Splendid villa located on an enchanting promontory, in the middle of Lake Como, was built by Cardinal Durini in the 18th century.
Inside there are precious English and French furniture of the 18th century and the museum that collects finds from the exploration of Count Guido Monzino, the last owner.
Balbianello is still today one of the most beautiful and romantic villas on the lake.
Last entrance to the Garden at 5.00 pm.
Interiors of the Villa ( 45 minute guided tour, at) last entrance at 3:30 pm according to availability.
We will be closed on Monday and Wednesday, apart from Italian bank holidays.
Always be there 30 minuts in advance.
In NOVEMBER, DECEMBER and JANUARY there will be reducted opening time: from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Last entrance in the gardens at 4.00 pm.
Last entrance in the villa at 2.30 according to availability.
Closed on Mnday and Wednesday.
open only on: 1-2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 12 – 15 – 16 – 17 – 19 – 22 – 23 – 26 – 29 – 30 – 31 december
Closed on 24 and 25 december
January, open only on: 2 – 5 – 6 – 7 january
On Sunday 7 January 2024 the touristic season will end.
Only garden (Self-guided tour): about 45/50 minutes.
Adults: € 12
Children (6-18) and Students (18-25): € 9
National Trust Members ( www.into.org/places/ ): € 10
VISIT OF THE INTERIORS: possible only with guided tour, lasting c. 45 minutes and in groups of max 15 people in Italian and English.
Adults: € 23
Children (6-18) and Students (<25) : € 15
National Trust Members ( www.into.org/places/: € 16
HOW TO GET TO VILLA BALBIANELLO
By public transport
Catch a boat or a fast boat to Lenno.
Get off the boat – leave the lake on your back – start walking left on the promenade by the Lake.
You will find a sign to the Villa entrance (about 20 minutes walking) or, at the Lido di Lenno, you can catch a taxi boat (€ 7,00 approx per person)
By private water taxi
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By private taxi
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