Built in 1797 as a summer retreat for the aristocracy, and named for an elm that once stood at the heart of the gardens, Villa Olmo is now property of the municipality of Como. Neoclassical in style, the villa is only open during exhibitions, though the lakeside gardens are open to the public at all times. Enjoy a drink at the open-air bar in the garden, or relax on the lawns. Check online to see the schedule of events and exhibits. Only about 2 km (1.3 mi) from the heart of Como, it is an easy walk along the lake to get to the villa. Make Villa Olmo a part of your Como vacation plans using our Como trip itinerary builder app .
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Villa Olmo Reviews
Worth the walk if you are staying close by - easily reachable on foot from the city center - less than 15min walk around the harbor. You can tour the villa or walk through the grounds and waterfront.... more »
Worth a walk along the from to the villa. Can’t say it did much for me itself but it’s on the lake, you can sit and have an ice cream or cold drink and drink on the views. more »
Beautiful villa with a spectacular view of the lake and mountain. There is a fountain and a nice garden in front of the villa.
A must see of Como. Very recommendable for a nice walk or picnic in its back yard. The walk from Como to Villa Olmo presents one of the most beautiful scaneries you can probably find on the lake.
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