"VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO" - LENNO
Edificata per volontà del cardinale Angelo Maria Durini alla fine del XVIII secolo, la Villa sorge sull’estremità di un promontorio a picco sul lago di Como, quasi di fronte a Bellagio.
Today he presents himself in the guise given to him by the last owner, the explorer Guido Monzino, with a rich collection of Chinese, African and pre-Columbian art, precious English and French furniture from the eighteenth century and the small museum that collects documents and memorabilia about his expeditions.
But the real masterpiece is the panoramic terraced garden, dominated by the elegant three-arched loggia which stands on the highest point of the promontory. Since 1988 the Balbianello has been left to the FAI, the Italian Environment Fund.
From March to October from 10 to 18
Open every day except Mondays and Wednesdays not holidays
Last admission half an hour before closing
By appointment only, entrance fee
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