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Private Lake Como Tour

Cernobbio - Villa d'Este
Bellagio - Villa Melzi d'ErilCernobbio - PanoramaCernobbio - ViewCernobbio - Villa D'Este - FountainTremezzo - Alpi ViewTremezzo - Villa Carlotta - FountainBellagio - Alpi ViewBellagio - General ViewBellagio - Promontorio

From: $137.29

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

april to october

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your Private Lake Como Tour will take you on a delightful full day excursion to discover the lovely villages of Bellagio, Tremezzo and Cernobbio.

Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Milan; your journey will start immediately while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car. Leaving Milan in fact your driver will take a panoramic road that will help you to appreciate this gorgeous area since the beginning.

Your first stop will be the graceful Bellagio. Here you will have free time to enjoy the city. We suggest to visit the the Basilica of San Giacomo and the Church of San Giorgio built in the typical Lombard Romanesque style. As many of the villages of the Italian Lake District Bellagio is famous for its stunning Villas built during the 18th and 19th centuries by the Italian and European aristocracy. Take the opportunity to stroll around the town and admire them! After your tour try one of the many local restaurants; look for the ones that offer the traditional dish called the Toch a polenta based dish enriched with butter and cheese and covered with dried fish and salami!

After lunch meet with your driver again, it is time for a ferry ride! Your destination is the lovely Tremezzo located just across the lake form Bellagio. Visit this enchanting village on your own and discover the many beautiful Villas and buildings that it offers! Worth a visit is the lovely Church of Santa Maria where in 1917 a rich Swiss catholic family moved the beautiful statue of the Black Madonna. If interest while in Tremezzo you can visit the beautiful Villa Carlotta and its unique park (entrance fee not included).

Your last stop will be the amiable towns of Cernobbio located on the west bank of Lake Como. Enjoy the panoramic view from your car while you driver will bring you there. In Cernobbio you will have the time to discover its gorgeous waterfront, unique piazzas and characteristic narrow streets on your own! Walking around its centre you will be enchanted by the elegant buildings that house typical restaurants and shops. Visit the Romanesque Chiesa di San Michele with its stunning baroque carved altar or enjoy the view of the many luxurious Villas built around the town.

At the end of the tour you will return to your accommodations in Milan.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Ferry fees from Bellagio to Tremezzo

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Bellagio

– Tremezzo

– Cernobbio

– Lake Como

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:

Drop-off at your accommodation

Cernobbio

Cernobbio - Panorama
Cernobbio - ViewCernobbio - Villa D'Este - FountainCernobbio - Villa d'Este

Cernobbio is a lovely village located on the western shore of Lake Como. Its gorgeous waterfront, unique piazzas and narrow streets helped the city to become one of the most lovely towns of the Italian Lake District.

Strolling around its centre visitors will be enchanted by the beautiful buildings that house typical restaurants and shops. From the harbour it is possible to take a ferry that will easily connect you to the most important villages of Lake Como.

While discovering the city the Romanesque Chiesa di San Michele is worth a visit. Built during the 18th century the church has a stunning baroque carved altar.

Cernobbio is famous for its marvellous villas erected mostly during the 19th century by the european aristocracy. The villas and they gorgeous gardens are private so if you want to see them the best way is to rent a boat and admire them from the lake.

However due to the growing popularity of the area many Villas are being transformed into luxury hotels. The best example is the hotelVilla d’Este; the villa was once owned by the aristocratic d’Este Family. The building was erected during the 16th century on top of the ruin of a convent; it is probably from here that the name Cernobbio came: Coenobium in fact in latin means convent! The villa was restyled during the 19th century by the Princess of Wales Caroline of Brunswick born d’Este.

Things to see

Popular are also Villa Erba and Villa Pizzo. The first one was built at the end of the 19th century and today houses an important conference centre; Villa Pizzo was constructed three centuries earlier and has a gorgeous park and many beautiful frescoes.

Cernobbio is also famous for its stunning surroundings: the lovely Alpi Scarone offer breathtaking views of the area. There is a gorgeous trail, Via dei Monti Lariani, perfect for trekking and the Buco della Volpe a splendid cave with an unique underground pool.