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The Lake Tour: Como - Bellagio

At a glance: why you will love it

This authentic Lake Como’s cruise opens you its secret corners for a surreal experience.

Enjoy breathtaking views over the lake, of its architectural wonders and villas, and end up by tasting local wine and cold cuts while getting lost in Bellagio’s magical streets.

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Tour Summary: Get in the Know

Traveling to Como lake remains incomplete without a lake cruise to enjoy its splendor and admire its luxurious villas. Then, it is a must-do to pay a visit to what is considered to be the pearl of the region, Bellagio. Known to be the most visited town, Bellagio has been attractive since the Renaissance for its ideal position where many industries flourished, most notably the silk industry.

What to do in Lake Como

Como lake, Lombardia’s gem. The meeting point will take place at Piazza Cavour, in Como’s historical center, from where your guide will take you to your boat tour. You will get to admire the beauty of the area and to gain an insight into why Lake Como has since Roman times attracted the most elegant and refined worldwide nobility.

Aboard the Navigazione Lago di Como boat, let your guide drive you through thrilling tales of Julius Caesar who founded Novum Comum (Como city), fortresses and castles, furious naval battles, and crowned monarchs who built spectacular villas with large Baroque or Romantic gardens. You will contemplate many villas such as Villa Olmo, Villa D’Este, Villa Versace, Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta among others, with its enchanting botanical gardens; as well as the cutest little towns such as Cernobbio and Tremezzo.

 

What to do in Bellagio

Bellagio, Lake Como’s pearl. Get off in Bellagio, the famous town that attracts visitors from all around the world, while remaining authentic. 

Your guide will provide a deep orientation of every important sight of Bellagio, which can easily be visited autonomously, such as Punta Spartiviento, Basilica of San Giacomo of Romanesque architecture, and Via Roma. 

Take a moment and stop at a typical and secret 18th century cellar for fine wine, cheese and ham tasting. Take this moment to relax and enjoy quality time with your peers while savoring some of the best local products.

Fancy a souvenir? The old town is full of many boutiques, designer stores, perfumes and jewelry stores. Did you know that Lake Como is internationally known for its silk products? You can in Bellagio’s shops find elegant scarves, bags, ties and many more. 

We suggest getting lost in this picturesque old town center with its pretty and colorful little streets. Let yourself wander around and enjoy the beautiful views over the lake, ending at the hauntingly beautiful gardens of Villa Melzi. This botanical paradise will greet you with water lilies just beyond a kiosk of Moorish architecture overlooking Lake Como. 

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