Lake Como is renowned throughout the world for its natural beauty and inspiring mountain scenery. Encircled by affluent towns and exquisite villas, this exceptional area in the north of Italy is the favoured retreat of the rich and famous.
You will stay in the picturesque resort of Tremezzo, meaning you are well placed for days spent admiring the beautiful lake. The village is just a short stroll away from your hotel and highlights include the 18th century Villa Carlotta with its fine artworks and exquisite gardens. Of course there will be plenty of opportunity to unwind, soak up the sunshine and experience the relaxed Italian lifestyle. Spend time lazing by the pool or enjoying the terrace and lounge bar, either independently or in the company of the group - the choice is yours.
Your Tour Manager will always be on hand to answer your questions, point you in the direction of the best sights or guide you to the best restaurants.
During your stay we include a visit to Villa Melzi Gardens in Bellagio, which are set directly on the shores of the lake. Lush trees and softly scented borders are decorated by elegant sculptures and connected by meandering paths, making the gardens a delight to explore. We’ll also be treated to fantastic views of the calm waters of the lake and the mountains that encircle it.
We also include a full day showcasing more of the region’s best sights. We’ll soak up the idyllic scenery of Lake Maggiore, then continue to the famous Botanical Gardens of the Villa Taranto at Pallanza. Featuring more than 20,000 different species of plant from all over the world, they are a gardeners’ paradise. This is followed by a short boat trip across the lake to tiny Isola Bella - one of the Borromean Islands within the lake. Boasting a magnificent 17th-century palace and impressive terraced gardens, it’s an idyllic sanctuary and has long been used as such.
Como Town is located at the southern tip of the lake and we also include a visit here. After time to explore the ancient walls, historic architecture and lively square with your Tour Manager and the group we’ll sail across the lake back to Tremezzo.