Villa del Balbianello Summary
Featured on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa del Balbianello will leave you breathless. This is owing to its beautiful terraced gardens and picturesque structure. So glorious the setting, it is featured in many movies, including the sleek and chic, Casino Royal.
Villa del Balbianello built near the end of the 18th century on the site of an ancient Franciscan monastery. In fact, the property is loved and cherished by many noble families and dignitaries. Gifted to the Italian National Trust in 1988, it is said to be one of the most delightful residences on Lake Como.
The whole complex consists of two residential buildings, a church, and portico that overlooks a little dock. The main building of Villa Balbianello is home to antique furnishings which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Embellished by a rich collection of sculptures and artefacts, the interiors are stunningly luxurious. What’s more, you’ll find walls graced with frescoes, charming gardens and an imposing entrance.
If you want a memorable Lake Como wedding, you must book Villa Balbianello. It is one of the most popular wedding venues ever, due to its unique position. The villa is located at the tip of a small and wooded peninsula while standing, majestically, overlooking the lake. It’s quite the romantic location that offers a stunning backdrop for those all important wedding photographs.
The beautiful spaces of the Villa, most overlooking the Lake, offer sophisticated and unique venues for your wedding. Choose from a grand terrace overlooking the water, or a romantic loggia for your wedding ceremony. Then watch the sun go down with cocktails on the lawn. Once night falls, hold a wedding reception to remember in one of the grand ballrooms.
The wedding team at Villa Balbianello have played host to a significant number of events, from small and intimate to the grand and elegant. As such, they can advise you on every wedding amenity.
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