Plan your visit

An eclectic villa, a terrace on the lake, a route through history, tradition, and botany. This is what Villa Monastero has to offer you.

Please note that the ticket purchased online (through Vivaticket) is not a reservation and the entrance time indicated on the ticket is not binding.

The day on the on line ticket is binding but the time is not binding so you can use your ticket at any time during opening hours so long as the day stays the same.
 
Tickets can be bought at the ticket desk, there is no limitation for individual visits and for families

Days and times 2024

House Museum and Botanic Garden

House Museum:  closed.

Botanical Garden:  closed.

House Museum: closed.

Botanical garden: closed.

House Museum: on 1° March closed.

From 2 March 2024, the House Museum opens from 10:00 to 17:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Botanical Garden: on 1° March closed.

From 2 March 2024, the botanical Garden opens every day from 10:00 to 17:00.

House Museum: from Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 9:30 to 19:30.

On 1° April, the House Museum is open. 

Botanical Garden: daily from 9:30 to 19:30.

 

House Museum: daily from 9:30 to 20:00.

Botanical Garden: daily from 9:30 to 20:00.

House Museum: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:30 to 19:30.

Botanical Garden: daily from 9:30 to 19:30.

House Museum: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00.

Botanical Garden: daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

House Museum: on 1° November 2024, from 10:00 to 18:00. 

On 2-3-9-10-16-17-23-24-30 November 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00.

Botanical Garden: on 1° November 2024, from 10:00 to 18:00. 

On 2-3-9-10-16-17-23-24-30 November 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

House Museum: on 1-6-7-8-14-15-21-22-23-24 and from 26 to 31 December from 10:00 to 17:00.

Botanical Garden: on 1-6-7-8-14-15-21-22-23-24 and from 26 to 31 December from 10:00 to 17:00.

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Entrance to the botanical Garden
and the House Museum 2024

Full price / Reduced price

Full price € 13,00

Reduced price:

€ 9,00 people over 65 years old, groups of more than 20 people, members of Touring Club Italiano, FAI members, ICOM members, and during Ville Aperte in Brianza initiative.

€ 7,00 young people from 15 to 25 years old

People will get 50% off the regular ticket price by showing the Viandante via Lago ticket at the entrance.

During closing time, the entrance will be € 20,00 per person (minimum 40 people).

 

Free

Free entrance: for children and young people from 0 to 14 years old, for residents of the Municipality of Varenna. For invalid and disabled people, free entrance is extended also to an eventual accompanying person. For participants in educational courses and institutional visits approved by the Provincia di Lecco.

Free entrance for the European Union Tourist Guide by showing a valid license issued by the competent authority.

Free entrance for environmental excursion guides when accompanying a group and by showing an identification card.

For groups: 1 free tour leader every 20 paying visitors

School groups

Free entrance for teachers accompanying pupils.

Educational activities

€ 100,00 for 1 educational activity (€ 80,00 for groups who come from the province of Lecco).

Free entrance for teachers and companions. 

Cumulative ticket with Villa Cipressi Botanic Garden

It can be purchased only on the opening days of Villa Cipressi garden.

Full price: € 22,00 

Reduced price: € 15,00 for people over 65, groups of more than 20 people, members of Touring Club Italiano, FAI members and ICOM members.

Reduced price: € 11,00 for children and young people from 15 to 25 years old 

Free entrance for children from 0 to 14 years old. 

Free entrance for invalid and disabled people, free entrance is extended also to an eventual accompanying person. 

Access with boats

Access to Villa Monastero, Botanic Garden and House Museum by boat:

Free mooring with boats for those who go to Villa Monastero for visiting purposes, access to the Villa Monastero mooring is allowed to boats and taxi boats exclusively to pick up and drop off people for the visit of the Botanic Garden and the House Museum, by contacting in advance the Villa Monastero ticket office on +39 0341/830129.

The dimensions of the docking platform are given below: width 6.30 m x 2.70 m, connected to another platform on the ground by a footbridge 1.10 m wide and 6.50 m long.

