This magnificent historical residence was built for Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio in the XVI century, then enlarged and embellished by Cardinal Durini two centuries later. The villa’s sober facade reflects directly onto the waters of lake Como. Off the ancient Strada Regina, the lane leading to the villa is bordered with blue iris, while boxwood, sycamore and cypress trees are a well-known feature of Il Balbiano.
The lakeside gardens are the ideal setting for romantic ceremonies and outdoor dinners. The lavish interiors feature baroque frescos and marble floors. Il Balbiano has 6 luxurious suites – for newlyweds and guests to fully enjoy the beauty of lake Como. Private mooring assures triumphant and memorable entrées! Villa Il Balbiano is the ideal location for a magical, unique wedding on Lake Como.