Grand Hotel Menaggio is perfect for visiting the Villa Carlotta botanical garden because it is only 7 minutes away by car. We reach this picturesque location by driving along Via IV Novembre and Via Regina.
Villa Carlotta is one of the most captivating sites in the Lario area, with more than 70,000 square meters that can be visited between gardens and museums. The structure was built in the late 17th century and immediately equipped with an elegant Italian garden with statues, staircases and fountains.
Later Gian Battista Sommariva endowed it with works of art by Canova, Thorvaldsen and Hayez.
The Duce of Sachsen-Meiningen enriched the garden by handing us a location rich in plants of different species, flowering in various seasons. A special feature that makes the garden of Villa Carlotta visitable at any time of the year.
Within the garden we find different locations:
- The Italian Garden: dating back to the time of the villa's construction, it features shaped pruned hedges, fountains, water features, statues, boxwood beds to build geometric elements, terraces connected by stairways;
- The Romantic Garden: larger than the Italian garden, with plane trees and a series of scenery enacted through the portamenti, textures, and volumes of the plants;
- The Agricultural Compartment: this is a visually different area from the park, once dedicated to agricultural production and now filled with olive trees.
Plants and flowers in the botanical garden include citrus trees, roses, camellias, monumental trees such as cedars, redwoods, and pines, hydrangeas, English roses, azaleas, euphorbias, cacti, agaves, aloes, aromatic plants, tropical plants such as bromeliads, kentias, ficus, orchids, and cinnamon.
The particularly advantageous location makes the Grand Hotel Menaggio ideal for those who want to discover one of the most beautiful parks and gardens on Lake Como. A destination that can be combined with a stay full of relaxation, services and comforts thanks to the proposals of the 4-star hotel. The hotel has lake view rooms and suites, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, boat dock.
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