Lake Como
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Como Lake: Wooden-Boat Private Tour

1. Como Lake: Wooden-Boat Private Tour

Explore Lake Como on board your private Cadenazzi wooden speed-boat. Meet your friendly captain and enjoy an amazing trip in the most fascinating part of the lake. See famous Villa Balbianello, where James Bond movies and Star Wars were featured. You will pass by Comacina Island and if you want you will enjoy a nice swim among its clean and pure waters. Proceed to Bellagio, one of the most iconic place in Italy. Stop foa a swim, relaxing with your friends and family. Go to Tremezzo, where your captain will show you the famous Villa Carlotta, which attracts thousands of travellers every week. Enjoy an Italian aperitif on board with Prosecco or local wine. End your tour, where it started and leave with an unforgettable memory.

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Como: Private Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner with a Local

2. Como: Private Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner with a Local

Sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the cooks are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your guide. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Come back to your hosts home and attend a private cooking demonstration, where you will learn the secret of their family cookbook while munching one of their dishes. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

3. Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

Experience the freedom of sailing on the stunning eastern side of Lake Como. Embark on a guided half-day or full-day sailing tour from Malgrate, near Lecco, to discover clear blue waters, lush vegetation, mountains above you, and beautiful little towns on the shores of the lake. Enjoy a glass of prosecco to toast your trip. Admire the views of Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the high mountains of this wild area. Jump in to the crystal clear waters for a swim, or take the wheel and try your hand at being captain. The wind and your skippers will guide you, as you relax and enjoy this wonderful adventure on Lake Como.

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Lake Como: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Lake Como: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

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Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover how a fine wine is born, see where it ages on a visit winery in Domaso on Lake Como. First, explore the wine cellar and the tasting room, which are located in a splendid villa. Then visit the vineyards overlooking Lake Como and enjoy a spectacular view from the tasting terrace. Meet the winemakers and hear about the history of the family, as well as the stages of wine production. Finally, enjoy a tasting of fine wines paired with local food delicacies while sitting on the beautiful terrace. You'll enjoy a white wine paired with cheese, pears, and wild apple jam; a red with extra virgin olive oil; and another red wine paired with seasoned cheese and salami.

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Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

6. Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide in Piazza Duomo and then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Como. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of authentic life in Como while mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Start the day off right with a traditional lunch in a historical wine shop. Settle in for a chop-board of high-quality cured meats and a lovely glass of local wine.  Head then for some gourmet pizza, because you can't miss this pillar of Italian street food while in Como. In a delicious, historical bakery, snack on a slice of pizza like the locals do — while walking.  Continue the walking tour with a stop for a polenta dish, the queen of the table in the Como area as well as in the whole Alpine region. Polenta here is produced by mixing corn and buckwheat flour, and is served with braised meat or cheese and melted butter. In Valtellina dialect "sciat" means toad, but this delicacy is actually a delicious and crunchy pancakes with a cheesy center. Sample a sciat and then the delicious Nuvola cake, translating literally to "cloud." While the shape resembles that of a large plumcake, the texture is something halfway between panettone and pandoro, but much softer — precisely like a cloud — and it is filled with apricot jam. Alternatively, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream while walking along the romantic lakeside promenade. Conclude the tour with a coffee, because any respectable Italian lunch can only end with a tasty espresso.

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From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

7. From Milan: Full-Day Lake Como Romantic Tour

After your transfer by train from Milan Cadorna Station to Como Lake Station, have a walking tour of the lake town of Como with a professional guide at your complete disposal.  If you want to admire the beauty of Lake Como, its unspoiled landscapes, banks filled with luxuriant vegetation, sumptuous villas and the small villages of rare beauty. This is where tourism, history, art and nature combine harmoniously. Nestled between the huge snow capped Alps that rise up from its shores is the fashionable, lakeside town Como. After spending time visiting the town or shopping and having a free lunch, take a panoramic cruise on Lake Como for 1-hour. You will stop in Torno, This pretty lakeside village is situated on high and has a view of Moltrasio, and behind it, of Monte Boletto. Enjoy a short stroll through the narrow streets in the village and then return by boat back to Como.

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Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. 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.

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Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

9. Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then 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.

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Lake Como: Romantic Sail & Sunset Experience

10. Lake Como: Romantic Sail & Sunset Experience

Forget villas or fine-dining restaurants, the best and most romantic way to experience Lake Como is by a sunset sailing experience for two. Float on the Lake's calm waters and cuddle up as you admire the beautiful sunset landscapes all around you. During the sailing trip, you will be served local specialties designed by a local chef. Sip on Franciacorta and relax in this magical environment.

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Non voglio commettere un errore nel mio italiano, quindi scriverò inglese AMAZING!!! We love the whole crew! They are a bunch of friends who have all known each other they’re entire lives. The boat was beautiful, you’re able to sit at the very front and take pictures of you & your friends if you want, they provided multiple bottles of prosecco and delicious cheese, crackers & meat. Mauro, Maurizio & Luca have my heart - they are so kind, funny, gentlemen. They all have interesting stories and hobbies - ask Luca about his Harley’s Speak italian to them, try your hardest! Embrace them.

The cooking experience was great! we really liked it. Nice dishes made, and afterwards received the recipes. We will definitely try the dishes at home. Thank you Annamaria! Amber & Danic

Daniele accommodated our schedule and we had a great time on our hike. Daniele was knowledgeable and very personable. The picnic lunch was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour!

Wine tasting led by the owner's daughter. Clear explanations, good wines, tasty snacks and friendly guidance. Definitely recommend!

Best trip ever :) great history, beautiful wiev, amazing wine!