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The jewels of Lake Como: villas and gardens between Tremezzo and Bellagio

Tremezzina, IT

The jewels of Lake Como: villas and gardens between Tremezzo and Bellagio

Tremezzina, IT
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Step into a world of charm and beauty with the jewels of Lake Como: villas and gardens between Tremezzo and Bellagio. This private tour takes you on a captivating journey along the glistening coastline, where towns, gardens, and villas create an enchanting tapestry of colors and shapes. Begin in Como, the chief town, and explore the stunning Villa Carlotta, renowned for its neoclassical art collection and botanical garden. Cross the lake to the pearl of Bellagio, where a magnificent Napoleonic mansion awaits, surrounded by its own park. Here, art gracefully intertwines with nature, mirroring the harmony of the majestic mountains meeting the tranquil lake waters. Lose yourself in the history and romance of this picturesque setting, where time seems to stand still. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the allure of Lake Como.

About this experience

  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 2-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Explore the stunning Villa Carlotta and its neoclassical art collection
  • Marvel at the beautiful English-style gardens of Villa Melzi d'Eril
  • Experience the exclusive leisure location of Bellagio since ancient times
  • Admire the gorgeous villas built throughout centuries in Bellagio
  • Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of art and nature
  • Private transportation
  • Qualified private guide
  • Public ferryboat ticket
  • Lunch

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Villa Carlotta

This Baroque mansion, surrounded by a magnificent garden which also hosted, in the 19th century, such artists as Gustave Flaubert and Stendhal, was commissioned by Marquis Clerici. Here, a collection of neoclassical works of art (Antonio Canova, Bertel Thorvaldsen and Francesco Hayez) and furniture dating back to that period, is kept.

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I Giardini Di Villa Melzi

Built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d'Eril (1753-1816), Duke of Lodi, Vice President of the Italian Republic under Napoleon and then Grand Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. The English-style gardens were designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and by the botanist Luigi Villoresi.

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This village, which could even have been founded in the 6th century B.C. by Gauls, has been an exclusive leisure location since the Roman age: Virgilius and Plinius visited the site, the latter even owning a summer residence in the town. Many gorgeous villas have been built in Bellagio and its surroundings throughout the centuries, for example Villa Serbelloni (15th century), now a property of the Rockefeller Foundation.

More about this experience


The jewels of Lake Como: villas and gardens between Tremezzo and Bellagio is a captivating tour that takes you on a journey through the picturesque towns, stunning gardens, and opulent villas that dot the coastline of Lake Como. This private tour starts from the chief town Como and guides you to the magnificent Villa Carlotta, renowned for its neoclassical art collection and breathtaking botanical garden. From there, you'll cross the lake to reach the pearl of Bellagio, where a Napoleonic mansion awaits you with its grand park. This tour seamlessly combines art, nature, and the enchanting beauty of Lake Como, making it an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a touch of elegance and tranquility.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 480 minutes filled with awe-inspiring beauty and cultural discoveries. The itinerary includes a visit to Villa Carlotta, a baroque mansion surrounded by a magnificent garden that once hosted renowned artists such as Gustave Flaubert and Stendhal. Immerse yourself in an impressive collection of neoclassical works of art, including masterpieces by Antonio Canova, Bertel Thorvaldsen, and Francesco Hayez. Continuing the tour, you'll explore the English-style gardens of Villa Melzi d'Eril, an architectural gem immersed in history and surrounded by meticulously designed botanical wonders. Finally, in the charming village of Bellagio, you'll witness the remnants of ancient Gaul and the grandeur of the villas that have adorned the landscape for centuries.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for travelers who appreciate the fusion of art, history, and natural beauty. Whether you're an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply a lover of picturesque landscapes, the jewels of Lake Como tour is an ideal choice. Its inclusivity allows everyone to explore and embrace the allure of this destination, regardless of age or personal interests. This tour is perfect for those seeking an escape from bustling city life and a chance to immerse themselves in the serene and timeless beauty of Lake Como.

Why book this?

With its seamless blend of art and nature, the jewels of Lake Como tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Explore the captivating Villa Carlotta and be transported back in time as you admire exquisite neoclassical art and stroll through its enchanting botanical garden. Crossing the lake, you'll be captivated by the elegance of Bellagio, a village steeped in history and home to magnificent villas that embody the essence of opulence. This tour perfectly merges cultural exploration with the breathtaking natural surroundings of Lake Como, providing an experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Good to know

During the 480-minute tour, ensure you have comfortable footwear as you'll be walking through the gardens and exploring the historical sites. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning views and intricate details of the villas and gardens. As with any outdoor excursion, it's advisable to bring sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. Additionally, be prepared to be awed by the rich history and beauty that Lake Como has to offer, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
2024-02-20 23:07
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