All the information you need to plan a visit to the Gardens of Villa Melzi, Bellagio

We are open every day from 10:00am to 7:00 pm – last entrance at 6:30 pm.

Day tickets are valid for one full day and allow visitors to enter and leave the Gardens without limitations over the course of the day; tickets must be purchased at entrance of the Gardens and they are valid for the Museum and the Chapel.


Prices 2023
Day tickets are valid for one full day and allow visitors to enter and leave the Gardens without limitations over the course of the day they are purchased for; entrance to the Gardens, the Museum and the Chapel is included in the ticket.

Adults (day ticket): 8.00 euros
Children aged 11 and under (day ticket): free of charge
Groups minimum of 15 people (day ticket): 6.50 euros per member of the group
School groups (day ticket): 5.00 euros
Season pass: 50.00 euros

To subscribe for a season pass, send a request to

Payment at the ticket office can be made by cash, debit card, credit card or bank transfer.


Services available in the Gardens
Almost all of the Gardens area is accessible to visitors with limited mobility. The Gardens Staff is available to offer access support for the areas without facilitated access (Museum, Chapel). There are toilets for visitors with disabilities. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us regarding any doubts you have and to plan your visit, we will be happy to do everything necessary to make your time with us as pleasant as possible.

Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.

Dogs are welcome in the Gardens, but must be kept on a leash, and we remind dog owners to come prepared to dispose of all droppings themselves.

Bicycles and scooters are not allowed in the Gardens.

Visitors will find a number of restaurants and cafes at an easy walking/driving distance from the Gardens.
Tickets are valid for one full day. Ticket holders can enter and exit the Gardens without limitations over the course of the day the ticket is purchased for.


Private events
The Gardens may not be hired for private events such as weddings, ceremonies, or parties.
It is possible, by prior agreement with the Management and filling this form (to be sent to, to book professional photoshoots for private purposes; photoshoots for commercial purposes must be organised and agreed upon with the Management.

The interior of the Villa is not accessible to the public.


Thematic and guided tours
The educational services of the Gardens of Villa Melzi are organised in collaboration with The World of Tels of Pavia and The Original History Walks®: thematic tours in Italian and English and creative workshops for individuals and groups. Please take a look at this web page for the list of activities available for bookings on personalised dates and times, or send us an email for special requests.

Guided tours of the Gardens, including also the family Chapel and the new and fascinating Napoleonic Museum, last about 60/75 minutes and cost 60 euros for up to 14 people (for groups of 15 people or more, 80 euros); payment can be made by cash at the entrance, and the guide will provide a regular tax-withheld receipt.
To book your tour of the Gardens please write to 

The interior the villa, which is still a private residence, is not open to visitors.

Local guides can also be booked for half-day or full-day tours including the Gardens and the historical centre of Bellagio or other locations and villas in the nearby area; prices as follows:

– 1 guide for up to 3 hours: 160,00 euros
– 1 guide for up to 4 hours:  200,00 euros
– 1 guide for 5 to 7 hours: 285,00 euros

For local guides, too, payment can by made by cash at the ticket office on the day of the tour. To book a visit with a local guide, please write to


How to get here

By car
From Como, follow the directions for strada statale SS583 in the direction of Bellagio.
From Lecco, follow the directions for strada statale SS583-SP583 in the direction of Bellagio.
Parking can be found in the vicinity of the Gardens on Lungolario Manzoni road, or in the neighbouring village of Loppia, just a short walk away.
For more information about parking click here

By train
Trains leave Zurich Main Station every hour for Como.
If you are coming from Milan, on the other hand, you can choose the Milano-Como-Bellagio leg leaving from Milano Centrale or the Milano-Como leg from the Stazione Forrovie Nord for Como, and then take a bus or a ferry for Bellagio.

By bus or ferry
To reach Bellagio from Como, you have two options:
1. From Piazzale della stazione (Station Square) in Como you can take one of the frequent buses for Bellagio (there are 10 departures per day).
2. From Como train station you can reach the ferry terminal in ten minutes. From there you can take one of the frequent ferries or hydrofoils for Bellagio.