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Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)
Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi)

Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) Tours and Activities

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The stately Villa Melzi d’Eril sits at the edge of Lake Como in the picturesque town of Bellagio, while the peaceful Villa Melzi Gardens(Giardini di Villa Melzi) stretch out around it, hugging the lake. Both the villa and gardens were built in the early 19th century as the summer home for an Italian duke. The gardens were designed in the English style with statues, and the grounds include a traditional orangery (which today houses a museum) and a small chapel. Inside the museum, you'll find a bust of Napoleon and a set of ceremonial keys to the city of Milan. The small chapel is where the Melzi family is entombed.

While the villa itself is not open to the public, there are lots of walking paths through the gardens, ideal for getting away from the crowds in Bellagio. Some of the paths run right along the lake, with blooming plants on the opposite side and benches placed along the path so you can stop and enjoy the view for awhile. Visit the gardens on a full-day walking and boating tour of Lake Como to explore the nearby city of Varenna, taste local olive oil, and enjoy a boat ride across the lake.

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Mar–Oct: 9:30am–6:30pm daily
Via Lungalario Manzoni, Bellagio, Lombardy, 22021
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

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Capture the spirit of Lake Como on a walking tour of Bellagio and Varenna, two of the mid-lake region's most enchanting towns. Stop at a historic olive oil mill to taste one of the region's local specialties, accompanied by cured meats and wine. A Lake Como boat cruise takes you to visit Villa Melzi's lush gardens and the opulent Villa del Balbianello, including a traditional lunch at a lakefront restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper

Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper

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The lake center of Lake Como is unique for its natural beauty and for the sumptuous ancient villas that overlook it, observing all this from the water offers the best point of view. My 38 foot boat will allow you to do it in comfort and total safety. Furthermore I will serve you a good Italian aperitif with a small tasting of Italian foods, if you want we can stop for a relaxing swim in the most exclusive places and also you will experience the thrill of sailing and relaxing in silence or listening to the music that you pleases
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  • 3 hours
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Lake Como Private Boat Tour

Lake Como Private Boat Tour

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Lake Como is among the most scenic of Italy’s northern lakes, lined with historic villas and gardens. With this boat tour, admire sights that are inaccessible by ferry or car and enjoy the flexibility of a private experience. Set off from Como to cruise past Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta, snap photos of Tremezzo and Bellagio, and get a glimpse of the lake’s island and waterfall.
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  • 3 hours
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Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper

Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper

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Experience lake Como from a new perspective! Visit the most amazing coves, villas and towns of Lake Como on board of a 38ft sailing yacht.
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  • 2 hours
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Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch
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Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch

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Known as a picturesque lakeside town, Bellagio’s beauty is no secret. But explore it with a guide, and you’ll discover the little-known vantage points and sights that many visitors miss. On this tour, you’ll visit a sleepy fishing harbor where rare Larian gondola boats bob on the water, a park, and a botanical garden. Then, finish up with a gourmet lunch at a Michelin-listed local restaurant.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Road Bike tour in Lake Como & Bellagio

Road Bike tour in Lake Como & Bellagio

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Get an uninterrupted panorama of stunning Lake Como on this small-group cycling tour. Ride along smooth, rolling roads, without the need to backtrack or cover any steep climbs, stopping to admire the water from multiple angles. Then, hop a boat and cruise across the lake with your bike, continuing your ride on the other side. Guided tours include door-to-door transfers from select hotels and a coffee break in Bellagio.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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BELLAGIO Hike Tour & Villas

