Villa del Balbianello. What about it?

As you trek the walk to get to the Villa, you may find yourself thinking ‘It’s a dream, it can’t be real!’ Well, it is! Stunning architecture, breathtaking gardens, dramatic views of the mid-lake… And this is only the outside! Only when you enter the Villa can you fully understand how Villa del Balbianello is unparalleled.

The Villa has a fascinating history, but I won’t bore you with pages of details… I just want to intrigue you! It had several owners, but I think that Guido Monzino, the last one, was a genius, since it’s only thanks to his efforts that we can today admire such an impressive site!

After all, there must be a reason why it was chosen as the backdrop several well-known films, such as A Month by the Lake, Star Wars and Casinò Royale. If you close your eyes you may hear Daniel Craig’s or Ewan McGregor’s presence! Take a look at this article and this slice of heaven won’t be a mystery anymore!

Villa del Balbianello


Villa del Balbianello. What about it?

Actually, it’s quite easy to reach. If you spend your vacation on Lake Como and you need to relax, then we have the perfect solution for you. As a matter of fact, Taxi Boat Varenna organizes both group and private tours which allow you to comfortably get to this enchanting location!

The Villa is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you only stay on Lake Como for a few days but you don’t want to miss the visit, then you just have to contact us! The captain will tell you a lot of interesting gems about this amazing spot… And don’t forget: you’ll be in the middle of the lake! Can you imagine what a beautiful panorama you’re going to see?

Visit our website to have more information… What are you waiting for? Monzino’s realm is awaiting you! Precious furniture, books, art collections, relics of his expeditions… everything is still just as he left it. Don’t miss out on this chance!

Umbrella tree and sculptures with lake views


What else?

In conclusion, some suggestions. Make sure to wear sensible shoes and that you don’t experience difficulty walking, since there is a steep, gravelly path with steps. Don’t be afraid, it’s just a 5-minute walk and it’s worth it! Remember that big dogs are not allowed. You can bring little ones, but only if you can hold them.