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Villa del Balbianello

Via Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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US$ 266.95*
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour
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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 27 June 2016

I visited villa on my way around the Como lake. Just before stopped for a night in Argegno and started driving in the morning to the north direction. Villa Balbianello was some minutes drive from my stop. Arriving by car is not a problem, it's...More

1  Thank Dante2398701924
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Arguably the most beautiful Villa I saw on Lake Como. Accessible from Lenno it is about a ten minutes of hilly walking from the main town. The gardens are immaculate and stunning. An entrance fee is payable and to make the most of this Villa...More

Thank Ed1985365
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We were warned that we might not have been able to walk up to the property as we were a party with a push chair and 6month pregnant lady but the walk was not too steep and was accessible. Well worth the effort as the...More

1  Thank anonymous200907
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Do take the additional villa tour, it's well worth it. The renovation by the last owner, Monzino, was inspired. (It just goes to show you what a whole bunch of daddy's money can do.) Plunging rock faces, manicured hillside plantings, and views from the gardens...More

1  Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Lake Como this villa is a must do! We first saw it from a boat on the lake but it is worth the time to actually visit it to appreciate the beauty. It is a short walk from Lenno through lovely...More

Thank debbieBelfast
Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are in the Bellagio or Lenno area of Lake Como you must visit this villa. There are stunning views from every part of the estate. The gardens are incredibly well maintained. It is simply my favorite place on earth so far.

2  Thank Cynthia W
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Visited the venue via our Rented Motor Boat directly from the Lake. Truly exceptional Villa and gardens, perfection personified. Cannot fault it, truly amazing. Makes my lovely garden at home, look like a poverty case......... :)

Thank Stuttsticker
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The price ticket for the guided tour and the gardens is 17EU, which is high by all means, but in my opinion it is worthy to take the guided tour and not only garden ticket for 8EU, as you see inside few things that probably...More

1  Thank Haim V
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Absolutely stunning gardens, so many nice little areas. There is a guided tour of the Villa was very interesting. Got a 5euro discount by taking our National Trust card

1  Thank PippyDoodles
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Had a tour of the villa as well as a good walk around the gardens. The gardens are magical, and the view is topped off by a stunning architectural feature, a triple archway that has starred in several feature films. But would definitely recommend booking...More

1  Thank AndrewS60
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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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13 June 2017|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Hi! You need to book in advance only if you want a private tour, otherwise there are sharing tour more or less every hour. Last one at 4.30 pm.
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9 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff W | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Varenna from the 15th through to the 27th. We had good weather sunny right through to the 24th/25th when we had rain. During the first 9 to 10 days it was very warm in the sunshine but cool in the shade. Most... More