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Private Lake Como Tour
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun
april to october
pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking
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.
– Expert English speaking driver coordinator
– Round trip transportation with private car
– Ferry fees from Bellagio to Tremezzo
– Lake Como
– 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.
Pick-up at your accommodation
Drop-off at your accommodation
Bellagio is a stunning village located on Lake Como. The unique scenario, the beautiful Lake Como and the Alps in the background, contributed since the beginning to its fame.
The first known inhabitants of the area were the Insubres, a Celtic tribe that founded a city in the 7th century BC. After almost five centuries of peaceful livings the Romans conquered the region. Immediately Bellagio became a strategic city for the growing republic. After the fall of the Roman Empire Bellagio passed under the Lombards control. Then for centuries the village was disputed between two powerful cities of the area: Milan and Como.
During the Napoleonic dominion the city became extremely popular among the rich Milanesi. The Lombard nobility started to build here their summer homes. The area was quickly transformed: roads were built, stunning villas were erected, luxury shops were opened. Bellagio became so popular around Europe that numerous aristocrats crossed the borders to visit it!
In order to accommodate the growing number of tourists many elegant hotels were built. Today it is still possible to stay in one of the original resorts!
Bellagio has few beautiful churches that testimony its wealth. In particular are worth a visit the Basilica of San Giacomo and the Church of San Giorgio; both churches were built at the end of the 11th century in the Lombard Romanesque style. The Basilica’s campanile was erected on top of the ancient city walls.
Today Bellagio is mostly known for its beautiful Villas. Few of them are open to the public; it is a unique experience to visit them and their stunning gardens.
Villa Serbelloni, for example, was built during the 15th century on top of the remains of an ancient castle. When it became property of Alessandro Serbelloni it was transformed thanks to the beautiful decorations and pieces of art that were added. Visitors can enjoy its enchanting garden.
Things to see
Another gorgeous Villa is the one built for Francesco Melzi d’Eril; this villa was the first one erected in the area. It was thanks to Melzi d’Eril that Bellagio became so popular!
The village is also famous for its stunning surrounding. It is easy to explore the area with a bicycle or following one of the beautiful trekking routes.
The visit of Bellagio can’t end without trying the traditional dish called the Toch. It is a polenta based dish enriched with butter and cheese and covered with dried fish and salami!