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Villa del Balbianello

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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...more
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Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the perfect spot to have a wedding celebration. Everything was perfect without doubt. We had a cozy wedding celebration and reception of 42 guests including us. All guests had a wonderful day. Even though we did not book a date which the villa...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Possibly the most magnificent villa, and certainly the most spectacular setting, on Lake Como, the Villa del Balbianello was the former home of gentleman explorer and adventurer Guido Monzino. Accessible only by boat, you can easily spend a leisurely morning or afternoon strolling the gardens,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank michaelcowton
Reviewed November 16, 2018

The Villa is absolutely amazing! After taking a tour of the grounds, it's important to sit and enjoy the beautiful splendor! I made sure to bring a book and relax for a few hours! However, keep in mind that if you walk to the Villa...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 974julief
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We stopped at Villa del Balbianello as part of a water taxi tour of Lake Como. We had half an hour, which was enough time to enjoy the gardens. A longer stay would have let us tour the buildings as well, but we very much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Villa del Balbianello or to some people just Balbianello is a fantastic place with a stunning view of the lake from Lenno to Bellagio and further up the lake. A couple of years ago they opened up for the public to walk to the park....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

You want to visit for a few reasons, which in the end you will realize are all the same - serenity. That's why Anakin and Padme "fell in love" here. That's why a beaten James Bond stayed here to recover. And that's why you will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank hbar2pi
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Parking is about 1 km from the Villa (free- limited availability). Then a 20 min walk up and down hill to the Entrance or take the water taxi (5 Euros 1 way or 7 RT.) We walked there and rode back. The villa itself is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Beautiful gardens with lovely statues throughout. We walked here which was uphill and then took a water taxi on departure. Probably the smart thing to do would be the reverse but who said we were smart? Just a lovely way to spend an afternoon. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MsColorado
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I think it's one of the amazing places that I have visited during my trip in the 2018 summer. Taking a boat trip from Lake Como to Villa del Balbianello was such an amazing experience, enjoying the beautiful nature around. The Villa is located in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Mustafa A
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Of course, Casino Royale had stirred the emotions to want to see this most beautiful place and it lives up to its reputation. I didn't see Star Wars but that too used it as a location. If you walk from Lenno ferry stop it takes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank stanmansurrey
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October 11, 2018|
Response from panzillo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know and I can't give you a right answer. You can try to phone this number: 034456110. Good luck!
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from CDM49 | Reviewed this property |
Hotel can tell you where to get the ferry. The water taxi ran every 15 minutes when we were there. Cost 5€ per person. It is a 5 minute walk to taxi stand from ferry terminal. You can also walk to the villa but going is all... More
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Ciao! The gardens ;)
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