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

I can’t tell you how much I loved this Villa! I could not believe the 18th and 19th century English, French, and Italian furniture, Tapestry's, Oriental Carpets, Chinese earth-wear, the largest collection of glass paintings, and collection dedicated to climbing & polar expeditions from Count...More

Thank SuzanneLG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First there are two ways to get there by water taxi or the walking path up hill. The fee for the taxi was 5€ per person. We took the hike in and taxi back. Recommend getting the ticket for both the villa and garden. They...More

Thank CDM49
Reviewed 5 days ago

Villa Balbianello gardens from the lake side are even more exciting, worth a privare boat tour for experiencing other villas as well

Thank _iempig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really was a fabulous afternoon out. It’s my fourth time to the lake and only my first making it to Villa del Balbianello (because they were closed on a Thursday I had intended to go - check the opening times!) My partner hates anything...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Ossuccio and went to visit Villa del Balbianello in Lenno. There is a nice walk to get there, and when you arrive to the entrance of the Villa you have the choice between the long walk (40') and the short way (20')....More

1  Thank L1llian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How beautiful is Villa del Balbianello: either the gardens or the interior of the house are gorgeous. Walking trough the perfectly manicured gardens is an incredible privilege and the house is to die for: it looks enormous but instead internally there is this cosy feeling...beautiful...More

Thank Travelaround59
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful home and gardens for the sets of the wedding scene in Star Wars and a hospital setting for 007. Awesome! It's not that big of an island.

Thank boymomdfw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked here on foot from Villa Carlotta and it was well worth it. It's a magical place and no surprise that it was featured in movies! The views are spectacular and the villa looks equally great from water side, if you're coming by boat....More

Thank Julija T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most beautiful villa especially the garden, behind this villa a nice story about Giudo the owner of the Villa del Balbiianello🏡the tour takes 2 hours to finish from the inside the place then u can enjoy rest of ur time in the garden under the...More

Thank Hiba K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us hired Taxiboat Varenna which was near Hotel du Lac where we were staying. We booked the 3:30 to 6 o’clock tour for a boat tour of the lakes and the villa. It was 60 euros a person which was very well spent....More

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18 July 2018|
Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Ciao! The gardens ;)
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18 July 2018|
Response from 79Sue27 | Reviewed this property |
HI Sandy. There's a ferry from Bellagio to Lenno. To get to the Villa you can then either: 1. walk from Lenno - which we did and it takes about 20 minutes, or 2. you can walk for about 8 minutes to a water taxi and catch... More
25 June 2018|
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Response from Graham H | Reviewed this property |
Everyday that they are open, there are tours of the house in English - at least every hour, maybe even every half hour. The issue is that when they are busy, the tours get booked up, because only 16 people per tour. Get... More