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In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn when being indoor - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Not only shops are at work, and bars and restaurants may serve, but also museums, theaters and cinemas operate again. Starting from Friday, August 6, however, entrance to many indoor venues is allowed only to people who can provide one of the COVID-19 green certifications, in paper or digital format, issued in order to certify they got an anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, healed from COVID-19, or passed a fast or molecular antigen test with negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus performed within the last 48 hours. Curfew suspended.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

Destination Villa Carlotta  is the destination  No. 18
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.

   Tremezzo  Via Regina 2
tel. [+39] 0344 40405  
Point of Interest map

Immediately after you leave the built-up area of Tremezzo and pass the Grand Hotel, you'll spot the entrance to the majestic Villa Carlotta.

Villa Carlotta acquired this name because, around the year 1850, it was given by Princess Marianna of Nassau, wife of Albert of Prussia, to her daughter Carlotta on the occasion of her marriage.
However the house is of much older origin, having been built in 1690 by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici. It was subsequently owned, until 1838, by the marquis Sommariva who embellished it with artworks and sumptuous furnishings. But Carlotta concentrated her attention on the garden, enlarging it and introducing rare and exotic plants.
Now Villa Carlotta hosts a museum with some outstanding 19th-century works: sculptures by Antonio Canova and Berthel Thorvaldsen. But its grounds - with the many hundreds of botanical species - are the main attraction.
The formal Italian-style gardens, dramatic terracing, parterre and massed flowering shrubs are a joy to see.

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