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Villa del Balbianello, Tremezzina (CO) | Ph. Alessio Mesiano © FAI

Villa del Balbianello

A treasure chest of memories of exploits and adventures on the western shore of Lake Como

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Open

from March to January every day except Monday and Wednesday
From 10:00 to 18:00

Ticket prices

Adults €22 - Children €12

contacts

+39 0344 56110
faibalbianello@fondoambiente.it

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.

Opening times

Continuous hours from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Last entrance to the Garden at 5.15 pm.
Last entrance to visit the interiors of the Villa, with a 45 minute guided tour, at 4.30 pm.
We recommend that visitors arrive no later than 4.00 pm.

We will be closed on Monday and Wednesday, apart from Italian bank holidays.

From November: Short-time.
Continuous hours from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Last entrance to the Garden at 4.00 pm.
Last entrance to visit the interiors of the Villa, with a 45 minute guided tour, at 3.30 pm.
We recommend that visitors arrive no later than 3.00 pm.

We will be closed on Monday and Wednesday, apart from Italian bank holidays.

CLOSED on December, 25th

Tickets

Only Garden
Self-guided tour, which takes about 45/50 minutes.

  • Adults: € 11
  • Children (6-18): € 6
  • National Trust Members and Students (< 25): € 9
  • Free for FAI Members and residents of Tremezzina.

Garden + Villa
It is possible to visit the Interiors of the Villa only with guided tour, lasting c. 45 minutes.

  • Adults: € 22
  • Children (6-18): € 12
  • National Trust Members and Students (< 25): € 16
  • FAI Members and residents of Tremezzina: € 4

The visits are made in groups of max 10 people in Italian and English, without reservation.
We don’t have time schedule: you can ask at our ticket office availability and time.
We suggest you to come before 4.00 p.m.
Due to Covid, the places available for guided tours have been reduced: the guided tour of the interior is not guaranteed.
The visit of the park is always guaranteed.

Getting here

The Villa can be reached only on foot or by boat.

On foot
From Lenno, approximately 1 km, 25 minutes walk by a uphill road.Nearest Parking: “Parcheggio Mercato” Via degli Artigiani, close to Lido di Lenno.

By taxy boat
Taxi boat service from Lenno. Indicative price: €10 return tickets, €7 one way.>> More info here
Access can be also by private boat (with driver).Public means to Lenno

Ferry Service to Lenno
Service available from the public piers of the Lake to Lenno. >> More info here

Bus
Asf Autolinee - Bus ASF C10 operates a regular service to Lenno.>>More info here

Train
Como Lago Railway Station by TRENORD >>More info here
Como San Giovanni Railway Station by FS >>More info here

Guided tours & Group visits

Private tours for individuals or group visits require a private tour guide and must be booked in advance:
the cost is €60 per booking (every 10 people) + ticket entrance.
Big groups wll be splitted in little groups of 10 people. The visit will start and finish almost at the same time for each small groups.
Languages available: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish.
Please, send your request to booking.balbianello@fondoambiente.it

Shopping

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 available inside the property – please book your table: +393338888899.
Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.

Accessibility

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 booking.balbianello@fondoambiente.it

Good to know

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.

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