Tickets for Villa del Balbianello

Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration: Flexible
Language: Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the most romantic and scenic villa on Lake Como
  • Discover the wonderful set for several famous American films
  • Find out the history and adventures of the last owner of the Villa
What to expect

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.

In accordance with the last owner's wishes, FAI has been managing the Villa since 1988, preserving its spirit and taking care of its magnificent garden. Trees pruned into unusual shapes, romantic views, avenues lined with statues, panoramic terraces and abundant blooms surround an ascending path leading to the 18th century Loggia Durini, which crowns the whole Balbianello complex and offers the visitors two different panoramas of the Lake.

The beauties of Villa del Balbianello, which is also accessible by water, led many Hollywood directors to pick it as the filming location for several movie series, such as Star Wars and 007.

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What's included
  • The Garden + Museums ticket includes admission to the Bosco (wood), the Garden and the rooms of the Museum
  • The Bosco (wood) ticket includes the admission to the wooded area of the Dosso di Lavedo
What's not included
  • Guided tour of the Villa and of the Museum
Reduced price
  • Child (6-18): reduced
  • Student (19-25): reduced
  • National Trust members: reduced
  • Infant (0-5): free
  • FAI members: free
  • People with disabilities: free
  • Before proceeding with your purchase, check on the website the discounts or active conventions

Via Guido Monzino, 1 Loc. Lenno, Tremezzina

Meeting point:

Villa del Balbianello

What to remember
  • The time chosen during the purchase is mandatory; please plan your visit and consider that you can find traffic
  • Timeslots are limited in capacity. If you don’t find availability, please try another timeslot
  • Bookshop available inside the Villa
  • The villa can be reached on foot with a half-hour walk from Lenno or by taxi-boat
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  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.30am to 6.30pm (last garden entrance 5.30pm, last wood entrance 5pm).
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10.30am - 7.30pm (last garden entrance 5.30pm, last wood entrance 5pm). Closed on Mondays and Wednesdays

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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