This trip by private boat will show you one of the loveliest villas and gardens on Lake Como. Villa Balbianello, on the tip of the Lavedo promontory, is perhaps in the most spectacular spot on the lake. It was built at the end of the 18th century and today belongs to F.A.I. - the Italian equivalent of the National Trust. Visit the beautiful and exquisitely furnished interiors and the great collection of pre-Columbian objects, Chinese porcelain and terracottas, reverse-glass paintings, tapestries and carpets that belonged to its last owner, Count Guido Monzino, a keen explorer renowned for climbing Mount Everest in 1973.
Prices: From £70 per person
Duration: Half day
Start time: 2.45pm approx.
Included: Pick up and drop off (from Menaggio only) for the boat trip to Villa Balbianello. Please note guests will need to make their own way to / from the pick up point at Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzo) for this excursion unless staying in Menaggio where there will be a central pick up point.
To book this excursion, please call one of our Italy Experts. Please note that excursions operates from May – September, are subject to availability and minimum numbers. Start times and departure points shall be reconfirmed once in resort.