Villa Balbiano Lake Como - Italy

Villa Balbiano Lake Como - Italy

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Villa Balbiano is an exceptional and historical palazzo, the perfect venue for family vacation or weddings on breathtaking Lake Como.

The Villa was built by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio at the end of the16th century, after the drawings of Pellegrino Tibaldi, and was enlarged and embellished by Cardinal Durini in the 18th century.

In 1637, Marco Gallio, changed the layout of the grounds in order to obtain enough space to create the Italian garden.

In 1787, the property was sold to Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, papal nuncio, a lover of arts and letters, patron and collector.

He made the Villa an authentic place of delight by enlarging the house and garden, erecting statues and fountains, and opening new avenues between hedges and pergolas.

The facade, with simple and sober lines, punctuated by gray stone ornamental carvings, is directly reflected in the water of Lake Como.

All around stand statues and fountains.

From the Strada Regina, a nymph flowered of blue iris leads to the path to the main house, lined with box hedges, where plane trees and cypresses grow.

In the late 18th century the Villa hosted a gallant and frivolous society where festivals, banquets and dances followed one another relentlessly.

The lounges housed recitation meetings, concerts or literary discussions.

Inside, the spectacular baroque frescoes by the Recchi brothers in the early 17th century can still be seen.

In the lobby, Cardinal Durini installed its rich library, known to all scholars of the time.

Nearby, where the river empties into Perlana’s lake, the pipe works commissioned by Durini to stem the flow of water can still be admired.

On the shores of Lake Como, an exceptional palazzo, heritage of the 16th Century.

The former home of Cardinal Durini, a lover of Arts and letters.

An authentic place of delights covered of magnificent Baroque frescoes from the 17th Century.

A combination of extreme comfort & luxury.

An indoor endless pool.

An outdoor swimming pool facing the lake.

With a private access to the lake & a boat house.

An independent Villino for 8 guests.

Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, the Villa is in the town of Ossuccio, approximately 20kms north of the town of Como.

Because the lake’s Alpine ridge resists the northern winds and its great mass of water tends to reduce sudden drops in temperature, Lake Como is particularly renowned for its generally mild and moist climate which contributes to the lushness of its shore line.

The lake’s winter climate is never very harsh, and the summer heat is hardly ever stifling because of this extensive vegetation.

Also because of these unique climatic characteristics, the flora along the lakeside is varied, abundant and similar to Mediterranean vegetation: cypress and laurel trees, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons, magnolias, and palm trees. In fact in some more wet and sheltered areas, tropical and sub-tropical vegetation can be found.

Very few other Italian localities offer such environmental variety.

In a few kilometers one goes from the mountains to the lake, from alpine valleys to small hills.

A boat can be rented and parked in the private garage to enjoy the charms of the lake.

The major international airports around are Milan-Malpensa and Milan-Linate (both an hour drive away).

For private aviation, the closest airport is Lugano in Switzerland (45 minutes away).

Additional rates (which are not included in the total booking cost) 

Transfers, food and beverage, massages, personal trainer.

 

Extra beds conditions

No.

 

Babies and children conditions

Allowed children over 12 years. 

 

Pets conditions

Not allowed.

 

Check-in and Check-out hour

Consult.

 

Payment policies and conditions

Consult.

 

Reservation and cancellation policies

Consult.

Price shown per Week

 

Main Villa

 

Low Season 

From Septemer 29 to May 15: USD 117654

*Minimum stay 3 nights

 

High Season

From May 16 to September 28: USD 128314

*Minimum stay 7 nights

 

Villino

On request, guests can rent a guest house which can sleep 6 more guests for USD 3385 per day.

  • Villa

    Max. 12 persons

    Double Beds

    2 master suites: master bedroom with boudoir, bathroom, walk-in dressing room, private terrace, panoramic lake view.

    4 guest suites: guest bedroom with bathroom, walk-in dressing room and panoramic garden view.

    Stunning garden, Outdoor swimming pool, Extensive lawn perfect for organising events, Private access to the lake, Indoor pool. Parking área.

    Rates from USD 16,808
    Per week
  • Villino

    Max. 6 persons

    Double Beds

    3 Bedrooms. Stunning garden, Outdoor swimming pool, Extensive lawn perfect for organising events, Private access to the lake, Indoor pool. Parking área.

    Rates from USD 3,385
    Per week
Rooms6
Swimming PoolYES
Full BoardYES
Air conditionerYES
RestaurantNO
Central heatingYES
WI-FIYES
Tennis CourtNO
Credit CardYES
PetsNO
KidsOver 12 years
Concierge ServiceYES
Personalized PackagesYES
Private ChefYES
ButlerYES

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Villa Balbiano

Villa Balbiano

Villa Balbiano is an exceptional and historical palazzo, the perfect venue for family vacation or weddings on breathtaking Lake Como.