Dating back to the 16th century, this palazzo sits peacefully on the lakeside of Como Lake
With almost 3 acres of lawns and gardens, private access to the lake and two swimming pool, this luxurious estate is designed to meet the desires of the most discerning guests and is ideal for organising weddings or other special events.
The garden hides charming statues and fountains and are one of the largest around Lake Como.
The villa has a great history behind, being the former house of Cardinal Durini, a well-known collector of art. The property maintains all previous architectural details, some of which have been restored, such as the Baroque frescoes from the 17th century and is beautifully adorned by antique furniture.
In the 18th century, this residence used to host banquets, dances and concerts or literary discussions.
Villa Balbiano is designed on three floors, consisting of 6 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, fully renovated by the French decorator Jacques Garcia.
From the main entrance, guests are led in the large opulent lobby with original frescoes.
From here they have access to the dining area, the library, winter garden and three salons.
All of the spacious rooms still retain the original frescoes and marble floors. Also located on this floor, the kitchen and a covered terrace with working fireplace for outdoor dining.
Going up on the first floor, guests will feel spoiled by the impressive lake views. On this floor, there are situated the studio, the master suite and the guest suite as well as the Central Salon.
Taking the marble staircase, the second floor can be reached were the rest of the sleeping area is located, comprising four luxurious en-suite bedrooms with marble bathrooms.
Main Villa2 master suites: master bedroom with boudoir, bathroom, walk-in dressing room, private terrace, panoramic lake view4 guest suites: guest bedroom with bathroom, walk-in dressing room and panoramic garden view.
Villa Balbiano lies in the town of Ossuccio-Lenno, approximately 20 km north of Como.Guests can fly either to Milan Malpensa or Milan Linate both 1h drive. For private jets, the closest airport is Lugano in Switzerland (45 minutes away). A boat can be rented and parked in the private garage to enjoy the charms of the lake.
2 min from Isola Comacina (restaurant)10 min from Villa Carlotta’s garden15 min from Bellagio17 min from Menaggio (golf, restaurant)40 min from Como1h from Lugano (shopping, Casino)1h – 1h30 from Milan1h – 1h30 from St Moritz
Float planes excursions to Lago Maggiore & di LuganoYacht & Boat rental with private skipperCooking lessons of local gastronomyWine tastingPrivate guide and personal shopper to discoverMilan2 Golf courses at Menaggio and Villa d’EsteHiking with a private guide, canyoning, bikingWater skiing, Wind surfingMontain rock climbing, walking & bikingSightseeing in Como/Milan/Lugano, shopping in Milan, etc
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