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Lake Como tours and excursions

There is a number of tours and excursions from Lake Como. In some cases, you can make your own arrangements to get there. Others are probably best enjoyed as organised…

Excursion to Lake Como from Milan

If you find yourself in Milan, on business or on holiday, and you’d like to get out of town for one day, you might find a trip to Lake Como…

Rare attraction near Bergamo – Villaggio Crespi

There is a unique attraction near Bergamo called Crespi d’Adda, which is a nineteenth century factory and model village. It was built to meet all of the workers needs –…

Excursion from Lake Como to Milan

Visit Milan for the Duomo (gothic cathedral), Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (shopping), Pinacoteca de Brera (art gallery) or San Siro (football stadium). Above all, try to see the mural of…

Who painted most of the ‘Last Supper’?

The Last Supper was an experiment that went badly wrong. Leonardo didn’t follow the established practice for painting on walls, which was to apply the paint to wet plaster, so…

Excursion from Lake Como to St Moritz

You might be surprised to hear that you can join an organised day trip from Lake Como to St Moritz, in the summer. A large part of the attraction is…

Excursion from Lake Como to Lugano

There are some similarities between Lugano and Como. Both are small towns, with Como surprisingly having the bigger population (80,000 plus, compared with Lugano’s 53,000). Both have lakeside promenades, boat…

Excursion from Lake Como to Bergamo

Bergamo is two towns in one – a high level, walled old town and a lower, modern town – connected by funicular. There are tourist offices in both parts. The…