Entrance
to the botanical Garden 2024

Full price / Reduced price

Full price € 10,00

 

Reduced price:

€ 7,00 people over 65 years old, groups of more than 20 people, members of Touring Club Italiano, FAI members, ICOM members, and during Ville Aperte in Brianza initiative.

€ 5,00 young people from 15 to 25 years old

People will get 50% off the regular ticket price by showing the Viandante via Lago ticket at the entrance.

 

During closing time, the entrance will be € 20,00 per person (minimum 40 people). 

Free

Free entrance for children and young people from 0 to 14 years old, for residents of the Municipality of Varenna, for invalid and disabled people, free entrance is extended also to an eventual accompanying person.  Free entrance for participants in educational courses and institutional visits approved by the Provincia di Lecco.

Free entrance for the European Union Tourist Guide by showing a valid license issued by the competent authority.

Free entrance for environmental excursion guides when accompanying a group and by showing an identification card.

For groups: 1 free tour leader every 20 paying visitors

School groups

Free entrance for teachers accompanying pupils.

Educational activities

€ 100,00 for 1 educational activity (€ 80,00 for groups who come from the province of Lecco).

Free entrance for teachers and companions.

Cumulative with Villa Cipressi Botanic Garden

It can be purchased only on the opening days of Villa Cipressi Garden.

€ 19,00 full price.

€ 13,00 reduced price for people over 65, groups of more than 20 people, members of Touring Club Italiano, FAI members and ICOM members.

€ 9,00 reduced price for children from 15 to 25 years old.

Free entrance for children and young people from 0 to 14 years old, for invalid and disabled people, free entrance is extended also to an eventual accompanying person.

Access with boats

Access to Villa Monastero, Botanical Garden and House Museum by boat:

Free mooring with boats for those who go to Villa Monastero for visiting purposes, access to the Villa Monastero mooring is allowed to boat and taxi boats exclusively to pick up and drop off people for the visit to the botanical Garden and the House Museum, by contacting in advance the Villa Monastero ticket office on +39 0341/830129.

The dimensions of the docking platform are given below: width 6.30 m x 2.70 m, connected to another platform on the ground by a footbridge 1.10 m wide and 6.50 m long.

  • Last access is allowed 45 minutes before the closing time of the Villa.
  • Tickets for the Botanic Garden and the House Museum can be purchased online through Vivaticket.
  • Access to the Botanic Garden and the House Museum is allowed to individuals and families without prior booking.
  • Access to the Botanic Garden and House Museum for small groups by prior arrangement (in the House Museum groups of a maximum of 25 people).
  • To book visits for groups, please write to villa.monastero@provincia.lecco.it at least 3 days before the visit.
  • Dogs are allowed only in the Garden and must be kept on a leash
  • Villa Monastero takes part to Abbonamento Musei Lombardia: free entrance for the holders of the card “Abbonamento Musei Lombardia”. 
  • Villa Monastero is a sales point of the Abbonamento Musei Lombardia card.
  • The cumulative ticket with Villa Cipressi cannot be purchased online.
 
It is possible to access Villa Monastero with a 50% discount on the full ticket upon presentation of the Il Viandante sul lago travel ticket – integrated train + navigation ticket, which can be purchased from 25 March to 3 November.
The ticket Il Viandante sul lago offers the train journey from all over Lombardy to Lecco and navigation on the ports between Lecco and Colico.
The 1 day-ticket costs 29 euros; the 2-days ticket costs 48 euros.
 

 

Transport information

According to the Ordinance n.27/2023 tourist buses cannot enter the town of Varenna from March 15th to October 15th .
For further information please contact the Municipality of Varenna.

Other services

Possibility of using some spaces of Villa Monastero for photo and video shoots (both commercial and for private use) and for fiction, upon reservation and by paying a fee. 

For information and bookings please write to villa.monastero@provincia.lecco.it.

Enjoy your visit