Villa Olmo represents one of the main symbols of the city of Como. Villa Olmo was constructed in the 18th century in Neoclassic style by an architect Simone Cantoni. Visitors can see neoclassic motifs especially in the exterior facáde of the villa, where the entrance is presented in the shapes of the five arches intersected with six columns alternating with medallions depicting philosophers.
Villa Olmo changed several owners during its history, however those owners were all members of the nobility who wanted to have suburban residence surrounded by a huge garden. In 1925 the villa ended up in the hands of the municipality of Como, and from then Villa Olmo is the center of culture and artistic events in this city.
The park itself is truly amazing, with 800 trees, among which visitors may find horse chestnuts, cedars from Lebanon, liquidambar and plane trees. Here visitors may find stunningly beautiful botanical gardens with plants that originally come from this region.
Ticket price for Villa Olmo in the city of Como
The entrance to Villa Olmo is FREE OF CHARGE
Working hours of Villa Olmo in the city of Como
Villa Olmo is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00am to 18:00pm
The large park can also be visited free of charge.
It is open to public from 1st October to 4th April from 7:00am to 7:00pm and
from 5th of April to 30TH September from 7:00am to 11:00pm.