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Villa del Balbianello

Address: Punta di Lavedo, Lenno, Como, Italy
Phone Number: 0344 56110
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Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Como
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have traveled to the northern Italian lakes area several times and each time have visited this villa. It is a magnificent location on a small peninsula jutting out into the lake. The views are superb and the flora and fauna are great to see. We recommend taking the 20 min walk to the villa and then (for a small... More 

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North Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a highlight of our Lakes trip. The grounds are perfectly maintained and the entire property is framed by amazing azure water and cruising timber boats. It's a fair walk to the entrance so take good walking shoes and water. The grounds and verandahs are better than the inside. Well worth a visit. Saw it on the latest 'Nescafe'... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I LOVE THIS PLACE! If I could live here I would. We walked the trail to Villa del Balbianello and took the water taxi back to Lenno. It was beautiful. The views from anywhere you stand are amazing. It is so gorgeous that there were movies made here! It gives off this serene and relaxed feeling where you just want... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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152 reviews 152 reviews
103 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Drove to the villa, and you can park at the path leading up to the villa. After parking, you will enter into a park, and the path will lead you to the villa (takes about 10 mins leisure stroll). The path is inclined upwards, and for the elderly, please take it slowly. The walk is well worth it, as you... More 

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Grand Casablanca Region, Morocco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

No wonder anyone who visited Villa del Balbianello will instantly falls in love with such a magical and serene place. This is a place that falls into the category which one must visit before you die.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My overall experience with the villa and lake Como was great! The picturesque scenery and the tranquility set you in a happy, peaceful mood. We took the short way to the villa because the longer one was not open. The path that takes ou there is surrounded by trees and you have a view of lenno and the lake throughout... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You expect Tinkerbell Fairies to glide out from the shadows or see Ewoks running from one pillar to the other. This beautiful villa nesting on a strategic point of Lake Como has been a film location for many famous productions including Star Wars, Casino Royale, The Italian Job, and many more. It is equidistant to Como Centro and Lugano in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
43 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Famous from the films "a Month by the lake", "Star Wars" and more recently "Casino Royale" it is probably the most iconic landmark of Como. Best views are by boat from the lake

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The gardens and Villa itself are just beautiful. We visited on a sunny day. We walked up from Lenno and the place was reasonably quiet. We went for the ticket that included a guided tour of the Villa and also the garden area. The English tour guide was great and very informative. We visited the gardens after our tour around... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sooo glad we skipped Villa Carlotta and went straight here! The ferry boat doesnt come back for 3 hours so I thought we'd have too much time to kill but Noooo it's just the right amount of time you need to get to the property, frolic in the garden and feel great to be alive. From the ferry pier, you... More 

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