Private Guided Tours of Lake Como and the most famous and interesting places of the Lombardy Region, of North Italy in general and of Switzerland. Depending on your tastes, interests or curiosity you can choose tailor-made itineraries that best satisfy your desires.
Guided tours are in English or Italian. On request (with interpreter): German, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese.
LAKE COMO TOUR 1 – “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT”
Pickup in Como, Milan or or any other place – Cernobbio – Sala Comacina – Lenno Villa Balbianello – Cadenabbia (ferry) – Bellagio – Magreglio – Return
LAKE COMO TOUR 2 – “BELLAGIO AND VARENNA BEAUTIES”
Pickup in Como, Milan or or any other place – Nesso – Bellagio (ferry boat) – Varenna – Lierna – Lecco – Brianza lakes – Return
LAKE COMO TOUR 3 – “HIDDEN LAKE COMO”
Pickup in Como, Milan or or any other place – Brienno – Giulino di Mezzegra – Dongo – Gravedona – Peglio – Domaso – Piona – Bellano – Lecco – Brianza Lakes – Return
TOURS IN SWITZERLAND: Lake Como is bordered by the Canton Ticino and Canton Grisons. In a short time we can reach the most interesting places of these two Swiss regions. Here are two examples of day trips. Important: make sure you have your passport valid for border control (Switzerland is outside EU).
SANKT MORITZ AND THE RED TRAIN OF BERNINA (BERNINA EXPRESS):
Pickup in Como, Milan or or any other place – Valtellina – Tirano – Bernina Pass – Sankt Moritz – Maloja Pass – Chiavenna – Return
Pickup in Como, Milan or any other place – Lugano – Center of town (banks, luxury shops, watches, chocolate and other typical Swiss products) – Ciani Park – the new LAC – Santa Maria degli Angeli – funicular to Mount Brè (if time enough) – possible stop at Mendrisio Foxtown Outlet.
Alternative route: through Tremezzina / Menaggio.
LAKE MAGGIORE STRESA AND BORROMEO ISLANDS: A one-day tour starting from Stresa (1,5 hour drive from Como/Milan).
On a comfortable taxi-boat we will visit the three famous islands Isole Borromee: the elegant internals and gardens of Isola Bella’s Palaces; on Isola dei Pescatori a taste of delicious local food in the typical restaurants.
OTHER CITIES: In the surroundings of Lake Como it might be interesting visiting other cities like Milan, Bergamo, Monza, Cremona, Mantova … and many more destinations in Lombardy. And why not ? Venice, Verona, Portofino, Modena, Genoa, Turin, ….all reachable in one-day trips.
SHOPPING TOURS: Shopping in the most exclusive selling points of the area: as a Personal Shopper I will take you to Milan Via Montenapoleone, or Foxtown near Lugano, or the Serravalle Scrivia, Vicolungo, Fidenza Village Outlets; you will not resist buying the world most famous brands of clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry etc. You can also ask me to visit outlets and producers showrooms where high quality goods are sold at special discounted prices.
WALKING TOURS: Visiting the territory making excursions or easy walks is one of the most rewarding way to appreciate its beauty and peculiarities.
I can accompany you along safe and well-marked routes, according to your own interests and provide all information of the places we encounter along the itinerary, with special emphasis on cultural, historical, environmental and eno-gastronomical aspects (e.g. Lake Como Greenway, Gandria Path on Lake Lugano, a hike in Cinque Terre etc.).
WINE TASTING TOURS: Along the Tours here described there is always the option to add a visit to a famous Winery in the area (in Northern Lake Como or in Valtellina) or also a bit further away, like Franciacorta, Valpolicella or others with their worldwide known wines.. During the visit, winery’s staff will describe all production stages from the vineyards to the bottles. To complete the visit a taste of wines and local food will be offered. Wine/food tasting may also be organized in specialized wine shops in Como, Bellagio, Chiavenna and other towns.
“THE SILK ROAD” TOUR: Sericulture and silk processing, centuries-old traditions of Como territory. Itinerary: guided visit to the Silk Museum in Como (or Garlate or Abbadia, depending on availability): from silk-worm to finished fabric, discoveries, inventions and machines for the production of silk. Visit of an important local manufacturing industry of international level: silk thread production cycles from spool to rich fabrics. Warper, weaving, printing, On request: showroom. Duration: minim. 4 hours. Lunch (if requested): free at mid-day; restaurants with typical local specialties.
ARTISTIC ESPERIENCE: Discover the Art of the most famous contemporary artist in Como. She has shown her artworks all around the world, on her paintings you can feel the love and passion for Lake Como, strong source of inspiration. An exclusive opportunity is to see her laboratory, the place where the magic begins and she will reveal some of the secrets behind her art.
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