The best of Lake Como - Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello

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Embark on a journey through the scenic beauty of Lake Como with this captivating walking tour and visit to Villa Balbianello. Explore the charming town of Como as you discover its iconic Cathedral, San Fedele Church, Roman city walls, and towers. After a delightful lunch break, board a speed boat to Lenno, where you will step into the legendary Villa Balbianello, famous for its appearances in Star Wars and James Bond films. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and marvel at the opulence of this remarkable villa. On the return trip, enjoy a leisurely boat ride, taking in the breathtaking views of the lake and its magnificent villas. With its historical treasures and cinematic allure, this tour promises an unforgettable experience of Lake Como's best treasures.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the majestic Cathedral of Como
  • Explore the famous Rationalist architecture of Como
  • Discover the beautiful Basilica San Fedele
  • Experience the stunning Villa del Balbianello
  • Visit the historic church and crypt
  • Live guide
  • Entrance ticket to the villa Balbianello (11€)
  • Round trip ferry boat tickets Como - Lenno (25€)

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Welcome to the captivating experience of "The Best of Lake Como - Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello". Join us as we take you on a journey to explore the enchanting town of Como and the iconic Villa Balbianello located on the shores of Lake Como. Immerse yourself in the rich history, stunning architecture, and natural beauty of this picturesque destination.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to discover the most important attractions in Como, including the majestic Cathedral, the San Fedele Church, and the fascinating Roman city walls and towers. Marvel at the magnificent Duomo and learn about its history and significance. Explore the charming streets of Como as you soak in the unique atmosphere of this lakeside town. After a delightful lunch break, embark on a thrilling speed boat ride to Lenno, where the iconic Villa Balbianello awaits. Step into the world of Star Wars and James Bond as you explore the stunning Villa Balbianello, an architectural masterpiece nestled amidst breathtaking surroundings.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for travelers seeking a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Whether you are an architecture enthusiast, a history buff, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, this experience is designed to cater to a wide range of interests. From solo travelers to couples, families, and groups, everyone will find joy in exploring the wonders of Lake Como and its surroundings.

Why book this?

Embarking on "The Best of Lake Como - Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello" ensures an unforgettable experience filled with unique selling points and advantages. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Cathedral and the Rationalist buildings that Como is famous for. Delve into the rich history of the city through visits to landmarks such as the Basilica San Fedele and the ancient city walls. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the visit to Villa Balbianello, where you can walk in the footsteps of Star Wars and James Bond. This tour provides a comprehensive exploration of Como and its surroundings, making it the ideal choice for those who want to make the most of their time in this enchanting destination.

Good to know

Please note that in high season, this tour may become a semi-private experience, with a maximum of 8 participants. However, regardless of group size, the tour promises an immersive and personalized adventure. Additionally, aperitivo (a drink and typical Italian appetizers) on the lake will be offered after the tour if it becomes a semi-private excursion. If you prefer an exclusively private tour, simply mention it under the "requirements" section. Prepare to be amazed by the beauty of Lake Como and its stunning villas as you cruise back to Como on a relaxing boat ride.


Previous participants have been captivated by the beauty and history encountered during "The Best of Lake Como - Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello". They describe the tour as informative, engaging, and well-paced, allowing them to truly appreciate the uniqueness of Como. Visitors have been thoroughly impressed by the knowledgeable guides, who effortlessly bring the city's past to life with their insightful commentary. The visit to Villa Balbianello has been a highlight for many, as they marveled at the architectural grandeur and the opportunity to step into the world of famous movies. Overall, participants have expressed their satisfaction and gratitude for this exceptional tour experience.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

We will visit the majestic Cathedral of Como, the façade and the interiors will be explained.

Teatro Sociale

Explanation of the theatre's history and its significance today.

Admission Not Included

Ex Casa del Fascio

Introducing the Rationalist architecture (20th c.) Como is famous for.

Admission Included

Basilica di San Fedele

Visit of the Basilica San Fedele.

Admission Not Included

Porta Torre

Explaining of the construction of the city walls .

Admission Included

Villa del Balbianello

We will visit the most beautiful villa on Lake Como where the famous scenes for Star Wars and Casino Royal were filmed.

Admission Not Included

Chiesa di Santo Stefano e Battistero

Visiting of the church and the 11th century's crypt

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