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)

From Tuesday to Sunday
10 am – 6 pm
Last admission at 5.30 pm
On November 1st, December 25th and 26th, 2022 and on January 1st, 2023 the building is closed to the public
Open on December 8th 2022 and on January 6th 2023

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