Villa Del Balbianello, Como

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  • Address: Via Comoedia, 5, 22016 Lenno Como, Italy
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-034456110
  • Ticket Price: 13 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Garden, Family And Kids, Tower, Lake, Architecture , Monastery
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About Villa Del Balbianello, Como

The Villa del Balbianello is a villa in the comune of Lenno (province of Como), Italy, overlooking Lake Como. It is located on the tip of a small wooded peninsula on the western shore of the south-west branch of Lake Como, not far from the Isola Comacina and is famous for its elaborate terraced gardens.

The villa was built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery for the Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. The two towers belong to the campanili of the convent church.

The Villa now belongs to the National Trust of Italy. Its grounds now form part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani.

A number of feature films have used the villa for location shooting, including A Month by the Lake (1995), Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (2002), and Casino Royale (2006).

Villa Del Balbianello Information

  • Guides are available.

Villa Del Balbianello Ticket Prices

  • Camera has separate charges.
  • If you just want to visit the gardens, the ticket price is 7.50 Euro.

How To reach Villa Del Balbianello by Public Transport

  • By foot or water taxi.

Restaurants Near Villa Del Balbianello

  • Lido Li Lenno
  • Bar sport Lenno

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Things to Know Before Visiting Villa Del Balbianello

  • 95% of people who visit Como include Villa Del Balbianello in their plan

  • 64.9% of people plan their visit to Villa Del Balbianello between 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Villa Del Balbianello

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

93.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Villa Del Balbianello

People normally club together Villa Carlotta and Navigazione Lago Di Como while planning their visit to Villa Del Balbianello.

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Villa Del Balbianello, Como Reviews

  • A nice example of the traditional Italian villa. The pathway up to the villa was steep. It is a 15 minute walk to it. I went here in May of 2017. The villa has a nice public tour. The tour is a part of the €20 per person entrance fee.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this villa. Our guide Liza was engaging, informative and her English was perfect. The tour gives a really insightful understanding of what it would have been like to live here. The tour took us into numerous rooms including bedrooms/bath rooms. Most rooms are adorned by significant works of art and antiquities. The views of the lake and surrounds from in and out of the villa are sublimely beautiful and romantic. Arriving and departing by boat capped off a wonderful experience. A must see!

  • VIla del Balbianello is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is also the home of the "Lake House on Naboo" from the Starwars universe as featured in Episode II. It is also the wedding location for Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala. The views are breath taking and the location is a popular wedding venue to plan ahead of time and make sure it is open to the public on the day you plan to visit.

  • Very cool for Star Wars or James Bond fans. So glad we paid extra for the house tour. Essential if any interest in Guido Monzino or exploration in general. Couple of secret passageways too. If you want a house tour come here. Garden walk is lovely but small and Villa Carlotta far better if more interested in the gardens.

  • Visiting the villa was an amazing experience. You should choose the guided tour without doubt. The building is enormous, every room has its own story. The garden is gorgeous with a great view of the lake and the hills around.

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