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Villa del Balbianello is one of a number of elegant historic villas that sit directly on the water’s edge at Lake Como. On the tip of a small promontory on the lake’s western shore, Balbianello is particularly lovely, with luxurious interiors, scenic loggia, beautiful gardens, and romantic lake views.

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Via Comoedia 5, Tremezzina, Como, Italy, 22016
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Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper

Sunset sailing on lake Como with private skipper

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Experience lake Como from a new perspective! Visit the most amazing coves, villas and towns of Lake Como on board of a 38ft sailing yacht.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$382.43
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Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper

Sailing Experience on Lake Como with Private Skipper

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The lake center of Lake Como is unique for its natural beauty and for the sumptuous ancient villas that overlook it, observing all this from the water offers the best point of view. My 38 foot boat will allow you to do it in comfort and total safety. Furthermore I will serve you a good Italian aperitif with a small tasting of Italian foods, if you want we can stop for a relaxing swim in the most exclusive places and also you will experience the thrill of sailing and relaxing in silence or listening to the music that you pleases
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$578.98
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour
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Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

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Capture the spirit of Lake Como on a walking tour of Bellagio and Varenna, two of the mid-lake region's most enchanting towns. Stop at a historic olive oil mill to taste one of the region's local specialties, accompanied by cured meats and wine. A Lake Como boat cruise takes you to visit Villa Melzi's lush gardens and the opulent Villa del Balbianello, including a traditional lunch at a lakefront restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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$333.43
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Lake Como Private Boat Tour

Lake Como Private Boat Tour

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A private boat tour on Lake Como is the real amazing way to enjoy the beauty of the lake and be able to see the best scenarios, that you would not be able to see from a ferry or by car.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$556.72
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Lake Como: Venetian-style Boat Cruise to Villas (small groups only)

Lake Como: Venetian-style Boat Cruise to Villas (small groups only)

Cruise on Lake Como! prepare yourself to spend a day truly as a VIP! Small groups for a unique and authentic experience. Jump on a beautiful Venetian-style boat used only for our group. Most of the proposals on the lake generally offer transits by regulars crowded ferries that do not allow a good view of the beauties around.This tour lasts about 4 hours: 3 hours total on board + stops in Varenna and Bellagio. No crowd, no stress ... Just you, your driver and your thoughts! 15-minutes coffee break in Varenna before the best part of the cruise: Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Villa La Cassinella and many other beautiful architectures and stunning landscapes. Don't forget to toast to Life with a glass of Prosecco while you stare at this romantic views! You'll then meet Isola Comacina, a little islands rich in history and nature before arriving in Bellagio, "The Pearl of Lake Como", Here you stop for about 1 hour and you're free to visit around with our map (designed by us!).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.00
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Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna

Lake Como, Bellagio And Varenna

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Swap the city sights of Milan for the lakeside allure of Lake Como with this day trip from Milan. Showcasing the highlights of the glamorous northern lake, the excursion packs in a walking tour of Como town and a visit to Villa Olmo with a boat cruise to Bellagio and free time in Varenna. You’ll travel with a guide to get the lowdown on all the sights, and you’ll be back in Milan in time for dinner.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.53
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Private Tour: Lake Como From Milan with Private Driver and Private Boat

Private Tour: Lake Como From Milan with Private Driver and Private Boat

Waste no time on a day trip to Lake Como, and see the sights of the glamorous Italian lake with your own private driver. With round-trip hotel transport direct from your Milan hotel included, the day trip is set up perfectly for a hassle-free day on the lake. Check off highlights such as Villa Balbianello in Lenno where scenes from Star Wars films were set, and take the ferry to beautiful Bellagio. You can even opt to cruise aboard a luxurious private boat before your return to Milan.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$647.24
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LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch

LA DOLCE VITA : BELLAGIO CRUISE & VILLAS + Michelin Lunch

Experience unique natural beauty, as you cruise down the lake through the very center and beating heart of Lake Como, admiring its XIX villas and noble mansion onboard our venetian water taxi. Satisfy your curiosity about the architectural features, culture and history of the hamlet stepping off the boat in Bellagio. Experience the true flavor, the sounds, the smells and the very life of this enchanting village and its surrounding walking through its picturesque steep stone alleys admiring the elegance of its boutiques. Enjoy local dishes at a lakefront restaurant and mingle with locals and your new travel companions over a glass of red wine. Stroll along the magnificent gardens of Villa Melzi to relax and finish creating your unforgettable Italian memory.
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  • 2 hours
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$202.64
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Best of Lake Como: guided visit to Villa Carlotta + 1 h private watertaxi cruise
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Best of Lake Como: guided visit to Villa Carlotta + 1 h private watertaxi cruise

