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Como: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

1. 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 Area: Pizza Training Experience

2. 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.

Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

3. 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.

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

4. Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como and enjoy a cable train ride uphill. Once you’ve arrived in Brunate, start your excursion through the scenic mountainside path winding through characteristic villages. Listen to your guide tell you everything about Como and its surrounding mountains. Wander through stunning mountain landscapes and forests crossing the mountains of Blevio, Sorto, and Cazzannoro before reaching the enchanting hamlet of Monte Piatto. Take in panoramic views over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta. Head over to see the peculiar Pietra Pendula, a gigantic boulder suspended on the apex of limestone rock. Reach the small village of Piazzaga where you will have a lunch break with local freshly prepared food in a typical Baita. Continue the tour to the small village of Piazzaga and pass by the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way. Descend to the picturesque town of Torno from where you’ll be able to take one last breathtaking view over the lake before returning to Downtown Como by boat.

From Milan: Day Trip to Lake Como with Cruise & Wine Tasting

5. From Milan: Day Trip to Lake Como with Cruise & Wine Tasting

Experience a more idyllic side of Italy on this day trip to Lake Como. Admire the enchanting shoreline studded by historical villas and dainty towns that are favored by the rich and famous. Meet your group in Milan and treat all five senses to a day of luxury. Reach the city of Como by a Mercedes minivan, driven by your guide, who will point out the best scenes along the way. Upon arrival, enjoy a walking tour of the elegant streets, while admiring historic landmarks. Learn about the area's Catholic roots at Basilica di San Fedele and Como Cathedral. After soaking in some local culture, set off on your cruise. Enjoy the sway of Lake Como's vast, calm waters, gently ruffled by soft breezes. Discover the finest sights in the region of Lombardy, as the horizon is framed by mountains, including the snow-peaked Alps. Stop at the charming towns of Bellagio and Varenna for a pleasant stroll and tastings of local products. Indulge yourself with a relaxed lunch and wine tasting, before the ride back to Milan.

Como: Farmers Market Tour

6. Como: Farmers Market Tour

In Italy food isn't just nutrition, but culture and passion. To deeply understand this country you need to visit a local market and taste it with all your senses. The Lake Como local market will be just the place to do that. In Italy, there is a standardization of savoring in food and distribution, this situation makes little local producers work harder and harder, with a much tastier outcome. This is why this tour selects only the finest farmers and little producers stands where you will find true local delicacies. Meet true produce-making artisans who keep going proudly with their traditions in their own alternative way. These, of course, are the stands where you will buy food for your families, where farmers and breeders sell directly to the public. Be introduced to their stories, their deep bond with the territory and learn about what drives them.

Lake Como: Night Tour

7. Lake Como: Night Tour

In Spring and Summer, after a long and hot day, you can enjoy the coolness of the woods whilst watching the sunset from the hills. End your evening tasting some traditional food in a typical 'baita', surrounded by trees. Baita are typical taverns or restaurants in the area (usually reachable only by foot), where you can find simple but authentic food of the local tradition. Your local guide would like to share this peculiar ritual with you. Walk, eat, drink some wine and chat. This tour will enable you to socialize in an old-fashioned way, and one that is typical to this area of Lake Como, making you feel like a local. Take a walk on simple paths in the hills surrounding the city center. This is a location teeming with tradition, a place that many of the locals associate with their identity. Relax with friends, families and strangers as you drink wine and eat delicious local delicacies.

Lake Como: The Story of the Local Rebels Tour

8. Lake Como: The Story of the Local Rebels Tour

Lake Como is a land of wonderful landscapes and history, but also, a place full of tales of smugglers, brigands, and soldiers. In this frontier land between Italy and Switzerland, the mountains just off the center of Como were excavated to accommodate trenches, fortresses and hiding places. The forests have been inhabited by thousands of soldiers and the trails were crossed from one side of the border to the other by men with allegiances to both countries. Your guide will lead you on a fascinating tour through the Spina Verde park, a still green area of Como, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the park, beautiful views of the city, the lake and learn very peculiar aspects of the local history.

Como: Homemade Pasta Cooking Class

9. Como: Homemade Pasta Cooking Class

Join this cooking class and learn to make homemade pasta and show off your new cooking skills back home. Take part in this fully immersive experience in Italian and regional gastronomic traditions and culture in the beautiful Como area. Get a hands-on opportunity to understand how to cook and present one of the most typical dishes of northern Italy: fresh pasta. Most of your wholesome and high-quality ingredients come from local producers. The class takes place in a very cozy and warm place and ends with enjoying your own fresh pasta.

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What people are saying about Como

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Stefania and Vincenzo were wonderful hosts! They warmly welcomed us into their house and spoke highly of their city. We enjoyed learning how to cook from scratch using unique Italian ingredients. And it was delicious! Thank you for a unforgettable evening.

beautiful day, among the hills and villages adjacent to the lake, Daniele was super professional and super kind, nice even the picnic with cheeses and typical salami, highly recommended

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!

It was an amazing experience which I can highly recommend to you. Everything was perfect!

The place and organisation were great! You could see a wonderful panoramic Como view.