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Villa del Balbianello photo by Giorgio Majno

Villa del Balbianello, Como lake, Italy

Villa del Balbianello, on the Como lake in the north of Italy was built in 1787 on the site of a monastery. Since then it has been bought and sold, renovated and neglected a couple of times until the last owner Mount Everest explorer Guido Monzino left it in 1988 to the National Trust of …