Guided tour

Lake Como Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

Lake Como Tour: The Story of the Local Rebels

From US$ 98.62 per person

Explore a little known area of Lake Como on this guided tour. Discover breathtaking views of the city and with your entertaining guide, learn the legends about the mighty smugglers who used to live out their adventures in this area.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Walk through the woods of Spina Verde regional park
  • Marvel at breathtaking views of Lake Como and Como downtown
  • Enjoy a family style picnic in the woods with local healthy food
Full description
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.
  • Picnic basket with local food (cheese and cold cuts)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The name of the cafè at the meeting point is Bar Primavera (the one just beside the fruit shop), via Bellinzona n. 291. The no.1 bus from Como downtown stops in front of Bar Primavera (10 minute ride).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The ability to walk on rocky paths for an extended period of time is required
  •  Wear comfortable shoes (hiking shoes are highly recommended) and bring a rain jacket
  • Bring your own water bottle
  •  Please keep your Passport or ID on you as you will be walking along the border of two countries
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Product ID: 381419