Travel | November 24, 2021 5:08 am

The Literal House of Gucci From “House of Gucci” Is Now on Airbnb

For one night only, you can stay in the iconic Villa Balbiano on Lake Como where “House of Gucci” was filmed

Villa Balbiano: The “House of Gucci” on Lake Como
Villa Balbiano: The “House of Gucci” on Lake Como
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Inspired by the true story of the family behind one of the greatest fashion empires in the world, the much anticipated House of Gucci — starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and Al Pacino — hits theaters November 24. The star-studded film follows Lady Gaga’s character Patrizia Reggiani, her eventual marriage into the Gucci family and, later, the murder of her husband Maurizio Gucci.

The film is two hours and 38 minutes long — longer, even, than Dune — so you’re probably going to leave the theater with more than enough Gucci to satisfy your yearly quota. But in the event you are left wanting, or it instills within you a keener appreciation for ’90s Italian opulence, you’ll be pleased to know that the house of Guicci from House of Gucci is now available to rent on Airbnb.

Starting on December 6, the iconic Villa Balbiano on Lake Como — where the movie was filmed — will be accepting reservations for March 30, 2022. For one night only, patrons will be invited to enjoy the historical palazzo, previously belonging to Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio, which boasts unparalleled views of Lake Como, six luxurious suites, marble bathrooms, a number of objets d’art and furniture from centuries past sourced by Sotheby’s and Christie’s, an outdoor swimming pool, private pier, boathouse and a “sumptuous” garden. With rates starting at $1,126/night, guests will have access to the first three floors of the house (which, by all accounts, sounds like plenty), and live like Gucci family patriarch, Aldo Gucci. Or, rather Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci (iconic either way).

Featuring gilded interiors, an impressive art collection and swoon-worthy landscapes, one can see how Villa Balbiano might appeal to a broader audience than just that of the Gucci fanatics, too. As Vogue points out, due to its history alone — which dates back to the 17th century — the residence is sure to attract all manner of “fashion fanatics, history buffs and art aficionados.”

And even if you can’t swing a stay, whether because of the hefty price of entry or high demand, do join me in drooling over these images of the property and manifesting my own Lake Como-side palazzo in the meantime:

Lakefront view of Villa Balbiano
Lakefront view of Villa Balbiano
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Master bedroom suite
Master bedroom suite
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The Living Room
The living room
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The master bathroom
The master bathroom
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The outdoor seating area
The outdoor seating area
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