During this half day small group tour, you will take a guided tour to Villa Carlotta and its amazing art collection including beautiful sculptures by Canova, followed by a walk in the colorful and astounding botanical gardens of the villa. You will then take a 1 hour cruise on a private open-top Venetian watertaxi, which will give you the chance to relax admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas. Accompanied by an English speaking guide, we will tour the coast from Tremezzo down to Lenno, admire Villa del Balbianello from the water and circumnavigate Island Comacina. Then we will slowly cruise along the opposite coast to reach the botanical gardens of Villa Melzi and finally Bellagio. Those who wish to, will get off at this renowed village to spend the afternoon, while the rest of the group will be lead back to Tremezzo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.65
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Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour

Como Lake Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio private full-day tour

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Lake Como is home to dazzling villas and postcard-perfect villages, but getting around on your own can be confusing. With this private tour, save hours by navigating between highlights with a guide. Reach Villa Balbianello via speedboat for a guided tour of the lavish villa and gardens. Stop for a tasting at the most historic olive oil producer on the lake before a stroll through Bellagio and scenic ferry ride back to Como.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$235.21
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Lake Como Villas - Private Boat Tour

Lake Como Villas - Private Boat Tour

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A day of relaxation, art and culture to discover the most beautiful villas of the centre of the lake with a private boat! After visiting Villa Melzi d'Eril's gardens, get on board of a private boat that will lead you to Balbianello's Villa and to Villa Carlotta! Culture, history and a private boat, what else?
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$512.64
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Cadenazzi Wooden Speedboat Private tour on Como Lake

Cadenazzi Wooden Speedboat Private tour on Como Lake

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Lake Como is known for its spectacular beauty, and this tour is a shortcut to experiencing its best bits in a day. Enjoy the luxury of having a private speedboat ride with just your party and the crew. Pass by top sights such as Tremezzo, Bellagio, and Villa Balbianello—"James Bond" and "Star Wars" movie locations. Along the way, the captain points out important landmarks, so you don’t miss any highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$481.28
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The best of Como lake: Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello

The best of Como lake: Como city walking tour and Villa Balbianello

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This full-day tour will start at 10:30 a.m. in Como city. We will show you the most important attractions of Como like the Cathedral, the San Fedele Church, the Roman city walls and towers and will bring you in the particular atmosphere of the charming Como lake town. After a short lunch break we will take a speed boat to Lenno (about 40 minutes), where the villa Balbianello is located. After the visit to the villa Balbianello and its garden, where the famous scenes from Star Wars and James Bond Casino Royal were filmed, we will visit the San Stefano Church with the 11th century's crypt. We will return with the normal boat (this trip takes 1,5h), to have a possibility to show you the most beautiful villas on the lake during the trip. We will finish our tour in the Como city at 18 p.m. Group type: private tour
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$199.03
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A private evening cruise on lake Como

A private evening cruise on lake Como

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The beauties of Lake Como are of a large variety: tall mountains, charming villages, ancient churches and gorgeous villas. All of these are especially visible by the lake, being carefully hidden from the streets above. This unique tour will allow you to spot all these wonders, comfortably sitting on an exclusive and elegant Venetian boat leaving from Como, Cernobbio or Blevio. Your eyes will be blessed by the romantic light of sunset and your soul will be soothed by a glass wine, served onboard as an unforgettable aperitif.
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  • 2 hours
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$378.88
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Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como
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Best of Lake Como - Full day boat tour from Como

A panoramic transfer by minivan to Tremezzo for a guided tour of Villa Carlotta followed by a private water taxi cruise to admire Villa del Balbianello and the Comacina Island. Explore and enjoy Bellagio and then depart for a long cruise back to Como to relax admiring the spectacular mountains and the stunning villas.
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  • 8 hours
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$383.21
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LAKE COMO Hiking Experience, from Villa Carlotta to Villa Balbianello

LAKE COMO Hiking Experience, from Villa Carlotta to Villa Balbianello

Unique experience guided by a TRUE LOCAL GUIDE,( NADIA, Nature Hiking Guide licensed AIGAE, the Official Italian Association for Nature Hiking Guides) Visit of Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello, two of the most beautiful and famous villas on Lake Como. Walk along the "Greenway of the Lake", an ancient path that connected the lakeside from Como to Colico. Visit of the rural villages, tasting of local specialties in a typical Restaurant overlooking the Lake.
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  • 1 day 6 hours
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$80.42
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Bollicine on the lake

Bollicine on the lake

Do you want to live an unforgettable, romantic and one-of-a-kind boat experience? The events that mark our life must be celebrated in an unusual and particular way. Our bollicine on boat on Lake Como is the ideal experience to pass the anniversary day with your loved one or moments of happiness with friends or family. Lake Como will make you breathe a magical and poetic atmosphere, combined with a good glass of prosecco and excellent background music. Experience the lake aboard the main carachter of its water during every hour of the day. Ready to make your experience even more exclusive, our staff guarantee you the availability to add extra services and to set your starting point in every area of the Lario!
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  • 2 hours
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$458.36
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Full-Day Lake Como Private Guided Day Trip with Cable Car Ride