BELLAGIO Hike Tour & Villas

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The tour starts in Bellagio. Experience the intense green and blue of Lake Como hiking through charming historic villages and woods. An easy hike of about 6 km, a scenic journey that will make you feel as though you have been transported back into early Italy, with stunning views around every corner. We will explore this famous hamlet walking along its picturesque steep stone alleys, admiring the elegance of its boutiques, continuing up to Pescallo and Aureggio crossing lush gardens and olive groves passing by noble mansions and villas. We will visit the ancient coloured village of San Giovanni. From this point it’s a steep path up. We will immerse in nature, hiking through enchanted woods to reach a suggestive restaurant with spectacular views over the lake. Here we will stop for our delicious local tasting. A great opportunity to get to know better your new travel companions over a glass of red wine. The tour ends at the magnificent gardens of Villa Melzi.
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  • 4 hours
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Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, private guided tour

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Bellagio & Varenna, Lake Como, private guided tour

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Bellagio is a little village on Lake Como: Bellagio is famous allover the world, a picturesque town that is visited every year by a multitude of tourists coming from everywhere. In Bellagio you can admire the fantastic panorama of Lake Como and also walk through the splendid gardens of Villa Melzi. The guided tour will be walking across the town center and then we will see the gardens of villa Melzi, later by a ten minutes trip to cross the Lake by public ferry boat we will go to the town of Varenna visiting first the splendid Villa Monastero and later the medieval church of St. George and the town center of Varenna. This is a private guided tour for your group only or only for you if you are a single tourist. Please take note that the entrance tickets to all villas and all ferry boat transfers are not included in the price of the guided tour and must be paid at local cash desks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.75
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BELLAGIO FOOD TOUR + Villa Melzi

BELLAGIO FOOD TOUR + Villa Melzi

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Learn about the history, culture and food of Bellagio, while sampling a variety of delicious tastings in authentic settings. Mix with the community and practise some Italian at local shops, bars and piazzas. Our Bellagio Food Tour is not simply a walking tour. It's a taste of local life. Start your day with our world-famous thick-foamed espresso continuing exploring Bellagio with your new friends, walking through its picturesque steep stone alleys, admiring the elegance of its boutiques. Stop by at our local favorite "pasticceria" and "pizzeria". Tastings here are more than just delicious. Continue exploring crossing lush gardens and olive groves passing by noble mansions and villas. Meet the farmers, the cheese and the olive oil producers for an authentic experience. Pick fresh organic vegetables right from their gardens and learn about the fascinating stories that lie behind the other dishes you are going to taste. The tour ends at the magnificent gardens of Villa Melzi.
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  • 4 hours
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Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como. The village and the surrounding area

Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como. The village and the surrounding area

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Make the most of your time in Bellagio with this tour that takes you through the highlights and hidden gems without the hassle of a map or guidebook. Explore on foot with your guide, beginning at the Villa Melzi gardens and then continuing to the Borgo di Pescallo. Learn about Bellagio’s history and architecture over lunch (not included), and then dive into the heart of the old town in the afternoon.
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  • 6 hours
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Best of Lake Como: guided visit to Villa Carlotta + 1 h private watertaxi cruise

Best of Lake Como: guided visit to Villa Carlotta + 1 h private watertaxi cruise

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Make the most of your time on Lake Como with this tour that touches on the top sights in just a few hours. Enjoy a guided tour of Villa Carlotta and its botanical gardens, then set off on a lake cruise along the coastline from Tremezzo to marvel at Villa del Balbianello and round the island of Comacina. Skirt the opposite shore on the way back to admire Villa Melzi and Bellagio.
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  • 3 hours
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$151.93
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LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch (Guided Tour)

LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch (Guided Tour)

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Experience unique natural beauty, as you cruise down the lake through the very center and beating heart of Lake Como, admiring its XIX villas and noble mansion onboard our venetian water taxi. Satisfy your curiosity about the architectural features, culture and history of the hamlet stepping off the boat in Bellagio. Experience the true flavor, the sounds, the smells and the very life of this enchanting village and its surrounding walking through its picturesque steep stone alleys admiring the elegance of its boutiques. Enjoy local dishes at a lakefront restaurant and mingle with locals and your new travel companions over a glass of red wine. Stroll along the magnificent gardens of Villa Melzi to relax and finish creating your unforgettable Italian memory.
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  • 3 hours
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Private 90-Minute Painting experience in Bellagio

