Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello

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

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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

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.

Reservation is mandatory via www.villadelbalbianello.itFor more information:

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 2.30 according to availability.
Closed on Mnday and Wednesday.

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 december
January, open only on: 2 – 5 - 6 - 7 january
On Sunday 7 January 2024 the touristic season will end.


Only Garden

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

  • Adults: € 12
  • Children (6-18) and Students (18-25): € 9
  • National Trust Members ( ): € 10
  • Free for FAI Members and residents of Tremezzina.

Villa and garden

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

  • Adults: € 23
  • Children (6-18) and Students (<25) : € 15
  • National Trust Members ( € 16
  • FAI Members and residents of Tremezzina: € 4

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.


only upon reservation at

  • Ticket has to be stamped at the gate.
  • Tickets are not refundable.
  • Getting here

    Villa del Balbianello can be reached only on foot (1 km, 20-25 min walking) or by taxi-boat from Lido di Lenno. It is not possible to reach the Villa by Car, Coach or public transport services.


    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.

    Possibility of access by Lake with private boat services.

    Parcheggio pubblico in Via Comoedia, ex Via degli Artigiani, in Località Lenno – Comune di Tremezzina.

    Guided tours & Group visits

    Private tours for individuals or group visits require a private tour guide and must be booked in advance.

    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.


    Disabled visitors have free access to FAI properties open to the public by presenting their ANMIC card - National Association of Mutilated and Invalid Civilians. The villa is partially accessible. In case of serious problems, please get in touch with the Villa at

    Good to know

    We recommend the use of comfortable shoes.

    Dogs are welcome in the park 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).


    The closest parking, free of charge, is Mercato Parking in Via Comoedia in the municipality of Tremezzina, Lenno.

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