Full-Day Lake Como Private Guided Day Trip with Cable Car Ride

Como is an elegant and vital town: its center is always animated all year round. Its lakeside charm and the sophisticated beauty, the panoramas as far as the eye can see from Brunate, the enchanting villas overlooking the lake make it a very popular destination. You will meet your guide on location and wonder around the city center,enjoying the highlights of the town and then you will take a cable ride to Brunate and return. After this, you will proceed to Cernobbio well known for the presence of many prestigious villas as well as the enchanting panoramas. Last, you will visit Villa Carlotta, in Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta where nature and human ingenuity coexist harmoniously in a natural basin, between lake and mountains. The Villa is surrounded by an Italian garden, facing the breathtaking scenery of Bellagio. A stop for lunch is included ( at your own expense )
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  • 10 hours
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$810.68
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Villas and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day PRIVATE Tour

Villas and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day PRIVATE Tour

This full day tour will allow you to discover the “pearls” of the mid lake area and view and visit some of the most famous waterfront villas, all accompanied with the tasting of delicious local products. A full day guided tour including: walking tour of Varenna, a visit to Villa Balbianello and Villa Melzi gardens, a relaxing private cruise, the sampling of olive oil at an original mill plus tastings of local cheese, cold cuts, wine, fish and pasta. The tour is PRIVATELY HELD and available for a maximum of 12 participants.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$862.44
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Cooking Class

Cooking Class

During this lesson you will have the possibility to understand the Italian culture and passion for food. You can also experience the Italian conviviality and it will give you the flavor of true Italian lifestyle.
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  • 4 hours
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$343.77
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Lake Como and its villas tour

Lake Como and its villas tour

The soothing and elegant atmosphere of Lake Como is inimitable. Since the Roman age, it has been a leisure location for aristocrats and still, due to the quite impervious configuration, it has not been reached by the mass tourism. From the Renaissance to the Napoleonic age, wealthy families, clergymen and politicians have built here their summer residences. This exclusive guided tour will take you along the lakeside, to discover some of these art treasures: Villa del Balbianello, Villa Erba, Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi d'Eril, also famous for its garden. You will be astonished by their beauty and by the harmony between architecture and landscape. After just one day, a light will be shining forever in your eyes and your soul.
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  • 7 hours
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$634.05
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Private Full-Day Trip along Como Lake by Boat from Milan

Private Full-Day Trip along Como Lake by Boat from Milan

You will depart from Milan to reach Como where you will enjoy a 6 hours cruise experience tour that really enables you to live Como Lake in a deep way. You will be able to see all the nicest location on the lake and get off the boat different times to see its best spots. The itinerary includes some time to get off the boat. A tour of the gardens in Villa Balbianello is a must, as well as a walk in the villages of Bellagio and Varenna. There are a lot of nice locations to choose as far as the restaurant is concerned, with beautiful views and nice local cuisine. If you are a lover of the Villas, you can also plan a tour of Villa Melzi, on the shores of Bellagio, or Villa Carlotta, in Tremezzo village. A swim in the best spots of the lake is also possible.
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  • 8 hours
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$970.21
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Walking tour: Tremezzo, Isola Comacina , Villa Balbianello

Walking tour: Tremezzo, Isola Comacina , Villa Balbianello

At 9:30 starts our walking tour from Tremezzo, typical village looking the central part of the lake, in front of Bellagio and Varenna. We walk from Tremezzo to Ossuccio through an ancient connection road, the "Greenway of the lake" discovering gentle paths, hidden corners of local history and enchanting lake views. We reach Ossuccio and from there the Comacina island by public boat. Comacina island is the only one island of Lake Como, one of the most interesting archeological sites in northern Italy for the early Middle Ages. The area, called Zoca de l'Oli for its mild climate, is covered by mediterranean vegetation and olive trees for the production of local oil. From Comacina Island return trip by public boat to Ossuccio, from Ossuccio by walk to Villa Balbianello, in Lenno. Villa Balbianello is located on a wooded promontory on Como lake. This elegant, romantic 18th century mansion and its magnificent garden have hosted writers and travelers, including Guido Monzino, the last owner.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.50
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Full-Day Como Lake Highlights Private Tour from Milan

Full-Day Como Lake Highlights Private Tour from Milan

One of the most fascinating destinations in northern Italy, a land full of beauty and ancient history, with breathtaking nature: this is Como Lake, a body of water that has enchanted all people who have passed through here over the centuries. With its scenic routes, its villages overlooking the lake, its hidden natural corners, including waterfalls, beaches, villas, it will be enchanting to move along the coast, admiring the panorama of the peaks that are reflected in the lake. You will visit Como, Tremezzo and/or Cernobbio, depending on the option you will choose at the moment of the reservation. A stop for lunch is included ( meal at your own expense )
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  • 10 hours
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$809.06
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Villa del Balbianello costs USD 80.42. Guided Villa del Balbianello tours start around USD 80.42 per person. See all 26 Villa del Balbianello tickets and tours on Viator.
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