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Lake Como: There’s More to It Than George Clooney

Lake Como is home to many magnificent villas. This one, Villa del Balbianello, was built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery and is famous for its elaborate…

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Northern Italian villas on Lake Como: spectacular

    Villa del Balbianello was built on a rock outcropping that forms a small peninsula in the lake. The villa has had many owners and fell into disrepair for…

Villa Balbianello in Lenno

Villas at Lake Como

The most important villas for most visitors to Lake Como include the Villa Olmo in Como, the Villa D’Este and Villa Erba in nearby Cernobbio, the Villa del Balbianello near…

Villa Carlotta

The Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo is possibly the only, and certainly the best known, villa on the Lake to provide visitors with ticketed access, on a ‘free range’ basis, to…