Lake Como in Italy

Indulgent Food and Wine Tour of Lake Como

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Milan, Como, Lenno, Bellagio...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

This luxurious 7-day getaway has been customized to uncover the delicious fare of the area and to lead you to the best areas around the lake. Luxuriate in Milan for a day before venturing to the gorgeous lakeside destinations of Como, Lenno, Bellagio, and Lecco. Literally, taste your way around the lake with sumptuous dinners and exclusive food tours that await you at every destination. A trip to Lake Como is a discovery of stunning landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine.

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the flavors of Milan with an exclusive walking food tour of the city
  • Discover the process of crafting tiramisu, which is a traditional Italian dessert, during a private cooking class
  • Sip on some of the most delectable Italian wine, including red and white varieties, during a private wine tasting in Como
  • Explore some of the stunning villas of the Tremezzina area, including Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta
  • Uncover your inner chef as you learn how to make traditional pasta dough during an exclusive pasta-making course
  • Indulge in visits to the lively neighborhoods of Bellagio, Pescallo, and Loppia
  • Sample authentic prosciutto and mouthwatering cheeses, which are specialties of the area

Detailed Description

A culinary tour of Lake Como is an authentic discovery of the Italian culture and lifestyle. Your luxurious 7-day getaway will begin with one night in the captivating city of Milan. During your first afternoon, you will embark on an intriguing food tour through the city with a private guide. From Milanese specialties to sweet desserts, you will visit multiple culinary destinations and taste several mouthwatering dishes. Your excitement will build as you return to your accommodation and prepare to transfer to Lake Como.

On the second morning of the trip, you will depart Milan and begin the picturesque expedition to Como, which is a city situated on the southern coast of Lake Como. The first sights that you catch of the lake will be incredible. Upon your arrival, your expert guide will lead you on a private tour of the ancient Como Cathedral. After your memorable visit, you will venture to a local bakery for a hands-on cooking class that will teach you how to craft the delicious Italian dessert of tiramisu. This sweet treat will be the ultimate way to conclude your day. The following day will be highlighted with an excursion to the town of Brunate and an exclusive wine tasting. The views of Lake Como from Brunate are breathtaking, and every sip of wine will be utterly delightful.

The following morning, you will sail across Lake Como to the next destination of Lenno. Your engaging tour in the afternoon will lead you to some of the area’s incredible villas, including Villa Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. Elegance and sophistication will emanate from the walls as you travel through the gorgeous rooms. The day will conclude with a multi-course dinner at a lakeside restaurant. With amazing views and delicious food, you will indulge in another amazing night under the scenic guidance of Lake Como.

The next day, you will set sail for the idyllic village of Bellagio. A private tour of the village will immerse you in the lifestyle of the area. Later in the day, you will head to an authentic restaurant for a private pasta-making class. Professional chefs will teach you how to make traditional pasta dough, and you will then indulge in your appetizing creations for dinner. The next morning, you will travel to your final destination of Lecco, where you will explore the cuisine of the area with visits to prosciutto and cheese factories. Delectable scents and delicious bites at both destinations will make for another memorable day. Sadly, the next morning, a private transfer will lead you back to Milan’s Malpensa Airport for the return flight as your vacation comes to a wonderful close.

Starting Price

$1,920 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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