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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 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit one villa whilst staying in Bellagio to really spend the time exploring it and chose Villa Balbianello because of its stunning location and film links (Star Wars and Casino Royale). We took the mid lake ferry from Bellagio for around 15...More

2  Thank Parrotfish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite some walk in but work it when you get there. You can elect to do the house and gardens or garden only. We did the latter. To do the house was 20 euro each, the grounds 10.

1  Thank JohnH3759
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! Sense of calm hangs over the place! It's a place that feels loved. A home. The gardens are simple in its planting which works. Amazing views of the lake from every angle. We didn't do the tour of the house as we...More

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places on Earth. Probably everything about this villa had been said. Again- spectacular views, amazing landscaping, interesting history! You cant go to Italy and skip this place!

Thank Lilith808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just loved our visit to this amazing villa. The gardens are gorgeous. You can only see the villa on an organised toue. our guide was excellent and entertaining. There is a long or a short walk to the villa from Lenno. Both are pleasant. Otherwise...More

Thank gadabout992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful views, great architecture and very interesting furniture and art. Really worth the visit altogether.

Thank Victoire36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the uphill walk to it but we were disappointed of the steep entrance fees. We didn't want to spend hours there as we were walking the greenway walk. So we just walked back the rougher route. Collected tons of chestnuts which we grilled...More

1  Thank dmcc1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting villa at the end of a peninsula best reached by boat. Noted for it interesting past and architecture it is also noted as a location for scenes from Star Wars 2 and Casino Royal being shot here. Tours of the house l believe are...More

Thank Clive42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. We depart from Lake Como pier and changed to a smaller boat to get to the Villa. The travel may seem long but it's worth every minute. The moment you arrived...More

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the Villa which took us about 25 mins part of which is uphill. You can take a water taxi if walking is a problem. All tours are guided. Our guide was very informaltive and answered all questions competently. Max 15 people on...More

Thank Christine S
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Hello! no reservation required. Tickets on spot. Remember we are closed on Monday and Wednesday, other days open from 10 am to 6 pm, last entrance in the Villa 4.30 pm.
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Victoria W | Reviewed this property |
it is a pleasant walk from Lenno to the villa although a lot of it is uphill. you can visit the house and Gardens for 20e or 10e for just the gardens that are spectacular. take a camera as the views are amazing.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
From the public landing stage take left and walk along the lake side for 500 mt, then you will find the shuttle at the Lido di Lenno. It is a flat walk, there are benches where you can relax. In 5 minutes it's done.
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