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Como: Pasta- and Tiramisu-Making Class With Tasting & Wine

1. Como: Pasta- and Tiramisu-Making Class With Tasting & Wine

You can't visit Italy without trying at least one pasta dish... So, we'll teach you two! Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. • Learn to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand • Learn to make 2 iconic pasta types • Learn to make the iconic tiramisu • Small-group cooking class with a maximum of 12 people. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine with other lovely guests • Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up

From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano and Bellagio

2. From Milan: Full-Day Trip to Como, Lugano and Bellagio

Discover two countries in one day on this unforgettable tour. See Lake Como and enjoy the scenic views. Explore Bellagio, known as the Pearl of Lake Como, and visit the town of Lugano. Start your trip from Milan, jump aboard a bus and drive to Lake Como. Stroll along the medieval alleys on this guided walking tour and see the old villas. Discover the art, history, and local traditions before seeing the impressive Gothic Cathedral. Next, go back on the bus and head to Switzerland. First, admire the views of The Alps as you drive by. Enjoy free time in Lugano to walk around and explore. Visit Lake Lugano and relax with a picnic by the lake. Afterward, drive to the small village of Cadenabbia. Then board a ferry to Bellagio. Once in Bellagio, you can walk around or go shopping, if you like. Continue to Mount Ghisallo and see the Sanctuary of Madonna del Ghisallo dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Return to Milan by bus.

Lake Como: Electric Bike Tour

3. Lake Como: Electric Bike Tour

Discover Lake Como from a completely new perspective and explore the stunning scenery by eco-friendly electric bike. Let the bike take the strain as you navigate the scenic streets with ease. Climb aboard a bike equipped with an iPad Mini to help you discover the monuments and learn their history with a simple tap. Benefit from advanced technologies to explore the lake in a refreshing way. Relax as the bike guides you without any distractions or fatigue. Listen to the audio guide as you discover the ancient and modern beauties.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

4. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

Departure by bus from Milan as your tour leader welcomes you onboard. After about 1 hour, you will reach Como, with its beautiful medieval alleys, large squares, wonderful Gothic Cathedral, and bars that invite tourists to have a gourmet break. Admire the beautiful landscapes around Lake Como, characterized by the marvelous villas and the lush greenery that is reflected in the waters of the lake. Get a different perspective by sailing on the lake by boat. You will reach the enchanting Bellagio, one of the most beautiful tourist resorts and an elegant town that attracts thousands of visitors each day. Before returning to Milan, you will make an excursion to the upper part of the lake, towards the Monte del Ghisallo. Here, you will visit the Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a reference point for the many cyclists passionate about two-wheeled excursions along mountain trails.

Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

5. Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

Visit Como, a Lombardy town renowned for its lively cultural history and beautiful lake. Because of its favorable position, Como was inhabited by many different groups, including Celts and Romans, that quickly turned it into a rich medieval center. While strolling through its streets you will get the chance to encounter buildings and monuments dating back to different phases of the city's history. Meet your guide at Piazza Cavour, a beautiful square facing the lake, and then move on to Piazza Volta and Piazza Mazzini, both commercial centers during the Middle Ages and still now lively areas full of shops, bars, and restaurants. Discover all the city's major landmarks such as the imposing Como Cathedral and San Fedele Romanic Basilica. See more monuments on your way, including Porta Torre, the city's main fortified tower. Reach Brunate, a town overlooking the lake. Ride the cable car and get to the Pissarottino panoramic viewpoint to admire the stunning panorama from a unique position and see Lake Como from above.

Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Como: Dining Experience at a Local Home

7. Como: Dining Experience at a Local Home

Get ready for a culinary experience like no other at a local home in Como. Over 3 hours, enjoy exclusive cooking instruction from your genial host and taste authentic Italian dishes. Treasured in family cookbooks, these recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.  Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you make a genuine connection with locals. Enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, desert, plus a selection of regional wines and coffee.

Como: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

8. Como: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of red and white local wines.

Como: Private Walking Tour

9. Como: Private Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Piazza Cavour, located in front of Lake Como and get ready to start your private tour.  Discover the historical center of Como and stroll through the picturesque streets of the city. Magical landscapes are waiting for you around Lake Come. See the most important places in Como such as the Medieval Walls, Romanesque and Baroque churches, Piazza Volta, Piazza Duomo, and the Town Hall. History and culture play a very important role in everyday life in Como. With your professional guide, you will explore parts of Como that only locals know.

Como: Farmers Market Tour

10. Como: Farmers Market Tour

In Italy food isn't just nutrition, but culture and passion. To deeply understand this country you need to visit a local market and taste it with all your senses. The Lake Como local market will be just the place to do that. In Italy, there is a standardization of savoring in food and distribution, this situation makes little local producers work harder and harder, with a much tastier outcome. This is why this tour selects only the finest farmers and little producers stands where you will find true local delicacies. Meet true produce-making artisans who keep going proudly with their traditions in their own alternative way. These, of course, are the stands where you will buy food for your families, where farmers and breeders sell directly to the public. Be introduced to their stories, their deep bond with the territory and learn about what drives them.

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4.3 / 5

based on 76 reviews

I was very impressed by this tour to Como and Bellagio. Our guide Valentina was so friendly and helpful. She answered all questions and was genuinely interested in helping us. Dino drove well! The trip to Bellagio is via ferry so it’s important to get there early for good seats as people from other tour groups will use the same boat. A FFP2 mask is required for boarding and they will refuse entry without the mask. The time in Bellagio is wonderful with sweeping views of the lake and designer shops as well as quaint stores for Italian silk and leather.

A highly recommended excursion for its good organization and for the kind help of our guide, Andrea, who entertained us during the heaviest moments of the trip with his ingenious and erudite explanations about the beautiful places we visited.

Was super nice fun guide with humor and explained everything well what, where and what to do. Driver well driven especially on the mountains

This tour is a full day and involves much walking but worth it to get a taste of three lovely towns and Breathtaking views.

Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Bellagio was amazing!