Lake Como under the magnifying glass
Package price per person, 5 days from € 265,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
Very often, due attention is not given to all the beauties of Lake Como; it is well-known for the villas of famous people, from Hollywood actors to powerful magnates, but there are many things to do and see. First of all, the less famous – but by no means any less beautiful – Lecco branch of the lake is virtually unknown to mass tourism, that ignores the beauty of the towns and views to be found hereabouts. So let’s use a magnifying glass to highlight every cultural and landscape point of view of Lake Como.
- 4 nights HB in a 3* Hotel Lake Como area
- 1 Welcome Drink
- 1 Typical dinner in Hotel, included in the half board
- 1 Full-day guided excursion Como, Brunate and the Silk Museum
- 1 Cable car trip Como-Brunate (return)
- 1 Entrance to the Silk Museum
- 1 Full-day guided excursion Villa Carlotta, Bellagio and Varenna
- 1 Entrance to Villa Carlotta
- 1 Private boat trip Tremezzo-Bellagio-Varenna
- 1 Half-day guided excursion Lecco and the Manzoni-related itinerary
- 1 Lunch in a typical restaurant
Day 1 Arrival and hotel arrangements in the Pescate area for 4 nights HB.
Day 2 Full day guided visit to Como; we take the cable car up to Brunate to enjoy the unique view over the lake and mountains surrounding and embracing it. In the afternoon, we visit the Silk Museum, an undisputed speciality of local industry.
Day 3 The central part of the lake is undoubtedly the best known: the morning is dedicated to a visit to Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, followed by the stunning spectacle of the lakeside villas seen from a private boat. The afternoon sees a visit to Bellagio, the “pearl” of Lake Como, returning by way of Varenna, a small and characteristic town on the eastern shore. This area is home to the villas most sought after by the international jet set.
Day 4 Lecco is one of the richest and most important cities in Lombardy; it lies at the feet of the valleys leading to Valtellina and this is why it enjoys a particularly pleasant climate all year round. The fame of the city and nearby towns is bound with Alessandro Manzoni, considered to be one of the finest novelists of all time, who set here the most widely read novel in Italian: The Betrothed. Lunch in a typical restaurant and free afternoon.
Day 5 After breakfast and the last group photo, departure and return.
By Air: The group arrives by air and services usually start at the arrival at the airport. Included ground services like local coach or assistance at the airport will be specified in the section “Description – Tour Includes”
By Coach: The group arrives by coach from the country of origin.