Blevio and Torno – Villa Troubetzkoy, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Villa, Villa Pliniana
Blevio and Torno are the first villages straight after Como town, on the right side of the lake. The shores are spotted with a multitude of villas from different ages. Among the most important, Villa Troubetzkoy, an original villa, once owned by a Russian prince. Villa Roccabruna, once a villa of a famous opera singer from the 19th century, which has been recentently converted in a hotel and it is now part of the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel chain. Villa Pliniana is one of the oldest villas in Como, located in one of the most private spots on the lake. Built in the 1500, the villa hosted numerous historical personalities, including Napoleon, Stendhal, opera composers Bellini, Rossini and Liszt, and many others.
Moltrasio, Carate Urio and Laglio – Villa Oleandra (George Clooney house in Como), Villa Fontanelle
These three little villages have a huge concentration of 18th and 19th century villas, which can be spotted only from the lake by boat. The most famous is Villa Oleandra, now known for being George Clooney house in Como as his usual summer retreat. Villa Fontanelle is another very famous and beautiful estate (it was once Versace’s villa).
Cernobbio – Villa d’Este, Villa Erba
On the way back, the last village before getting back to Como is Cernobbio, which has always been a famous holidays destination. Villa d’Este is the symbol of Cernobbio: it is a 16th century villa, now one of the most important 5-star hotel in Como and in Italy. A few hundred meters after, you encounter Villa Erba, which is a very beautiful building sorrounded by a huge park.
Como – Villa Olmo, Volta Monument, the Cathedral
Before getting offboard, you will be able to admire the beauty of Como center, with the exquisite Villa Olmo, the Volta monument and on the background the cathedral.
- Total time: 1 hour
- Start: Como town, or neighbourhood (Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio)
- For those willing to depart from other locations, please enquire through the contact form.