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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 5 January 2012

The walk from where the boat docked to the Villa was considerably longer than we had alloted, and after the gentle, flat walk along the seawall, we discovered it was a long walk UP to the villa. We did not go in the villa, but...More

3  Thank bizarro
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I won't repeat what other reviewers said about the garden other than to say it is very lovely and very dramatic. A couple of tips: Take the boat instead of walking -- the approach to the garden from the boat is the best view of...More

4  Thank facaldo
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Villa Balbianello is unique itself. But it is also one of the nicest place to have an happy hour. You have to book in advance, available only in summer

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Reviewed 4 December 2011

My wife and I have made several trips to Balbianello over the years we have been staying by Lake Como. It is a place of much beauty and tranquility which offers views both North and South of the lake. The walk through the tree-lined avenue...More

4  Thank SailorboyDover_Kent
Reviewed 19 November 2011

Being Star Wars fans we had to visit this place. It was a lovely sunny day so we decided to walk the peninsula out to the Villa, through a very pretty forest (quite steep in places but only a 20/25 minute walk), and were rewarded...More

5  Thank D M
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Worth the walk to explore the gardens. Didn't go in the house.

1  Thank bettsworth
Reviewed 7 November 2011

A historic landmark with a interesting history. The area was beautiful in the late afternoon just before sunset. Take the boat instead of walking (approx 20 minutes) to the house. That will give you great wievs from the lake side.

2  Thank s96talle
Reviewed 29 October 2011

A "must see" attraction. Superb buildings, history, excellent museum and magnificent gardens in a superb location. Be sure to check at the office for the next tour of the museum - definitely worthwhile. You need a good two hours for the visit and try to...More

2  Thank Lyn27524
Reviewed 27 October 2011

The lanscape, trees, flowers and the location in front of Como Lake. A wonderful villa, A little bit expensive but it worth the admission fee.

1  Thank 271048Italy2011
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Seeing this spectacular location in a movie caused me to search out where it was and then put in on my bucket list! We'd arranged for Bellagio Water Taxi tour that includes a full inside and out visit to Villa Balbianello. What's especially cool with...More

1  Thank RangerDanger78
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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.
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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