PRIVATE TOUR – Gardens and parks between Bellagio and Varenna on Lake Como

The central part of Lake Como is well-known for the breathtaking peninsula of Bellagio, the 3 branches of the lake and the tip where the provinces of Como and of Lecco are contiguous. Thanks to this full-day trip you will discover the two lakeside villages of Bellagio and Varenna, famous for their cute historical centres and their mansions, surrounded by flourishing parks

Meeting with a licensed tourist guide at Bellagio. Guided visit to “the pearl of the lake”, situated on the tip of a promontory at the end of a mountainous chain where the lake forks. 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 the 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. Time at your leisure for individual lunch. Transfer to Varenna  by ferryboat (public service).

Guided tour to Villa Monastero and its botanical terraced garden,which stretches from Varenna to Fiumelatte for two kilometres and where some botanical rarities ,coming from all over the world, cohabit thanks to the mild climate. Then visit to the private garden of Villa Cipressi, a 4* hotel, a masterpiece of design with some native plants that cohabit with the ones which have made the history of the park and which tell its biodiversity in a mix of contemporary structures and ancient gardens. Aperitif in the garden. Back to Bellagio by ferryboat.

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