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6 bedrooms

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Sleeps 12

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Location

Ossuccio

About Villa Balbiano

Villa Balbiano is a unique and elegant palazzo whose period heritage permeates its thick stone walls. This historic villa adds its own distinctive character to the serene, timeless beauty of Lake Como. Built by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio at the end of the 16th-century to command stunning views over the lake, it continues to do this today.

This Lake Como villa was recently restored by the famous French decorator Jacques Garcia. Its interiors are covered in magnificent Baroque frescoes and the six bedrooms are lavishly decorated with exquisite attention to detail. Villa Balbiano is opulent but never decadent.

The villa stands on one of the most scenic parts of Lake Como. The simple and sober lines of its facade are directly reflected in the water of the lake. Indeed the villa places more than a stamp on the lake: it enjoys private access to it. The immaculately landscaped gardens are dotted with statues and fountains, and its paths are flanked by mature hedges and ancient trees.

A heated indoor pool and outdoor pool with lake views are perfect for relaxing in. But the real pampering comes from the discrete staff who include a chef, butler, housekeepers and concierge.

Villa Balbiano offers a rare taste of old world grandeur and unabashed opulence in the supremely serene setting provided by the lake’s lapping waters and lush landscapes.

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Boathouse
  • Central Heating
  • Elevator
  • Gym Equipment
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Lake View
  • Massage Services (Extra Charge)
  • Music Sound System
  • Safe (In Room)
  • Security
  • Swimming Pool (Heated Indoor)
  • Swimming Pool (Indoor)
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • TV
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Check rates and availability for Villa Balbiano

Availability information

Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however this can vary.

Please enquire with us to find out more about rental periods for specific properties. If you're interested in shorter stays or alternative arrival days outside the high season, let us know and we'll try to match your requirements. Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4pm and 7pm, and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates information

Our villa-only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence while travelling.
Other than renting the villa on an exclusive basis and the services provided by the individual property owners, the villa-only option also includes:  
  • A local representative, on call 24/7
  • Clean towels and bed linen
  • One cot and a highchair

Gold Package 

Our Gold Package is recommended for all clients looking for that extra special level of service. In addition to the services included in our villa-only option, it includes:

  • An introductory tour of the local area with your A&K guide the weekend you arrive (own transport will be required if not within walking distance)
  • Pre-arrival groceries delivered to your villa (cost of groceries excluded)
  • The ability to book a selected range of extra services through our A&K local offices at favourable rates including; private chefs, boats, pre-and-post-hotel stays, selected activities and excursions at the time of booking or up until 70 days prior to departure.

Platinum Package

Our Platinum Package is the ultimate A&K experience and is recommended for those clients looking to completely customise their trip. In addition to the services included in our Gold Package, it includes:

  • A private-chef experience for one lunch or dinner during your stay (pre-booking is necessary, cost of groceries excluded)
  • A fridge pre-stocked with drinks
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening
  • A continental-style buffet on your first morning
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries for each bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple-week bookings)
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • Mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • The ability to book a selected range of extra tailor-made services through A&K’s trusted partners, at favourable rates including; private chefs, boats, pre-and-post-hotel stays, selected activities and excursions at the time of booking or up until your departure.

In the area

Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, the Villa is in the town of Ossuccio, approximately 20km north of the town Como. A boat can be rented to enjoy the charms of the lake and docked in the private boathouse. The major international airports around are Milan-Malpensa and Milan-Linate (both an hour drive away). For private aviation, the closest airport is Lugano in Switzerland (45 minutes away).

  • Moltrasio: 17km
  • Cernobbio: 21km
  • Como: 27.5km
  • Lugano: 36km
  • St. Moritz: 107km
  • Milan-Malpensa airport: 75km
  • In order to reach Bellagio, we suggest to take a boat.

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.