Neoclassical villa, famous exhibition place
This villa is a great example of neoclassical architecture. Its construction started at the end of 18th century and was finished in 1812 by marquesses Odescalchi. It belonged to family Raimondi and Visconti di Modrone. In 1925 Como municipality decided to make it a place for cultural events and art exhibitions. Villa Olmo is definitely the most majestic villa at Como lake. It is composed of a huge park and many buildings. Among them, the central building, which is used as exhibition place, the building on the north side, the south and the north casinos, greenhouses, tennis courts, an international hostel and a lido.
Pursuant to the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) issued on 3rd November, the building is closed to the public.
From Tuesday to Sunday
10 am – 6 pm
Last admission at 5.30 pm
Closed on Mondays, January 1st, April 12th (Easter), November 1st, December 25th and 26th
Special opening: April 13th (Easter Monday)
The park is partly accessible.
Free admission except for temporary exhibitions and events
Villa Olmo, the park and its greenhouse are now under restoration thanks to Fondazione Cariplo under the project Tra Ville e Giardini del Lago di Como – Navigare nella conoscenza