Villa Balbiano: The “House of Gucci” on Lake Como

Entire villa hosted by Irina

  1. 2 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 1 bed
  4. 6 baths
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Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring Italian jewel, and we’re proud it will be featured in the most high-fashion film of the year, House of Gucci. Transporting viewers to the height of ‘90s Italian opulence, Villa Balbiano is the site of Gucci family patriarch Aldo Gucci’s home in the film.

Booking opens on Monday, December 6 at 12 p.m. ET for a one-night stay on March, 30, 2022.

The space
Villa Balbiano is 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. A century later, it was enlarged and embellished by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini who used the Villa to host a gallant and frivolous society where festivals, banquets and dances followed one another relentlessly.

Nowadays, Villa Balbiano is one of the largest private residences on the lake, with an extensive sumptuous garden, which was distinguished by the British Society of Garden Designers and which guests will recognize from the new House of Gucci movie. Outdoor swimming pool, a private pier and a boathouse await.

Inside, its historic interiors have been filled with finest objets d’art and furniture of past centuries, sourced from Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Spectacular 17th century frescoes painted by the Recchi brothers and Agostino Silva still decorate the walls, untouched by time. With its illustrious past, an unparalleled mix of man-made and natural beauty, Villa Balbiano is one of the most glamorous locations on Lake Como.

Villa Balbiano counts six luxurious suites in the main palazzo, each designed individually by the renowned interior decorator Jacques Garcia.

From the breathtaking views overlooking Lake Como and the lavish surroundings to the opulent marble bathrooms, guests will experience an unparalleled height of style and elegant luxury. With its illustrious past and striking beauty, spending a night at Villa Balbiano is sure to be one to remember.

To prepare you for your stay, you can see Villa Balbiano on the big screen in House of Gucci, only in movie theaters starting November 24th!

More about the film
House of Gucci is inspired by the shocking true story of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. Based on the book “The House of Gucci” by Sara Gay Forden, the film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino.

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Where you’ll be

Ossuccio, Lombardia, Italy

Located at the foot of the Alps, Lake Como provides one of the most picturesque settings in the world, home to a number of grand estates where travelers come to luxuriate - including Villa Balbiano. It’s also one of the most memorable settings from the forthcoming film, House of Gucci. The Villa, which serves as patriarch Aldo Gucci’s home in the film, is the lavish backdrop to some of the most gripping moments of Gucci family drama.

Those looking to book should note that this stay’s rules require strict adherence with the Villa Balbiano COVID-19 guidelines. Onsite staff will follow applicable local guidelines as well as Airbnb’s COVID-19 Safety Practices, which include wearing a mask and practicing social distancing when required by local laws or guidelines, and abiding by Airbnb’s five-step enhanced cleaning process.

Hosted by Irina

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Hi, I’m Irina, your host, and have operated the Villa Balbiano as a destination for luxury travelers wanting to revel in a piece of Italian history. It is my privilege to welcome you as a guest at Villa Balbiano, and share its glamour and extravagance with guests. I hope you have an incredible stay and love this Italian jewel as much as I do.
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    House rules

    Check-in: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

    Health & safety

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    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm

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