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Lake ComoLeisure activities

Leisure activities

Relax in the most beautiful place in the world

There’s so much to do on and around the world’s most beautiful lake. Take a dip in our heated pool, which lies on a floating platform on Lake Como, play a round of gold at one of the 7 clubs within easy reach of the hotel or go hiking and biking in the nearby mountains. We can also arrange boat tours, water sports and supercar driving experiences.

Leisure Activity

Como Unveiled

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Como’s city centre – Brunate

Charming scenery and an idyllic landscape at the foothills of the Alps: the region of Lake Como is one of the most picturesque corners of Northern Italy, not very far from fashion capital Milan. Take a day to explore the city giving the name to the area as well as its surroundings. Meet your professional guide and start your visit of Como with a relaxing stroll along the lakeside park, where you can admire the Volta’s Temple, a museum dedicated to city-born Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electrical battery. Continue towards Piazza Duomo and its stunning Cathedral in Gothic style, built on the site of the ancient Romanesque basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Catch sight of the so-called Broletto, Como’s 13th-century striped-marble town hall. Admire the interiors of the Basilica of San Fedele and the Basilica of Saint Abbondio.

The sightseeing will continue in Brunate, a town overlooking Como from a high peak you will reach with a fun funicular ride: from the top of the mountain you will marvel at Como beauty and will feel the unique charme of its calm lake.

Enchanting Como Villas

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Villa Balbianello – Villa Carlotta

Our private guide and our luxury boat will lead you to the discovery of two wonderful Villas facing Lake Como: Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello. Villa Carlotta was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio. The architect created for the Clerici an important but serene building, with an Italian garden decorated with sculptures, stairs and fountains.

The gardens are worth a visit in every period of the year: old varieties of camellias, centuries-old cedars and sequoias, huge planes and tropical plants, the Rock garden and the Ferns valley, the Rhododendrons wood and the Bamboos garden, the agricultural tools museum and the wonderful views on the lake have contributed to build, year after year, the longevity and the legacy of this place, still today considered as "a piece of heaven".

This experience will show you yet another of the most precious and famous Villa near Como: the Villa del Balbianello. Overlooking the lake of Como, the villa it is located on the top of the small wooded peninsula of Dosso d'Avedo on the western shore of the south-west branch of Lake Como.

The Villa is famous for its elaborate terraced gardens and for the great number of movies that have used the villa for their lake retreat scenes. Casino Royale and Star Wars – Attack of the Clones are just two examples.

Villa Balbianello Exclusive

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Exclusive visit of Villa Balbianello

This experience unveils one of the most precious and hidden Villas near Como.

The Villa del Balbianello is overlooking lake Como and it is located on the top of the small wooded peninsula of Dosso d'Avedo on the western shore of the south-west branch of Lake Como.The Villa is famous for its marvelous terraced gardens that, as a matter of fact, have been the set of world-famous Hollywood movies.

You will recognize the Villa in some scenes of Casino Royale (2006), but most of all for the romantic moments between Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala in Star Wars – Attack of the Clones.The Villa will be opened just for you and your party: you will enjoy its elegant and charming rooms in complete peace and silence, learning about its history thanks to our local host.

Lake Como Full Day Boat Tour

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Piona – Pian di Spagna – Bellagio – Comacina – Sacri Monti / Isola

A full day boat ride will help you admire the best sights of Lake Como from its marvelous waters.

You will navigate along both the southwestern and the southeastern areas, passing by renowned locations such as Varenna, Piona and its Abbey, as well as the nature reserve of Pian di Spagna near Colico. Afterwards you will cruise alongside the beautiful scenarios of the lake, before getting to Bellagio, otherwise known as the “pearl of the lake”. Have a stroll along this small village characterized by cobbled streets and staircases, breathtaking lake views and fine Italian boutiques. Bellagio offers also a good choice of restaurants where you can enjoy a refined meal overlooking a charming panorama.

Your next stop will be on the other side of the lake where Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, a picturesque, devotional complex rises up in front of the little Isola Comacina. It is inscribed in the Unesco World Heritage Site as one of the nine “Sacri Monti”, literally meaning “Holy Mountains”, a group of exceptional religious chapels, belonging to the late 16th and 17th Century and unbelievably integrated within the surrounding landscapes.

NOTES & ADVICE
Upon request we can provide you with a local expert guide

Food and Art

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Duomo – Como’s food

Being a mixture between art, history and food, this tour is suited for who wants to enjoy not only the city’s monuments, but also its culinary traditions.

You are going to visit the artistic masterpieces of the elegant city of Como, such as the Duomo and Palazzo Broletto, a mix of Renaissance, Neoclassic and Lombard Gothic styles.

You will also enjoy a wonderful stroll on the lake side admiring more singular monuments such as the steel sculpture of the Life Electric, dedicated to Alessandro Volta, Como-born scientist that first invented the electrical battery. Dedicated to Volta is also the Voltiano Temple in pure neoclassical style.

In between these visits you will taste typical local food: we will escort you to the best places where only true Comaschi go, from the best Pizza in town to the typical Polenta or the local cheeses.

Wine Tasting on Northern Como Lake

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Taste the best wines of Lombardia region together with local tasty food

A panoramic journey on your private car will let you experience the charm of the enchanting views over Como lake and the picturesque vineyards climbing the mountains surrounding the lake. Have fun in this exceptional experience and discover areas of lake Como completely immersed in nature, where you can enjoy breath-taking views of some vineyards cultivated ever since centuries ago. You will learn the history of these epic vineyards and taste the best of them.

You will be completely immersed in the Lombardia region that gives specific characteristics to wines such as the Valtellina Superiore, the Franciacorta, the Pinot Nero and the Chardonnay. Intense but elegant wines, enveloping and long lasting tasted with a selection of DOP cheese, salami and others local products.Definitely a multisensory experience that will engage all your senses.

NOTES & ADVICE
Please let us know in advance if you have any food restrictions or allergies

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