If the day is gloomy or rainy, we suggest some indoor activities to enjoy between Bellagio and Como. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the cultural and culinary aspects of Lake Como’s tradition.
Visit the city of Como from Bellagio
In case of rain, to further enrich your exploration, we recommend heading to the enchanting city of Como using public transportation. Here, you can fully immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Como Cathedral (Duomo), a breathtaking architectural gem that exudes a sense of grandeur and history.
Delve into the culinary delights of the region by joining mouth-watering gastronomic tours, where you can savor the flavors of traditional dishes and local delicacies. Indulge your senses with the aromas and tastes that showcase the rich gastronomic heritage of Como.
While in Como, take the opportunity to indulge in some shopping, as the city offers a delightful array of boutiques and shops. Discover hidden treasures, from fashionable clothing and accessories to artisanal crafts and local specialties.
For those with a penchant for history and culture, a visit to the Silk Museum is a must. Gain insight into Como’s historical significance as a hub for silk production and immerse yourself in the intricate artistry of silk weaving.
Expand your artistic horizons by visiting the Art Gallery, where you can admire a diverse collection of artworks spanning various periods and styles. From classical masterpieces to contemporary creations, the gallery offers a captivating journey through the world of art.
To delve deeper into the cultural offerings of Como, we invite you to explore the following link for more comprehensive information: https://www.visitcomo.eu/en/discover/museums/index.html. This resource will provide you with detailed insights into the museums and cultural attractions that await you in this captivating city.
No matter the weather, Como offers a wealth of experiences to enrich your visit, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling exploration of this picturesque destination.
Visit the city of Milan from Bellagio
As a delightful day trip, we highly recommend taking a journey to the vibrant city of Milan using the convenient public transportation options available (such as taking the train from Varenna). Once you arrive in Milan, a world of captivating experiences awaits you.
Immerse yourself in the bustling streets of fashion, where renowned designers showcase their latest creations. Stroll down Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, where luxury brands and stylish boutiques line the sidewalks. Take your time to explore the fashion-forward atmosphere and perhaps indulge in some shopping, if desired.
No visit to Milan would be complete without admiring the architectural marvel of the Milan Cathedral, also known as the Duomo di Milano. Marvel at the intricate details of its Gothic façade, and consider ascending to the rooftop for panoramic views of the city.
Art enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to witness Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Last Supper, housed in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Be sure to book tickets in advance to secure your viewing slot for this iconic fresco.
Milan is also a hub of cultural heritage and history. Explore the numerous museums scattered throughout the city, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera, which houses a vast collection of Italian Renaissance art. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Sforza Castle, a majestic fortress that now serves as a museum and showcases art and artifacts from various periods.
For those seeking spiritual and architectural marvels, the Milanese skyline is adorned with magnificent churches and cathedrals. Aside from the Duomo, visit the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, an early Christian church with a rich history, and the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Milan truly offers a plethora of captivating experiences that cater to various interests. Take the time to explore the city’s vibrant streets, indulge in its culinary delights, and soak up its unique ambiance. A day trip to Milan will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for its cultural and historical treasures.
Cooking class in Bellagio
Experience the rich culinary heritage of Como through an immersive cooking class in Bellagio. Enjoy seamless access to a family-run restaurant with round-trip transfers included. Learn the art of crafting traditional pasta from scratch, guided by a skilled chef. Indulge in your homemade meal and drinks on the terrace, and take home a participation gift set with a certificate, recipe book, and homemade olive oil. Immerse yourself in hands-on cooking, relish a delicious lunch, receive personalized attention from a professional chef, and cherish culinary keepsakes in a complimentary gift set. Perfect for food enthusiasts!
Cooking class in Bellagio with Lake View
Indulge in a delightful small-group cooking class in Bellagio, set against the picturesque backdrop of a hilltop restaurant overlooking Lake Como. Led by a local chef, you’ll master the art of creating Italian specialties like ravioli, tagliatelle, and a delectable dessert such as tiramisu. As an added bonus, the experience includes tickets to explore the impressive botanical gardens of Villa Melzi nearby. Enjoy cooking pasta and dessert in a scenic location, accompanied by a sociable lunch and wine. Benefit from round-trip transfers from a convenient meeting point, and relish the personalized experience with a maximum of six participants.
Wine tasting in Bellagio
Indulge in a delightful experience as you savor a selection of wines sourced from both the region and various parts of Italy. Each wine sample will be thoughtfully paired with carefully chosen food samples, creating a harmonious and exquisite dining experience. What’s even better is that you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the local grapes and wine production firsthand from Luigi himself while you sip and savor.
For an intimate and exclusive experience, skip the crowded group wine tours and opt for a private tasting at the cellar of this prestigious Bellagio restaurant. Immerse yourself in the ambiance and enjoy the chance to engage in enlightening conversations with Luigi, a knowledgeable wine connoisseur. This pre-dinner experience in the early evening is perfect for those seeking a memorable and personalized encounter with the world of wine.
Private wine and food guided tour
Indulge in an unforgettable PRIVATE Wine and Food tasting guided tour, ensuring a personalized experience away from large groups. Accompanied by a knowledgeable Driver Guide and winery experts, immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the region. Embark on a journey through history, art, architecture, and local traditions, as you make several stops along the enchanting itinerary.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Valtelline Valley Drive to Chiuro Valtellina, relishing the panoramic views of the vineyards and picturesque countryside. Delve into the heart of winemaking with a guided visit to the cellars of a renowned winery. Discover the intricate production stages, from vine to bottle, as the winery staff expertly describes the procedures, contents, and distinct brands. Satisfy your palate with an exclusive vertical tasting of three vintages, accompanied by tantalizing local food specialties, showcasing the authentic flavors of the region.
Depending on your preferences, the season, and weather conditions, the full-day tour may also include visits to captivating attractions such as a medieval castle, a famous basilica, or other exciting touristic spots along the route.
Wine and food tour Lake Como
Prepare yourself for a truly captivating experience in the stunning location of Lake Como. Start your journey with a delightful Italian lunch that will tantalize your taste buds. Then, venture to Alto Lario, where you’ll continue your day of indulgence amidst the enchanting ambiance of Lake Como.
At a local farm, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and introduced to a selection of delectable cheeses, all produced on-site using traditional methods. Experience the rich flavors and learn about the craftsmanship behind these local delicacies.
To further enrich your culinary adventure, you’ll visit a picturesque winery surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. As you soak in the mesmerizing views of the lake, treat yourself to a tasting of local cured meats, or “salumi,” perfectly paired with a selection of wines crafted from the vineyards of Lario.
This journey promises an unforgettable exploration of Lake Como’s culinary heritage, where every bite and sip will transport you to the heart of this enchanting region.
Discover the Ultimate VIP Experience at Serravalle Designer Outlet from Milan, featuring Wine Tasting
Get an exclusive experience on this tour as you delve into the world of Gavi wines. Discover the charming vineyards and perfectly maintained historic cellars of an elegant Villa, which has been honored with the “Wine Star Awards” as the best European winery of the year.
But that’s not all! This tour also includes a visit to Europe’s largest luxury Designer Outlet, a true shopper’s paradise. Explore a remarkable collection of renowned Italian and international luxury brands, such as Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Tod’s, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Off-White, Balenciaga, Moncler, Givenchy, and many more. Enjoy year-round discounts of up to 70% on these coveted fashion labels.
With our tour, you’ll receive a voucher that grants you access to exceptional benefits.