Sightseeing: Gardens


View toward Lake Como from the Villa Carlotta Among the many villas with magnificent gardens around Lake Como, two are not to be missed. The Villa Carlotta was built in the 18th century and was later acquired by Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, who gave it to her daughter Charlotte as a wedding present. The 14 acres of gardens are notable for their camellias and azaleas. The beautiful Villa del Balbianello near Lenno dates from 1787 and is surrounded by gardens lush with wisteria, laurel and rhododendrons.

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