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Villa Balbianello in Lenno

Villas at Lake Como

The most important villas for most visitors to Lake Como include the Villa Olmo in Como, the Villa D’Este and Villa Erba in nearby Cernobbio, the Villa del Balbianello near…

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Getting around Lake Como – Ferries

The Lake Como ferry service is primarily a public transport system for the tourism industry. It doesn’t really do ‘pleasure cruises’ but because of the beauty of the scenery that…

How to read Lake Como ferry timetable

The official ‘Lago di Como’ ferry leaflet (available from ferry points around Lake Como) opens out to reveal one timetable on one side (Como – Colico and reverse) and four…

Unusual museums around Lake Como

There are a number of specialised museums around Lake Como, some of which will interest a wider audience: Como produces almost all of Europe’s silk, supplying every Italian designer you…

Horse Riding at Lake Como

There are a number of locations around Lake Como for horse riding: The Cavalcalario Club, Bellagio, provides horses for one, two hours or for the whole day. The Centro Ippico…

Mountain biking around Lake Como

Hire of mountain bikes is widespread around Lake Como. Some of most popular locations are: Tabo Surf Centres at Gera Laria and Sorico – new Scott Test Centre. Rates per…

Villa Carlotta

The Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo is possibly the only, and certainly the best known, villa on the Lake to provide visitors with ticketed access, on a ‘free range’ basis, to…

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…