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to Como, Milan, Lake Maggiore, Sirmione, Verona, Bergamo

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LAKE COMO 1

Tour:  1 day

Itinerary: Start from Como, Milan or any other locality – Cernobbio (lakefront, Villa D’Este) – Laglio (George Clooney’s Villa) – Brienno (ancient port) – Sala Comacina (bell tower of St. Mary Magdalene Church and Antiquarian Museum) – Lenno: taxi boat to Villa Balbianello, visit of garden – Back in Lenno by taxi boat – Cadenabbia: ferry boat to Bellagio – Bellagio: Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Punta Spartivento, shopping streets – Back to Como passing from Magreglio (top view on the lake, Madonna del Ghisallo Church) – return.
Additions (if enough time): Bellagio Villa Melzi, Magreglio Bicycle Museum

Alternatively: Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo instead of Villa Balbianello in Lenno

Lunch: time for lunch on your own; restaurants with typical local specialities will be suggested

Extra costs: lunch, entrance tickets to villas and museums, taxi boat, ferry boat, internal visit of Villa Balbianello

We suggest comfortable clothes and shoes.

 

 

LAKE COMO 2

Tour: 1 day

Itinerary: Start from Como, Milan or any other locality – Nesso (Orrido and Civera bridge) – Bellagio (Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Punta Spartivento, shopping, Villa Melzi) – Ferry boat to Varenna (Villa Monastero, Fiumelatte, Vezio Castle if enough time) – Lierna (White Beach) – Lecco and the Brianza lakes – Return.

Lunch: time for lunch on your own; restaurants with typical local specialities will be suggested

Extra costs: lunch, entrance tickets to villas and museums, ferry boat

We suggest comfortable clothes and shoes. 

 

 

LAKE COMO 3

Tour:  1 day

Itinerary:  Start from Como, Milan or any other locality – Giulino di Mezzegra (place of Mussolini’s shooting) – Menaggio (lake shore) – Rezzonico (ancient port) – Dongo (Museum of War War 2) – Gravedona (S. Maria del Tiglio) – Peglio (S.Eusebio Church) – Domaso (winery) – Piona (Abbey) – Bellano (Orrido) – Lecco – Brianza Lakes – Return

Alternatives:  Colico (Fuentes and Montecchio forts)

Lunch: time for lunch on your own; restaurants with typical local specialities will be suggested

Extra costs: lunch, entrance tickets to villas and museums

We suggest comfortable clothes and shoes. 

 

 

 

LAKE MAGGIORE & BORROMEE ISLANDS

A one day tour starting from Stresa (about 1 hour and 30 minutes driving from Bellagio). On a comfortable taxi-boat you will visit the three famous islands Borromee: the elegant internals and gardens of Isola Madre and Isola Bella’s Palaces, on Isola dei pescatori a taste of delicious local food in the typical restaurants.

 

MILAN

This full day excursion to one of the great cities of europe has something for everyone. Your guided tour will start from the Castle of the Dukes of Milan, which is said to be the Greatest Renaissance monument in the city. afterwards you will admire the historic centre with its highlights, first of all the Scala Opera house, one of the most famous theaters in the world. Then some time at leisure for shopping before returning to Lake Como.

 

BERGAMO (full day)

Bergamo is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Northern Italy, dating back to the Middle Ages. It is known as the mini Florence of the north. We depart from Varenna, via Lecco, the town Alessandro Manzoni’s “The Betrothed”. We proceed to Bergamo and the “Città Alta” (the Upper town) surrounded by its medieval Venetian walls. Before the guided tour you will have time for a stroll around the streets of this stunning and sophisticated small town, and to enjoy lunch. Bergamo is well known for its culinary specialities.

 

VERONA

If you love someone bring them to Verona …because Verona is the city of love!

It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.

Three of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities many times over. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

Start from Bellagio and wander among the UNESCO-inscribed monuments, of this beautiful city such as the Arena, a pink marble Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD, considered one of the best preserved structures of its kind. Learn how it has survived more than 2,000 years, and thrives today as the main venue for the summer opera festival.Go to the tiny dead-alley that contains Juliet’s Balcony and House (Casa di Giulietta). Many choose to pin a love letter to the wall. Visit the Roman Theater, beautifully situated on the banks of the River Adige. Discover more Roman ruins in the historic center, as well as enchanting churches from all periods in history.

 

COMO

An orientation tour of the historic centre of Como, capital town of the lake. Birth town of Alessandro Volta, the pioneer of electricity and inventor of the battery. Como is also considered to be the capital of Italy’s silk industry. A stroll through the town unveils side streets with ancient buildings, the Voltian Temple, Piazza Volta, the picturesque Piazza San Fedele and the most important religious monument, the 14th century Cathedral, a harmonious blend of different architectural styles.

 

LUGANO

From Bellagio you start to visit Lugano one of the finest and more elegant towns in Switzerland. Visit the wonderful Via Nassa and the square of Riforma with their elegant buildings and their exclusive shops, or pay a visit to the municipal park Ciani. Then visit to church of Santa Maria deli Angeli. After some time at leisure back to Bellagio.

 

VERONA & SIRMIONE

Verona is located near the Adige river and within walking distance from Lake Garda.

The walls contain within them a precious jewel, the historic center of Verona, where you can see many well-preserved Roman ruins. Worthy of note are the amphitheatre Arena, characterized by the brightness of the marble, the Roman theater, the Stone Bridge, the Triumphal Arch of Gavi and much more.

Thanks to its natural position, the different historical epochs have left Sirmione signs so substantial to offer, still a matter of new studies and new discoveries for archaeologists and historians.

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