Gardens of Lake Como

Gardens of Lake Como
A guide to discover the wonderful botanical gardens and parks open to the public and located in the provinces of Como and Lecco.

There is nothing in the world that can compare with the charm of these blazing hot days on the Milanese lakes”.

That is how Stendhal, back in 1817, expressed the emotions he felt on his return from a visit to the Villa Melzi gardens in Bellagio.

The Department of Tourism for the Province of Como, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Como and Grandi Giardini Italiani (Great Gardens of Italy) network, is hoping that all those who visit these wonderful masterpieces of the art of landscaping overlooking Lake Como, whether garden enthusiasts or simply tourists, will feel the same wonder and enchantment.
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Photos of the preview at the fair BIT 2012


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  • 50 gardens of the network “Lake Como Gardens” reviewed

    Experts from Great Gardens of Italy described the history, curiosities and botanical details of the best gardens and parks, located in the province of Como.


  • 170 photos of the villas and their gardens

    Thanks to hotel and villa managers, to Francesca Trabella and photographers Andrea Vergani, Diego Cottino and Enzo Pifferi for providing the photos.


  • Information about tickets and opening hours

    Call, write an email, view the map or visit the website of each garden directly from the app.


  • Add and share your favorites gardens

    Add the gardens to your list of favorites and share them with your friends via email, Twitter or Facebook.


  • Interactive map, available both online and offline

    When you can’t connect to the Internet, you can still browse a detailed map of the provinces of Como and Lecco.


  • Localized in english and italian

    A digital guide accessible to any tourist willing to visit the gardens of Lake Como.

Note: no Internet connection is required to use the app.

An initiative by:

Chamber of Commerce of ComoProvince of ComoProvince of Lecco

  1. #1 by Albegor on February 24, 2012 - 7:41 pm

    Changes in version 1.1 (Released on March 2, 2012):

    -fixed a bug that could make the screen go blank when exiting from the online map.

    -updated photos for Villa del Balbianello, Villa La Collina, Villa Leoni, Villa Melzi and Villa Vigoni.

    -other minor fixes and performance improvements.

  2. #2 by Albegor on April 5, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    Changes in version 1.2 (Released on April 5, 2012):

    -universal binary format for iPhone and iPad, with support for Retina display

    -high resolution offline map and photos, up to 4X better compared to previous version

    -new feature: add your favorite gardens and share them with friends

    -added a callout button on the online map to view the selected garden with Maps

    -added support for auto-rotation of photos in landscape mode

    -added some photos taken from boat and seaplane

    -updated ticket information for Giardini di Villa Serbelloni

    -added a link to the Facebook page:

  3. #3 by Albegor on August 28, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Changes in version 1.3 (Released on August 28, 2013):

    – Support for iPad 3 Retina display

    – Support for iPhone 5 Retina 4-inch display

    – Support for landscape orientation

    – Added a “bounce effect” to scrolling UI elements

    – Improved Twitter and Facebook sharing options

    – Graphics and performance improvements

  4. #4 by Albegor on December 13, 2014 - 11:35 am

    Changes in version 1.4 (Released on December 12, 2014):

    – Added 13 new points of interest in the province of Lecco:
    • Castello di Vezio
    • Villa Cipressi
    • Villa Monastero
    • Valmadrera Botanical Garden
    • Villa Gomes
    • Villa Bertarelli
    • Villa Cabella
    • Villa De Ponti
    • Villa Sommi Picenardi
    • Villa Greppi
    • Eva’s Garden
    • Villa Confalonieri
    • Villa Facchi

    – Light user interface restyle

  5. #5 by Albegor on March 3, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    Changes in version 1.4.1 (Released on March 3, 2015):

    – Optimizations and fixes for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

  6. #6 by Albegor on June 15, 2015 - 5:40 pm

    Changes in version 1.4.2 (Released on June 15, 2015):

    – Updated pictures and descriptions for Villa Carcano and Villa d’Este
    – Updated opening times and ticket prices
    – Minor usability improvements

  7. #7 by Albegor on September 28, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    Changes in version 1.5 (Released on September 28, 2016):

    – Added Villa del Grumello
    – Minor corrections and improvements

  8. #8 by Albegor on June 2, 2022 - 10:15 am

    Changes in version 1.7 (Released on June 2, 2022):

    – Technical and content updates

  9. #9 by Albegor on April 15, 2024 - 10:27 am

    Changes in version 1.9 (Released on April 12, 2024):

    – Updated opening times and ticket prices

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