The “Giardino della Valle” in Cernobbio
The “Giardino della Valle” is a true paradise, situated in the center of Cernobbio on Lake Como.
Located 5 minutes from our Hotel Posta in Moltrasio, into Cernobbio‘s center town on Lake Como’s first basin, the “Giardino della Valle” is a peace oasis, unique in its kind because it is a botanical garden that grows in a place that once was an illegal dump. This garden, that today has more than 30 years, was created by Ida Frati, affectionately called Nonna Pupa (grandmother Pupa) who now has more than 90 years. Her intention was to gift a green space to the city of Cernobbio. It’s many years that the”Giardino della Valle” has become a cultural place to organize art exhibitions, concerts, a real ‘green lung’ in which tourists and citizens, children, elderly, are finding quiet, stopping for a breathe and enjoy nature.
An initiative certainly interesting is the one born since 2003: into the “Giardino della Valle” in fact the Cernobbio’s municipality gift a tree and a poem to every child born in the year before. From the desire to preserve and enrich this place every year and to provide to ‘Nonna Pupa’ that her project will continue, was born the association “Il Giardino della Valle” that deals with crowdfunding campaigns.
How to visit the “Giardino della Valle
The “Giardino della Valle” is located between the Hotel Villa d’Este wall’s and the Garrovo stream. You can admire about 130 plants, animals’ wooden sculptures, small lakes with with goldfish. Plants and flowers are coming from all over the world: Europe, America, China, Japan, you will feel like you are living a real fairytale.
Admission is free: coming back from Como to our Hotel Posta in Moltrasio or before going for a city tour, stop and take a break in this oasis: the “Giardino della Valle” is truly a special place. When you arrive at the Hotel ask for information at the Reception: we will give you all the advice to better enjoy your holiday on Lake Como.