Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como – Summer 2019.
That Lake Como is one of the favorite destination of VIPs from all over the world is well known. In the last few years, the lake has become a destination for social events often organized by George Clooney and his beautiful wife Amal, whose walls of their luxurious villa are home to equally famous friends, starting with Cindy Crawford and family, ending with two former presidents of the United States: Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, guests of the Hollywood star with their respective complete families.
But the list of celebrities who in some way linked their name to Lake Como is very long and it is impossible to mention all the characters who choose it as a location for their wedding or as a residence: among these we cannot forget the wedding of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek (with actor Chris Rock who officiated the upbeat ceremony, Mark Zuckerberg supported his friend and Bruno Mars performed).
The legendary historic villas of Lake Como are a wonderful opportunity to go back in time and experience the life of the wealthy European and families who lived there, the famed novelists who wrote, the composers who created, the artists who painted, and the people who fell in love, all inspired by the charm of this special Italian paradise. And one of the most iconic is Villa del Balbianello, at Tramezzina, a treasure chest of memories of exploits and adventures on the western shore of the lake.
The true pride of Villa del Balbianello is the panoramic terraced garden, which is dominated by the elegant loggia. The garden is a real masterpiece, in which every element relates to the lake, its shores and its mesmerising waters.
Villa del Balbianello was the stage of some scenes from the film “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones“. The directors, George Lucas and Jonathan Hales decide to show Villa del Balbianello as the retreat where Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker hid, while Obi-Wan Kenobi tracked down those responsible for attempting to assassinate Amidala and where the clandestine wedding of Skywalker and Amidala took place.