Private Guided Tours on board of comfortable Minivans or Minibuses (and Boats when necessary) ; Lake Como and the most famous and interesting places of the Lombardy Region, North Italy in general and 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.
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 – Ghisallo – 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 – Mezzegra – Menaggio – Pianello – Dongo – Gravedona – Peglio – Domaso – Colico – Piona – Bellano – Vezio – Lecco – Brianza lakes – Return
SWISS TOUR: SANKT MORITZ AND THE RED TRAIN OF BERNINA EXPRESS
Pickup in Como, Milan or or any other place – Valtellina – Tirano – Bernina Pass (by train) – Sankt Moritz – Maloja Pass – Chiavenna – Return
SWISS TOUR: LUGANO
Pickup in Como, Milan or any other place – Lugano: visit of town, its history and main features – Several alternatives and excursions possible at your choice.
Alternative route: through Tremezzina / Menaggio.
WINE & FOOD 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.
TOUR LAKE MAGGIORE, STRESA AND BORROMEO ISLANDS: Pickup in Como, Milan or any other place. 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 Palace. For lunch a possible taste of delicious local food in a typical restaurant.
MILAN TOUR: Pickup in Como or any other place in the area. A day trip in the Italian financial centre, capital of fashion and shopping paradise, steeped in history, art and architecture. The famous Duomo Cathedral, the Sforza Castle, the picturesque quarters of Navigli and Brera and much more. Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci, booking in advance.
BERGAMO TOUR (CITTA’ ALTA): Pickup in Como, Milan or any other place. A one-day tour visiting this hidden gem, Bergamo Old Town on a hilltop, with its venetian walls (awarded UNESCO World Heritage).
We will visit the the main square (Piazza Vecchia) and its original medieval buildings, will walk through the maze of narrow streets and taste some local specialties.
TOUR LAKE ORTA: Pickup in Como, Milan or any other place. A one-day tour starting from Orta San Giulio (1,5 hour drive from Como/Milan).
Visit of the town, the island and the Sacred Mountain. For lunch a possible taste of delicious local food in a typical restaurant.
ITALIAN EXCELLENCES: Pickup in Como, Milan or any other place. A day trip to Parma or to Modena to get in touch with the Ferrari cars, the superb Balsamic Vinegar and the famous Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano). A unique opportunity to taste three Italian specialties in one day !
OTHER CITIES: In the surroundings of Lake Como we can visit other cities like Sirmione on Lake Garda (see video HERE), Verona (see video HERE), Portofino (see video HERE), Genoa (see video HERE), Turin, Solferino and San Martino (see video HERE), Venice, and many more destinations all reachable in one-day trips.
BIKE – EBIKE TOURS: Enjoy a day-off experiencing our territory from a different perspective. If you would like biking (no matter your age or skills) you will be accompanied to take an unforgettable ride in the countryside. Bike rent, transportation and pickup all included, nothing to worry.
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 (see video HERE), 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.).
COOKING CLASSES FOR LOVERS OF ITALIAN FOOD
Do you like authentic Italian cooking? What better way to approach this experience with an authentic Italian cook who has learned her cooking secrets passed down from generation to generation. You can have an informal lesson about Italian cuisine, nutrition, language, history and culture. The course will be held in English, using both metric and imperial measurements. The idea of the lesson is to give you the flavor of true Italian life style and culture through food, an experience for all senses. The lesson will be held in a cozy family and homy environment, so you can truly understand our culture and passion for food. It will include two-three recipes (it depends on the recipe) using fresh seasonal ingredients bought at the local market and will last for 2 ½ hrs-3 hrs. You will start with a welcome appetizer and a glass of prosecco just to set the atmosphere. Above all expect plenty of good food and many stories to tell. In Italy you live and eat well!
Your experience will be personalised, authentic, and upscale.
Travel with me for a journey enriched by culture, history, authentic food & wine adventures and active experiences off the beaten path!
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