Villa del Balbianello, Tremezzina (CO) | Ph. Alessio Mesiano © FAI

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

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In compliance with the new decree of the Italian Government, all Guests over 12 years of age will be required to present the EU digital COVID certificate (Digital Green Certificate). The EU digital COVID certificate is mandatory unless exemptions based on appropriate medical certification.


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 from the 1st November is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Last entrance to the Garden at 4.00 pm.
Last entrance to visit the interiors of the Villa, with a 45 minute guided tour, at 3.30 pm.
We will be closed on Monday and Wednesday, apart from Italian bank holidays.
Reservation is mandatory via

December, open only on:
3rd - 4th - 5th
7th - 8th - 10th - 11th - 12th
14th - 17th - 18th - 19th
21st - 24th - 26th28th - 31st
Closed on 25th December
Reservation is mandatory via

January, open only on:
1st - 2nd
4th - 6th - 7th - 8th - 9th
Reservation is mandatory via

Villa del Balbianello will be closed from the 10th January 2022.
For more information:


Only Garden

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

  • Adults: € 11
  • Children (6-18): € 6
  • National Trust Members and Students (< 25): € 9
  • Free for FAI Members and residents of Tremezzina.

Garden + Villa

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

  • Adults: € 22
  • Children (6-18): € 12
  • National Trust Members and Students (< 25): € 16
  • FAI Members and residents of Tremezzina: € 4

The visits are made in groups of max 10 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.

Getting here

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.

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.

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 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).

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