A guide to discover the wonderful botanical gardens and parks - open to the public - located in the provinces of Como and Lecco.
“There is nothing in the world that can compare with the charm of these blazing hot days on the Milanese lakes”.
That is how Stendhal, back in 1817, expressed the emotions he felt on his return from a visit to the Villa Melzi gardens in Bellagio.
The Department of Tourism for the Province of Como, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Como and Grandi Giardini Italiani (Great Gardens of Italy) network, is hoping that all those who visit these wonderful masterpieces of the art of landscaping overlooking Lake Como, whether garden enthusiasts or simply tourists, will feel the same wonder and enchantment.
√ 50 gardens of the network “Lake Como Gardens” reviewed
√ 170 photos of the villas and their gardens
√ Information about tickets and opening times
√ Add and share your favorites gardens
√ Interactive map, available both online and offline
√ Localized in english and italian
No Internet connection is required to use the app.
Changes in version 1.6:
√ Updates and optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
Well-designed and attractive
Everything about this app is user-friendly and intuitive--and it looks good too! The developer really did a superb job on it. The Gardens of Lake Como app is nicely designed, easy to use, and aesthetically appealing.
The app's content is clear, well-organised, and easy to read (in both Italian and English). The gardens are listed by location by municipality and by type of estate (villa, palazzo, park, etc.). Each garden's page shows a few zoomable photos, beneath which is a small scrollable section containing the garden's historical background, as well as information about any species, trees, shrubs and perennials unique to it.
You can save gardens to a list of favourites, which you can then choose to share with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter, or email to yourself. When you press the information button, a smaller black slide is superimposed (which looks really cool) and you'll see on it the garden's address, phone number, website (a live link you can open from inside the app), the days and hours the garden is open, ticket prices, whether you need tickets in advance, and if the garden allows guided tours.
Five stars for such an informative, easy-to-use and pretty app about the Gardens of Lake Como.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.