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Experience the very Essence of Lake Como

Isola Comacina, Villa Balbianello, Como Cathedral. A journey to experience the very essence of Lake Como in a private way.

Whether you are new to Lake Como or a returning fan, our aim is to surprise you and help you to create your own Lake Como memoir.
Fast flowing water under the private speedboat, majestic villas, quaint villages, glimpses of unspoilt nature, historic buildings, breathtaking views. All our itineraries combine the traditional sense of slow-paced Italian living with an adventure twist.

Domus Plinii Team is available to organize exclusive and tailor-made itineraries.

Bellagio and the Gardens of Villa Melzi

Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como, is a must for those who visit the lake for the first time. Lose yourself in the characteristic alleys of the village and let yourself be overwhelmed by the breathtaking view that you can admire from Punta Spartivento is a stunning experience. A short distance away you can reach the entrance to the Gardens of Villa Melzi, in neoclassical style with lush gardens dating back to the early 1800s. The park, one of the most beautiful in Italy, contains a wonderful botanical path dotted with ancient trees, exotic plants, and rare flowers. The visit includes the chapel, the small museum, and the park where beautiful groups of azaleas and rhododendrons frame magnificent statues.

Villa Melzi: open to the public from the end of March to October | Ticket: 5€/pax

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BY BOAT: 40 minutes cruising from Domus Plinii on board a private motorboat admiring the villas, villages and the most suggestive views of Lake Como.
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BY CAR: Bellagio can be reached in 30 minutes by car along the Via per Bellagio heading north. Limited parking in high season and during weekends.
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BY FERRY: the dock is a few steps from Domus Plinii. Check here the timetable.

Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta

Villa del Balbianello, famous for being the set of Star Wars and 007 movies; Villa Carlotta, known for the wonderful botanical garden that surrounds it and the breathtaking view of Bellagio.
These Villas are some of the most majestic on the lake and evoke unique emotions. The best time to visit them is during the spring flowering of rhododendrons and azaleas; the gardens offer flowers in every season with inebriating colours and scents.

Villa del Balbianello: open to the public from 13/03/2020 | Ticket: 11 €/pax
Villa Carlotta: open to the public from 19/03/2020 | Ticket: 12 €/pax

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BY BOAT: 30 minutes cruising from the dock in front of Domus Plinii. Reaching Villa del Balbianello by lake is an unforgettable experience.
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BY CAR: perched on the Lavedo peninsula, on the opposite shore of the lake, it takes at least 1 hour by car to reach Villa del Balbianello. From there continue north to Villa Carlotta.
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BY FERRY: navigation toward Bellagio, stop Cadenabbia. The dock is a few steps from Domus Plinii. Check here the timetable.

Hiking off the beaten path

Faggeto Lario - Monte Palanzone - Faggeto Lario | distance: 14 km - total route: 7,5 h
From Faggeto Lario, follow the ancient road Via Regia to reach Palanzo, then follow the path with two tracks for cars until the crossroads. Follow on the right to Bocchetta Palanzo. From there take the ridge to reach the top of Monte Palanzone [1433 m above sea level] and enjoy the amazing the panorama.

Brunate - Faggeto Lario | distance: 8 km - total route: 5 h
Take the funicular to Brunate and continue along via Roma and via Nidirino. Past the sports field, take Via Regia, the ancient Roman road that connected Como to Bellagio. Follow for Montepiatto, and then for Bocchetta di Lemna.

Greenway - from Sala Comacina to Cadenabbia | distance: 10 km - total route: 6 hours
Surronunded by the beautiful natural landscape of the western shore of Lake Como, the Greenway is a pleasant walk suitable for everyone. After landing at Isola Comacina by boat or ferry, you will cross the villages of Ossuccio, Lenno, Mezzegra, Tremezzo and Griante following the ancient Via Regina.

Como, city of Shopping & Culture

Small and pleasant to visit by foot, Como boasts a fascinating architectural structure, full of ancient buildings, small squares teeming with life, lakefront boulevards where you can stroll in peace, but also unmissable tourist attractions and many boutiques for shopping. From Piazza Cavour, the beating heart of the city, proceed towards the characteristic medieval alleys to reach Piazza San Fedele and Piazza Volta, among prestigious shops and boutiques; then, head towards the lake and walking along Lungo Lario Trento, the walk offers a beautiful view of the Lario, Brunate at the top of the hill, and its funicular. The walk continues west to Villa Olmo, east to Villa Geno. Do not miss the Duomo, Porta Torre and the medieval walls.

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BY BOAT: 30 minutes cruising from the dock in front of Domus Plinii admiring the most suggestive views of the whole Lake Como.
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BY CAR: Como city is 20 minutes by car from Faggeto Lario. Park your car in the various car parks scattered throughout the city and enjoy a day of shopping and culture in the pedestrian streets of the old walled city.
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BY FERRY: the dock is a few steps from Domus Plinii. Check here the timetable.