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Tremezzina - Villa Balbianello

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

Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10.30 A.M to 06.30 P.M
Saturday, Sunday e public holidays from 10.30 A.M to 07.30
Last access to the garden at 17.30
Last access to the wood at 17.00
Closed:On Mondays e Wednesdays except for public holidays
 
 
PRICES
 
 
SPECIAL OFFER ON EVERY WEDNESDAY OF AUGUST
 
Entrance to the park:
 
€11 if you book online
€22 for each guided tour inside the villa. The tours will be organized in small groups, italian and english are spoken (you can buy it at the villa info point depending on the availabilities) a
You can book a private guided tour (034456110)
 
Entrance to the Loggia, museums and garden withouth guide:
 
Free for FAI subscribers
€15 per person
€8 per kids between 6 and 18 years old
€10 per Social National Trust and students up to 25 yearsold
€40 per families (it allows you to have a free access with descounted fees for families conisisting of 2 adults and 2 children between 6 and 18 years old. Entrance is free starting from the third child within the same group) 
 
 
Entrance for the wood (woodland are around the Villa):
 
Free for FAI subscribers
€3 per person
€1 per children from 6 to 18 years old
Free for kids from o to 5 years old
€1 per Social National Trust and students up to 25 years old
€7 per family (it allows you to have a free entrance with discounted fees for family groups consisting of 2 adults and 2 children between 6 and 18 years old. Entrance is free starting from the third child within the same group) 
Free for disabled kids from 0 to 5 years old accompanied by a tutor. 
 
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)
 
ONLINE RESERVATION IS MANDATORY
 
The entrance is forbidden for those who have a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees. FAI staff is equipped with temprature scans. Everyne is allowed to enter only wearing a protective mask 
Guided Tours inside the Villa will be organized in August only.

 

Contacts and How to get there

Tremezzina - Villa Balbianello

Via Balbianello Tremezzina
+39.0344.56110

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