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Address: Via Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
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+39 0344 56110
10:00 - 18:00
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Built in the late 16th century and only reached by boat from Sala Comacina,...

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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Popular for weddings and James Bond movie - Casino Royale, Villa Balbianiello's gardens are just breathtaking! We took the guided visit of the villa which showcased beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Popular for weddings and James Bond movie - Casino Royale, Villa Balbianiello's gardens are just breathtaking! We took the guided visit of the villa which showcased beautiful style choices, panoramic views, and a beautiful art collection that the last owner (Guido Monzino) had purchased and memorabilia from his expeditions to the North Pole and Everest. If you are pressed by... More 

Thank ivanski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The villa was very pretty, especially approached by the 7.5-euro water taxi. We do not recommend the guided tour. We had a strange tour guide who would say one sentence, stop and look at everyone, then say another sentence, stop and look at everyone, etc. It was very uncomfortable and quiet, while usually on tours, there are lots of questions... More 

2 Thank JaninSoCal
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A lovely walk from town around to the peninsula (you can also do it by water-taxi) Villa del Balbianello is a beautiful home with an inspiring story and, ultimately, a piquant story of its last own who died alone (after a life of incredible adventures and fervent collecting of indigenous arts.) Our guide was very captivating as she led us... More 

1 Thank Kiwi-D
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We went there from Como by boat. You get off in Lenno, from which it's a 5 min walk around the bay to get to a point where two paths start: one is an over 1 km walk through the forest, the other one is a 2 km panoramic one. (We took the shorter one, it's a bit steep at... More 

Thank andreagulyas
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The grounds of the villa are absolutely stunning. I am so glad that we decided to visit during our day around Lake Como!

Thank Hailey D
Citrus County, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Once we climbed up the path leading up to the site (the worst part of the visit), we had a very enjoyable time taking an English tour and learning about the history of the villa and it's most recent owner. If you're going to visit, go on the villa tour. Seeing the gardens would not be enough.

Thank SueCitrusCounty_FL
Budapest, Hungary
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This Villa is the most attractive and famous at lake Como. You can reach this Villa with walk - but you should find out the opening times, before you plan to arrive! Also you have the possibility to reach the villa with small boats. If you are there, do not miss to guide inside the Villa - it worth every... More 

Thank Gergely J
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We are gardening fanatics at home and while Villa Carlotta arguably has the larger garden the Villa itself is getting a bit shabby now and this is where Balbianello shines with the total package of an amazing immaculate house/villa with intriguing history and ownership and of course the view to die for. The garden is a show piece that compliments... More 

1 Thank Hamish T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This is a must see for those of you who love history, travel and the outdoors! Villa del Baldianello has something for everyone! The places that the owner traveled to, and the way he laid out all his many wonderful treasures, is wonderful! Add to that the fact that 2 famous movies were filmed here and you have a wonderful... More 

2 Thank Rhonda Y
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

The building of this villa overlooking Lake Como on the multiple levels was an amazing task. The fact that it was initially home to a Cardinal and then to an Italian retailer is just amazing. The boat ride across Lake Como alone was worth the trip.

1 Thank Peter B

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