What To Expect
With a surface of 146 square kilometers, Lake Como is the third - largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Verbano. Its peculiar shape - an upside down Y - is due to its three branches: Colico, the northern branch; Lecco, the south east branch; and Como, the south west branch, with a perimeter totalling 170 kilometers. The lake has 37 tributaries, the most important being the river Adda. The only island on the lake is Isola Comacina, facing the village of Sala Comacina, on the Como branch.
Along the shores, in particular from Cernobbio to Gravedona, you will see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers as well as exotic and rare plants. For instance, Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, which is today a luxurious hotel, has "The Betrothed", by Alessandro Manzoni, set on the Lecco branch of the Lake.
09:00 Departure from the meeting point
10:00 After a stop to see the beautiful Villa Olmo, arrival at Como and visit of the city center. Walking tour and ascent by funicular to Brunate (picturesque village, 500 meters high). Free time for further visits, shopping and lunch.
14:45 Panoramic boat cruise on the lake.
16:00 Transfer by bus to the Basilica S. Abbondio (beautiful Romanesque church with precious frescos).
17:00 Departure for return trip
Return bus trip
English speaking tour leader
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Child rates apply from ages 4-11. Children below 4 years old are free of charge (please provide date of birth upon booking).
Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problems.
This tour has a 6 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
In winter season (November-February) some tours may be modified or suspended.
It is your responsibility to check with appropriate consulates if any visa is required.
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3 hours and 30 minutes