Villa del Balbianello: Luxury Villa on Lake Como, Italy
Previous Next
Villa del Balbianello: Luxury Villa on Lake Como, Italy

This amazing mansion on Lake Como, Italy is Villa del Balbianello. This villa has appeared in films including the Casino Royale Bond movie as well as Star Wars Episode II. The villa is built on the site of a Franciscan monastery, and the two towers which can be seen in the picture are the campanili of the convent church. Part of what makes Villa del Balbianello so striking is it's location perched on a skinny peninsula of the lake. One of the things that makes Lake Como so beautiful is the steep hillsides surrounding the lake which you can see in the distance.

This photo was taken a bit farther south from my previous Lake Como Villa photo in the commune of Lenno. You may also be interested in my Lago di Como at Dawn photo, Lake Como Cafe at Night photo and Italian Man Drinking Espresso photo.

You can buy this photo here, with many options including standard prints, canvas gallery wraps, gift cards, mugs, T-shirts and much more.

Permalink

Posted Jan 19, 2011 8:41 am





Old Photo Comments

Related Italy Photos

Ponte Vecchio from Above - Florence, Italy Army of Red Vespas - Tuscany, Italy Bursting Sunrise in the Aosta Valley - Italy Lake Como Cafe at Night, Italy Vespa on the Streets of Florence Double Helix Spiral Staircase - Vatican Museum Fontana di Trevi - Trevi Fountain Piazza Del Duomo at Sunset with Baptistry: Florence, Italy Lago di Como Lake Shore Walking & Cycling Trail Manarola: Cinque Terre, Italy

See all Italy Photos (17)

Related Landscape Photos

Equinox Sunrise at Bunaken McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur, CA The Three Sisters overlooking Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW The Chute - Subway Canyon in Zion National Park California Poppies: Antelope Valley Aiwasa Fat Lake Hiking Taj Mahal Mono Lake Big Sky Mammoth Moon The Subway - Canyoneering in Zion

See all Landscape Photos (189)

Related Man Made Photos

Erasing Away the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Bay, CA House of Hospitality - Balboa Park, San Diego Casa de Balboa - Balboa Park Cabrillo Bridge (Laurel Street Bridge) River Arno Rower - Florence, Italy Petra Jordan - The Treasury - Indiana Jones in Real Life Flowing Color on Marble - Beneath the Taj Mahal Bodie Abandonded Wheelbarrow Les Jardins de l'Auberge - Restaurant on the Canal - Annecy, France Sydney Harbour on Blue - Sydney Opera House & CBD

See all Man Made Photos (40)