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Lake Como Walking tours

Our most recommended Lake Como Walking tours

Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

1. Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

Discover the narrow pedestrian streets, historical piazzas, and ancient city walls of Como on this guided walking tour with an included boat tour. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the city. See statues, churches, and the famous villas of Lake Como.  Start at the Piazza Cavour, a modern square on the site of the ancient medieval port. Pass by the Teatro Sociale and head to Duomo Square, the political and religious center of medieval Como. See Como’s cathedral with its detailed facade, a testament to the Comacine masters of the Middle Ages. Continue to the oldest church in the historic center, the Church of San Fedele, which overlooks a small square. Visit Porta Torre, part of the ancient city walls, dating back to the twelfth century. After crossing Piazza Volta and seeing the Alessandro Volta marble statue, finish the tour at the lakefront. Take your unguided lake boat cruise when it fits your schedule. You can choose which time is suitable for you and see the towns of Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno, and Blevio from the turquoise waters of Lake Como. 

Como: Personal Lake Como Motor Boat Rental

2. Como: Personal Lake Como Motor Boat Rental

Rent your own boat and discover Lake Como at your own pace. Create your own adventure as you discover the beautiful lake and charming shoreside towns. Meet at Sant’Agostino su Lungo Lario Trieste. You will be escorted to the boat and given a brief explanation of the rules and functions of the vessel. You will also be given suggestions on what to see.

Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

3. 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.

Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

4. Bellagio: The Devil’s Bridge Wilderness Walk

Visit a place that is so close to Bellagio and yet, little known and little visited. The village of Lezzeno, between the mountains and the lake, is mysterious — disturbing, according to some. Tradition says that witches and the devil himself used to feel at home here.  It’s hard not to believe tradition when you arrive at this village and see the hidden Devil’s Bridge. This bridge, suspended through wilderness, will be your starting point as you follow a trail that reveals a paradise-like landscape. Take in the rarely seen views on the opposite shore where Villa Balbianello stands. This spectacular walk, accompanied throughout by a view of Lake Como, ends in the heart of an unmissable village for those who want to know the hidden soul of this territory.

Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

5. Val Senagra: The Enchanted Valley Tour

The Senagra Valley is one of the most beautiful and lesser known places in the Lake Como area. Here, the Senagra River flows sometimes placid, sometimes impetuous. On this tour, you'll start by leaving the center of Menaggio as your guide takes you on a discovery of this magical place.  During your walking tour, see a blend of naturalistic beauty and important traces of historical activity. A simple walk through the ancient hamlet of Loveno where you will come across narrow alleys suddenly opens up to spectacular views of the lake and important historical villas. Continuing towards the heart of the valley, magical and little frequented, you will meet a suspended bridge and evidence of the productive history of this place. Visit an old brick factory, now converted into a museum, and an old needle factory which is now a restaurant and trout/sturgeon farm. Get to visit the farm in the company of the owner before sitting down together to taste the typical products of this amazing farm.

Como: City Tour with Duomo Visit and First Basin Lake Cruise

6. Como: City Tour with Duomo Visit and First Basin Lake Cruise

You will discover the Walled City, its Cathedral, the doors and the lakefront with the eyes of a local guide. You will get to know historical details of common life and the Charme of Como and its lake. You will visit the interior of the Duomo and you will be able to admire its frescoes and architecture. You will discover the history of Via Olginati, Muralto and Vitani among its historic buildings, Piazza Volta, the bars, the statue of Alessandro Volta, illustrious citizen of Como, inventor of the battery. The lakefront with its promenade and its historic villas You will receive a ticket for 1 hour Boat cruise in the first basin of Como Lake, ticket allows to stop off for a visit of Cernobbio, Moltrasio and Torno, and then continue the trip by taking the next boat. For complete ferry

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What people are saying about Lake Como

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Highly recommend! We had a great time and the views are SO beautiful. Boat was easy to drive and use. Only hiccup was not realizing food is not allowed on board the boat, so make sure to note that. Otherwise, it was lovely and the staff was very friendly, helpful, & went above and beyond with recommendations while in Como.

What an amazing experience to have your own private cruise on Lake Como. Being able to drive the boat yourself is a very special experience. Peter was a great host who explained everything and made it all easy to understand.

Amazing experience! Lovely guide and very knowledgeable. Gave us some amazing tips and also ate some brilliant food!!

Great way to discover Lake Como with your family. The boat is very nice. Many thanks to Peter!

It was a wonderful walk. Professional team. We were able to dive from the boat. To recommend.