Tremezzina - Villa Balbianello

AttractionsVillas and GardensIn the Bellagio area

THE HISTORY

This villa is situated at the end of the Lavedo promontory. It was built in 1787 for Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini who set out to create the most beautiful garden on the Tremezzo Riviera. In the 19th century it became the summer home of Costanza Arconati Visconti who played host to Alessandro Manzoni, Giusti and Berchet. In 1976 the property was bought by the famous explorer Count Guido Monzino who dedicated much effort to restoring the house and its grounds. The villa now belongs to FAI, the Italian equivalent of the National Trust (a fund for the Preservation of the Environment) which maintains it in all splendour.

VILLA BALBIANELLO TOUR

You can visit the beuatiful garden of the Villa, the inside are accesible only if you are accompanied by a guide.Caratteristica peculiare del giardino sono i rampicanti, modellati per rivestire le architetture della villa, i tronchi dei platani Some of the most unique characteristics of this incredible Villa are the creepers that covers this majestic building and its incredible architecture, the huge sycamore trees and the walls. From the terrace you can admire a brethtaking view of the Lake. Going higher you can reach La Loggia that offers an interesting collection of documents about history,polar explorations and mountaineering.

ENTRANCE TIMETABLE

Everyday from 10am to 6pm
Last access to the garden at 5.30pm
Closed:On Mondays e Wednesdays except for public holidays
PRICES
Entrance to the park
You can visit it independently without being accompanied by a guide.
  • FAI members and Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre members: free admission
  • Full: € 11
  • Reduced (6-18 years): € 6
  • Students up to 25 years: € 9
  • Residents of the municipality of Tremezzina: free admission
  • Children up to 5 years and people with disabilities: free admission
  • National Trust Members, Mécènes Members: € 9
Entrance to the Loggia, museums and garden withouth guide:
  • FAI members and Bienfaiteurs Amis du Louvre members: € 4
  • Full: € 22
  • Reduced (6-18 years): € 12
  • Students up to 25 years: € 16
  • Residents of the municipality of Tremezzina: free admission
  • Children up to 5 years and people with disabilities: free admission
  • National Trust Members, Mécènes Members: € 16
TO REACH VILLA BALBIANELLO:
Take the ferry boat to Lenno then walk for 20 minutes and you will arrive, otherwise take the shuttle from Lido di Lenno to Villa Balbianello (€8 roundtrip, €6 one way)
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Contacts and How to get there

Tremezzina - Villa Balbianello
Via Balbianello Tremezzina
Tel. +39.0344.56110
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