Do you want to feel like a member of the Gucci family? The Villa Balbiano luxury estate on Lake Como featured in the highly anticipated murder drama “House of Gucci”, is now available on Airbnb.
Transporting viewers to the height of ‘90s Italian opulence, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring Italian jewel, site of Gucci family patriarch Aldo Gucci’s home in the film.
The villa dates back to the 17th century, owned by Cardinal Angelo Maria Durini, known for hosting glamorous parties and banquets.
Booking opens on Monday, December 6 at 12 p.m. ET for a one-night stay on March, 30, 2022.
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.