This page is dedicated to all tourist attractions of the Lake Como in northern Italy. Apart from beautiful coastal towns, there are also numerous medieval villas, amazing gardens and several museums that enrich the tourist offer of the Lake Como. Since there is not a large number of such locations, we decided to put them all in one category under the cumulative name - Attractions. Visitors will enjoy visiting wonderful villas that once belonged to the richest Lombard families, as well as gardens where they will have the opportunity to see plants from all over the globe.
This villa might seem as a modern one at first sight, however one should not be fooled by its appearances, as only during the 19th century was it renewed and refurbished. In fact, its history is more than nine centuries long. Originally, the structure was conceived and built as a Cistercian convent for women, in the 12th century. But it changed owners often and the exteriors as well so its purpose changed over time too.
Splendid Villa Melzi d’Eril was built in early the 19th century by Francesco Melzi d'Eril. Francesco was Vice President of the Italian Republic during the Napoleon’s rule in Italy. The villa was constructed in Neoclassic style and it represents a true architectural beauty but what is even more beautiful are the gardens that are extended on 800 meter long coast line.
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 Serbelloni is located near wonderful Bellagio, on Lake Como. It was built in 1850, in pure Neoclassic style, as a luxurious holiday villa for a noble Milanese family. In 1872 it was sold and since then it has become Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni which was inaugurated in 1873. Inside visitors can find frescoes and paintings with mythological scenes, golden panels, ceilings painted with floral motifs, mainly roses, vintage tapestries, ancient Persian rugs.