The Italian Palazzo From House of Gucci Is Now on Airbnb

Nov 25, 2021 477

BY: Elise Taylor

In House of Gucci, family patriarch Aldo Gucci resides in a grand palazzo complete with lush gardens, Baroque-era frescos, and ornate gilded interiors. It is, remarkably, not a movie set. In fact, some viewers may recognize its real-life identity almost instantly: Villa Balbiano is one of the most iconic homes on Lake Como. And now, it’s available on Airbnb.

As of this week, the home-sharing site has officially listed the grand estate online—albeit for a one-night stay in March. The property is sure to draw fashion fanatics, history buffs, and art aficionados: Villa Balbiano dates back to the 17th century, and was most famously home to Cardinal Durini in the 18th. He amassed a large art collection and bought additional parcels of land that he then built additional structures on, including a church.

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