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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
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Villa Balbianello gardens from the lake side are even more exciting, worth a privare boat tour for experiencing other villas as well

Thank _iempig
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This really was a fabulous afternoon out. It’s my fourth time to the lake and only my first making it to Villa del Balbianello (because they were closed on a Thursday I had intended to go - check the opening times!) My partner hates anything...More

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Ossuccio and went to visit Villa del Balbianello in Lenno. There is a nice walk to get there, and when you arrive to the entrance of the Villa you have the choice between the long walk (40') and the short way (20')....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

How beautiful is Villa del Balbianello: either the gardens or the interior of the house are gorgeous. Walking trough the perfectly manicured gardens is an incredible privilege and the house is to die for: it looks enormous but instead internally there is this cosy feeling...beautiful...More

Thank Travelaround59
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful home and gardens for the sets of the wedding scene in Star Wars and a hospital setting for 007. Awesome! It's not that big of an island.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked here on foot from Villa Carlotta and it was well worth it. It's a magical place and no surprise that it was featured in movies! The views are spectacular and the villa looks equally great from water side, if you're coming by boat....More

Thank Julija T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most beautiful villa especially the garden, behind this villa a nice story about Giudo the owner of the Villa del Balbiianello🏡the tour takes 2 hours to finish from the inside the place then u can enjoy rest of ur time in the garden under the...More

Thank Hiba K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us hired Taxiboat Varenna which was near Hotel du Lac where we were staying. We booked the 3:30 to 6 o’clock tour for a boat tour of the lakes and the villa. It was 60 euros a person which was very well spent....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enough about the villa, there are plenty of photos and videos you can browse through to see how amazingly beautiful it is. Didn't think it was possible after hanging around Varenna, Bellagio, and Mennagio, must be the location that frames the background so beautifully. To...More

1  Thank Adrenalinwill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Catch the ferry to Lenno and then walk to the water taxi to arrive at Villa Balbianello by boat (5Euro one way, or 7Euro return). The water taxi was full and so rather than wait for the next one, we walked to the villa -...More

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acbrooks2014
25 June 2018|
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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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flokingston1
26 May 2018|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
yes, movies were only in the gardens
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flokingston1
26 May 2018|
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Response from tresdar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, especially if you take the shuttle boat from the town to the water entrance. There is not much to the garden compared to other villas—more like grounds, with trees and paths— it you can see Star Wars locations without... More
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