Villas and Gardens
Villa Carlotta, situated in Tremezzo, has over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum.
The gardens of Villa Carlotta chiefly owe their reputation to the rhododendrons' and azaleas' spring flowering; but also to old varieties of camellias, century old cedars and sequoias, huge planes and tropical plants, the Rock garden and the Ferns valley, the Rhododendrons wood and the Bamboos garden, the agricultural tools museum and the wonderful views on the lake.
VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO
Today the Villa del Balbianello is the most visited among the 52 FAI properties with over 90,000 visitors in 2015.
It is located on the tip of the small wooded peninsula of Dosso d’Avedo and is famous for its elaborate terraced gardens.
Villa Melzi, a historical Villa in Bellagio, considered today a national monument, was built in 1810 as a summer residence on the lakeshore for Francesco Melzi d'Eril.
Every year many tourists come to visit its gorgeous Gardens with stupendous azaleas and rhododendrons, ancient sculptures and a neoclassical chapel and , of course, with a beautiful lake view.