On the occasion of Orticola 2022, the Gardens of Villa Melzi d'Eril are organizing events, guided tours in Italian and English at Bellagio and a presentation in Milan, at the Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli as part of the program #fuoriorticola "Si va fuori porta".
Registration is required to participate in the events.
Maximum 20 people per event, registration will close on Tuesday, May 3.
All events are free; the entrance ticket to the Gardens is € 8.00.
For Orticola's ticket holders, for the whole month of May 2022 the entrance to Villa Melzi d'Eril's Gardens is discounted to 6,50 € (presenting the ticket); for Orticola's Association's Members the entrance is always reduced to 5,00 €.
The gardens of villa Melzi d'Eril in Bellagio: nature, art and landscape on Lake Como
Sunday, May 8, 11:00 am - Milan, Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli, Corsi Dugnani Area 1
Winners of the award The most beautiful park in Italy in 2016, the gardens of Villa Melzi d'Eril in Bellagio, on Lake Como, are a rare example of aesthetic and landscape continuity from the early decades of the nineteenth century to the present day. Their harmony is the result of happy choices by the owners and designers that are reflected in the overall design, in the artistic inserts, in the extraordinary botanical endowment. The presentation will tell the history and the actuality of the Melzi d'Eril gardens in a virtual visit among its landscapes, works of art, plants and flowers. Speakers: Ornella Selvafolta and Paolo Cottini
Guided botanical tours in Italian - Duration about one hour
Thursday, May 5, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - Villa Melzi Gardens, Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
Friday May 6, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - Villa Melzi Gardens, Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
Thursday 5 and Friday 6 May, the botanist Paolo Cottini, a point of reference in conservation, enhancement and recovery of plants and historic gardens, author of numerous texts and photo shoots, will accompany visitors in a moment out of time, a unique encounter with nature and what it can inspire, trying to experience a new lifestyle, a new relationship with nature, reflecting on the need for its preservation and enhancement. Departure at 11:00 and 14:00 from the ticket office, duration about one hour; reservation is required.
Mindfulness experiences in Italian - Duration about two hours
Saturday, May 7, 11:30 am and 3:00 pm - Villa Melzi Gardens, Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
Sunday, May 8, 10:00 am and 2:00 pm - Villa Melzi Gardens, Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, Dr. Gaia Vicenzi, psychotherapist, will guide guests of Villa Melzi Gardens in a journey of mindfulness, reconnection with themselves and with the environment, inviting to slow down the pace, to turn off the phone and be guided in an original path that involves all the senses. Immersed in the tranquility of the green expanses, surrounded by the brightness of the water, guided by the noble and essential lines of the villa, everything will become more manageable, more true and harmony will be possible.
Departure Saturday 11:30 am and 3:00 pm - Sunday 10:00 am and 2:00 pm from the ticket office, duration about two hours, reservation required.
Historical and cultural walks in Italian and English - Duration about one hour
From Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 May at 10:00 a.m. in English - Gardens of Villa Melzi, Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
From Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 May at 3:30 p.m. in Italian - Villa Melzi Gardens, Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
For the duration of the event, Giorgia Pertusini, the youngest guide of the team of Villa Melzi Gardens, will be happy to tell anecdotes and curiosities about the Gardens in Italian and English through the historical and cultural walk "Botanical Legends" taken from the repertoire of the most famous historical walks in Italy The Original History Walks ®, the network of walks with storytellers present in some of the most beautiful Italian cities and that from 2021 includes the Gardens of Villa Melzi d'Eril.
Departure from Thursday, May 5 to Sunday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. (English) and at 3:30 p.m. (Italian) from the ticket office, duration about one hour; reservations are required.
Thu 05/05/2022 at 10:00
Villa MelziVia Lungolario Manzoni22021Bellagio (CO) Italy
All the events are free; the entrance ticket to the Gardens is 8,00 €.
For Orticola's ticket holders, for the whole month of May 2022 the entrance to Villa Melzi d'Eril's Gardens is discounted to 6,50 € (presenting the ticket); for Orticola's Association's members the entrance is always reduced to 5,00 €.