Villa Charlotta, Lake Cruise, & Bellagio | Lake Como Discovery Package
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Lake Como has always been known as a beautiful holiday resort thanks to the mild climate and unsurpassable beauty of the small seaside resorts nestled in the Pre-Alps: in past centuries only noble families and Italian and European writers spent holiday periods in the sumptuous villas overlooking the lake. Now the lake has become an international tourist destination. In a strategic position a short distance from Milan and Brianza, perfectly connected by rail, Lake Como offers extremely elegant landscapes: small villages nestled on woody slopes that alternate with the famous villas surrounded by lush gardens, unmissable during the spring blooms and with plant species from all over the world. There are many lakeside villas: Villa Olmo, Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, Villa Monastero, Villa Cipressi in Varenna, or Villa Serbelloni or Villa Melzi in Bellagio or the very famous Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, Villa Balbianello in Lenno, some open to public, others to be admired only from the outside.
Book a great additional trip to your holiday on lake Como.
A guided Lake Cruise of Lake Como
A visit to Bellagio
Visit to Villa Charlotta.
11:00 A MORNING VISIT TO VILLA CARLOTTA
The eighteenth-century villa renowned for its museum full of famous works of art and for the botanical garden known for the azalea and rhododendron blooms takes the name Carlotta daughter of Princess Marianna di Nassau and Prince Albert of Prussia, where Carlotta lived with her husband Duke George II, crown prince of Saxony Meiningen.
13:00 Departure on Lake Cruise
Its time for your lake cruise. The boat will pick you up from villa Charlotta. Take part in a 1-hour central lake cruise with the guide. The trip lasts 2 hours with a 1 hour stop in Bellagio for 1 hour before returning back to the pickup point.
14:00 VISIT BELLAGIO
After the lake cruise, you will be dropped off in Bellagio for 1 hour. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the promenade. You can also extend your afternoon walk by visiting the exclusive gardens of Villa Melzi. The recommended time for a visit to his garden 30 minutes hours The gardens of Villa Melzi stretch along the lakeshore and blend harmoniously into the hilly surroundings of the Bellagio peninsula that divides the two branches of the Lario. With the visit to the garden of Villa Melzi you can admire plants and botanical species, along the external paths of the garden there are also numerous sculptures in a beautiful setting given by the panorama of Lake Como. The complex was built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d’Eril (1753-1816), Duke of Lodi, the villa is a splendid expression of neoclassical style, and as such declared a national monument. The English gardens, enriched with sculptures, were designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and the botanist Luigi Villoresi, both responsible for the arrangement of the park of the Villa Reale in Monza.
15:00 RETURN TO BOAT FOR DROP OFF AT VILLA CHARLOTTA