Immerse yourself in the alluring beauty of Lake Como. Reach Varenna by train from Milan, visit Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, cruise Lake Como and explore Bellagio, before returning back to Milan. A charming day trip to an enchanting area of Northern Italy.
Taste the authentic flavors of northern Italy while enjoying the beautiful setting of the popular and enchanting Lake Como. Learn how to distinguish truly fine extra virgin olive oil within the walls of a stunning castle. Take a blissful train ride through the Italian countryside and a delightful ferry ride on the waters of Lake Como. Savor fresh seafood and local cuisine while learning about the trade at a fishermen's restaurant in the lakeside gem of Bellagio.
Eat breakfast on your own, then meet your expert guide at Milan Central Station early in the morning. Board the train to Varenna and enjoy the ride, glancing out the window as the charming countryside passes by. Founded by local fishermen over a millenium ago, Varenna is a beautiful and typical village on the eastern side of the lake, characterized by colorful hillside houses on the shore.
Once in Varenna, take a short stroll through the woods and appreciate the natural environment as you approach Vezio Castle. Though it is no longer connected directly to the village of Varenna by walls, this grandiose 11th-century castle still commands Lake Como. Wind through its stone passageways and ascend its tower to enjoy a panoramic vista of the nearby lake and town.
In the afternoon, visit Tremezzo's Villa Carlotta. This historic and cultural center, rich in art and heritage, will enchant you. Outside, there are beautiful gardens, where you can wander peacefully through citrus, cypresses, pine trees, and agaves. Next, take a ferry across the lake to Bellagio, known as the Pearl of Lake Como. The ambiance surrounding this lake, one of the deepest in Italy, is a fascinating combination of both charm and opulence. You can see this in Bellagio, simultaneously a romantic resort and quaint village.
The day trip is also available in a more affordable group option: our Day Trip to the Lake Como, departing from Milan. With this exciting day trip you will get to the Lake Como departing from Milan aboard a bus. You will also eXPerience a two-hour tour cruise on Lake Como to Bellagio, a village full of treasures to discover.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
The itinerary may vary, and can be adapted to your requirements.