Villa Olmo

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. 

Via Cantoni 1
Phone: +39 031 252553
More details (in Italian)

Villa Olmois closed for restoration.
The park is partially accessible.


From Tuesday to Sunday
10 am – 6 pm
Last admission at 5.30 pm
Closing days 2023: every Monday except April 10th; January 1st - April 9th - April 25th - May 1st - August 15th - November 1st - December 25th and 26th
December 24th and 31st reduced opening hours from 10am to 2pm

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