Meeting at 9 am in Varenna and departure by private van for Lecco.

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Meeting at 9 am in Varenna and departure by private van for Lecco.

Once arrived, time available to discover the city. Lecco is famous for being the city where Alessandro Manzoni lived when he was young. It was in his house, the eighteenth-century villa Caleotto (now Manzonian Museum), that Alessandro Manzoni found the inspiration for the plot of his novel The Betrothed. The surrounding lake and mountains make Lecco a unique location, old and modern at the same time. The Manzonian epoch is mostly revived in Pescarenico, a district meticulously described by the writer.

At 10.30 am, at the end of the visit, the tour continues to Bellagio. 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. Free time to enjoy a tour of the village and have lunch.

Meeting at 2 pm and departure by boat for Cadenabbia, a district of Griante.

Time available to visit the impressive Villa Carlotta and its park. This park is really charming, not only thanks to its panoramic location, but also for the different styles harmoniously mixed, the great quantity of essences, the evocative landscape. All this makes Villa Carlotta an unmissable destination for those who are discovering Lake Como and its surroundings.

The wide Italian style garden with tall geometric-shaped hedges dates back to the VII century. It is full of parapets, balustrades, statues and water fountains. On the other hand, the English garden, full of exceptionally selected trees and breathtaking sceneries, belongs to the Romantic period. Finally, the garden architecture offered by the large rhododendrons is typical of the XIX century.

At the end of the visit, the tour continues to Menaggio. It is a little village characterized by a central square studded by coffees and shops and defined by an amazing lakeside, which provides a unique landscape. Free time to relax, stroll and enjoy the views.

At 4 pm the itinerary takes us back to Varenna through the scenic route overlooking the lake. Arrival at 6 pm.

Activities summary

  • Departure Varenna
  • Duration Full day
  • Available languages
    • English
    • Italian
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Russian
  • Meeting point Varenna, hotel/accommodation
  • Availability from 01.03.2018 to 15.11.2018
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Van/private car
    • Driver/guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Insurance
    Price does not include
    • Extra and everything not expressly specified in "Price includes"
    Notes Available every day Cancellation policy 72 h