Boat Association). This explains the “ship” styled villa located directly on the lake.
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Villa Meier

This villa in Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy – also known as Villa Mainona) is the result of restructuring by architect Peter Lingeri.  The restructuring of Villa Meier is based on that of the 19th century Villa Hortensia (property of Roberto Meier) which was damaged from a
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Orrido, Bellano

Melting snow cut a deep narrow gorge (Orrido) into the rocks over many years forming this amazing natural feature. It is possible to visit and explore the gorge as there are ladders and a suspension bridge which allows you to do this (for a small entrance fee).  
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Museo didattico della Seta

The Silk Museum in Como opened in 1990 and provides a true account of the history of the silk industry in Como. In the main hall, reference is made to the art of silkworm breeding. Address: Via Castelnuovo 1 Como Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9am-noon then 3pm-6pm Cost:
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History Museum Giuseppe Garibaldi

The museum opened in 1932 within the Olginati’s Palace.   This museum is home to a collection of costumes, textiles, ceramics, weapons, manuscripts and medals.  The collection illustrates the quality of life within the region of  Lake Como during the last three centuries.
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