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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 today

Look at gardens and do the tour inside. The wealth is incredible. Artwork, collections and antiques are amazing

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting morning or afternoon outing, and a pleasant change from the boring touristy towns around Lake Como. Take a special boat to the Balbaniello boat, which dicks at this island villa. It's a beautiful location and a fascinating villa in terms of history and...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very much enjoyed our hour long tour of Villa Balbianello. Tour guide did a great job and it was fun to see where scenes were filmed for Star Wars and Casino Royale with Daniel Craig. Highly recommended if you enjoy history, art, architecture, gardens, and...More

Thank ZinFan707
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this Villa as part of our holiday package. To reach it you have to go by boat/ferry and it takes 30 minutes. Seen from the Lake it is stunning and from landing you are taken in by its breathtaking situation and amazing beauty....More

1  Thank TheCommanderLeyland
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was lucky enough to be invited as a guest to a wedding that was at this location. All guests to a boat to get here and the ceremony took place overlooking the lake. It was truly something special. We then made our way up...More

Thank Ariator19
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The villa is so beautiful and magical. The small little details makes you go into the history of the place. The wisteria and vines, the statues, the enormous tree shaped into an umbrella, the view of the lake: magnificent! I did the tour of the...More

Thank Liliana P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the gardens, which were beautiful and well worth the visit. We didn't take part in the tour of the house, but the video showing Count Guido Monzino's life as an explorer was fascinating to watch.

Thank Baggers95
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is just perfect! The views are unbelievable. I recommend to take a guide, because it's very interesting not just to admire the views of the villa and the lake, but to know also history of the villa's owner Guido Monzino, who was a...More

3  Thank Olga G
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you make the effort to visit the villa - then pay the extra to tour the villa as well as the gardens. The villa is extraordinary - 90%+ left as it was bequeathed by the owner to the FAI/National Trust of Italy. Its discounted...More

Thank Bobsbestties
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're not a hiker or generally not the fittest - take the taxi boat shuttle! We walked up to the villa from the car park on a hot and humid day not realising there was a taxi boat shuttle around the corner from the...More

1  Thank angaka
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Hi. I am planning to take the ferry to Lenno and would like to take the shuttle boat to the villa. Is the shuttle boat service also from the ferry dock that we come into Lenno? Or do you have to walk to a seperate place to take the shuttle?If so how far is it from the main ferry dock? Thanks in advance
June 27, 2017|
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Response from OccasionalHope | Reviewed this property |
No, not at the ferry pier. I think you need to walk along the whole of the promenade and then to the lido, but it's not far - 10 minutes.
it says on the website we should make a reservation if we want to tour the villa, there's only two of us, how would we do this? I can't see an option on the website. thanks!
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Joanne R | Reviewed this property |
Another option is to book a boat tour that includes a guided tour of the villa. We were able to do that from Varenna.
HI! How is the weather now in Lake Como like? Travelling there next week and some recent photos show that people are wearing heavy scarves and jackets. Is it still cold?
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Varenna from the 15th through to the 27th. We had good weather sunny right through to the 24th/25th when we had rain. During the first 9 to 10 days it was very warm in the sunshine but cool in the shade. Most... More