Lake Como
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  • Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

    1. Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

    Experience the freedom of sailing on the stunning eastern side of Lake Como. Embark on a guided half-day or full-day sailing tour from Malgrate, near Lecco, to discover clear blue waters, lush vegetation, mountains above you, and beautiful little towns on the shores of the lake. Enjoy a glass of prosecco to toast your trip. Admire the views of Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the high mountains of this wild area. Jump in to the crystal clear waters for a swim, or take the wheel and try your hand at being captain. The wind and your skippers will guide you, as you relax and enjoy this wonderful adventure on Lake Como.

    Non voglio commettere un errore nel mio italiano, quindi scriverò inglese AMAZING!!! We love the whole crew! They are a bunch of friends who have all known each other they’re entire lives. The boat was beautiful, you’re able to sit at the very front and take pictures of you & your friends if you want, they provided multiple bottles of prosecco and delicious cheese, crackers & meat. Mauro, Maurizio & Luca have my heart - they are so kind, funny, gentlemen. They all have interesting stories and hobbies - ask Luca about his Harley’s Speak italian to them, try your hardest! Embrace them.

  • Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

    2. Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

    Discover how a fine wine is born, see where it ages on a visit winery in Domaso on Lake Como. First, explore the wine cellar and the tasting room, which are located in a splendid villa. Then visit the vineyards overlooking Lake Como and enjoy a spectacular view from the tasting terrace. Meet the winemakers and hear about the history of the family, as well as the stages of wine production. Finally, enjoy a tasting of fine wines paired with local food delicacies while sitting on the beautiful terrace. You'll enjoy a white wine paired with cheese, pears, and wild apple jam; a red with extra virgin olive oil; and another red wine paired with seasoned cheese and salami.

  • Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

    3. Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

    Meet your friendly guide in Piazza Duomo and then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Como. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of authentic life in Como while mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Start the day off right with a traditional lunch in a historical wine shop. Settle in for a chop-board of high-quality cured meats and a lovely glass of local wine.  Head then for some gourmet pizza, because you can't miss this pillar of Italian street food while in Como. In a delicious, historical bakery, snack on a slice of pizza like the locals do — while walking.  Continue the walking tour with a stop for a polenta dish, the queen of the table in the ...

  • Como Lake: Wooden-Boat Private Tour

    4. Como Lake: Wooden-Boat Private Tour

    Explore Lake Como on board your private Cadenazzi wooden speed-boat. Meet your friendly captain and enjoy an amazing trip in the most fascinating part of the lake. See famous Villa Balbianello, where James Bond movies and Star Wars were featured. You will pass by Comacina Island and if you want you will enjoy a nice swim among its clean and pure waters. Proceed to Bellagio, one of the most iconic place in Italy. Stop foa a swim, relaxing with your friends and family. Go to Tremezzo, where your captain will show you the famous Villa Carlotta, which attracts thousands of travellers every week. Enjoy an Italian aperitif on board with Prosecco or local wine. End your tour, where it started and leave with an unforgettable memory.

  • From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

    5. From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

    After your transfer by train from Milan Cadorna Station to Como Lake Station, have a walking tour of the lake town of Como with a professional guide at your complete disposal.  If you want to admire the beauty of Lake Como, its unspoiled landscapes, banks filled with luxuriant vegetation, sumptuous villas and the small villages of rare beauty. This is where tourism, history, art and nature combine harmoniously. Nestled between the huge snow capped Alps that rise up from its shores is the fashionable, lakeside town Como. After spending time visiting the town or shopping and having a free lunch, take a panoramic cruise on Lake Como for 1-hour. You will stop in Torno, This pretty lakeside village is situated on high and has a view of Moltrasio, and behind it, of Monte Boletto. Enjoy a short stroll through the narrow streets in the village and then return by boat back to Como.

