Come and join us for a fantastic group tour to discover the beauty of Lake Como! During the itinerary we will visit Varenna, a beautiful town with a central square with cafés and shops and a beautiful lake promenade that offers a unique panorama, Lecco, a famous town especially linked to Alessandro Manzoni who lived as a young man in the eighteenth-century in the Caleotto villa and Bellagio. without a doubt one of the most beautiful tourist resorts, not only of Lake Como, but of the whole world.

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Trip summary

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

Detailed itinerary

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    Como - Varenna - Lecco - Bellagio
    Day 1

    Meeting of participants in Como at 09.00 and departure with minibus / private bus to Menaggio.

    Short stop in this beautiful town, featuring a central square with cafes and shops and a beautiful long lake offering a unique panorama.

    At 10.15 meeting and departure for Varenna; this boat crossing offers one of the most spectacular views of the whole Lario, as you will explore the meeting area of ​​the three branches that make up Lake Como.

    The village, with its colorful houses, is perched on the hill dominated by the ruins of the castle of Vezio. From the boat, on the right you see "Passeggiata dei Innamorati" ("Lovers' walkway") which leads to the center of the village. Varenna boasts magnificent villas where you can visit the charming cypress gardens.

    Time available for visiting Villa Monastero, a museum house that boasts four centuries of history. The Villa is surrounded by a botanical garden that stretches for almost 2 kilometers and offers opportunities for leisure and learning thanks to the presence of numerous rare indigenous and exotic tree species.

    At the end of the visit, at 12.00, departure for Lierna and lunch at the restaurant.

    At the end of the lunch, at 2.00 pm continue for Lecco and time for a tour of the city; Lecco's fame is mainly tied to Alessandro Manzoni, who lived in the eighteenth-century villa of Caleotto (now Manzonian Museum) and here he had inspiration for many pages of the novel The Betrothed. The lake and surrounding mountains make it a unique setting, both old and modern, at the same time. Manzoni era is still vivid in the Pescarenico district: the writer described its landscape meticulously.

    At 3.30 pm meeting and departure for Bellagio; we go back from Malgrate, the scenic road overlooking the right side of Lake Como. Bellagio is without a doubt one of the most beautiful tourist resorts, not only of Lake Como but of the whole world. Its beauty has been appreciated since the sixteenth century by Italian and foreign visitors. The charm of Bellagio is first of all panoramic because it embraces much of Lake Como from here. Then add the beautiful villas, the scent of trees and flowers, the picturesque stairs and the variety of walks. The old Borgo, where ancient and suggestive dwellings are located, is percolated by mysterious alleys and cobbled staircases lined with colorful shops with high quality products.

    At 5.30 pm meeting of participants and departure for the return to Como; you will walk through the left branch of the lake, passing through Lezzo and Nesso, two fantastic villages.

    Visited places:
    • Como
  • Prices and conditions

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