Villa del Balbianello will leave you breathless, due to its beautiful terraced gardens and picturesque structure. Located on the tip of the Lavedo headland, in the locality of Lenno (part of Tremezzina), the villa provides a stunning view of Isola Comacina and the western shore of Lake Como. The villa is now home to private events such as weddings, ceremonies and even film or photographic sets.
View of Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como. The Villa was used as setting for several notable films, including Star Wars: Episode II and James Bond 007 Casino Royale.With its deep blue waters, set against the mountains in the background, Lake Como has been praised for its beauty for centuries. Beloved of film-makers, who’ve used the lakeside setting in a string of movies including Casino Royale, it’s tempted stars from Greta Garbo and Frank Sinatra to George Clooney, who has a house nearby.The highlight of Lenno is the incredible Villa Balbianello and its amazing terraced gardens and park. Words do not convey the exquisite setting that is in store for you. Villa Balbianello has attracted the film industry; recently the James Bond movie Casino Royale was filmed here and so was a Star Wars episode.
Lake Como is around an hour away by car from Milan’s Malpensa International Airport and less than two hours away from the Milan city center. Open since 1910, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of.
Lenno lies roughly at midpoint of Lake Como’s western shore. Its most popular attraction is Villa Balbianello, an ivy covered building that was the setting for a number of Hollywood blockbusters including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Casino Royale. Explore Private Villa available for rent and functions. Best views can be had from the.
Film makers are attracted by the lake as well. Casino Royale, Ocean’s Twelve and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones were (partially) shot there. Silk City Como has always had a dual identity, an industrial town on one hand, and a unique tourist destination on the other, with its superb natural setting. Even though it is the principal.
From Pliny the Younger to today's movie stars, everyone loves Italy's Lake Como. The setting is dramatic: in the foothills of the Alps, steep hillsides flank a lake that has a hundred favourite views.
Lake Como, Italy. Featured in both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace with Daniel Craig as Bond, Lake Como in northern Italy makes for a truly glamorous Bond destination. Villa Balbianello on the lake is featured in the film, doubling as a hospital where Bond recuperates. Situated at the tip of the promontory overlooking Lake Como, the 12th-century villa opens up its doors and gardens to.
Casino Royale (2006) After killing a traitorous MI6 section chief—who has been selling classified information—and the station chief's contact, James Bond gets his double-0 status with the number 007. He then goes to Madagascar in pursuit of an international bomb-maker named Mollaka. After a parkour chase to an embassy, Bond kills his target and escapes by setting off an explosion.
On today's ride we head to the beautiful Villa del Balbianello, riding south along Lake Como. Built for a prominent Italian family during the 19th century it has been recently chosen as setting of international movies such as 007: Casino Royale and Star Wars. After lunch, on our way to the city of Como we enjoy a relaxing break at a traditional.
Lake cruises are included to two of the most famous 18 th century villas: elegant Villa Carlotta, with beautiful sculptures and abundant gardens; stunningly located Villa del Balbianello, once a home of the Visconti family and the Italian mountaineer Guido Monzino, and now the setting for celebrity weddings and films such as 'Star Wars' and 'Casino Royale'.
Nature and Romance in Italy’s Lakes District By Rick Steves. The town of Varenna on Lake Como is the perfect place to savor a lakeside meal or aperitivo. (photo: Cameron Hewitt) Villa del Balbianello, the home of explorer Guido Monzino and the setting of several Hollywood movies, perches dreamily over Lake Como. (photo: Cameron Hewitt) Northern Italy's seductively beautiful lakes district.
The Italian lakes of Como and Maggiore are famed for both their spectacular scenery and their well-heeled residents. The rich and famous clearly have good taste as the scenery here is simply wonderful with forested hills and medieval properties overlooking the glistening blue waters. This is a fascinating place to discover on two wheels with excellent roads that closely follow the winding.
At the tip of the small peninsula that stands like a sentry above Lake Como, the Villa del Balbianello stands among cypress and cedar trees, in an enchanting setting. In this 18C residence, you can admire the Asian, African and Oceanian art collected by Guido Monzino, a wealthy entrepreneur (1928-1988) who was passionate about exploring and travel. Some scenes from Star Wars and Casino Royale.
Weather lowdown. Lake Como is located in northern Italy's Lake District, in the Lombardy region of the country. Situated close to the Swiss border, the city of Milan is just 45km away. The region's towns and villages such as Bellagio and Menaggio attract visitors from all across the world year-round thanks to the breath-taking views of sparkling Lake Como and its glacial mountain ranges.
From here steamers head north from one wooded slope to another, passing one of Lake Como’s most attractive houses, the 18th-century Villa del Balbianello, setting for the 2006 remake of Casino.
Newly promoted to 00 status, MI6 agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) discovers a plan masterminded by Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a known private banker to the world's terrorists, to short sell stock in Skyfleet, an about-to-be-unveiled prototype of the world's largest airliner, and then blow up the plane.When Bond stops the plane from being blown up and subsequently learns that Le Chiffre is.