Villa Balbianello on Lake Como

It wasn’t a sunny day but it wasn’t raining either  the day we, the group of 20 people, boarded the ferry from Tremezzo to Lenno, then the water taxi from Lenno to Villa Balbianello.  This villa has a prominent location overlooking Lake Como.

We entered from the back of the villa and strolled up the walkway through the gardens to the villa for a private tour with our guide.  Having a guide was so beneficial in learning about the history of this beautiful villa and its gardens.


It is in the town of Lenno and is located at the tip of a small peninsula.  You must take the ferry to Lenno and then arrange for a water taxi which brings you to the back entrance. The gardens are beautiful and it does not surprise one to know that the villa was used for its location of a few feature films. 

The flowers and trees are abundant and beautifully manicured and maintained.  Do take a tour of the villa inside as it is filled with many artifacts from the explorer  Guido Monzino and you can learn about its history.

If you are in this area of Italy put this on your bucket list!  It is well work the visit.  Allow yourself about 2 hours.