7. From Milan: Private Lake Como and Lenno Guided Trip
Lake Como is located in the richest part of Italy and is considered to be the most beautiful and exclusive lake in Europe. It is surrounded by expensive villas, green palm trees, and scenic mountain ranges. Discover the many wonders of Lake Como on a full-day trip from Milan by car!
Choose the 9-hour option to visit the city of Como and nearby attractions. For your convenience, you will be picked up directly from your Milan accommodation by a 5-Star Driver in a clean, air-conditioned car. Enjoy a comfortable journey in a private vehicle instead of crowded commercial buses. You will make a brief stop at Castello Baradello, a beautifully located military fortification built on the remains of an ancient 6th century fort, then head straight to Como.
Your Private Guide will take you on a walking tour of this beautiful city. You will see highlights such as Porta Torre, the 40-metres-high mediaeval city gate of the city, and the Basilica di San Fedele, which dates to the 7th century. The tour includes a visit to the Duomo di Como. The cathedral’s construction lasted over 300 years, so its architecture and decor represent many changing styles, from Gothic, through Baroque, to Renaissance. You will also see the War Memorial and Monumento alla Resistenza Europea, which commemorate the victims of the First and Second World Wars.
After some free time for lunch and souvenir shopping, you will finally see the main attraction of this tour, the picturesque Lake Como. Many scenes from the James Bond franchise were filmed here, and famous Hollywood actors like George Clooney and Brad Pitt own villas by the lake. It’s a unique location characterised by alpine climate and Mediterranean nature. As part of the experience you will go on a relaxing lake cruise to Lenno, where you will see the beautiful Villa del Balbianello and explore its wonderful garden where some scenes from Star Wars were filmed. The driver will meet you again in Lenno and drive you back to your accommodation in Milan.
Choose the 13-hour option to enrich your Como adventure with an additional cruise from Lenno to Bellagio! This charming village, surrounded on three sides by the water, is known as the crown jewel of Lake Como. Enjoy free time to explore Bellagio, rest on a bench in the lovely park Punta Spartivento, and admire the view of Lake Como from the top of the peninsula. The driver will drive you from Bellagio back to Milan.