Enjoy this tour to discover Como Lake, its stunning landscapes and amazing villages on the lake!

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Enjoy this tour to discover Como Lake, its stunning landscapes and amazing villages on the lake!

This tour, beyond allowing us to enjoy an amazing trip to Valtellina to discover its DOC wines and typical products, takes us to visit Varenna, a fascinating fishermen village, Menaggio, a hamlet characterized by a central square full of cafès and shops and a suggestive lakeside with unique views. Then, we'll move on to Bellagio with its enviable Villa Melzi. Finally, we'll discover Como, a beautiful city boasting a unique urban design, ancient palaces, lively squares, picturesque alleys and a stunning lakeside where to eniy calm walks, but also several monuments and unmissable tourist sights.

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Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Lecco
  • End Lecco
  • Countries
    • Italy
  • City
    • Lecco
  • Theme Romance
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Lecco
    Day 1

    Arrival in Lecco during daytime. Afternoon free to discover the city. Accommodation and overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Lecco
  • 2
    Lecco - Varenna - Menaggio - Bellagio - Lecco
    Day 2

    Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the guide, who will accompany us during the morning tour.

    At 9 am departure by bus for Varenna, we'll coast the panoramic route overlooking Lake Como.

    Once arrived, we'll enjoy a short break in this amazing fisherman village. Bars, restaurants and shops stud the walkway, before the hanging pedestrian path on the lake starts. This latter is called "Lovers' walk" and it will take us to the jetty, in the northern part of Varenna.

    At the end of the visit, the tour takes us to Colico moving along the panoramic street along Lake Como. Visit of this village and time available to enjoy a stroll to discover the lakeside.

    At 11.30 departure for Menaggio, we'll drive along the northern part of Lake Como passing through Gera Lario and Domaso.

    Menaggio is a little village characterized by a central square studded by cafès and shops and defined by an amazing lakeside, which provides a unique landscape. Free time to relax, stroll and enjoy the views.

    At 2 pm meeting and departure by boat for Bellagio. Arrival around 2.30 pm.

    Bellagio is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations, not only of Lake Como, but of the whole world. Ever since the 16th century, its beauty has been appreciated from both Italian and foreign visitors. Lake Como's landscape makes Bellagio really charming; here it is possible to enjoy many different views of the lake. Of course, also its villas, trees and flowers, its picturesque stairways and the different evocative paths make Bellagio unique.

    Time available to visit Villa Melzi and its gardens. Before reaching the villa, we have to walk along a tree-line boulevard, at the shadow of umbrella-shaped planes. Once arrived at the large terrace in front of the mansion, it is possible to admire the landscape and the architectural harmony of the building, reachable through a scenographic staircase.

    At the end of the visit we'll come back to Lecco crossing the scenic route overlooking the right branch of Lake Como. Arrival around 5.30 pm.

    Free time to enjoy dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Lecco
  • 3
    Lecco - Sondrio
    Day 3

    Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the driver, who will accompany us during the whole day.

    At 8 am departure by bus for Sondrio, arrival around 9.30 am.

    Meeting with the guide at the Cafè of Sondrio railway station and departure for "Valtellina wine trail tour", a trip starting from Sondrio and arriving to Trevisto. It allows us to discover wine cellars and taste Valtellina typical products.

    On route we'll take a break and enjoy a 1-hour visit of Castel Grumello, a castle built in the XIII century located in the municipality of Montagna in Valtellina.

    Castel Grumello is an amazing example of twin castle, composed by two separate buildings, one military and one for residential use, surrounded by walls. The military unit is located to the East and boasted a defensive and sighting function, as proved by the imposing square-plant tower and the foundations of a second tower.

    At the end of the visit, around 11 am, we'll continue to Chiuro to enjoy a 1.30 hour tour together with an enologist. We'll visit a well-noted wine cellar and taste DOC wines served with local cold cuts and cheeses, it is also possible to buy fine and selected Valtellina wines.

    Then, the itinerary takes us to Tresivio, where we'll enjoy a typical lunch in a high-quality restaurant. It is possible to savor the traditional Pizzoccheri della Valtellina as well as the delicious bresaola, an unique local product.

    At the end of the lunch, around 3.30 pm, meeting and departure for Lecco, arrival around 5.30 pm.

    Free time to dinner and overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Lecco
  • 4
    Lecco - Como
    Day 4

    Breakfast in the hotel. Free time during the morning to enjoy shopping and more visits of this city.

    Lecco is mainly famous for the novel The Betrothed, the first Italian novel written by Alessandro Manzoni. Anyway, Lecco is more than only "That branch of the lake of Como which extends southwards...". In fact, Lecco is also rich in history and culture, which can be discovered visiting the city museums.

    Strolling along the central alleys, it is possible to breathe in the neoclassic style belonging to Bovara. He left its elegant sign, which mixes itself with the remains of the old fortified hamlet, starting from the Azzone Visconti Bridge. Beyond all that, the most valuable aspect of Lecco is the amazing landscape it provides: a magical framework between the blue lake and the green mountains.

    Free time to enjoy lunch in the city.

    At 2 pm meeting with guide and departure for Como. Arrival around 3 pm.

    At the arrival, time available to enjoy the city. This stunning city, lapped by Lake Como, boasts a captivating urban design, ancient palaces, lively squares, a calm lakeside where to go strolling, but also many monuments to visit and unmissable tourist sights.

    Beyond the Cathedral and the Alessandro Volta's Temple, worthwhile to be visit is Villa Olmo. It is one of the most beautiful neoclassic Italian villas. Its name comes from a big tree, the elm (Olmo). According to the legend, Pliny the Younger, one of the most well-known personalities of the city, planted an elm there.

    At the end of the visit, around 5 pm departure for Lecco. Arrival around 6 pm.

    Free time to have dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

    Visited places:
    • Lecco
  • 5
    Lecco
    Day 5

    Breakfast in the hotel and departure from Lecco to your next destination!

    Visited places:
    • Lecco
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Driver/guide
    • Van/private car
    • Accommodation in a 4 stars hotel, B&B treatment
    Price does not include
    • Transfer from Milan Malpensa airport, Linate or Bergamo (available on request)
    • Tips
    • Extra
    • Everything not expressly specified in "Price includes"