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Europe Travel: A Photo Journal from Lenno, Lake Como, Italy

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In this post we share photos from Lenno, Lake Como, Italy.

Lenno, a charming town located on the picturesque western shore of Lake Como, offers visitors a delightful blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and serenity.

One of the town’s must-visit attractions is Villa del Balbianello, a magnificent 18th-century villa elegantly perched on a lush peninsula. With its elegant architecture and stunning gardens, this historic landmark offers a glimpse into the grandeur of the past. Additionally, Lenno is home to Saint Stephen’s Church, an ancient Romanesque gem that showcases impressive frescoes and intricate details, making it a must-see for history and art enthusiasts.

Lenno offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy offering opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding in the crystal-clear waters of the lake. Hiking enthusiasts will also find their bliss in Lenno, as it serves as a gateway to numerous scenic trails that wind through the surrounding mountains.

The town is dotted with cafes, restaurants, and gelaterias. The weekly market, bustling with fresh produce and local crafts, offers a glimpse into the local life and traditions.


  • Lenno, Lake Como, Italy
  • Arrive to Lenno by ferry from Menaggio, Bellagio, Varenna, Como or other popular ferry ports
  • There are two ways to arrive to Villa del Balbianello: by foot (1 km, 20-25 min walking) or by taxi-boat from Lido di Lenno.
  • Purchase tickets in advance:

Town Highlights

  • Villa del Balbianello, a magnificent 18th-century villa with views of Lake Como and a magnificent garden have hosted writers, scholars and travelers, including Count Guido Monzino, the last owner of the Villa
  • Saint Stephen’s Church

Map of Lenno, Lake Como, Italy

Initial views from the ferry

Walk from pier toward Villa del Balbianello

Walk up the canopied path to Villa del Balbianello

Arrive to Villa del Balbianello

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