Lake Como day trip
Lake Como is likely to be the first to come to mind when planning a day trip from Milan… and there’s a reason: every single view of and from the lake, is simply breathtaking.
A Lake Como day trip should start with a visit to the city of Como. Located at the end of the western branch of the lake, Como is charming and full of history, starting with the impressive roman gate or the majestic cathedral near the lake shore, to the rationalist Casa del Fascio. Then, a funicolar ride from the lake shore near the boat landing to Brunate, will offer the most spectacular view.
Enjoy the view on a boat trip
The best way to enjoy Lake Como is from the water. A scenic cruise along the shoreline is relaxing and exciting at the same time. Elegant villas punctuating the hills surrounding the lake will be in view, as well as the many little charming villages.
Dock at Bellagio
Among them, Bellagio, an enchanting village set where the three branches of Lake Como come together. Its mild climate and pretty lakeside promenade are ideala s well as a tour of beautiful Villa Melzi and its beautiful gardens.
Almost directly opposite Bellagio and on the site of a Franciscan monastery Villa del Balbianello, in the village of Lenno, has a beautiful terrace garden and the flair of a movie star… it has been the set for hollywood movies including Bond’s Casino Royale and Star Wars Episode II.
Carlotta, in Tremezzo is a XVII century villa and a real a must-see. Its romantic garden overlooking the lake gets magic when rhododendrons and azaleas of over 150 different sorts are in blossom every spring, but it is worth to visit in every period of the year with its camellias, century old cedars, ferns and tropical plants.
Book your Lake Como day trip
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