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Villa del Balbianello

Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 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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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We were lucky enough to attend my nephew and new nieces wedding here, words are not enough to describe the unbelievable beauty of this place. We arrived by water taxi to walk up a gravel path through immaculate gardens to the chapel on the hill...More

Thank Graham D
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Take the ferry to Lenno use the Navigazion Laghi app to get the best very available. Walk up and take the easiest route. The villa tour not worth the extra 10€ but garden walk is magic. The shop is expensive but quality is good .....More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

do not miss this attraction as its just unbelievable history and glorious surrounding..The gardens are immaculate and breathtaking..

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable location. Outstanding views and gardens and a lovely walk to get there. Steeped in history. A romantic place to walk around and relax.

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Villa Balbianello is a fabulous location and setting. Pay the extra five Euro to approach the villa by water taxi with a one way fare, then take the leisure walk back through the garden and property. The inside of the Villa is historical and exceptional,...More

Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a must see if visiting Lake Como. We struck lucky with a perfect day. Make sure you take in guided tour of the house as well as the extraordinary gardens. All in all it was a perfect day at the Villa and Lenno...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We decided to walk up the shorter track (takes about 20 minutes) so we could enjoy the views along the way. Yes there are stretches of incline but take your time and you will be rewarded. The gardens here are simply stunning. Be amazed by...More

Thank Grandview301
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

If you have time to visit only one villa on your stay in Lake Como, make it the Villa del Balbionello. Spectacularly situated at the very tip of a promontory that stretches into the lake's midpoint, the villa may be familiar to some as the...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Stunning. Travel to Lenno by ferry then walk up to the gardens through the trees on a easy pathway (about 30 mins walk) no need to take the private boat to the gardens from Lenno. National Trust members take your membership card for the small...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

In fact, not so little. The approach by boat across Lake Como is all part of the wonderful experience. The views as you approach are even better from the top terrace, between two of the "wings" of the building. And then, you are taken down...More

1  Thank Humph H
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Scott8147
18 July 2018|
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Ciao! The gardens ;)
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18 July 2018|
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Response from Thomas F | Reviewed this property |
The Lago Como water taxi service does have a single smaller taxi service that will drop you in the town of Lenno. It is not the same ferry service boats that do the Bellagio, Varrena, Trezzmena routing. I do know that there... More
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acbrooks2014
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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
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