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Address: Via Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
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+39 0344 56110
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Built in the late 16th century and only reached by boat from Sala Comacina,...

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.

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Must See in Como Area

This is a beautiful way to spend a few hours in a small village near Lake Como. Our tour guide did a great job - telling us the history and the personality behind this Villa. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Solvang, California
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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful way to spend a few hours in a small village near Lake Como. Our tour guide did a great job - telling us the history and the personality behind this Villa. We took the water taxi from Como to the Tremezzina port and walked up to the Villa. We loved the tour itself, the history, the... More 

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour was arranged by the great folks of Il Porticciolo Viaggi excursions. Even though it poured, the comfortable excursion boat met us at the Grand Hotel Menaggio and our large group exited the pool area directly to the boat and made our way to Villa del Balbianello. Inside the Villa was historically and visually beautiful. This site was of... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous and historic place to visit during your travels! This is definitely a must see when in Lake Como and an amazing photo opportunities around every corner. Make sure you stop for gelato on your way back!

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Thank Npmal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's magical! Spend 2 - 3 hours on a sunny afternoon. Location, backdrop and overall garden landscape is breathtaking. Was good to visit the Vila and understand history if you are into it. It's bit of a walk and hike from the water bus station, around 30 minutes. you can take a water taxi if you are not able to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to make a private tour to the Vila del Balbianello with an expert local guide. We were also lucky enough to tour the Vila interior which was incredible.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Extraordinary. Must see. Take the tour. We are not "tour people," but this one was worth it. Enriching, enlightening and quite fascinating.

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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Really good tour of amazing house and gardens. Great to hear the history of the place. Amazing views in every direction. Long walk from entrance to ticket office on hillside, even via the easier route. UK National Trust members get a sizeable discount.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The explorer who lived here had a fascinating life and his home is extremely interesting and very beautiful. Truly a unique experience to visit.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

This place worth a visit! Breathtaking views, fresh air, nice location! You can stay there with unlimited timing.

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Came on a day trip here with my boyfriend and left with my fiancé He proposed in the beautiful gardens of this villa over looking the lake... can honestly say I've never been to a more picturesque place... we took the river boat and stopped off at all the little ports up and down the lake... it was such a... More 

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