Villa Olmo is a great example of neoclassical architecture. Its construction started at the end of 18th century and was finished in 1812 by marquesses Odescalchi. It belonged to family Raimondi and Visconti di Modrone. In 1925 Como municipality decided to make it a place for cultural events and art exhibitions. Villa Olmo is definitely the most majestic villa at Como lake. It is composed of a huge park and many buildings. Among them, the central building, which is used as exhibition place, the building on the north side, the south and the north casinos, greenhouses, tennis courts, an international hostel and a lido. 

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Via Simone Cantoni 1, Como, Italy
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Founded: 1797-1812
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Andrea Corsini (13 months ago)
Como is famous for its enchanting villa. In my opinion, villa Olmo is o e of the most attracting, located in a very romantic corner. You can reach it following the walking path along the lake's side. Infact the villa's big garden ends in the river of the lake. The interiors are gorgeous and can be visited for free. If you go during working days, you almost get a private visit, since it's not super crowded.
Ciprian Bolboros (13 months ago)
Really awesome place to visit, given the fact it's free. The view outside from it is amazing and the inside is well preserved. If you're in Como this is a must check.
Salih Dogan (13 months ago)
Villa Olmo was a fantastic place, a neo-classical villa located in the city of Como, northern Italy and just next to the Como Lake. It has a huge garden and a wonderful scene. The rooms in the villa, the doors and entrance, just amazing. Loved the place and you could spend hours in and out of the villa.
Davide Trotta (13 months ago)
Very nice place outside and inside. But rooms should be decorated a little bit more, now they are quite empty and the visit is not particularly interesting. The entrance is free though!
Riccardo Turati (14 months ago)
Fantastic place! If you are in Como you have to visit this place after a short walk from the city center. Usually it's open and you can freely visit it. If you are like you can also find exhibition inside. Moreover the view of the lake and mountains from its garden is awesome, and it's wider compared to the one that you can have from the city. Again... you can't miss it!
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