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.
Open every day except Mondays and Wednesdays.
Opening time: from 10.00 to 18.00
Last entrance to the Garden at 17.00.
Last entrance to the interiors of the Villa at 16.30 according to availability.
From November to January, the closing time is one hour earlier.
The interiors of the villa include non-bookable guided tours, in groups of maximum 15 people, lasting about 60 minutes. Guided tours are available in Italian and English. You will be notified of the assigned timeslot at the entrance. Average waiting time for the start of the tour: 60 minutes. In the meantime you can visit the garden.
Private tours at a pre-established time are available with a supplement of €60 per booking. Please, check our Guided tours & group visits section.
Guided tour of the interiors of the Villa
Self guided tour (it takes about 45/50 minutes)
Private tours, supplement €60 per booking (up to 15 people per group) + ticket entrance.
Reservations required at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Access can be also by private boat (with driver).
Public means to Lenno
Ferry Service to LennoService available from the public piers of the Lake to Lenno.
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Asf Autolinee - Bus ASF C10 operates a regular service to Lenno.
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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 15 people) + ticket entrance.
Big groups wll be splitted in little groups of 15 people. The visit will start and finish almost at the same time for each small groups.
Languages available: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish.
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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. No cafeteria and restaurants available inside the property.
Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.
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.