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Lake Como: Electric Bike Tour

1. 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: 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.

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Full-Day Trip

3. 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.

Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

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

5. 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 Area: Pizza Training Experience

6. Como Area: Pizza Training Experience

Pizza is more than nutrition: it is culture, history, and passion. Guided by a professional baker, you'll learn to prepare and cook a traditional Italian pizza. You will learn how to select healthy and high-quality ingredients for your own pizza making, and you'll use ingredients sourced from local producers for your class. You'll not only learn how to cook a pizza, but also understand the products you use in pizza making.  After your pizza is finished, you'll sit down with your new friends to enjoy the meal you've made, and when you get back home, you can wow your friends with your excellent pizza-making skills.

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

7. 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: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

8. 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.

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: City Highlights Exploration Game

10. Como: City Highlights Exploration Game

Explore highlights of Como on this engaging phone game. Learn about the city and discover the Basilica of Saint Abundius, Piazza Vittoria, Duomo di Como, and more, while solving puzzles and following clues. Start the game at Questura di Como, and reenact the story of a detective who has been tasked with locating a notorious criminal. As you solve challenges, the story will unfold and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. It will take between 2-2.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Piazza Cavour.

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What people are saying about Como

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Great tour of the city and surroundings. The iPad guide was a good supplement to the guide. Our guide tried very hard to keep my family or teens interested. Only negative was how busy the city was on Sunday morning as we had to maneuver around many people. Would still definitely recommend!

Everything was a dream! The 2 guides (Simona and Oleg) were wonderful! It can be seen that what I do, I do dearly and that there is passion. Driver Dino is a professional driver and a real gentleman! Thank you for everything! You are the best!❤️

Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide, Simona, was so knowledgeable and fun. she answered all our questions and recommended many incredible places to visit in Milan.

We really enjoyed this trip. The guides were informative and the time in each town was perfect.

Stefano was a great guide very informative and a great sense of humor!!