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Villa del Balbianello

Punta di Lavedo, Lenno, Como, Italy
0344 56110
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A simply stunning location situated in Lenno. We stayed over in Bellagio and got the ferry over to Lenno. The gardens are amazing and there are 2 routes to get there from the entry point. The slightly more challenging route is about 40 mins walk if you take your time. However, it should not be a problem if you are... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited on a not so sunny day to scout for a wedding venue. We arrived by speedboat, which added the element of fun. Approaching the Villa, you are in awe of its beauty, the architecture magical. Stepping off the boat you are greeted by a tour guide where you have the option to look at the villa and or... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Once you arrive in Lenno, stop for lunch at the lakeside restaurant and then do the short 1.5 km hike to Villa del Balbianello through the lush forest. Take the tour of the Villa. The view of the lake is fantastic and almost magical.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We approached the villa by speedboat which you can take from a short walk away from Lenno (the other option is to walk but it was great to arrive by boat and walk back) Recommend villa and gardens ticket as the tour of the villa is so interesting and should not be missed. They only have limited refreshments on sale... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our 3 teens were split on this site. I think we all enjoyed being in the boat on Lake Como more. It is exceptionally beautiful. We could only stay for 1/2 the tour and it was interesting enough. A wedding was being set up - what a location!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The guided tour was included in our Bellagio Water Taxi charge of 50 Euros. We were greeted at the dock and had a private tour for our family group of 12 people. It was an hour tour of the inside of the villa and then we walked around the gardens on our own.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Villa Balbianello is one of those place that can leave the visitors with several opposite emotions. The day we visited the villa was gorgeous and, arriving there by boat was fantastic! Before to enter inside the villa we had time to visit the gardens and admire the beautiful sights that the lake of Como offers. Our guide was knowledgeable and,... More

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Beautiful setting!!! Views were breathtaking! Definitely worth a visit! Very romantic! ..............................................................................

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did the tour of the inside of the Villa and loved it. The villa is beautiful and the history is really interesting. Our tour guide was great.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A gorgeous Italian villa, with a multilevel garden by the lake, with marvelous views. Has been used as a filming set for scenes of 007: Casino Royale.

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