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Villa Carlotta is open to the public!

Welcome, Villa Carlotta is open to the public in compliance with the guidelines regarding the reopening of museums.

The park and the ground floor of the museum can be visited while - for safety reasons - the second floor of the Villa remains closed.

See the COVID-19 regulation

According to current legislation, valid for all Italian museums, access is limited: it is always possible to purchase the entrance ticket at the ticket office of the Villa but - by buying the visit online for the date and time slot you prefer - you’ll be able to go straight to the turnstile without wasting time on unnecessary waiting or lines.

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Opening hours 2020

Opening hours until 4th October
Monday through Friday Opening: 11am – 6pm
last ticket 5pm, museum is closing at 5.30pm
Saturday and Sunday Opening: 10am– 7pm
last ticket 6pm, museum is closing at 6.30pm
Opening hours from 5th October to 8th November
From Monday to Friday

Opening: 10am – 5pm*
last ticket 4pm, museum is closing at 4.30pm

*The ticket office will open from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm while the Museum will open from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm.

During the ticket office break it will not be possible to access the complex; visitors who will already be inside the Villa between 1pm and 2pm will be able to walk freely in the park or go to the Antica Serra café but not visit the museum.

Saturday and Sunday Opening: 10.30am– 5pm
last ticket 4pm, museum is closing at 4.30pm

Prices 2020

Individual tickets
Adult € 12,00
proof of identity required

€ 10,00

€ 10,00
0 - 5 years old
Disabled people Free
Membership card
First entrance 50 euros
2 adults + children aged 6–18
€ 24,00



Located inside the old greenhouse of the Villa is the "Antica Serra" cafeteria, where you can have lunch and extend your stay in Villa Carlotta enjoying an incomparable view of the lake.

The bookshop is regularly open, available to visitors, and observes the same opening hours of the park.

Two elevators in the garden and a gravel-saving system in the avenues allow you to enjoy the park even in case of difficult walking. In the museum, however, the three floors are connected with an internal lift.

Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.

Dogs are welcome in the garden, but on a leash.

Guided and themed tours

Villa Carlotta Educational Services organize themed tours and workshops for individual users and groups. Check this page for the list of activities that can be booked on dates of your choice or check below for upcoming scheduled tours.

Guided Tours of the area

Villa Carlotta is the ideal starting point to explore glorious Lake Como and its district. We recommend booking one of these accredited tour guide companies:

Bellagio & Lake Como Tour Guides
Mondo Turistico
Muse & Musei
Como Lake Today

How to reach us

By car

From Como: SS340 for Menaggio.
From Milan: A9 Motorway Milano-Laghi, Lago di Como exit, then SS340 for Menaggio.
From Switzerland (Lugano): Lugano-Menaggio road, then SS340 for Como.

where to park

Near Villa Carlotta there are free and paid parking facilities. During high season, we suggest using the Autosilo Villa Mainona car park, in Via Peduzzi, Tremezzina.

by train

Milano Centrale – Tirano, stopping at Varenna Esino, continuing with Navigazione Lago di Como (Tremezzo/Villa Carlotta);
Milano Centrale – Sondrio, stopping at Varenna Esino, continuing with Navigazione Lago di Como (Tremezzo/Villa Carlotta);
Milano Porta Garibaldi – Chiasso stopping at Como San Giovanni;
Milano Cadorna – Como Nord Laghi

by bus

After arriving in Como, continue on Asf Autolinee – bus C10 Como – Menaggio – Colico (Tremezzo – Villa Carlotta).

by boat

After arriving in Varenna or Como, continue on Navigazione Lago di Como (Tremezzo/Villa Carlotta).

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