Lenno, Lombardy, Italy                                                                                                   All photos by Hetty                                       For a map of Lake Como, see introduction

June 2017                                                                          Villa del Balbianello information

The villa is on the end of the peninsula at Lenno, and you can walk along the north side (about 20 mins from the gate/parking), or over the top (45 mins), or go by boat.

It is now owned by the Italian version of the National Trust, and has been used for several films. The Villa and Loggia were built in the 1700s.

There was a wedding in here – what a lovely setting

The Loggia connects the library and music room, and we could hear a harp

The church remains from an earlier monastery

If you come by boat, you arrive here

The parapet was added in the 1800s

The last owner was an explorer and collector. We didn’t go into the house, but the gardens were lovely

Next – Menaggio


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