Lake Como and its villas

Lake Como is well-known for its wonderful villas: elegant and huge mansions, surrounded by gardens and parks, enriched with a breathtaking landscape. Como, Cernobbio, Lenno and Bellagio would be the ideal stops to enjoy some of them

Meeting with a licensed tourist guide in Como. Transfer to Cernobbio by private car/minivan. A first stop in order to admire the cute lakefront view and its most important villas (Villa d’Este, Villa Erba). The tour will continue along the well-known “Strada Regina” dotted by some more private villas facing the lake. A second stop at Lido di Lenno. Transfer, by taxi-boat, to XVIII-century delightful Villa Balbianello, perched on a breathtaking sheer promontory. It is a late-baroque mansion, surrounded by a beautiful park, which was chosen to shoot films such as Star Wars: Episode II – attack of the Clones (2002), Agent 007 – Casino Royale (2006). Back to Lido di Lenno.

Time at tour leisure for individual lunch. Transfer to Bellagio by ferryboat (public service). Guided visit to Villa Melzi d’Eril, built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d’Eril (1753-1816), Duke of Lodi, Vice President of Italian Republic under Napoleon and then Grand Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. The English-style gardens, were designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and by the botanist Luigi Villoresi, Guided visit to Bellagio, “the pearl of the lake”, situated on the tip of a promontory at the end of a mountainous chain where the lake forks. Transfer from Bellagio to Tremezzo by ferryboat (public service). Transfer to Como by private car/minivan.

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