Italy – Lake Como : Villas and gardens by european DMC.
Period : April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Reference : 14B193
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Since time immemorial Lake Como has inspired poets, artists and travellers alike, seduced by the charm of its setting. Sumptuous and elegant Italian Villas and their stunningly beautiful gardens overflowing with azaleas, camellias and hydrangeas blend with the emerald waters of Lake Como. A coach trip in the hart of the Italians lakes by european DMC.
-Afternoon Tea in the gardens of Villa Cipressi
-Private Boat Cruise on Lake Como
-Visit Exceptional Gardens
-Gardening Workshop on a chosen theme
-Services of an Expert Botanical Guide
D1 Como and Villa Carlotta (35 km)
Lunch in Como then on to Tremezzo to visit the stunning gardens of the Villa Carlotta, with their 165 varieties of rhododendrons and the orangery overlooking the lake. Dinner and overnight in the region of Cadenabbia.
D2 Remarkable Gardens and Villas (15 km)
Meet up with your botanical guide before leaving by boat for Bellagio. Stroll through the Villa Serbelloni grounds, enjoying superb panoramic views over Lake Como, as far as Villa Melzi where you can admire century old trees, flamboyant azaleas and rhododendrons in a neo-classical architectural setting. Continue by boat to Varenna for lunch in this picturesque little fishing port, with its colourful house fronts. Visit Villa Monastero, onetime convent, and the narrow terraced gardens housing cypresses and exotic essences. Afternoon tea in the Villa Cipressi gardens provides a welcome moment of relaxation prior to taking the botanical path to the lake for the return boat trip to Cadenabbia. Dinner and overnight.
D3 Cruise on Lake Como (30 km)
Enjoy the view of the lake shores and fabulous villas and gardens from the deck of our private cruiser, hugging the lake shores from Cadenabbia to Como. We stop at the Villa Balbianello, a seventeenth century monastery, to visit the glorious gardens. Cascading down the steep slopes of an islet accessible only by boat, a team of 14 maintain the gardens on a daily basis. Lunch.
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Full Board in a 3* hotel ion the Cadenabbia region
Afternoon Tea Villa Cipressi
Botanist on day 1
Boat Crossings on day 2
Cruise from Cadenabbia to Como (1h)
Entrance Fees to Villas : Carlotta, Serbelloni, Melzi, Monastero, Cipressi, Balbianello
May, June, September +10 €
Single Room (2nights) : 40 €