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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank 974julief
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank hbar2pi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MsColorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Mustafa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked from the ferry wharf which was mostly uphill but quite ok. The location, gardens and villa are very beautiful serene and peaceful. A must go.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend this tour for the history and tour of the grounds. The owner of the Villa was a fascinating man and you learn all about him on the tour. The grounds provide a great opportunity to take beautiful pictures. The house has been the...More

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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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