A splendid day touring Lake Como, one of prettiest of the Italian Lakes, with breathtaking mountains towering above the glistening blue waters.
There are several picturesque lakeside towns to explore. We travel to nearby Menaggio for a morning ‘cappuccino break’.
We enjoy a boat trip across the lake to the pretty town of Bellagio for a lunch break. In a wonderful position on a small promontory, backed by mountains, the old town is connected to the lakeside by a series of steep narrow cobbled alleyways.
In the afternoon, we take the boat back to Tremezzo, where we visit the beautiful gardens at Villa Carlotta. These formal gardens, which were laid out in the 19th century are beautiful, with pretty fountains and impressive sculptures.