Aerial view of Lake Como, Italy

Best of Lake Como: 7-Day Tour of Italy’s Famous Lake

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Milan, Como, Cernobbio, Tremezzina...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

This luxurious, 7-day excursion around Lake Como leads you to the very best cities and villages around the Lake. This sought after and renowned area of Italy is luxurious, scenic, and the ideal destination for any vacation. Day trips to Cernobbio and the Tremezzina immerse you deeper in the culture and lifestyle of the area, while breathtaking lake views and private tours highlight every locale. Indulge in the sweet life of La Dolce Vita, the breathtaking views of Lake Como, and experience the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Admire the stained-glass windows and detailed statues of the Milan Cathedral, which is one of the largest Churches in Italy
  • Explore the ancient Como Cathedral, which dates back to the 14th century
  • Discover the beauty and grandeur of Cernobbio, which is a city that is situated along Lake Como and known for its villas and stunning views
  • Indulge in a tour of the Tremezzina area, where you will uncover the sights of Lenno and Tremezzo
  • Enjoy two nights in the renowned village of Bellagio, which is also called the “Pearl of Lake Como” and known for its beauty and lavish villas
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Lake Como from the fishing village of Pescallo and Aureggio
  • Experience the luxury of Varenna’s lakeside village that is complete with stunning villas, its ancient churches, and its intriguing museums

Detailed Description

The gorgeous Lake Como is known around the world for its beauty and luxury. Stunning backdrops and awe-inspiring views can be found in every town and village on the lake, and your vacation to this magnificent destination will begin when you land at Malpensa Airport in Milan. One afternoon and evening in the city will be the perfect way to begin your trip. A private tour of the Milan Cathedral will highlight your visit, and an expert guide will lead you through the impressive Church that is filled with intricate statues and colorful, stained-glass windows. The views of Milan from the Cathedral’s rooftop will become a lifelong memory, and your excitement will begin to mount as the day winds down, and you prepare to transfer to Lake Como the following day.

As the sun rises over Milan on day two, you will depart the city and begin the scenic ride to the city of Como. Lake Como will glisten in the sun when you first set your eyes on it, and feelings of relaxation will take over as you check-in to your waterfront accommodation to begin your two-night stay. An exclusive tour will guide you to the main square, Piazza Cavour, for a visit to the 14th-Century Como Cathedral. On day three, you will set out for the nearby city of Cernobbio, which is where you will see beautiful villas and postcard-worthy views of Lake Como. When you return to Como for your last night in the city, you can further immerse yourself in the culture of the area with delicious food and intimate surroundings. On the morning of day four, you will depart Como for Bellagio. Along the way, you will pause to explore the gorgeous Tremezzina area. Here, you will be provided with the exclusive opportunity to tour the lakeside communities of Lenno and Tremezzo. Villa Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo will showcase the opulence of Lake Como villas with their picturesque gardens and premier art collections. You will experience the luxurious lifestyle of the villas before you return to a private boat and continue your journey to Bellagio. 

Bellagio is one of the best-known locations on Lake Como, and it is widely considered one of the most beautiful. Two nights in Bellagio will allow you to explore all that it has to offer. A private tour will lead you to many of the best areas, including Pescallo, which is a charming fishing neighborhood, and Aureggio, which is uniquely situated on a hill that overlooks the lake. Ancient churches, panoramic views, and intriguing sights can be found around every corner, and some free time will allow you to further discover Bellagio at your own pace before departing for your final destination of Varenna on day six. An expert guide will escort you along your journey around the village, and you will be able to see the Church of San Giorgio, which is known for its marble details and lovely paintings. You will also be able to witness the amazing furnishings and details of Villa Monastero, which is another breathtaking villa along Lake Como. A tour of its museum, Casa Museo Museum, will be an excellent way to conclude your visit. After your final night in Italy, your private transfer will escort you to Malpensa Airport in Milan for the return flight. You will travel home feeling enriched by the culture and lifestyle of Lake Como, and you may very well still have the sights of the stunning lake still on your mind.

Throughout your stay, all of your tours and transfers will be private, and you will be staying in luxurious accommodations. Everything about this vacation is customizable, so you are able to adjust anything on the itinerary to suit your moods and desires once you arrive at Lake Como.

Starting Price

$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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