Sweet, delicate and colorful: wisteria blooming on Lake Como

By 21 March 2017Magazine

Wisteria on Lake Como:

A sweet and lasting fragrance, a centuries-old life and the ability to grow everywhere: do you know which plant are we talking about? Sure, it’s the wisteria! It celebrates spring with its enchanting blooming and you can admire it also on Lake Como.

First, do you know its history? It carries the name of the scientist Caspar Wister, which moved from Scotland to Philadelphia to work in a hospital. When he died, his friend Thomas Nuttall decided to dedicate him this wonderful plant.

The wisteria sinensis is wide spread thanks to its violet-lilac, gently scented flowers; it can be 40 meters high and it blooms in April-May but if the winter was very cold, it may bloom 15 days later…and someone says that it was exactly a wisteria which cursed George Clooney, convincing him to buy his renowned villa on Lake Como. Do you believe it?

If you want to admire the wonderful blooming of wisteria on Lake Como, here are some places:Wisteria on Lake Como

-Como: there are majestic, beautiful wisterias along the so-called passeggiata Villa Olmo. Let yourself guide by their sweet scent!





-Bellagio: a majestic wisteria, which seems to dive into the blue of the lake, is located exactly in the city center.

© hotel florence bellagio

© hotel florence bellagio

-Varenna: there is a sort of “wisteria walk

-Menaggio: there is a wonderful wisteria along the lakefront


-Villa Carlotta

-Villa del Balbianello




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