Como-Brunate funicular, Como

Como-Brunate funicular, Como

Como-Brunate funicular, Como: Our most recommended tours and activities

Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

1. Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

Discover the narrow pedestrian streets, historical piazzas, and ancient city walls of Como on this guided walking tour with an included boat tour. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the city. See statues, churches, and the famous villas of Lake Como.  Start at the Piazza Cavour, a modern square on the site of the ancient medieval port. Pass by the Teatro Sociale and head to Duomo Square, the political and religious center of medieval Como. See Como’s cathedral with its detailed facade, a testament to the Comacine masters of the Middle Ages. Continue to the oldest church in the historic center, the Church of San Fedele, which overlooks a small square. Visit Porta Torre, part of the ancient city walls, dating back to the twelfth century. After crossing Piazza Volta and seeing the Alessandro Volta marble statue, finish the tour at the lakefront. Take your unguided lake boat cruise when it fits your schedule. You can choose which time is suitable for you and see the towns of Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno, and Blevio from the turquoise waters of Lake Como. 

Public boat tour first basin of Lake Como

2. Public boat tour first basin of Lake Como

Navigation by public boat of Lake Como to discover in one hour tour with a circular route the localities of Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio, Torno and then return to Como. Or with the same ticket you will have the option to disembark for a free visit to the localities of Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio, Torno and continue the trip on the next ride. Possible times for the tour without stops - Timetable up to 23 June 2024 (included): 09:30 Como 09:56 Torno ride n. 314 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 09:58 Torno 10:33 Como ride n. 315 10:30 Como 10:56 Torno ride n.316 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 10:58 Torno 11:33 Como ride n.317 11:00 Como 11:32 Torno ride n.320 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 11:35 Torno 12:03 Como ride n.321 11:30 Como 11:56 Torno ride n.322 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 11:58 Torno 12:33 Como ride n.323 And so on for the other scheduled times during the day. Once you have finished your public boat tour you will have free time for lunch in the city of Como after which you will continue with the Funicular experience for the Como-Brunate roundtrip, possibility to take beautiful panoramic photos from above with 360° views of the city and Lake Como. Funicular in service from 06:00 to 22:30 hours. Saturdays from 06:00 to 24:00 hours. Travel time 7 minutes. Every Saturday and during the summer period extended service until midnight. *On 25/12 the service will run from 08:00 to 12:00 with rides every 30 minutes Lake Como audio guide included available in 7 different languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese. *Public boat schedules may be subject to change based on Lake Como public navigation schedules.

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Trip w/ Private Driver

3. From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Trip w/ Private Driver

This 11-hour private day trip will introduce to you the most famous lake of Italy - Lake Como, together with its remarkable villas and breathtaking panoramic views. The tour includes a luxury car with a professionally licensed English-speaking driver in a suit and reservations for one of the most important restaurants in Lake Como as well as visit of famous villas. The tour will start in your hotel - at the time you prefer, where our driver will meet you. You will start your journey in a luxury Mercedes Car (different models are available, depending on the size of your group, all brand new with with air conditioning and Wi-Fi). First of all, our professional driver will drive you directly to Como City, one of the most famous lakeside towns in Italy, where you can enjoy a lovely walk long the lake and explore the town. Como has a long history dated back even before Roman empire, was ruled by multiple Italian, German and Austrian emperors due to its strategic location. You will stop by the Duomo of Como, the last Gothic Duomo built in Italy and the most important religious site of the city. From Duomo of Como, you will continue to explore the city centers led by narrow marble streets through other important sites such as Piazza San Fedele, Via Vitani, Piazza Cavour. We will take care of all lunch reservations for you - how about Villa D’Este, one of the most famous and historical villas of Lake Como? Here you can also admire its renaissance interior design and gardens of the villa (in case you have any other preferences for the lunch, we will help to book another place). Before becoming the global symbol of luxury hospitality, since 15th century, Villa D'Este has always been the residence of the most noble Italian families. After lunch, you will enjoy a short drive along the lake to reach one of the magnificent villas of Lake Como, such as Villa Balbianello or Villa Carlotta, famous for their neoclassic design, elegant lake front symmetric gardens, sculptures, fountains and immense gardens. Only a few villas of Lake Como still remain opened to the public, so enjoy a unique opportunity to admire the prestigious life style of Italian most privileged social class in the past. After the visit of the villa, you will take a ferry ride to Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como. Here you will enjoy free time for shopping and a lovely walk among the picturesque cobblestone road of this beautiful village. After Bellagio, your private driver will accompany you back to Milan at approximately 19:00. At the end of the day, you can also decide if you prefer to come back to Milan or stay in Bellagio for dinner (extra charge for the waiting time 80€ per hour) - our private driver will accompany you back to Milan at any time you wish. This private experience can be 100% personalized depending on your preferences and it is possible to include a professional local expert guide (multiple language choice) and a ride on a beautiful private luxury boat along the lake.

