The beautiful Villa Balbianello in 10 photos
Villa Balbianello, Lenno, Lake Como…the coordinates of a corner of Paradise
In numbers Villa Balbianello, located in Lenno, is the second most visited villa on Lake Como, after Villa Carlotta.
And understanding why is not difficult.
Here are 10 photos of Villa Balbianello to give you an idea (and I stress… just an idea!) of the air you breathe in this fantastic corner of Lake Como
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Although some people only visit its gardens, the advice is to also see the interior of the house. If you have enough time and really want to understand who was the man who left his indelible mark on this mansion, it is among its rooms that you must take a tour.
And in this villa, ‘tour’ strictly means ‘guided tour‘. When purchasing your ticket online, you can choose your preferred time slot.
My heartfelt advice is to buy your ticket as early as possible! The number of daily accesses is limited and visitors, especially in the high season, are very many.
The life of Guido Monzino is one of those lives whose story it is good to hear. He was the explorer who last lived in this corner of paradise and who left the entire property to the FAI (a nonprofit foundation).
The furnishings, objects, books and even the structure of both the house and the garden tell and express the personality of a man who was anything but trivial. It would indeed be a shame to pass by without ‘knowing’ him.
Then add to the interesting stories of those who lived here, the fact that the villa is in a stunning location, and it will be easy for you to understand why a visit to Villa Balbianello is a real must.
Located on the extreme tip of the Lavedo promontory, it takes about 15 minutes to reach it on foot. Alternatively, you can take a taxi boat (departing from Lido di Lenno) and get there by lake (closed on Mondays and Wednesdays).
On one side you have the Gulf of Venus and the beautiful Tremezzina, on the other the lonely Comacina Island. You couldn’t ask for more!
Enjoy the photo tour!