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Villa del Balbianello

Via Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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Built in the late 16th century and only reached by boat from Sala Comacina, this magnificent villa is known for its picturesque gardens, which exclusively feature flowers and trees the colors of the Italian flag: green, white and red. The villa is currently closed, it will open to the public on March 11th 2017.
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Via Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must when in Como, just remember that they are not open on Mondays. Grab the ferry, for 15euros you can get a day pass, and get off at Lenno. You can either walk or go to the beach and grab a water...More

Thank krisdlynch
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We almost missed this place because of confusing ferry-boats, but I'm so glad we made it there on our last day! Such a beautiful place and views! Took the ferry to Lenno. We walked to the Villa, and it took about 15 minutes for us,...More

Thank johannamaa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Surreal location on Lake Como. A must visit with the tour. We did it as part of the tour on Taxi boat Varenna and this is my recommendation on how to see it. Owned by an explorer , it contains momentos of his many expeditions....More

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Previous reviewers who enjoyed these gardens have written in depth of the history and location, expensive perhaps, but a quality experience. The walk to the gardens from Lenno is comfortable, gradual uphill sections, wide comfortable pavement underfoot. Take your time enjoy the wooded walk which...More

Thank Hitchiker_bear
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree with the others that Villa del Balbianello is hugely overpriced. It goes without saying that the location is stunning, but 20 euros per person was totally over the top. The grounds are beautiful, but it does only take about 10 minutes...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a villa and grounds, it is the stuff of fairy tales. Perched overlooking Lake Como as if rising out of it, it's little wonder that it has been used time and again as a film location. Yet, no screen can do it...More

1  Thank ChicaVoya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good little tip take your Nat Trust card along for discount as run by the Italian NT. Now be prepared for a bit of a hike to get there from the entrance by the harbour. The ground are small but the tour of the...More

Thank 19chelsea70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared with some of the other villas with gardens around the center of Lake Como, this one is not large or complex. However, it is beautifully maintained. It sits on a peninsula that extends into Lake Como and commands a view up and down the...More

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opted to pay for a guided tour of the villa and so glad that we did. The villa is rich in history! There is so much to see within the villa and associated buildings. The tour guide was excellent, sharing interesting tales to do with...More

Thank LondonKing_88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull place! The best thing to see at lake Como! When I will make 25 years of marriage, I will renew it in this place! Like Anakin and Amidala! ❤️

Thank Filipa F
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Kenneth L
November 15, 2017|
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Response from Hitchiker_bear | Reviewed this property |
The excellent, very impressive, comprehensive website of the Comune di Menaggio, official tourist website. (Sito Turistico del Comune di Menaggio) also in English, states that the villa is open 2017 from 10 March to mid... More
September 3, 2017|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Hello! no reservation required. Tickets on spot. Remember we are closed on Monday and Wednesday, other days open from 10 am to 6 pm, last entrance in the Villa 4.30 pm.
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Mark B
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Victoria W | Reviewed this property |
it is a pleasant walk from Lenno to the villa although a lot of it is uphill. you can visit the house and Gardens for 20e or 10e for just the gardens that are spectacular. take a camera as the views are amazing.