Villa Olmo

Como, Italy

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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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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P R (4 months ago)
It’s not really a welcoming place once you get there, while from afar it looks majestic. The lawns in front of the villa are quite crowded. There’s a small public „beach“ where you can enter the lake but it’s not really inviting actually.
Anik Mazin (5 months ago)
The Villa is nice but because of renovations we were only able to see the first floor which was nice but not so special in my opinion The gardens are nice to walk for a bit If you have extra time in como The walk there isn’t so long and the view is beautiful
Ian Seaton (6 months ago)
Large villa on the promenade around the bottom of Lake Como, an easy walk out of the town. The gardens are well established and pleasantly laid out. A good place to go to find shade and a little exercise when it is too hot down by the lake.
jean monahan (8 months ago)
Magnificent Villa by the Lake in Como. It seems to be the in place to go to relax - Lots of people having Picnics and playing games. The Villa is Free to walk around - the staff were very welcoming. You visit the downstairs rooms which are incredible to see. The gardens are full of shady trees and seating areas. It is a beautiful setting and the views are amazing. Mi piace - I loved it.
Megan Mitchley (9 months ago)
It's such a beautiful location to visit. I haven't visited inside the villa, but we often go for a little walk around the grounds, and this weekend, we enjoyed a picnic in their gardens. The gardens are well looked after, a lot of space and shade under their beautiful trees, a place to relax, and it just has a peaceful atmosphere.
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