Villa Villaggio offers a variety of interesting day trips, most of which are best discovered by boat. The regular and inexpensive traghetti are the public water taxis on Lake Como and are ideal for slow days exploring the Lakeside. Other captivating destinations recommended for longer days of exploring are within an hour’s drive. Let us know what you like and we’ll use our insight, knowledge and comprehensive network of contacts to create memorable tours and activities, just for you.
Nestled in a tiny lakeside town, you can stroll across the street for an early morning cappuccino with the locals or enjoy an after-dinner gelato watching the sun set over the Lake. Villa Villaggio also offers easy access by ferry to any of the Lakefront villages, including Como, Cernobbio, Tremezzo, Menaggio and Bellagio.
INTERESTING TOWNS AND CITIES
The primary town on the Lake is Como, an old and lovely walled town with an impressive historic center and lively square. From Villa Villaggio, you can also visit Milan as well as Lugano and St. Moritz in Switzerland.
OTHER INTERESTING PLACES
Villa d’Este is perhaps one of the Lake’s most famous destinations. The spa and sporting facilities are available on a prearranged basis with assistance from our Concierge.
GUIDED EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
EXPERT AND SELF-GUIDED TOURS
Self-guided tours of the Lake’s famous villas and gardens are well worth the time, particularly Villa Balbianello. You can also tour Bergamo, Sondrio and Menaggio, as well as Lugano and St. Moritz in Switzerland.
FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES
For a special occasion, we can arrange private dinners or wine-tasting events at Villa Balbianello.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the many challenging courses at Menaggio, Cernobbio and beyond. You can hike the mountains, bike around the Lake and enjoy speedboats, paragliding, sailing and windsurfing. For a change of venue, take the funiculare up to Bramante and enjoy the spectacular views as you meander along the myriad trails.
Como has many silk factories making it an excellent place to discover high-quality silks and unknown boutique designer fashions. To show you the way, a personal shopper can also guide you to the best shops in Milan for designer deals, and help you hunt for Armani and Prada either locally or at outlets in Switzerland.
From your villa, you can enjoy private water skiing lessons and boat excursions to little-known swimming spots away from the boat traffic. A masseuse can be arranged, as well as a personal trainer to make the most of the at-home gym. The bar across the street will deliver a perfect cappuccino to enjoy from the private garden.
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