Italian Lakes: The Greenway Walks - Part 8

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Italian Lakes: The Greenway Walks - Part 8

It has many valuable plants such as yews, beech trees, sequoias and a centenary exemplar of Ginko Biloba which was beloved by all the owners of villa del Grumello. In the park you can follow three paths: those dedicated to Paolo Giovio and Ugo Foscolo, and that one dedicated to Paul Celesia, which was completed with the opening of panoramic connection with villa Sucota, enlarging the walk that characterizes the Chilometro della Conoscenza and letting you cross the park of Grumello on different height offering new points of view on the landscape and allowing you to discover the many essences and the various souls of the park.

You can get to the villa Sucota on foot, headquarters of the Antonio Ratti Foundation. Its park is extraordinary and particularly enhanced by the latest works started in 2015 thanks to Fondazione Cariplo contribution. Nowadays all the facilities of the villa are accessible: the music pavilion, the lemon tree, the belvedere and the greenhouse.

It’s possible to visit again the different paths which lead the visitors to discover the botanical species, the landscape views and masterpieces of contemporary art created by artists who have been working with Antonio Ratti Foundation over the years like Gerry Bibby, Jimmie Durham, Yona Friedman, Liliana Moro, Richard Nonas and others.

A stunning Victorian-style building, its Neoclassical elegance combined with a large English garden and a breathtaking parterre to the villa’s entrance. Inside a trove of frescoes, bas-reliefs, period furnishings and the charm of a manor from olden times. Recently refurbished thanks to the project “tro ville e giardinii del logo di Como. Navigare nella conoscenza” Among villas and gardens on Lake Como, sailing in wisdom.

Villa Olmo in Como includes all of this and so much more. The project aims to upgrade the properties of Villa Olmo Saporiti. A major improvement scheme to create a huge botanical garden is underway, opening between late June-early July. For the lovers of 18th and 19th-century art and architecture, and for those who prefer a lakeside walk with impressive views from a marvellous vantage point, villa Olmo is a must see.

It was one of the best locations for dream-like weddings, Lake Como provides a legendary background for proposals in the most romantic way. Villa del Babianello is the most sought-after venue on Lake Como for popping the question.
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