Villa del Balbianello is located on a wooded promontory on Como lake. This elegant, romantic 18th century mansion and its magnificent garden have hosted writers, scholars and travelers, including Count Guido Monzino, the last owner of the Villa. It’s 38 km from Como. The Villa can be reached on foot or by taxi boat from Lido di Lenno.
Continuous hours from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Guided tours are in Italian and/or English.
We recommend that visitors arrive no later than 4.00 pm.
Please, choose the time slot: once you will be at the ticket offices, the Staff will insert you into the closer tour available.
We will be closed on Monday and Wednesday.
Self-guided tour, which takes about 45/50 minutes.
Garden + Villa
It is possible to visit the Interiors of the Villa only with guided tour, lasting c. 45 minutes.
The visits are made in groups of max 10 people in Italian and English.
Please, during the reservation choose the time slot: once you will be at the ticket offices, the Staff will insert you into the closer tour available.
Every day by foot from Lenno.
1 km path with an uphill section that can be covered in about 25 minutes.
Nearest Parking: “Parcheggio Mercato” Via degli Artigiani, close to Lido di Lenno otherwise Via Diaz.
It is possible to access the Villa also by water, through a Taxiboat paid service, provided on Lido di Lenno.
Possibility of access by Lake with private boat services.
Our small bookshop will welcome you at the end of the guided tour. You can find local handicrafts and typical food products from our property in Sicily, Umbria and other regions in Italy. A selection of fresh drinks are available at the bookshop.
Cafeteria - Bistrot available inside the property – please book your table: +393338888899.
Disabled visitors can access free-of-charge those FAI properties that are open to the public by showing their ANMIC (Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi Civili) card.
The site is challenging to access for those who have difficulty in walking. Please, contact us for more information. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend the use of comfortable shoes.
Dogs are allowed in the garden on a leash; inside the villa we accept only guide or small dogs to be held in your arms or in dog carrier for the duration of the visit (about 1 hour).
Trenord (regional railway line and Malpensa Express line) convention:
20% discount on the admission ticket for ITINERO or IOVIAGGIO card holders.
10% discount on the admission ticket for the holders of a Trenord train ticket to Como, validated on the same day of the visit.