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Villa del Balbianello

Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 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 Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing place. Absolutely beautiful. Stunning gardens. Lovely sculptures, fantastic views The guided tour is not to be missed. Came on the boat which is recommended. Best thing we did on our weeks holiday. Unmissable.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are on Lake Como you must visit this exceptional villa on a peninsula. We reached it by boat. The inside of the villa is glorious and interesting. You can only see it by Tour. Our private tour kind was informative and lovely. I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wish I read trip before tackling this one! Got off the hop on/ off train and walked through the market then back up to base of Villa. Saw the sign for the little boat but figured I could do 20 minute walk. Be warned...More

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a mini-train down to Lenno, walked around the harbor, then 20+ minutes uphill to the ticket booth. We were told that the next tour (mandatory) would be in an hour, tour was an hour long, and then to reverse the travel back was...More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This property is just exquisite and not to be missed. The care and attention put into the gardens is like none I've ever seen - and the colors are breathtaking!

Thank Suzesilb
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just toured Villa del Balbianello for a second time, what a beautiful place. The grounds are meticulously maintained and you have great views of Lake Como. The buildings that make up the villa are well maintained. Be sure to take the guided tour, they...More

Thank William R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting this site in Lake Como because it was where Star Wars was filmed and it did not disappoint. The scenery is breathtaking and the garden is beautiful to walk around. We bought tickets for only the garden in the...More

Thank Lindsaysnyd17
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The greenery isn’t at the level of Villa Carlotta nor is the size of the buildings, but the tour of the buildings is great. Be sure to watch the excellent free movie about the life of the last owner in the topmost building. Nowhere is...More

Thank tresdar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful!! The villa as well as the garden are definitely worth the money (20€/person). There’s a guided tour of the villa but you can wonder around the garden on your own after. The view of the lake and some of the...More

Thank Dora I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The villa itself has a magnificent position on a promontory into the central area of the lake. We had a good guide who showed us around 2 of the 3 buildings that make up the complex. It has some fine furniture. More unusual is the...More

Thank Eva Julia T
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joe S
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
I went a month ago and it was 20E for the villa and the gardens ... it's worth it! It was beautiful and interesting!
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Merrick T
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Graham H | Reviewed this property |
No need to book. Just walk round the shoreline towards the Villa, and just before you have to climb the hill to walk to the Villa, you will see the water taxi Balbianello. It’s on the left hand side, and there should be some... More
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AlexJDKing
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Ciao! We close at 6 pm, sorry!
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