2.5 Hours

Tour details

When you decide to take a break, take 2 hours to enjoy the first basin of the lake and immerse yourself in the history and gossip that surround these banks. Live an experience to remember and to tell, and... who knows? You could see one of the many actors, stars or celebrities who visit our lake more and more frequently.

2.5 Hours

Start from Como*

Steps

One of the most popular villages on the lake, famous for its splendid lakeside promenade, as well as for Villa d’Este which is a 16th century residence converted into a luxury hotel in 1873, and Villa Erba which was a set of several movies.
These 3 villages are located side by side on the lake and have a rich history. Here you can find the iconic Villa Oleandra (George Clooney’s property) and the most fashionable Villa Fontanelle (also knowns as Villa Versace).
Feel the serenity that surrounds this magical place. It is the only island on the lake which can only be reachable by boat. Treat yourself to a regenerating break on the beach or simply enjoy a walk in the woods and visit the church that rises to the north.
It is the symbol of Como Lake, it stands on the edge of Lavedo peninsula. This elegant 18th century mansion and its magnificent gardens have hosted cardinals, writers and travelers and is now owned by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano). Recently it become famous as it was used for the set of famous international movies such as Star Wars Episode II and Casino Royale 007 with Daniel Craig.
Picturesque village with scenic waterwalls behind the “Civera” roman bridge, set of several films, among which the first one was Alfred Hitchcock’s The Pleasure Garden.

After admiring the left side of the first basin, we will move to the opposite side and, on the way back, we will find these two villages. The shores of the lake are full with historical villas from various eras. One of the well-known villas, Villa Pliniana, a s 16th century palace built around a spring, has hosted various historical figures, including Napoleon and composers such as Rossini and Bellini.

Villa Taverna: It stands in a panoramic position between Blevio and Torno, it was built by Count Taverna at the end of the 18th century, now splitted into 12 apartments.

Villa Roccabruna: Owned by the famous Opera singer Giuditta Pasta, it is now home to the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como Hotel.

Villa Troubetzkoy: It takes its name from Prince Troubetzkoy. Built in the mid-nineteenth century, it is famous not only for its history but also for the scenic elevator on the lake.

Finally, you can admire the stunning view of Como downtown seen from the Lake, with the Cathedral’s dome right in the center. Construction of Cathedral started in 1396 and ended in 1744.

*The starting location can be changed upon specific request. Any public pier on the lake will be allowed to be used as a recovery point. Private retrieval points such as hotels or private pontoons will only be allowed to be used if clients reside in the same.

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