Grand Hotel Cadenabbia is perfect for visiting Villa del Balbianello because it is just 4 kilometers from the property on Lake Como. The villa can be quickly reached by car by driving along the SS340.
It is one of the most striking historic buildings on the entire lake. It stands in Lenno, on the shores of Lake Como, and is named after Balbiano, the name of a villa located in Campo.
It was built in 1787 on a pre-existing Franciscan monastery by Cardinal Angelo Durini and later passed from owner to owner.
Over time, there have been numerous restorations that led to the rebuilding of the Church of San Giovanni and the former monastery, the construction of works connecting the various areas of the villa, and improvements to the garden and loggia.
One of the most prosperous periods in the villa's history is due to explorer Guido Monzino, who furnished the building with memorabilia from his expeditions and later left the entire complex to the FAI. It was precisely the work of the Fund for the Italian Environment that made it possible to better preserve the villa and its spirit.
A spirit that today lives again in the outdoor garden, where it is possible to admire plants with daring pruning, avenues lined with statues, panoramic terraces, flower displays and an 18th-century loggia.
Inside we also find the Museum of Expeditions, which houses numerous artifacts from Monzino's mountaineering missions around the world.
Also noteworthy are the collections of rare objects: of maps, 19th-century prints with views of Lario, books, carpets, rare 18th-century glass paintings, and primitive art with African, pre-Columbian, Egyptian, Arcadian and Inuit specimens.
Villa del Balbianello is one of the must-see destinations during a vacation on Lake Como, a destination that manages to captivate every kind of visitor.
And the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, on the strength of its decidedly strategic location, can be a perfect starting point.
In this way, the guest will stay just a few steps from the villa, inside elegant rooms and suites equipped with wi-fi internet connection, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, safe, air conditioning and heating, mini-bar, electric kettle, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer, amenities.
Inside the 4-star hotel we also find a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
Choose Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, for visiting Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como.