Private 90-Minute Painting experience in Bellagio

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Join an Italian artist to create your own watercolor painting of Lake Como, in a setting that’s inspired painters for centuries. Amid the historical gardens of Villa Melzi in Bellagio, you’ll create your own work using little-known techniques under the supervision of Abele Vadacca, a prestigious sculptor and painter. No experience is necessary, and all equipment for the private experience is provided.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como

Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como

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A panoramic transfer by minivan to Tremezzo for a guided tour of Villa Carlotta followed by a private water taxi cruise to admire Villa del Balbianello and the Comacina Island. Explore and enjoy Bellagio and then depart for a long cruise back to Como to relax admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Private Tour in Lake Como

Full Day Private Tour in Lake Como

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See Lake Como how you want to with this private day trip from Milan. After a pickup direct from your hotel, you’ll travel north with your own driver and personal group of family and friends to the picture-perfect Lombardy lake. Your day can be tailored to you, but a typical itinerary includes visits to the lake towns of Como, Cernobbio, Bellagio, and Tremezzo, plus attractions such as Villa Carlotta. Note that entry fees are paid at your own expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boat Tour - Historic Villas

Boat Tour - Historic Villas

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A day of relaxation, art and culture to discover the most famous and beautiful Villas of Lake Como. You will visit Villa Carlotta, famous for its art works and the immense botanical garden that surrounds it. Then you can visit Villa Balbianello in Lenno, you will be enchanted by its amazing garden with its famous statues. Then you will visit the beautiful Gardens of Villa Melzi D'eril in Bellagio with its incredible variety of plants.
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  • 4 hours
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$391.04
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LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch

LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch

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Experience unique natural beauty, as you cruise down the lake through the very center and beating heart of Lake Como, admiring its XIX villas and noble mansion onboard our venetian water taxi. Satisfy your curiosity about the architectural features, culture and history of the hamlet stepping off the boat in Bellagio. Experience the true flavor, the sounds, the smells and the very life of this enchanting village and its surrounding walking through its picturesque steep stone alleys admiring the elegance of its boutiques. Enjoy local dishes at a lakefront restaurant and mingle with locals and your new travel companions over a glass of red wine. Stroll along the magnificent gardens of Villa Melzi to relax and finish creating your unforgettable Italian memory.
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  • 2 hours
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$219.22
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Villas and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day PRIVATE Tour

Villas and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day PRIVATE Tour

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This full day tour will allow you to discover the “pearls” of the mid lake area and view and visit some of the most famous waterfront villas, all accompanied with the tasting of delicious local products. A full day guided tour including: walking tour of Varenna, a visit to Villa Balbianello and Villa Melzi gardens, a relaxing private cruise, the sampling of olive oil at an original mill plus tastings of local cheese, cold cuts, wine, fish and pasta. The tour is PRIVATELY HELD and available for a maximum of 12 participants.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$847.26
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Private Water Bike Tour on Lake Como

Private Water Bike Tour on Lake Como

Are you ready to ride on the waters of Lake Como? This exit will give us a unique experience, a Be-Bike tour riding the waters of one of the most pleasant and fairytale basins of the Bel Paese. We will find ourselves in the fabulous lido of Bellagio and, after the initial introductions, we will get on our Be-Bikes living a unique adventure, fun and suitable for everyone. After a few meters we will find ourselves in the heart of the lake and, lulled by its gentle wave motion, we could stop to contemplate an unprecedented perspective of the surrounding landscape setting. Caressed by the scents and delicate reflections of the waters, we will do healthy competitive activity in perfect symbiosis with the enchanting scenery of Lake Como.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.17
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The best tour of Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

