Private Tour of Lake Como by Boat including the Gardens at Villa Balbianello and stop for Lunch at Isola Comacina Back

Departs from : Bellagio

Duration : 0.0 Hours

Tour Start Time

Morning Departure: 10:00 AM

Type : Private

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Price Per Person : EUR 250.00

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This is a private tour by boat of Lake Garden and includes a stop at one of the most beautiful gardens in the Italian Lake District, Villa Balbianello. This is a great tour for people who want to experience the extraordinary villas around Lake Como and experience the beauty of the lake from the comfort of a private boat that can pick you up in either Como Town, Bellagio or any other destination around the lake. 

This is an unforgettable tour around one of Italy's most picturesque regions that is a favorite among garden, nature and history lovers.

Our guides are some of the most knowledgeable, friendly and profressional in the industry and provide a level of service to our guests which is second to none in Italy's Lake District.

Over the course of the day, we will also stop at Isola Comacina where you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch, A La Carte (not included in the cost of the tour). 

For any questions about this tour, what's included and for any specia requirements you may have while on this tour, don't hesitate to get in touch with the team@italygroupspecialists.com or call us toll-free at: 1-866-779-2565

 

 


Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. All entrance fees to sites and museums
  2. English speaking guide and driver
  3. Fuel
  4. Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  5. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  6. Road Tolls
  7. Service Charges and Taxes
  8. Specialized and Personal Service

What's Not Included

  1. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  2. Gratuities of any type
  3. Travel Insurance

Villa del Balbianello - Garden


 

Villa del Balbianello is one of the most beautiful gardens in the northern Italian Lake district, located on Lake Como and it occupies one of the most idyllic positions on the lake.

Its wooded peninsula juts out into the water almost opposite Bellagio, with breathtaking views up and down the lake.  Arriving from the water, it is nothing short of mythical and, climbing up the stairs from the water, you will see spectacular views of the lake in all directions. 

The panorama is best enjoyed from the open loggia built at the highest point by a discerning eighteenth-century Cardinal Angelo Durini.

The original name of the property was Dosso di Lavedo, as Balbianello's rugged promontory is known, was to become a favorite subject for romantic artists who loved to paint the villa perched on top of its sheer, rocky outcrop with the snowy peaks of the Engadine mountains, shimmering far away across the water.  

Stendhal took a boat trip that passed in front of Balbianello, and a great admired scenery, which reminded him of Scotland. 

This garden is best visited and entered from the lake itself, since the garden is best viewed from the water.  It is not easy once you are on Lake Como to arrange water transportation and we do recommend doing so in advance and booking a tour.

We do offer a tour by water that departs from anywhere on Lake Como and it is a great tour for families and groups of friends to book together.  You can see the tour here:

http://www.italygroupspecialists.com/tours/lake-como-by-boat-with-villa-balbianello.htm

For more information on this tour, or other great recommendations for getting the most out of your time on Lake Como, get in touch with the experts: team@italygroupspecialists.com

Call toll free in North America: 1-866-779-2565 or direct in Italy at: +39 392-993-3869

Lake Como


 

Lake Como is one of the most beautiful of the Italian Northern Lakes.  Surrounded by extraordinary villas that were built by the Italian elite, mostly from Milan, this lake welcomes European Aristocrats and Hollywood stars, like George Clooney who has an exceptional lake-front property, directly accross from the town of Bellagio.

The lake is a Y shape and is is Italy's 3rd largest lake.  Como is the largest town on the lake and has the most hotels, however there are dozens of other towns that dot the lake and the top 10 worth-while of a visit, include:

Bellagio:
This is perhaps the most famous of the towns on Lake Como, situated at the junction of the lake’s two legs, this is an extremely attractive town yet less crowded and quieter than the others in the vicinity.
 
Bellano – located on the east side of the lake just to the north of Varenna, this lesser visited town features a pedestrian-only area in the center of town.
 
Colico – although the town may not appear to be as attractive as the others surrounding Lake Como, it is still worth visiting because of its views from the top of the lake.  There is a historical World War I fort that is open to the public once a week.
 
Como – the main town of the group is Como which is located at the southern end of the lake.  It is a more elegant resort than most and makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding areas and towns.
 
Griante – situated on Lake Como’s western plateau, this small village is well worth visiting because of its spectacular vistas out over the lake and the surrounding countryside villas.  Be sure to visit the small church that is perched high up the village’s mountain side.
 
Lecco – sitting at the southeastern end of Lake Como is the quaint town of Lecco and its 25,000 or so residents.
 
Menaggio – located on the western shoreline, this attractive tourist destination is not as busy as Bellagio and Varenna.  There is a youth hostel located here but it is usually filled on weekends so keep that in mind.  Additionally, the pedestrian-only area in the heart of town is populated with coffee shops, gelaterias, a lakefront mini-golf course and snack bar, and several restaurants.
 
Nesso – located about halfway between Bellagio and Como, this very small town is situated on Lake Como’s western leg.
 
Tremezzo – right across the lake from Bellagio is the beautiful little town of Tremezzo.  The main attraction of the town is Villa Carlotta with its botanical garden and waterfront.
 
Varenna – sitting across from Bellagio and Menaggio along the eastern shoreline is this beautiful town with its charming villas of Villa Cipressi and Villa Montastero, the attractive and relaxing gardens of which are worth visiting.
 
One of the best ways to visit these towns is by boat and there are ferries that depart every hour that are inexpensive to take, about 8 Euro and will give you a wonderful tour of these areas from the lake and allow you to get off where you choose to browse the shops, enjoy a delightful coffee or just marvel at the spectacular scenery that Como has to offer.
 
 

Villa del Balbianello - Garden


 

Villa del Balbianello is one of the most beautiful gardens in the northern Italian Lake district, located on Lake Como and it occupies one of the most idyllic positions on the lake.

Its wooded peninsula juts out into the water almost opposite Bellagio, with breathtaking views up and down the lake.  Arriving from the water, it is nothing short of mythical and, climbing up the stairs from the water, you will see spectacular views of the lake in all directions. 

The panorama is best enjoyed from the open loggia built at the highest point by a discerning eighteenth-century Cardinal Angelo Durini.

The original name of the property was Dosso di Lavedo, as Balbianello's rugged promontory is known, was to become a favorite subject for romantic artists who loved to paint the villa perched on top of its sheer, rocky outcrop with the snowy peaks of the Engadine mountains, shimmering far away across the water.  

Stendhal took a boat trip that passed in front of Balbianello, and a great admired scenery, which reminded him of Scotland. 

This garden is best visited and entered from the lake itself, since the garden is best viewed from the water.  It is not easy once you are on Lake Como to arrange water transportation and we do recommend doing so in advance and booking a tour.

We do offer a tour by water that departs from anywhere on Lake Como and it is a great tour for families and groups of friends to book together.  You can see the tour here:

http://www.italygroupspecialists.com/tours/lake-como-by-boat-with-villa-balbianello.htm

For more information on this tour, or other great recommendations for getting the most out of your time on Lake Como, get in touch with the experts: team@italygroupspecialists.com

Call toll free in North America: 1-866-779-2565 or direct in Italy at: +39 392-993-3869

 
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