Today we’ll enjoy the enchantments of Lake Como, a playground for aristocrats since the days of the Roman Empire. We’ll begin at the glamorous Villa Carlotta, that’s surrounded by exquisitely manicured gardens. Inside the 17th century villa, we’ll hear fascinating stories of Carlotta and her family, as we discover sumptuously decorated rooms and gorgeous Canova sculptures.
Next, we’ll boat to Bellagio, aka The Pearl of Lake Como. This village is beloved for its enticing lanes lined with luxury boutiques, wonderful restaurants, and perfect setting for views of the sparkling lake. We’ll have time on our own to have lunch, explore, and shop. (BTW, Lake Como has been famous for centuries for its fine silk production, so bella-bella souvenirs await you!).
From Bellagio, we’ll board a private boat to leisurely cruise the lake with our entertaining guide, hearing stories about the history of this destination, including its magnificent villas. And YES, among the many impressive villas, we will see George Clooney’s!
Our last stop will be the town of Como, where we’ll have free time to enjoy its charming medieval center, that’s full of lovely shops, caffes, and a magnificent Renaissance-Gothic Duomo.
Back in Stresa, after this exhilarating day, you’ll have the evening to enjoy at your leisure.