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Down to Como

4 hour itinerary

Have you already been on Lake Como and visited its most famous locations? Are you looking for a tour different from usual? So this itineray is for you!

You can discover the northern part of the lake, the wildest one, close to the Alpine mountains of Swiss and Valtellina. Rent a boat and you’re ready to go!

Here’s some tips:

1st stop – Lenno and Balbianello

Get on board and head towards Menaggio, on the opposite side of Lake Como. From there keep cruising till Lenno, while looking at Villa Carlotta and its beautiful gardens in Tremezzo. From Lenno reach the cape and let yourself be surprised by Villa del Balbianello.

The gorgeous 19th century residence has been managed since 1988 by FAI (Italy National Trust), which runs a few cultural happenings during the year.



2nd stop – Isola Comacina

Come around Lenno’s headland and keep on going south, till you reach the one and only Lake Como island: Isola Comacina.

Now you have the quite unique chance to look at its archaeological wonders from a different point of view.

Our tip is to do a full circle around the island, to overlook the natural amphitheatre of Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (Ossuccio’s Holy Mountain).

3rd stop – Nesso

Keep cruising to Como, at half of the route you will find one of the most iconic and misterious village of the lake: Nesso.

A small village perched on a Lake’s shore, Nesso is known for its iconic Roman bridge and water fall. By our boat you will have the chance to enjoy a unique view of this picturesque village. 

By our classic wooden boat you will take an amazing view of this small helm.

4th stop – Laglio and Villa Oleandra

Leave behind Nesso and sail towards Como, while admiring the beautiful bay in front of you. Stop by for a little in Laglio, a small town lakeside: here you’ll see the famous Villa Oleandra, vacation home of American actor George Clooney.

Renting a boat you can feel like a Hollywood star… for a few hours, at least! Cross Lake Como, pass by Nesso, a hamlet overlooked by a breathtaking waterfall, and Lezzeno, then reach your next stop.

5th stop – Bellagio

Cross the Lake, enjoying Como bay view, than sail back north passing by Nesso and Lezzeno. Your next stop is famous all around the world: Bellagio, the Pearl of the Lake.

Thanks to its small alleys, tiny shops and beautiful gardens, Bellagio has been the perfect romantic location for VIP’s weddings. The most famous actors, singers and models come to this small town to find a peaceful place to crown their dream of love. Enjoy the historical Villa Serbelloni Grand Hotel and Villa Melzi’s gardens while comfortably seated on your rental boat.

Last stop – Varenna

Well, it’s time to come back from your long trip. Leave Bellagio behind you and head back to Lake Como’s eastern branch, reaching Varenna again. Don’t forget to look at the beautiful panorama, crowned by Villa Monastero gardens.

If you like them well enough, ask to us about them: from our boat rental it takes only a few minutes to reach the Villa on foot. 


This time is suggested to visit the Villa del Balbianello (90 minuti)

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