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Address: Via Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
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+39 0344 56110
10:00 - 18:00
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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. The villa is currently closed, it will open to the public on March 11th 2017.

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Villa del Balbianello is a fascinating place in an idyllic setting.

We visited Villa Del Balbianello in March, and so we had to imagine the gardens in full flower in spring and summer, but we still enjoyed our time there. Arrive by water taxi... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Richmond, Surrey
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Richmond, Surrey
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We visited Villa Del Balbianello in March, and so we had to imagine the gardens in full flower in spring and summer, but we still enjoyed our time there. Arrive by water taxi! That's how the villa would have originally been approached, and it is certainly the most dramatic way to arrive there. To visit the interior of the villa,... More 

1 Thank LP-UK
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the villa on a Tuesday and walked the "long" way (2.5km). On a sunny day it is totally worth it even with young children. When you get there ( plan the opening as there are very few people at 10 sharp) it is amazing. The house and the garden are SO well kept together. It is splendid, we... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We visited this villa over the Easter bank holiday, the weather was gorgeous with bright blue skies. The views from the villa were tremendous overlooking the lake. To get to the villa from Lenno you need to get a see taxi and it's just a couple of minutes around the corner. We didn't pay for the tour of the villa... More 

2 Thank bailsjess
Incheon, South Korea
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Maybe the Versailles of Lake Como. Would highly recommend catching the ferry to Lenno and doing the walk over the hill to the Villa, you will have a very good view of the Lake and the town of Tremezzo and Lenno. Do the guided tour. The Villa and it's Gardens are just spectacular.

Thank Mitch C
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The house is iconic and unmistakable because of how it juts almost onto the lake itself; it's something you can't miss if you take a boat anywhere on the lake, and is worth the day tour that takes about eight hours from start to finish. The interior of the home is just as impressive as the exterior, and it was... More 

Thank Andrew M
Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning villa, with great interior, garden and views! Very well maintained. The village of Lenno nearby also has some pittoresk bars to relax afterwards. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Polyvidi
Helmetta, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

So this place is not easy to get to on foot. It's either a 20 minute hike up the side of a mountain or a 45 minute hike over the top of the mountain. So if that's not your thing, follow the signs near the parking area and take the boat. The view is breathtaking. The villa is stunning. The... More 

2 Thank David G
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We were here for a wedding and the ground are absolutely stunning. Wear suitable shoes! It's hilly and there's gravel and grassy surfaces. On a sunny day it is so picturesque. It was featured in Star Wars (when Anakin and Padme got married) and Casino Royale where James recuperates with Vesper. The couple got married in the same place used... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I loved the Villa. The tour was great as well. We learned alot about the history of the Villa and it's owners.

1 Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 12 February 2016

You just need to visit the villa :) breathtaking views, amazing garden, great building - just a perfect :)

1 Thank Kasia M

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