Villa Balbiano

Location: Lake Como, Italy

Bedrooms: 10

Guests: 12 + 8

Villa Balbiano is the wedding-planner’s idea of heaven. Think picture-postcard setting in a sumptuous mansion with almost three acres of

magnificent gardens and Lake Como as a backdrop – it really is a fairy tale come true. The 16th-century palazzo was lovingly extended and embellished during the 18th century and then masterfully restored more recently by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia. Its beautiful interiors feature the original marble floors and Baroque frescoes from the 17th century. Aside from weddings, there are many activities available in the house and grounds, as well as a plethora of offerings both on the lake and its shores, so guests of all ages will find something to whet their appetite at this luxury villa.


Inside Villa Balbiano

  • With almost 6,500m² of lakeside living space, Villa Balbiano affords spectacular views of Lake Como and surrounding mountains through floor to ceiling windows and doors 


  • Within the main house there are six beautifully furnished bedrooms situated on the first and second floors. The master bedroom and guest bedroom, complete with walk-in dressing rooms, private terraces and panoramic lake views are on the first floor and a marble staircase leads up to four double bedrooms with marble bathrooms overlooking the central living room

  • An additional independent Villino for eight guests is also available if required

  • Antique pieces, luxuriously upholstered seating, ornate gilt-edged mirrors and crystal chandeliers furnish the sitting rooms, library anddining area creating exquisite surroundings in which to relax, socialise and dine

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • A large fully-equipped kitchen

  • A full team of staff to cater for your every need

  • There is a lift to all floors in the villa

  • Work out in the villa’s private gym, equipped with the latest Precor equipment

  • Enjoy a massage in your private treatment room

Things to do on your doorstep

  • Take a boat trip to explore Lake Como via the private lakeside access from your villa

  • Relax and enjoy the sumptuous views of the lake and mountains from the gardens

  • Recline on the terrace or in the winter garden with a sundowner

  • Enjoy supper al fresco on the dining terrace under the starry skies, freshly prepared by your wonderful chef

  • Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool

  • Stroll around the charming landscaped gardens, marvelling at the fountains and statues

  • Hold a wedding ceremony, celebrate a birthday, christening or any other special occasion. Bespoke celebrations can be arranged for up to 500 guests in the grounds, with an orchestra, singers, fireworks, dancers and much more

A little further afield

  • Visit Bellagio, "Pearl of Lake Como" on the opposite side of the lake

  • The magnificent 18th century Villa Carlotta and gardens is just 5km from the villa

  • 7 of Italy's top 18-hole golf courses are nearby, the closest just 20 minutes away by car

  • Water-skiing and windsurfing on the lake (lessons available)

  • Como, Menaggio and Milan all make for easy day excursions


Villa Balbiano is located on the western shore of Lake Como in the town of Ossuccio, approximately 20km north of the town of Como.It’s a drive of about an hour from the city of Milan and Malpensa Airport (76km) and around 90 minutes or so from Bergamo Airport