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Villa Balbianello

Via Comoedia 5 | Lenno Province of Como, 22016 Como, Italy
0344 56110
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Gardens, Castles
Traveler Description: You can reach the villa by boat shuttle from the Lido di Lenno dock, round trip for seven Euros in 2013 (ferries may be taken from Bellagio or other... more »
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The gardens were so meticulously manicured and pots of color everywhere were enchanting. The surrounding views were extraordinary. A must see destination in Lake Como

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend this villa. Make sure you plump for the 45minute walk to get to the villa and its manicured gardens. The jurassic style woods make for a wonderful contrast with the gardens, which are elegant and stylised. The view is magnificent, overlooking a bay and the lake on two sides. Truly unforgettable.

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Mosta Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

A difficult climb to reach although views are magnificent. There are much nicer villas and gardens to visit such as Monastero and Carlotta. Not worth the trouble.

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sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This garden was absolutely perfect. The wisteria was in bloom, and we had lovely weather the day we visited. We walked to the gardens from Lenno, which was uphill in places, but a lovely way to enter the gardens. We really didnt want to leave!

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Guided tour in English was very helpful (13E each I think) and lovely area to have lunch in afterwards.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a beautiful villa with a lot of history. The gardens are absolutely fantastic with a beautiful view of Lake Como. There is a lot of walking as I took the regular ferry and came in through Lenno. While walking along the promenade in Lenno I stopped at Bar Sport and had the best bowl of vegetable soup any... More

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Como, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Villa Balbianello is probably the most charming villa on the lake Como. Luckily for us it's a public villa, donated to the FAI (Fondo Italiano Ambiente) a while ago, which allow everyone to visit it for a small fee. The FAI is doing a great job with the villa, which remains, in my opinion, the most charming spot on the... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We arrived by boat and took the official guided tour (I think it's the only way you can see this villa) - very intersting. Would recommend.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The location of the Villa; it's architecture, history and beauty are striking. This was the high point of our trip. The guided tour is timed, and well worth it. Our guide was knowledgable and brought the history of the house to life. The walk to and from the Villa is both uphill and downhill. It can get very hot during... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We traveled to the villa on Lake Como, by boat. This really is a beautifully situated villa with wonderful gardens and stunning views of Lake Como. I found the tour of the villa very interesting, especially the collection of artifacts and historic furniture.

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