Day trips & excursions

Villas and gardens small-group tour in Lake Como

Availability: Fridays
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the FAI protected Villa del Balbianello
  • Walk along the lake winding through Mediterranean vegetation
  • Admire Villa Melzi's gardens featuring exotic and rare plants
What to expect

This tour is designed for those who want to enjoy the magic of Lake Como and do not want to give up the guided tour of two of its extraordinary Villas: Villa del Balbianello and Villa Melzi.

Villa del Balbiannello, one of the most spectacular villas of the entire lake, standing at the end of a green promontory that stretches towards the center of the lake. You will reach the villa on foot along a pleasant path of about 30 minutes that winds through the Mediterranean vegetation of the promontory. The Villa, which can only be visited on specific occasions, offers unique landscapes and rare feelings. You will learn about the men and the stories behind this artistic asset protected by the Italian Environment Fund (FAI).

After the visit you will embark from Lenno to Bellagio, where there will you will have a break for lunch.

In the afternoon, with a pleasant short walk along the lake, you will reach Villa Melzi, which with its gardens will make you love, if you still needed convincing, this enchanting lake even more. The gardens that surround the villa are in fact among the most renowned in the area, and boast numerous azaleas and gigantic rhododendrons, enclosing small spaces such as the hidden cave or the artificial pond in Japanese style. The Villa Melzi gardens also have many exotic and rare plants which alternate with secular trees, big camellia hedges, and many other species of plants.

The return back to Milan is scheduled in the late afternoon.

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What's included
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Tour escort/host
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional art historian guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (aged 0-11)

Via del Burchiello, 67, 20145 Milano MI

Meeting point:

Meet your small-group tour outside of the Pagano MM1 metro stop (red line), at the parking lot.

What to remember
  • Maximum of 7 people per tour group
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  • Fridays at 9.00am
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tours start time
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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