Reopening of the Villa del Grumello and Villa Sucota Gardens.
These two villas on the road from Como to Cernobbio, owned by the Ratti Foundation, have glorious gardens with great views out to the lake and will be open again to the public from Sunday 10th April.
Lake Como does seem to go into hibernation over winter which can be a little disappointing for those visiting in February or early March but then suddenly, with the arrival of Spring, there is a glorious reawakening palpable in the many parks and gardens that surround the lake. Note in particular Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo and Villa Melzi at Bellagio, to mention two of the better known gardens.
For those of you who have never seen the parks of these two villas, be assured that a visit is well worthwhile and makes a great continuation to the Passeggiata on the lakefront to Villa Olmo. Cross the pedestrian bridge at the back of Villa Olmo and turn right into the grounds of Villa del Grumello.
For those who already know the villas, there are some excellent reasons for returning this year given that the park of Villa Sucota will be opened up for the first time. Additionally the Villa del Grumello gardens have been spruced up, more of the greenhouses have been renovated and various pieces of contemporary art have been distributed around the site.
The gardens are open free of charge on Sundays from 10th April from 10.00 – 18.00 and also throughout the month of August.