Easily accessible from any Milan-based airport, Lake Como is a beloved Italian gem. Its global acclaim stems from its luxury appeal and celebrity-owned villas. But beyond the stunning lake itself, the region dazzles with the majesty of the mountains, resplendent sunsets, and charming small towns, offering a peaceful retreat from the urban sprawl. A journey to Lake Como is a worthwhile pursuit, guaranteed!
Immerse yourself in the Como experience by indulging in private luxury Lake Como tours offered by Italy Luxury Tours. These tours, customizable to your liking, promise an unforgettable Italian sojourn.
Discover the Treasures of Como
Italy Luxury Tour’s tailor-made Como packages invite you to explore the city’s vibrant history and architectural charm. Highlights include Broletto, formerly Como’s town hall and now a cultural theatre hub. This historical marvel and architectural gem is certainly worth exploring. An enduring symbol of Como’s medieval past, the Broletto offers a mesmerizing combination of impressive stonework, intricate carvings, and a unique blend of architectural styles. The building’s historical importance and architectural splendor make it a must-visit highlight. As you walk through its grand arches and absorb the captivating ambiance, you’ll be transported back in time to the heart of medieval Como.
And then, of course, there’s the cathedral—an awe-inspiring monument dating back to the 14th century. This architectural masterpiece is a fusion of Gothic and Renaissance elements, signifying the transitional period between the two influential epochs. As you marvel at the cathedral’s impressive facade, its towering spires, and the intricately designed rose window, you’ll gain an appreciation for the unparalleled artistry of the era. Step inside, and the cathedral’s grandeur continues to amaze with its stunning frescoes, detailed sculptures, and beautifully preserved stained glass. This historic structure is more than just a religious site—it is a living story of Como’s past.
Finally, no tour of Como would be complete without a visit to the Tempio Voltiano. This neoclassical temple stands as an enduring tribute to the life and ground-breaking work of Alessandro Volta, the famed physicist and the inventor of the electric battery. Designed with respect for symmetry and simplicity typical of neoclassical architecture, the temple’s grandeur lies in its understated elegance. The temple also houses a museum that provides an intriguing glimpse into Volta’s life and his contributions to science. As you explore the exhibits showcasing his inventions and personal artifacts, you’ll gain an understanding of the man behind the scientific milestones and his immense influence on modern life.
Experience Bellagio’s tranquility by boat
Immerse in Bellagio’s beauty from its calm waters with Italy Luxury Tours’ private six-hour motorboat voyage, which can be arranged as a part of your Lake Como tour. Take in the shoreline’s charm, marvel at luxurious villas, and explore captivating villages.
Explore the charms of Bellano and Menaggio
As part of our Lake Como tours, you will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting town of Bellano, nestled on the eastern leg of the lake. Known for its captivating old-world charm, this place is like a living postcard. Meander down its labyrinth of winding cobblestone streets, with centuries-old buildings that serve as a testament to the region’s rich architectural heritage. Each structure tells a unique story dating back to the medieval and Baroque periods.
Bellano also offers a gastronomical adventure with its family-run cafés and restaurants that specialize in serving delicious local cuisine. Enjoy traditional Italian pasta, locally sourced cheese, and exquisite Lombardy wines as you soak up the town’s charming ambiance. It’s true what they say: nothing captures the essence of Bellano more than its thriving café culture, where time seems to stand still as you sip on your espresso and watch local life unfold.
The town’s lakefront position is a gateway to a myriad of water-based activities on Lake Como. You can enjoy serene boat rides on the glimmering waters, try your hand at fishing, or simply spend a leisurely day basking in the beauty of the lake. Whether you are a water enthusiast or someone seeking tranquillity, Bellano offers a slice of paradise.
Your journey then continues to Menaggio, a vibrant town located on the western shore of Lake Como. This charming town is celebrated for its thriving dining scene, offering a delightful mix of local and international cuisines. Numerous restaurants dot the town, many of which offer stunning panoramic views of the lake. Indulge in the rich flavors of Italian cuisine while enjoying the captivating vista.
Beyond its culinary offerings, Menaggio stands out with its lakeside beach—a unique feature around Lake Como. This picturesque beach offers a perfect spot for relaxation amidst the Italian landscape. Lounge under the sun, swim in crystal-clear waters, or engage in a variety of water sports. It’s a hit with both families and couples, offering a unique way to appreciate Lake Como’s stunning landscape.
In essence, both Bellano and Menaggio are more than just stops on your tour. They are vibrant showcases of Italy’s rich cultural heritage, gastronomical delights, and breathtaking natural beauty, making them essential parts of your Lake Como experience.
Discover Switzerland’s Lugano
Why not enrich your holiday with a private day tour to Lugano? We can include a visit to this Italian-speaking city in Switzerland in our Lake Como tours. A delightful blend of Swiss functionality and Italian charm, the city is located between Lake Lugano and the Swiss mountains. You can explore the historic city center and the Swiss Miniature Park and then embark on a boat tour of Lake Lugano. Get panoramic views of the city from Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore, and immerse yourself in local culture at several museums and art galleries!
An unforgettable journey to Lake Como awaits
Embrace the enchanting allure of Lake Como and its surroundings with the bespoke Lake Como tours offered by Italy Luxury Tours. Our seasoned guides will escort you through stunning landscapes and crystal-clear lake waters while you unearth the region’s hidden gems—from charming villages to breathtaking mountain vistas.