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Villa del Balbianello

Punta di Lavedo, Lenno, Como, Italy
0344 56110
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Como
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Impressive location for a villa and other structures. Formal gardens. Worth a visit on a sunny day to experience the power and wealth of a 17th century cardinal.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Unbelievably stunning - you have to visit here if you are in the area! Truly like something out of a movie!!

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Baar, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The second day after they've opened after the winter break. Not many people were there for the tour. So they organized an Italian tour and translated for us. This is a must see vey impressive. The views and the tour. We will go back

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Como, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The most spectacular position on Lake Como with views up and down the Lake. Used in the James Bond Casino Royale and Star Wars. Ell worth a visit

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Everything is in the title really! The view is wonderful, the architecture awesome. Even getting there is a joy by itself. Make sure you pay a visit if in Como.

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Lake Macquarie
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Villa del Balbianello has a wonderful position on a hill overlooking the beautiful Lake Como with amazing views from all around the Villa itself & the gardens. The gardens are delightful & we did a tour of the Villa & found it very interesting & worthwhile. Our guide, Samantha, was very enthusiastic & knowledgable. We paid approx 13 Euro per... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

When visiting Lake Como one must definitely visit this place. The grounds are absolutely stunning and the house is interesting. We enjoyed the tour and learning about the history of the place. My son enjoyed it knowing it was used in one of the James Bond films. Stunning views of all of gorgeous Lake Como.

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Villa del Balbianello has been the setting for a number of movies and it is easy to see why. Perched on the highest point of the peninsula of Lavedo, it commands an extraordinary view of Lake Como. It is a romantic spot also favoured for weddings- quite understandably so. It is easy to be transported back in time. The last... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We took a boat from Bellagio to see this beautiful villa- I can highly recommend a visit- the gardens are beautiful and the views all around glorious- the boat trip from Bellagio was also well worth it.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We even got to see on our Lake Cruise of Como one of George Cluny's homes, we liked everything about our tour and our stay at Tre Re Hotel.

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