The A-lister magnet that is Lake Como has been drawing them in for thousands of years. From Roman aristocrats to Hollywood legends, they've all wanted a villa on its shores. This boat trip gives you a close-up look at some of the lake's mansions, including George Clooney's Villa Oleandra. You'll also stop on the wooded islet of Comacina for a stroll.
You'll see some of the lake's most famous villas. There's Villa Balbianello, which is a Hollywood star in its own right – it's been a setting in James Bond and Star Wars movies. And then there's the lavish Villa Cassinella, which is half-hidden by immaculately trimmed cypresses. The on-board commentary will give you all the details on the lake's who's who.
Rounding off the excursion is the stop at Comacina Island. Steeped in history and legend, it packs a lot into its tiny size – it's barely 500m long. A monastery, a church and the ruins of a basilica are among the star turns. There's also a bar with some pretty nice views.