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. Plan to visit Villa Olmo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Como attractions using our Como trip itinerary builder app.
Tours To Villa Olmo
Lake Como Guided e-Bike and iPad Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 3 hours
Half-Day Lake Como Discovery Tour from Milan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $153
Duration: 5 hours
The Grandeur Of Como: Villa Olmo and Brunate Funicular BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $230
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Villa Olmo Reviews
Nice Villa to visit; it's situated directly at the Como Lake, View is beutiful, and the garden and Villa are nice for a short visit. There is not that much to do other than visiting 3 or 4 rooms in... more »
A truly beautiful villa near the city centre and with a bar and swimming pool adjacent, it is a great spot for all the family. 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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