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Villa del Balbianello

Via Comoedia 5, 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 Comoedia 5, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This the third time we've visited and it never disappoints. Everything about it is stunning from the villa to the gardens and the views. Definitely take the water taxi round rather than walk as it gives you an amazing view of the villa.

Thank Fiona311260
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best to arrive by boat than walking up - only 7 Euros return. Do please take the tour - it is absolutely worth it, and a great story of a noble Italian gent. Wonderful gardens too, but the highlight is the tour of the buildings.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited as part of a managed tour. Had never heard of this but it became the highlight of the tour in terms of breathtaking views, surroundings and masterpieces of world travel collectables together with some of the most beautifully laid our gardens. Approaching from the...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got married here and it was just incredible. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to. From the boat ride over here to the ceremony, food, drinks and views. The ceremony was personal and just beautiful. We had...More

Thank Katie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was treated to the most fantastic experience at Villa del Balbianello! We were brought by boat to Villa dei Balbianello for the wedding of two very dear friends. Upon arrival we were split into intimate groups and treated to private tours of the Villa....More

Thank jmm627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the gardens and water taxi are stunning. We did not tour the villa but appreciated the short film shown in the loggia relating the last owner's (Guido Monzino's) life and use of the villa. We walked from the ferry dock to the...More

1  Thank Viagg16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is beautiful and the house is very interesting. It was expensive for what we got and the tour was very rushed. We had to leave one room before the next group came in. Villa Carlotta is much more interesting.

Thank estateagentkildare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit, especially if you are a James Bond or Star Wars fan. The villa is not open on Mondays or Wednesdays. The beginning of Casino Royale was filmed on the lawn here and apparently a part of Star Wars was filmed...More

1  Thank pedderz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry over from Bellagio to Lecco and hiked out to the Villa. (Nice stroll along the Lecco waterfront and slightly strenuous hike out) A water taxi from Lenno is very nice (we took it back) if you don't want to hike. Gorgeous grounds...More

1  Thank Larry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've seen "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" or "Casino Royale", you are probably already familiar with the grounds - the estate played a role in each film. But the really fascinating story is that of the last owner, Count Guido...More

2  Thank LightFighter
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ivelros
4 September 2017|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Hello! no reservation required. Tickets on spot. Remember we are closed on Monday and Wednesday, other days open from 10 am to 6 pm, last entrance in the Villa 4.30 pm.
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Mark B
31 August 2017|
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Response from Victoria W | Reviewed this property |
it is a pleasant walk from Lenno to the villa although a lot of it is uphill. you can visit the house and Gardens for 20e or 10e for just the gardens that are spectacular. take a camera as the views are amazing.
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Travelzen101
28 June 2017|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
From the public landing stage take left and walk along the lake side for 500 mt, then you will find the shuttle at the Lido di Lenno. It is a flat walk, there are benches where you can relax. In 5 minutes it's done.
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