Villa del Balbianello is located on a wooded promontory on Lake Como Italy.
The grounds of Villa Balbianello were famously featured in James Bond Casino Royale and Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Villa del Balbianello was bequeathed to FAI by Guido Monzino in 1988 and is the FAI’s most visited spot in Italy.
The villa’s movie appearances aren’t the only appeal – it’s interior and history are equally impressive. Originally a Franciscan monastery built in the 13th century, it was later converted into a villa that was passed down through the ranks of the wealthy Visconti family.
The villa’s most recent owner, Count Guido Monzino, led the first Italian expedition to Mount Himalaia. He made a total of 21 expeditions to places including Patagonia, Equatorial Africa, Greenland and the North Pole. The villa preserves the memories of his adventures with impeccable order and exquisite taste. Don’t miss his fascinating collection of memorabilia from his travels upstairs (we suggest to book a tour guide).
Thinking of having your Villa Balbianello wedding? Get in line – allegedly there is a two-year waiting list for weddings!
Need more information? Visit official website https://www.fondoambiente.it/luoghi/villa-del-balbianello
Lake Como hotel: Lake Como Grand Hotel Tremezzo https://www.grandhoteltremezzo.com/it/home/
Lake Como villa rentals: Lake Como Villa La Cassinella https://www.villalacassinella.com/ also for your Lake Como Wedding.
Lake Como map: http://maplake.como.it/pdfmap.pdf