A fantastic tour of Lake Como to discover Varenna, a beautiful fishermen's village, with bars, restaurants and shops overlooking the promenade before the floating catwalk on the lake called the "walk of love" that takes us to the dock north of Varenna. Then we will go to Bellagio, Menaggio and finally Como, bathed by the waters of Lake Como: this beautiful city boasts a fascinating architectural structure, ancient palaces, quaint squares full of life, lakeside promenades where to walk in tranquility, but also many monuments to see and unforgettable tourist attractions.
 

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Trip offered by Monia Spoken languages: Italian, English Travel expert in Italy

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Milan
  • End Milan
  • Countries
    • Italy
  • City
    • Milan
  • Theme Romance
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
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Detailed itinerary

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    Milan - Lecco - Varenna - Bellagio – Menaggio – Como
    Day 1

    Meeting of participants in Milan at 08.00 and departure with minibus / private bus to Varenna, scheduled arrival at 09.45. Short stop in this fantastic fishing village; bars, restaurants and shops overlook the promenade before the catwalk hangs on the lake, called the "walk of love" that takes us to the dock, the northernmost part of Varenna.

    At 10.30 am, boat for Bellagio with scheduled arrival at 11.30. Bellagio is without a doubt one of the most beautiful tourist resorts, not only of Lake Como but of the whole world. Its name recalls the undeniable charm of a small hamlet with small lanes and many local craft shops offering a long lakeshore where to enjoy the beautiful life of a time. And thanks to the fact that you are in the middle of Lake Como, Bellagio offers a 360 ° panoramic view of the alpine peaks, especially on the eastern branch of the lake, where you can see the peaks of Grigne, Grignone and Grignetta, Legnone and the Alps.

    The old village, where ancient and evocative dwellings are found, features mysterious lanes and cobblestone staircases on which colorful shops overlook. Time available for visiting Villa Melzi and its fantastic gardens; before reaching the villa, you walk along a tree-lined avenue, shaded by trees, cut as umbrellas, allowing you to enjoy a walk. Once you reach the large terrace facing the villa you can admire the landscape of the lake center and the harmony and sobriety of the building accessed through a scenic staircase. At the end of the visit, time is available for lunch and for more visits to this fantastic town.

    At 2.00 pm meeting and departure for Menaggio; the town is characterized by a central square with cafés and shops and a beautiful promenade offering a unique panorama of the lake. In the historic center there are also important artistic legends such as the remains of the castle walls in the medieval part of the town. At 2:45 pm continue for Como via a panoramic road that runs along the left branch of Lake Como and time available for a city tour; washed by the waters of Lake Como, this beautiful city boasts a fascinating architectural structure, ancient palaces, quaint squares full of life, lakeside promenades where you can walk in tranquility, but also many sights to see and unforgettable tourist attractions.

    Definitely not to be missed is the Villa Olmo, one of the most beautiful neoclassical villas in Italy, besides the cathedral of Como and the Voltian temple. The Villa derives its name from an elm tree, that the legend says was planted by Pliny the Young, one of the most famous characters in the city. At the end of the visit, at 6pm departure for the return to Milan.
     

    Visited places:
    • Milan
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Minivan / provate car for the whole day
    • Ferry
    • English or Italian speaking driver or guide
    • Entry to Villa Melzi
    • Lunch in a typical restaurant
    • Insurance
    Price does not include
    • Tips
    • Extras
    • Optional excursions
    • All that is not mentioned in the "price includes" section