A cruise on lake Como at sunset is for sure one of the best way to enjoy the quitness and the romanticism of this place. Zipping a prosecco with some snack and watching the sun going down under the mountains. The tour usually starts in Como town, but departure from the neigbour villages can be also arranged. It will be a very slow tour passing through
Blevio and Torno – Villa Troubetzkoy, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Villa, Villa Pliniana
Blevio and Torno are the first villages after Como town. The shores are spotted with a multitude of villas from different ages. Among the most important, Villa Troubetzkoy; Villa Roccabruna, once a villa of a famous opera singer from the 19th century, recentently bought by luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel chain. Villa Pliniana, one of the oldest villas in Como, that hosted numerous historical personalities.
Moltrasio, Carate Urio and Laglio – Villa Oleandra (George Clooney house), 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 villa 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 ending Lake Como sunset cruise, 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 and half
- Invictus 190FX: 250 €
- Taxi Boat: 300 €
- Cranchi E26: 350 €
- Start: Como town, or neighbourhood (Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio)
- Includes: drinks and snacks
- For those willing to depart from other locations, please enquire through the contact form. The tour can be personalized in duration and itinerary.