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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

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Complex of saints faustino and giovita

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Sacro Monte di Ossuccio

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Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Churches of Como
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Comacina Island and the Antiquarium Museum

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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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The Villa Melzi d’Eril Gardens

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Bellagio

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Madonna del Ghisallo, the Cyclists Temple

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Madonna del Ghisallo, Churches in Como
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Villa serbelloni

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La Crocetta

The trenches of the Linea Cadorna
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Village of argegno

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Events

Villa Balbianello reopens for 2019

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Villa Balbianello reopens for 2019
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Cruise & Dinner from Varenna

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Villas of Lake Como boat tour with food tasting

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Where to sleep

APPARTAMENTO LA TORRE - BALBIANINO S.R.L.

Tremezzina
APPARTAMENTO LA TORRE - BALBIANINO S.R.L.
857 mt

LAVEDO

Tremezzina
LAVEDO
1 km

PLINIO

Tremezzina
PLINIO
1.02 km

ALBERGO LENNO

Tremezzina
ALBERGO LENNO
1.04 km

LOCANDA IL GRIFO

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Tremezzina
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VILLA REGINA INT 5 / E - REGINA S.R.L.

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VILLA REGINA INT 5 / E - REGINA S.R.L.
1.48 km

VILLA REGINA INT 4 / D - REGINA S.R.L.

Tremezzina
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C.A.V. LA LUNA - LAKE COMO HOLIDAYS SRLS

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LOCANDA GARZOLA

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