    My girlfriend and I booked a private trip to Como from Milan and it was the best choice! Renzo is not only an amazing guide but also a nice, friendly and clever man. He took the time and explained to us every single detail, all the important things that had happened and still are happening in Como, and not only. The boat trip was the best! Beside the breathtaking view, Renzo also took us to other nice and unique "neighbourhoods" from along the lake. We totally reccomend this trip!

  • Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

    6. Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

    Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

    The experience my husband and I had was perfect. Our host/teacher Beatrice went out of her way to ensure we had a wonderful time cooking, laughing and eating. We highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take a memory of Italy back home with them.

  • Lake Como Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

    7. Lake Como Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

    Lake Como is a land of wonderful landscapes and history, but also, a place full of tales of smugglers, brigands, and soldiers. In this frontier land between Italy and Switzerland, the mountains just off the center of Como were excavated to accommodate trenches, fortresses and hiding places. The forests have been inhabited by thousands of soldiers and the trails were crossed from one side of the border to the other by men with allegiances to both countries. Your guide will lead you on a fascinating tour through the Spina Verde park, a still green area of Como, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the park, beautiful views of the city, the lake and learn very peculiar aspects of the local history.

  • Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

    8. Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

    Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

    It was absolutely delightful. Laura was a great host and explained what she was doing and the basics of all we prepared.

  • Lake Como: Venetian-Style Boat Cruise in Small Groups

    9. Lake Como: Venetian-Style Boat Cruise in Small Groups

    Experience Lake Como like a real VIP with a half-day intimate boat tour. The tour offers an intimate experience on an exclusive boat just fro your group. Jump onboard a beautiful Venetian-style boat and prepare for a 4-hour tour, without the stress of a large tour group or tour guide. In Varenna, stop for a 15-minute coffee break before beginning the best part of the cruise: a journey through the extravagant villas, such as Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa La Cassinella, and many other beautiful architectural wonders and stunning landscapes. Don’t forget to toast to life with a glass of prosecco while you stare at this romantic view. Next, admire the beauty of Isola Comacina, a little island rich in history and nature before arriving in Bellagio, "The Pearl of Lake Como". Here, enjoy an hour of free time to explore the city at your own pace before beginning the journey back to ...

  • Lake Como: Night Tour

    10. Lake Como: Night Tour

    In Spring and Summer, after a long and hot day, you can enjoy the coolness of the woods whilst watching the sunset from the hills. End your evening tasting some traditional food in a typical 'baita', surrounded by trees. Baita are typical taverns or restaurants in the area (usually reachable only by foot), where you can find simple but authentic food of the local tradition. Your local guide would like to share this peculiar ritual with you. Walk, eat, drink some wine and chat. This tour will enable you to socialize in an old-fashioned way, and one that is typical to this area of Lake Como, making you feel like a local. Take a walk on simple paths in the hills surrounding the city center. This is a location teeming with tradition, a place that many of the locals associate with their identity. Relax with friends, families and strangers as you drink wine and eat delicious local delicacies.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Non voglio commettere un errore nel mio italiano, quindi scriverò inglese AMAZING!!! We love the whole crew! They are a bunch of friends who have all known each other they’re entire lives. The boat was beautiful, you’re able to sit at the very front and take pictures of you & your friends if you want, they provided multiple bottles of prosecco and delicious cheese, crackers & meat. Mauro, Maurizio & Luca have my heart - they are so kind, funny, gentlemen. They all have interesting stories and hobbies - ask Luca about his Harley’s Speak italian to them, try your hardest! Embrace them.

Absolutely wonderful experience with Guilia, our English guide and our two skippers. They were extremely hospitable and treated us like family! The snacks, fruit and drinks were a great bonus to a beautiful day on the like with some tunes. We‘ll be sure to make this a repeat excursion when in Como! - Sheri, Miguel and the crew

Wine tasting led by the owner's daughter. Clear explanations, good wines, tasty snacks and friendly guidance. Definitely recommend!

The place and organisation were great! You could see a wonderful panoramic Como view.

Best trip ever :) great history, beautiful wiev, amazing wine!