Villa Melzi

Where Neoclassical Elegance Meets Nature's Beauty

A view of Villa Melzi from our private boat tour

Neoclassical Elegance Meets Nature's Beauty

Nestled along the tranquil shores of Lake Como, Villa Melzi d’Eril beckons visitors with its timeless charm and natural splendor.

Delve into the captivating world of Villa Melzi with La Flaca and experience an enchanting neoclassical villa with a rich history and lush botanical gardens that will leave you spellbound.

A Glimpse into History of Villa Melzi

Who is the Owner of Villa Melzi?

The stewardship of Villa Melzi is entrusted to the Gallarati Scotti family, the current owners, who have painstakingly preserved its historic beauty and botanical wonders.

When Was Villa Melzi Built?

The Villa was constructed in the neoclassical style during the early 19th century.

It is a testament to the architectural grace of that era and a living piece of Lake Como’s history.

Can You Go Inside Villa Melzi?

Visitors often wonder whether they can step inside the hallowed halls of the Villa.

Unfortunately, the interior of the villa is not open to the public. However, the real treasures lie in the gardens that envelop this architectural gem.

A woman in a white wedding dress on a private boat tour photoshoot

Key Features

The complex of Villa Melzi d’Eril comprises not only the villa itself but also its extensive botanical gardens.

Here, you will discover:

Artistic Masterpieces

The villa houses remarkable decorations by renowned artists, including Antonio Canova, Andrea Appiani, Giovan Battista Comolli, and Giuseppe Bossi, adding a layer of artistic grandeur to your visit.

Botanical Paradise

Stroll through gardens adorned with azaleas, gigantic rhododendrons, and other exotic plants. Highlights include a hidden cave, an enchanting artificial pond in Japanese style, and centuries-old trees that whisper tales of the past.

Napoleonic Treasures

Within the Orangery adjacent to the villa, a small museum exhibits Napoleonic memorabilia, offering insight into Duke Francesco Melzi d’Eril’s loyalty to Napoleon.

Scenic Elegance

Be sure to explore the elegant terrace and admire statues thoughtfully placed in the flower-beds. These elements are integral to the original garden design and offer picturesque views.

A panoramic shot of Villa Melzi

Book your private Boat Tour

Your journey to Villa Melzi promises an exquisite blend of history, art, and nature.

To truly savor the charm of this destination, embark on a private boat tour that will take you to this enchanting villa and offer you a chance to explore its mesmerizing gardens.

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Book your private boat tour now and explore the wonders of Villa Melzi, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.