Villa Balbianello, Como, Italy

Villa Balbianello is one of the most romantic villas on Lake Como, Italy with its own pier.
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Its history began as a “place of delights” created by the Milanese Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini at the end of the 18th century. Its last owner, the explorer Guido Monzino, transformed its interiors into a sort of house-museum where he gave space to his art collection and relics from his alpine and polar expeditions. Monzino arranged that upon his death, which took place in 1988, the building and the surrounding green areas would pass to the FAI, the Italian Environmental Fund.

Director George Lucas chose it as a timeless location for the most romantic scenes of the second episode of Star Wars. But the villa had already merited other appearances in film history, such as those of Mario Soldati (Past Times, 1941), John Irvin (A Month at the Lake, 1995) and Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, 2006).

Weddings and Events

A huge favorite, especially among celebrities and VIPs from around the world, Lake Como is undoubtedly one of the top wedding destinations to experience the northern Italian lifestyle.

So much more than lake views and elegant villas. There are many wonderful venues in the local towns of Bellagio and Varenna, such as retreats and charming restaurants, that will go the extra mile to meet your needs. A wealth of excellent venues at your fingertips to take your guests out to eat, host your rehearsal dinner or simply organize small gatherings during your stay here.

If you’re looking for a super elegant venue for your big day, look no further. Lake Como is your best bet to host your exclusive event.


  • What kind of events can be held in the space: weddings, anniversaries, engagement and private events.
  • Rental price (from and to): On request.
  • Menu price per person (from and to): Please ask for details
  • Do you have your own kitchen? What type of cuisine do you serve?: No
  • Do you have accommodation?: No
  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?: No

How to find us

Villa del Balbianello is a villa located in the Italian municipality of Lenno, in the province of Como. It is located at the tip of the Lavedo peninsula, a promontory that juts into the northern part of Lake Como.

Villa del Balbianello is located a short distance (about 1 km) from Lenno. It is possible to reach the Villa by water, using the boat-taxi service available at Lido di Lenno.

22016 Tremezzina, Province of Como, Italy

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