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Walking tour: Tremezzo, Isola Comacina , Villa Balbianello

5 (3)
Tremezzo, IT
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Walking tour: Tremezzo, Isola Comacina , Villa Balbianello

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Tremezzo, IT
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Embark on a captivating walking tour of Tremezzo, Isola Comacina, and Villa Balbianello, and experience the enchantment of Lake Como. Starting in the picturesque village of Tremezzo, you will follow the ancient "Greenway of the lake," uncovering hidden corners of local history and breathtaking lake views. Explore the only island on Lake Como, Isola Comacina, with its rich archaeological sites and Mediterranean vegetation. After a return trip by public boat, continue your journey to the exquisite Villa Balbianello in Lenno, an elegant 18th-century mansion surrounded by a magnificent garden, which has hosted writers and travellers alike. As you stroll through the terraced gardens, you can admire panoramic views of the lake from east to west. With its captivating landscapes and captivating history, this walking tour is a must for any traveller seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Lake Como.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours - 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Walking tour through ancient villages and gentle paths
  • Visit to Isola Comacina, the only island of Lake Como
  • Discover enchanting panoramas of the lake
  • Explore Villa del Balbianello with its famous terraced gardens
  • Experience the rich history and culture of the region
  • Guided tour leaded by Nadia, Nature Hiking Guide AIGAE, Ital. Off. Ass. for Nature Hiking Guides
  • ENTRANCE TICKETS , Isola Comacina and Villa Balbianello, about £ 30
  • LUNCH (possibility of Lunch in a local restaurant, inform me in advance for booking)
  • PUBLIC BOAT TRANSPORT by return from Lenno to Tremezzo, about £ 2

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Introduction

Experience the beauty and charm of Lake Como on a captivating walking tour that takes you through Tremezzo, Isola Comacina, and Villa Balbianello. Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscape as you explore hidden corners of local history, gentle paths, and enchanting lake views. Led by the knowledgeable guide Nadia, a Nature Hiking Guide AIGAE, this tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

What to expect?

During this walking tour, you can expect to discover the rich history and natural beauty of Lake Como. As you stroll along the ancient connection road known as the "Greenway of the lake," you'll be treated to stunning views of the lake and its surrounding villages. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Comacina Island, the only island on Lake Como. This archeological site offers a fascinating glimpse into the early Middle Ages and is adorned with Mediterranean vegetation and olive trees. The tour also includes a visit to the elegant Villa Balbianello, an 18th-century mansion with a magnificent garden that has hosted famous writers and travelers.

Who is this for?

This walking tour is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the beauty and history of Lake Como firsthand. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply someone who appreciates stunning landscapes, this tour offers something for everyone. The moderate level of physical activity involved in the walking tour is suitable for most individuals, making it accessible to a wide range of participants.

Why book this?

By booking this walking tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Lake Como with a knowledgeable guide. Nadia, the guide for this tour, is an experienced Nature Hiking Guide AIGAE who will provide you with valuable insights and interesting anecdotes about the region. Additionally, this tour offers a unique chance to visit the only island on Lake Como and explore one of the most interesting archeological sites in northern Italy. The visit to Villa Balbianello, with its romantic charm and stunning gardens, is also a highlight of this tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Lake Como by booking this captivating walking tour.

Good to know

Please note that entrance tickets to Isola Comacina and Villa Balbianello are not included in the tour price. Additionally, lunch is not provided, but there is an option to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. If you wish to have lunch, please inform the tour operator in advance for booking. Public boat transport for the return trip from Lenno to Tremezzo is also not included. It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the tour.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced this walking tour rave about the stunning views and the knowledgeable guide, Nadia. They appreciate the opportunity to discover hidden corners of local history and enjoy the enchanting landscapes of Lake Como. Many reviewers highlight the visit to Comacina Island as a truly unique experience, offering a glimpse into the early Middle Ages. The tour's visit to Villa Balbianello also receives high praise, with travelers captivated by its elegant architecture and magnificent gardens. Overall, customers express their satisfaction with this walking tour, describing it as a must-do experience when visiting Lake Como.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Isola Comacina

Isola Comacina is a small wooded island of Italy's Lake Como. The area, called Zoca de l'Oli for its mild climate, is covered by mediterranean vegetation and olive trees for the production of local oil. The only one island of Lake Como, is among the most interesting archeological sites in northern Italy for the early Middle Ages. The island was besieged for a good deal of time by the Lombards under Authari. The island was invaded in 1169 by Frederick Barbarossa and soldiers from the town of Como, who set fire to the island. TICKET ENTRANCE NOT INCLUDED

Villa del Balbianello

Villa del Balbianello is a villa located on the top of the small wooded peninsula of Dosso d'Avedo, in the south-west branch of Lake Como. Villa del Balbianello is famous for its elaborate terraced gardens, with a famous loggia which allowed viewers to admire two different panoramas of the lake, from east to west. The location of the Villa was also used for famous films: Star Wars (2002), Casino Royale (2006), His Demise (2016), A month by the lake (1995) and many others.

Admission Not Included

Greenway del Lago di Como

From Tremezzo, walking through ancient villages and gentle paths, we will walk to Ossuccio along an antique Roman connection road, the "Greenway of the Lake" (roughly m 100 level difference, about 8 km). By the way, enchanting panoramas on the lake, nature and local history.

Admission Included

Reviews

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5 (3)

Inna_H

Nadia was an excellent guide! So great to connect with a local who grew up on the lake and is also well travelled! She took us on a nice scenic route away from the crowds giving us some great insight into the area. We walked a lot, learned a lot, ate lunch at a local restaurant and wrapped it all up with an amazing gelato. Highly recommend!

Wendy_R

This was a tour of one of the most beautiful places in Lake Como. The gardens were amazing and the green belt magnificent. Alessandro was our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, friendly and is someone I would highly recommend for their tour. I five him 5÷ stars.

Chng_F

Exceeded our expectation! Our guide Nadia is very experienced and passionate, who shared with us many local treasures. The path we took is completely out of the usual touristy area. Our family of five including five young kids truly enjoyed the beautiful and educational walk with Nadia. Value for money!
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2024-04-12 21:35