Situated on the western shore of lake Como, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring italian jewel, an exceptional historical palazzo that once belonged to the famous cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, who built it at the end of 16th century and used it as his main residence.

Villa Balbiano is the largest private residence the lake, occupying over 2ha, with extensive sumptuous garden, which was distinguished by the British Society of Garden Designers, outdoor swimming pool, a private pier and a boathouse.

Inside, its historic interiors have been filled with finest objects d’ art and furniture of past centuries.

Listed among the most prestigious venues on lake Como by Harpers Bazaar and Vogue Us, Villa Balbiano is a perfect choice for any event: from a destination wedding to glamorous party, from a private photo session to an intimate elopement. with its charming views across lake Como to the distant mountains, the Villa is a perfect backdrop for a fairytale wedding or celebration.