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Villa del Balbianello

The Villa del Balbianello, in the province of Como, looks like a real jewel, known for the magnificence of the structure

Where
Villa del Balbianello
Via Comoedia, 5, Tremezzina (CO), Lenno
Contacts
+39 03 4456110
Official site

At the very tip of the Dosso di Lavedo, a wooded promontory on the shores of Lake Como, is the Villa del Balbianello, built in the early 18th century, famous not only for its beauty but also for having hosted many wellknown intellectuals in exile during the Italian Risorgimento.

Commissioned by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini and built over the remains of an ancient Franciscan monastery (although the facade of the original church is still intact), after the Cardinal’s death it passed down to Count Luigi Porro Lambertenghi.

The Count was a very active supporter of the Unification of Italy and turned the villa into a hub for intellectuals who supported the Cause, even hiring the famous author Silvio Pellico as a tutor for his children.

The superb Villa has been managed by the FAI, the Italian National Trust, since 1988, donated by its last owner, entrepreneur and explorer Guido Monzino, who wished it to be thrown open to the public.


Open: January, March-December
Opening times: variable
Admission: only paid guided tours

Take me here: Villa del Balbianello

Places

Village of ossuccio

On the shores of Lake Como, where its pastel houses are reflected on the water, is known for its UNESCO heritage: the Sacro Monte
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Village of Ossuccio
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Complex of saints faustino and giovita

  • Religious Tourism
Complex of Saints Faustino and Giovita
2.01 km

Sacro Monte di Ossuccio

One of the nine pre-alpine Sacred Mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a privileged place for reflection and spirituality
  • Unesco Sites
Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Churches of Como
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Comacina Island and the Antiquarium Museum

  • Art & Culture
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2.38 km

Tremezzina

It's a village-garden on Lake Como: let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the villas and parks, with their colours and perfumes.
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Vista di Tremezzina (CO)
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Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta, located on the shores of Lake Como near the village of Tremezzo, is a triumph of natural and architectural beauty.
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Villa Carlotta
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Museum of navigation instruments

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The Villa Melzi d’Eril Gardens

In Bellagio, the gardens of Villa Melzi which stretch foralmost a kilometre along the Lake Como, attract thousands of visitors each year
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Bellagio

Villas, parks, a romantic lakefront and a maritime history museum. Bellagio is one of the most famous places on Lake Como
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Bellagio,Como Lake
4.62 km

Madonna del Ghisallo, the Cyclists Temple

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Madonna del Ghisallo, Churches in Como
5 km

Villa serbelloni

In the village of Bellagio, "the pearl of Lake Como", is home to one of the most evocative historical residences of the Lario
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Villa Serbelloni
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La Crocetta

The trenches of the Linea Cadorna
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View from the Crocetta
6.04 km

Village of argegno

A village of Roman origins that, since ancient times, has been a fortified center inserted in a vast defensive system
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Village of Argegno
6.2 km

By bike from Menaggio to Porlezza

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The cycle track Menaggio - Porlezza
6.37 km

Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club

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Menaggio Cadenabbia Golf Club, Grandola e Uniti (CO)
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Church of S. Marta

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Church of S. Marta
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Walking tour through Menaggio

Historical itinerary along the main sites of the town
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Piazza Garibaldi
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Villa mylius vigoni

Rich of suggestions, memories and ancient trees, the park of Villa Vigoni is one of the best preserved romantic gardens in Lombardy
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Villa Mylius Vigoni
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Monument to the silk weaver

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Monumento alla Tessitrice
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Events

Villa Balbianello reopens for 2019

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Villa Balbianello reopens for 2019
720 mt

Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como: Villa Carlotta e i marchesi Clerici

Villa Carlotta
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22/06/2019 - 03/11/2019
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Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como: Villa Carlotta e i marchesi Clerici
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Telai e trame d'autore. Da Leonardo a Maria Lai

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22/06/2019 - 03/11/2019
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Trofeo per Vele d’Epoca e Classiche

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20/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
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4.94 km

Marathon Trail Lago di Como 2019

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Marathon Trail
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Airshow on Lake Como

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28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
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Lachrimae - Enseble Adiàstema

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22/09/2019
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Ville Aperte in Brianza 2019

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Ville Aperte in Brianza 2019

Sedi varie
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Ville Aperte in Brianza 2019
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Ville Aperte in Brianza 2019

Sedi varie
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28/09/2019
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Ville Aperte in Brianza 2019

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Activities

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Let's taste Como Lake

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Cruise & Dinner from Varenna

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Villas and Flavors of Lake Como

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Where to sleep

APPARTAMENTO LA TORRE - BALBIANINO S.R.L.

Tremezzina
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857 mt

APPARTAMENTO IL PENSIERO DI CASTELLI GIUSEPPINA

Tremezzina
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LAVEDO

Tremezzina
LAVEDO
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PLINIO

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IL GOLFO APARTMENT DI VANOSSI CLAUDIA

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ALBERGO LENNO

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