Villa del Balbianello
GPS: 45.9652637, 9.2024814
At Villa del Balbianello, there is much to see, including the loggia with a ‘rosa dei venti’ inlaid in the floor and spectacular views over Tremezzina and Isola Comacina; the library with collections of books on geographic and alpine expeditions; a museum; cycle of 150 paintings on glass from the 17th century; collection from the Tang dynasty of terracotta statuettes.
After the visit we shall return to Lenno and drive several kms to Griante, to the family-run Ristorante Le Belle Isole, on the lake-side, where we have reserved for lunch around 13.00-13.30. There are plenty of dishes to choose from. After lunch we make out way back to Lugano, admiring the views and will aim to get everyone back by 16.30.
We shall be offering car-sharing leaving from Lugano or Mendrisio 9.00am to drive to Lenno and park at or near the embarcadera to then take the boat to the Villa del Balbianello.
The entrance and guided visit costs 20 euro per person but is free for members of FAI.
Mrs Patty Pellegrini, Via Baroffio 1, 6850 Mendrisio, Tel : 091 6465352, or
Mrs Penny Osti, tel/fax : 091 9701654, email : firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mrs Beverly Ortelli, Tel : 091 630 0086,email :email@example.com