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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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Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens that are superbly manicured. We did them fairly quickly as the villa was not open for viewing at that time. Check website beforehand for when you can view the villa. These were not my favorite gardens of all the villas I saw on...More

1  Thank MariWolfe929
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a party of 8 to Villa Balbianello. The word stunning is an understatement .. Unbelieveably beautiful ans a view of Lake Como that is unsurpassed. The gardens are so so beautiful and the tour of the property was brilliant .The museum is...More

2  Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

as we did not enter the villa, all i can say is the garden is beautiful and the position is great on the lake. worth your time!

2  Thank iulia_anania
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Best advice from our hotel at Tremezzina was to take a short watertaxi (€7 pp return with other tourists) from the Lido di Lenno about 7 min walk further south from the Lenno ferry terminal, instead of walking >1km about 45 min including uphill on...More

5  Thank RoslynJS
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Unbelievably lovely--no wonder it has appeared in a Star Wars and Bond film. Take the actual house tour--owned and renovated by a man with true lust for life--fascinating collections and interiors. Went on a Sunday, when the little village had an open-air crafts market, ate...More

3  Thank shakti60
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

As you trek the long walk (some of it uphill) to get to the Villa, you may find yourself thinking, "I hope this is worth it!" Well, it is! Stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, unparalleled views of the mid-lake - it is simply not to be...More

2  Thank wndyctyGAL
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I'll keep this short: Villa Balbianello is one of the most beautiful villas in Europe. Arriving by water taxi is a great experience and the grounds are lovely. The Villa itself is just fantastic and well worth the entrance fee. Don't miss it!

3  Thank cpw20
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Tours are offered in English which was great for us. Walking around the beautiful gardens and enjoying the fantastic view is obviously enjoyable but the tour focuses on the buildings such as the library, map rooms, secret rooms and exits, bedrooms, and art and collection...More

1  Thank Monique I
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Oh did it rain on the morning we were transported by small ferry to this Villa! We were on an included excursion with our tour company so of course we had limited time available to see everything. We did find, however, that inside we were...More

2  Thank CJCandJC
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a must when in Como, just remember that they are not open on Mondays. Grab the ferry, for 15euros you can get a day pass, and get off at Lenno. You can either walk or go to the beach and grab a water...More

6  Thank krisdlynch
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Hunter D
25 March 2018|
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Ciao! It is "CIRMOLO" (white pine)
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15 March 2018|
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Response from WPM1975 | Reviewed this property |
in the villa there is not a luggage storage. I don't know if in Lenno there are a luggage storage but you can call the villa phone number for any information +39034456110. I hope your holidays in Italy is fun
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Response from 57r | Reviewed this property |
We took a train from Milan Central to Como, then short walk to marina and Ferry to I think the town of Lenno, then a nice walk to Villa. Don't know if it's open in April. I would imagine it open. Check web site.
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