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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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Via Guido Monzino 1 | Località Lenno, 22016, Tremezzina, Italy
+39 0344 56110
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this villa through a tour we booked our Viator. Once you get to the villa the local tour conductors take over so our guide Helena walked us through the various rooms and gave us a history of the Count who owned it, his...More

Thank Madebes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit for the beautiful gardens. The scenery around it is gorgeous. It’s a little but if a walk from the ferry and there are a couple of lengths of walk to choose from once you get closer. It really is...More

Thank Catihoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a special place, with water views over the immaculate gardens in 3 directions. An easy 20min stroll from the local village boat dock.

Thank MaccaMcKean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the villa Balbianello is a must if you decide to spend a holiday at the Lake Como. It was my favorite place on the lake, the view is absolutely stunning. If you decide to visit it, check the open hours, they are closed 1...More

Thank cristina d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens and villa are gorgeous. You can see why films such as Casino Royale and Star Wars were partially filmed here. You get a brochure explaining the history of the villa and gardens which is very interesting. It’s about a half hour walk from...More

Thank Dana S
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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
18 July 2018|
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Response from Fondoambiente | Property representative |
Ciao! The gardens ;)
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