Main attractions of Como: villas and parks on the lake

Historical nature parks and romantic villas of Como is a must-see for all visitors. Main attractions of Como are scattered in the most picturesque settings throughout shores of the lake, hiding main treasures of the island: exclusive architectural heritage, unique parks and breathtaking panoramic views on the lake.

Centuries-old villas make Como a wonderful place to explore if you’re fascinated by Italian culture and arts as well as landscape design. You can start with a stroll through the pretty gardens of Villa Melzi getting inspired by its unique collection of flowers, plants and trees including evocative oriental garden with a lily pond. The amazing park of Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio is considered one of the most interesting in Italy, featuring valuable plants and trees, thought-out geometry and decoration of gardens. One more destination for all lovers of nature and parks is botanic garden of Villa Carlotta, one of the most picturesque places on the shores of Lake Como. Villa del Grumello situated a few steps away from out hotel hides amazing panoramic views and naturalistic park of great value.

If you’re fascinated by Italian architecture, you can choose plenty of destinations to explore local historical villas each with its unique design and style. Among them you will discover true gems of Italian architecture and landscape design including Villa Balbianello located on Lavedo peninsula, Villa Erba in Cernobbio perfectly representing neo-renaissance style and centuries-old Villa Olmo and Villa Gallia now used as conference and exhibition venues.