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Travel Dec 6, 2021

Rent an Italian Villa From House of Gucci – Now on Airbnb

House of Gucci hits theatres in South Africa this month—and now you can rent your very own slice of the movie at Villa Balbiano – now available on Airbnb. This gem of a house located in Italy, plays a starring role in the movie. It is sure to create a magical setting for an escape to the Italian countryside.

Situated on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Balbiano is an awe-inspiring Italian jewel. We can certainly see why this special retreat features in the most high-fashion film of the year, House of Gucci. Transporting viewers to the height of ‘90s Italian opulence, Villa Balbiano is the site of Gucci family patriarch Aldo Gucci’s home in the film.

Villa Balbiano is an exceptional historical palazzoIt 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. The Cardinal subsequently 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. It boasts 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. Furthermore, an outdoor swimming pool, a private pier and a boathouse await.

A historic setting

Inside, its historic interiors have been filled with finest objets d’art and furniture of past centuries, Many have been 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.

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.

Catch the movie on the big screen this month. You can also find out more about booking a stay here on Airbnb.

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