The best tour of Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

Bellagio is known as the pearl of Lake Como, standing at the very heart of it, where the three branches of the beautiful lake meet one another. Its elegant and discreet atmosphere is a perfect metaphor of the beauties which have made these surroundings a prefect leisure location throughout the centuries. This exclusive tour will allow you to first discover some of the charming coastal villages from a private speedboat at your disposal for a quick cruise; then, landing back in Bellagio, you will enjoy the magnificent garden of Villa Melzi d'Eril and the enchanting alleys of the city centre. At the end, just relax in a cosy winery, for a full tasting accompanied by local delicacies.
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  • 4 hours
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$473.99
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Lake Como and its villas tour

Lake Como and its villas tour

The soothing and elegant atmosphere of Lake Como is inimitable. Since the Roman age, it has been a leisure location for aristocrats and still, due to the quite impervious configuration, it has not been reached by the mass tourism. From the Renaissance to the Napoleonic age, wealthy families, clergymen and politicians have built here their summer residences. This exclusive guided tour will take you along the lakeside, to discover some of these art treasures: Villa del Balbianello, Villa Erba, Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi d'Eril, also famous for its garden. You will be astonished by their beauty and by the harmony between architecture and landscape. After just one day, a light will be shining forever in your eyes and your soul.
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  • 7 hours
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$622.88
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Lake Como: Venetian-style Boat Cruise to Villas (small groups only)

Lake Como: Venetian-style Boat Cruise to Villas (small groups only)

Cruise on Lake Como! prepare yourself to spend a day truly as a VIP! Small groups for a unique and authentic experience. Jump on a beautiful Venetian-style boat used only for our group. Most of the proposals on the lake generally offer transits by regulars crowded ferries that do not allow a good view of the beauties around.This tour lasts about 4 hours: 3 hours total on board + stops in Varenna and Bellagio. No crowd, no stress ... Just you, your driver and your thoughts! 15-minutes coffee break in Varenna before the best part of the cruise: Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa La Cassinella and many other beautiful architectures and stunning landscapes. Don't forget to toast to Life with a glass of Prosecco while you stare at this romantic views! You'll then meet Isola Comacina, a little islands rich in history and nature before arriving in Bellagio, "The Pearl of Lake Como", Here you stop for about 1 hour and you're free to visit around with our map (designed by us!).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Art Experience in Villa Melzi & lunch in Bellagio

Art Experience in Villa Melzi & lunch in Bellagio

Explore Lake Como - one of Italy’s most beautiful locations - on a day filled with art, inspiration, and good food. First visit Villa Melzi in Bellagio where you set up your easel among the rhododendrons, azalea, Japanese Maples, and sculptures. Learn from a master artist and let the creativity flow. Then sit down for an elegant lunch overlooking Lake Como at a Michelin listed restaurant in the fishing port of Loppia. Get personalized attention in a small-group setting (max 6).
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  • 2 hours
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Lake Como Bellagio & Villa Carlotta, private guided tour

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Lake Como Bellagio & Villa Carlotta, private guided tour

Bellagio is a little and beautiful town on Lake Como: Bellagio is famous all over the world, a picturesque town that is visited every year by a multitude of tourists coming from everywhere. In the town of Bellagio you can admire the fantastic panorama of Lake Como and also walk through the splendid gardens of Villa Melzi. After the visit to villa Melzi, by a ten minutes ferry boat trip to cross the lake, you will figure out Villa Carlotta where you will also have a guided tour to see the garden and the rooms of the villa with their vintage original furniture, you will be guided by a professional tour leader speaking your language. This is a private guided tour for your group only or only for you if you are a single tourist. Please take note that the entrance tickets to all villas and ferry boat transfers are not included in the price of the guided tour and all tickets must be paid at local cash desks. Please ask in case you need any transfer service to reach the town of Bellagio.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$177.75
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What are Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) hours of operation?
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Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) hours of operation: Mar–Oct: 9:30am–6:30pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) costs USD 65.17. Guided Villa Melzi Gardens (Giardini di Villa Melzi) tours start around USD 65.17 per person.
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