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.
Villa del Balbianello and its Garden will re-open, for the new season 2023, on Friday 11th March.
Last entrance to the Garden at 5.00 pm.
Last entrance to visit the interiors of the Villa, with a 45 minute guided tour, at 3..30 pm according to availability.
We will be closed on Monday and Wednesday, apart from Italian bank holidays.
Please be there 30 minuts in advance.
In NOVEMBER, DECEMBER and JANUARY there will be reducted opening time.
Villa del Balbianello and it’s gardens will be open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Last entrance in the gardens at 4.00 pm.
Last entrance in the villa at 3.00 pm according to availability.
Closed on Monday and Wednesday.
DECEMBER open only on: 1-2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 12 – 15 - 16 - 17 - 19 – 22 – 23 - 26 - 29 - 30 – 31 december
Closed on 24 and 25 decemberJanuary, open only on: 2 – 5 - 6 - 7 january
On Sunday 7 January 2024 the touristic season will end.
Please, note that online booking is now mandatory: click here to book your visit.
Only GardenSelf-guided tour, which takes about 45/50 minutes.
The visits are made in groups of max 15 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.
In order to book click here.
PRIVATE TOURS and GROUP TOURS:only upon reservation at email@example.com
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 or Via Silvio Pellico. Parking could be not easy during the summer because of the traffic. It is possible to access the Villa also by water, through a Taxiboat paid service, provided on Lido di Lenno.
Private service, could be not available.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.
Visitors with disabilities and, when applicable, their caregiver have free access, in accordance with M.D. 507/97 updated to M.D. 13/2019 and L.104/92.
The guided tour of the interior of the Villa costs 4€ per person.
A reduced ticket is required in case of events and other additional services.
Guide dogs and therapy dogs with a training certificate for assistance to persons with disabilities are allowed, always on a leash, both in the Park and inside the Villa.
The Villa and the Park are partially accessible to persons with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs.
• It is possible to reach the ticket office by car (upon communication); the caregiver will then bring the car to the public car park
• The avenues of the Park are mainly gravel and sloping• The Villa is equipped with a lift with a cabin where a wheelchair can easily access. There is space in front of the door for easy access to 3 out of 6 floors
• The Villa has private toilet facilities inside the Loggia Segrè and next to the pier.
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org - tel 034456110
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Dogs are always welcome in the Garden, but must be kept on a leash at all times. To ensure the protection and preservation of the interiors of Villa del Balbianello and its collections, only guide dogs and assistance dogs with certificates for accompanying people with disabilities are allowed inside.
The closest parking, free of charge, is Mercato Parking in Via Comoedia in the municipality of Tremezzina, Lenno.