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.