The Villa del Balbianello is a villa in the commune of Lenno (a province of Como). The Villa overlooking Lake Como and is located on the tip of the peninsula of Dosso d’Avedo. It’s located on the western shore of the south-west branch of Lake Como. Not far from the Villa you find the Isola Comacina, an island famous for its elaborate terraced gardens.
The Villa was built at the end of the 18th century on the site of an ancient Franciscan monastery by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini. The two towers which remain on the property are the Bell towers of the former monastery church. After the cardinal Durini’s death, the Villa del Balbianello became property of his grandson Count Luigi Porro Lambertenghi.
Nowadays the villa is home to private events such as weddings (2018 Indian movie star and Bollywood’s famous couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s wedding took place at the villa), ceremonies and even films such as Star Wars in 2002 & Casino Royal in 2006.
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Can you visit the Villa del Balbianello?
Villa del Balbianello is open for Visitors from November to mid March. A ticket to the garden costs currently 8 Euros. A a guided tour of the villa will cost you 17 euros. Sightseeing Tours are available Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday.
How to get to the Villa?
You get to the villa by water taxi from Lenno, or you get moving yourself and do the 15 -25 minute walk from the car park or the ferry stop in Lenno.
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