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Villa del Balbianello

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked from the ferry wharf which was mostly uphill but quite ok. The location, gardens and villa are very beautiful serene and peaceful. A must go.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recommend this tour for the history and tour of the grounds. The owner of the Villa was a fascinating man and you learn all about him on the tour. The grounds provide a great opportunity to take beautiful pictures. The house has been the...More

Thank 23Rubygirl68
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very beautiful and romantic place and well maintained. You can take the boat for 5€ to the villa, rather than walking up there as we did. The boat was not running at the time but we went back with the boat. On a beautiful...More

Thank Sugijarta
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had travelled to Lake Como with our Daughter, who has mobility issues after suffering a brain injury three years ago. I had researched the villa and was fully aware access was by water taxi or a long walk, neither of which would be suitable...More

Thank Back_Country_Bob123
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is beautiful. The villa itself has a small footprint, but as I recall 6 floors. The tour through the villa was fascinating (photos allowed, no videos). The guide was superb with excellent English. You have two options to get to the villa -...More

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 1 week ago

To any Star Wars fans, this is one spot not to be missed in Lake Como. This is the scene of wedding for Anakin Skywalker and Princess Amidala. The villa looks stunning from the lake, and the garden occupies a unique and perfect location. I...More

Thank Shihe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to walk a bit this is a wonderful villa to visit especiually for its unique location and gardens. You need to pay the entrance even to the park.

Thank Franco C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip is worthwhile as the grounds on this medieval mansion are spectacular. We arrived when it first opened at 10 AM per suggestion of our local tavern keeper. It is difficult to find parking later in the day. The walk back to the grounds...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the ferry from Cernobbio and enjoyed a lovely boat ride round the lake to Villa Ballbianello. From the terminal, it's about a 15 minute walk to the Villa. You can cheat and take a water taxi but we enjoyed the walk. The gardens...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a small group of friends on the recommendation of a guide. I expected an average villa but this was out of this World. VERY UNIQUE and incredible place that shouldn’t be missed.

Thank Jonmun
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Pauline J
11 October 2018|
Response from panzillo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know and I can't give you a right answer. You can try to phone this number: 034456110. Good luck!
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HeleN D
29 August 2018|
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Response from CDM49 | Reviewed this property |
Hotel can tell you where to get the ferry. The water taxi ran every 15 minutes when we were there. Cost 5€ per person. It is a 5 minute walk to taxi stand from ferry terminal. You can also walk to the villa but going is all... More
19 July 2018|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Ciao! The gardens ;)
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