Villa Melzi in Bellagio welcomes you with its marvelous and colorful garden.
Villa Melzi is one the most prestigious villa of Lake Como and a symbol of Bellagio.
It has a spectacular and wide park, where you can enjoy the temperate climate surrounded by trees and flowers.
Walking in the garden you meet rare exotic plants, centuries-old trees, hedges of camellias, azaleas, giant rhododendrons and architectural environment and furnishings: the Etrurian urn dated back to the 3rd century B.C., two Egyptian sculptures of 8th and 9th century B.C. in the lake of the Nymphs, the famous group of marble statues with Dante and Beatrice, which inspired the musician Lizst for its Sonata to Dante.
On the lake promenade the Family’s Chapel where the Melzi’s family remains is.
Villa Melzi was built between 1808 and 1810 for Duke Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Duke of Lodi and vice president of the Italian Republic with Napoleon. Nowadays the villa is still a private residence.
Its façade is very simple, enriched by a staircase with double flights adorned by four Egyptian style lions.
The old “orangeries” now hosts the museum where precious relics and engravings of the Napoleonic period are collected together with archeological collections, paintings and memorabilia belonged to Melzi’s family.
From 25th March to October
from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
- single ticket € 6,50
- groups € 5,00
- students € 4,00
- 2day-pass € 8,00
- season ticket € 50
- children under 12 years: Free entrance
NOTE – Direct payment at the Ticket Office (credit card not accepted)
Guided tours available – advance booking required writing to [email protected] or phoning at +393394573838
Gravel paths accessible to wheelchairs.
Bicycles not allowed.
Dogs allowed on leash only.
Villa Melzi Via Lungolario Manzoni – 22021 Bellagio – Como