Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy’s chapter on Lombardy and the Lakes has to say about Tremezzo:
“At the 17th century Villa Carlotta, the botanical gardens are filled with colour in spring from orange trees knitted into pergolas and from some of Europe’s finest rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. The villa, which is strung with paintings, sculptures (especially by Antonio Canova) and tapestries, takes its name from the Prussian princess who was given the place in 1847 as a wedding present from her mother. The extensive gardens have everything from Japanese camellias to American sequoias.”
KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
There was no time to linger in many of the smaller towns along the western shore of Lake Como. We decided to take the car ferry across to Bellagio and spend some time there before carrying on to the eastern lakeshore.