Exhibitions

Plan your visit and learn about the exhibitions at Villa Carlotta.

You can also check out our events programme.

Splendors of the eighteenth century on Lake Como: Villa Carlotta and the Marquis Clerici

22 June – 3 November 2019

Villa Carlotta once more explores its origins, this time with an exhibition revolving around three large Baroque paintings, restored for the occasion. The canvases are by some of the leading artists active in Lombardy at the end of the seventeenth century: Legnanino, Filippo Abbiati and Paolo Cazzaniga.
Opening times: 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 6pm

Artists, looms and weaves. From Leonardo to Maria Lai

22 June – 3 November 2019

In an exhibition that tells the story of the Canclini textile company, Villa Carlotta explores the ancient textile trading tradition, also undertaken by the Marquises Clerici, the first owners of Villa Carlotta.

Clear, fresh and sweet waters. Photographic travels on Lake Como

12 April – 9 June 2019

The exhibition traces a century of Lario – as Como is also known – life and history of photography. The exhibited works are part of a private collection of over 3,000 photographs, a meticulous collection complied by Ruggero Pini of Como. A journey that began in the nineteenth century, with Luigi Sacchi and Pompeo Pozzi, and ended with snapshots by Alfred Stieglitz.

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