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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a grand Italian villa. Definitely worth a visit and tour. You can make the walk from the ferry stop in town or take a boat from town. We took the walk. It was shorter than expected,through beautiful grounds.

Thank 57r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss this stunning villa. Take the short ferry instead of walking. James Bond film Casino Royale was filmed here. Magnificent gardens and setting. If you are a member of National Trust in UK take your cards as you get a good discount. Also book...More

Thank Douglas R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

grounds to this villa are stunning. Shame about the crowds though. We caught the bus (45mins) from Como to Lenno then walked 30 mins to the villa- definitely not difficult so not sure why some people brought walking sticks? You can also arrive by water...More

Thank yeemai
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Victoire36
Reviewed 3 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
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ivelros
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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Mark B
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.
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Travelzen101
28 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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