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Villa del Balbianello

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

Villa del Balbianello eng


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

Ticket prices

Adults €22 - Children €12


+39 0344 56110

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

Open every day except Mondays and Wednesdays.

Opening time: from 10.30 to 18.30

On Saturday, Sunday and festive days closure time at 19:30

Last entrance to the Garden at 17.30.

Last entrance to the Bosco (Woods) at 17:00

The interiors of the villa in this period cannot be visited due to safety reasons.


GARDEN + museum entrance

It includes a self guided tour (it takes about 45/50 minutes) inside the Gardend and the Museum of Monzino’s travel and adventures.

Adults: €15
Reduced (aged 6-18): €8
Children aged 0-5: free entry
National Trust members and students (aged 19-25): €10
FAI members and those with disabilities + 1 companion: free entry

BOSCO (WOOD) entrance

It includes the entrance to the wooded area of the promontory where the Villa is located.

Adults: €3
Reduced (aged 6-18): €1
Children aged 0-5: free entry
National Trust members and students (aged 19-25): €1
FAI members and those with disabilities + 1 companion: free entry

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

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

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 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.
Please, send your request to


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

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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