Pick up point locations for private boat tours on Lake Como
If you booked through us or through any other companies on Lake Como, the meeting points are usually all the same in each different village.
Here a list of the most used ones. Please be reminded to always double check with your operator.
The meeting point is the floating pier of S.Agostino, at the beginning of Viale Geno, near Piazza Matteotti. It is very centrally located, so if you are staying in any hotels in the historic center, you can easily arrive by walk. It is also walkable distance from hotels such as the Hilton, consider around 20 minutes walk.
If you arrive by car, there is some parkings around the location, but it might just be easier for you to park at Autosilo Valduce.
By train there are two options for arriving in Como. The station Como Lago is exactly opposite to the meeting point. Only the regional trains from Milan arrive here, you need to take the train from Milano Cadorna. The other station is Como San Giovanni; from there to the meeting point is 20/25 minutes nice walk in the center. You can also find taxis there, but in high season it might be bit busy.
The meeting is at the piers in the center of the village, in front of Bar San Remo. If you are boarding from Bellagio, you usually have an hotel here, and it is reachable easily by walk. If you are arriving by car, on busy days it might take time to find parkings.
The meeting point is at the floating pier in Piazza Risorgimento. Parking around might take some time, especially in the weekends, better to plan ahead.
Lake Como proposal – Ideas on the lake
Planning to propose on lake Como?
Choosing the right location will enhance your possibilities to get a postive answer! If you are looking to spend a few romantic days on lake Como and ask your beloved the important question, then you want to organize all in the best way.
As you might imagine, there are a lot of nice pretty locations on lake Como. We are selecting here some of the most iconic ones, where you can also get the chance to have privacy and romance.
Nesso is a little village, famous for the most beautiful waterfall on the lake. When you get close by boat, it looks like being in a painting. An old bridge in stones, the houses walls which come out from the water, and the sound of a big mass of water falling in the lake. The best way to enjoy the view is by being on a private boat, from where you can see all the village in its splendor. You might also decide to arrive by land, it might be a bit more complicated for finding parking, and there won’t be as much privacy as you would like to if you are arriving on a busy day during the high season. In this case, it is better arriving early in the morning or a bit later in the evening and maybe avoiding the weekends.
Villa Balbianello is the most famous villa on lake Como, and it has a fantastic view on all the central part of the lake. In the movie of Star Wars this is location where the two main characters fell in love. There are a few corners which are very special for doing the proposal, and you might just find them while walking in the park together with your beloved. If you want to avoid the crowds in high season, you might try to get there around 10am, when the villa just opens or around 5pm, just before it closes down. You can arrive on foot in 25 minutes, parking in Lenno, or with the shuttle boat, which also start from Lenno. You can get there also by private boat, which will wait you while being in the villa, and later continue to tour around the lake.
Villa Carlotta is a great choice as well, especially if you are here around end of April and beginning of May, when the flowers blossom. This is the best period to see the villa, and you can find plenty of corners which are perfect for the occastion.
If you are in Bellagio, the best spot is Villa Melzi. They have huge gardens, and at the very beginning, there is a little pond with a small bridge, which looks like the fairy tales. While there are many visitors in the villa in the high season, it can be somehow easy to get a moment of privacy in these gardens.
Isola Comacina is for those who love quietness and nature. The walk around the island is just 15 minutes, and during some particular moments of the day, you might really find noone crossing your path. You can get here by ferry, private boat or shuttle boat.