The Grandeur of Como: Villa Olmo and Brunate Funicular

4. The Grandeur of Como: Villa Olmo and Brunate Funicular

Enjoy a walking tour discovering Italy’s silk capital, Como. Our favourite guide will disclose the history of the landmarks of the main town of the lake, where major silk producers built their factories and famous inventor Alessandro Volta was born. After strolling through the historic centre among ancient buildings and local workshops, enjoy a delicious ice cream while admiring Villa Olmo. Then, we will head to Brunate where we will take the funicular and enjoy breathtaking views over lakes and mountains below. Pickup: Vicolo Duomo, 22100 Como CO, Italy Drop-Off: Brunate - funicolare, 22034 Brunate, Province of Como, Italy With a supplement, we can provide transfer by car or minivan to the starting locations of the tour. Please let us know about your hotel/apartment location and we will able to quote the pick-up and drop-off for you.

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

5. Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como and enjoy a cable train ride uphill. Once you’ve arrived in Brunate, start your excursion through the scenic mountainside path winding through characteristic villages. Listen to your guide tell you everything about Como and its surrounding mountains. Wander through stunning mountain landscapes and forests crossing the mountains of Blevio, Sorto, and Cazzannoro before reaching the enchanting hamlet of Monte Piatto. Take in panoramic views over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta. Head over to see the peculiar Pietra Pendula, a gigantic boulder suspended on the apex of limestone rock. Reach the small village of Piazzaga where you will have a lunch break with local freshly prepared food in a typical Baita. Continue the tour to the small village of Piazzaga and pass by the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way. Descend to the picturesque town of Torno from where you’ll be able to take one last breathtaking view over the lake before returning to Downtown Como by boat.

Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

6. Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

Como was historically Italy’s gateway to trade with Northern Europe, nestled at the southwestern tip of Lake Como. On this walking tour with art historian and Context Travel expert Laura Benitti, you’ll find out how Como’s strategic location made it into a pivotal commercial port, and see notable examples of atypical Italian architecture, with influences beyond these shores. Laura will share fascinating tales of Como’s illustrious past, from ancient Roman times to the modern era. Your tour begins at the Alessandro Volta Statue, a tribute to the inventor of the first electric battery. You’ll venture on to Como’s Cathedral at Piazza del Duomo to gaze at its wonderful Swiss-sourced marble facade, a byproduct of the region’s historic trade links. From there, you’ll learn about Tommaso Rodari, hailed as the ‘Michelangelo of Lake Como’ and his Renaissance masterpieces. Laura will let you in on the controversial history of Casa del Fascio, the Fascist Party’s headquarters during Mussolini’s regime, and its pivotal role in World War II. From the Piazza Cavour, you’ll wind around the picturesque lakefront, where you’ll take in breathtaking views of the surrounding historic villas. Your tour comes to an end at the Lake Funicular Station (Funicolare Como Brunate) where you can continue on to the hilltop town of Brunate, take a boat trip, or simply indulge in Como’s culinary delights. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to: • Learn about Tommaso Rodari, a master of the Renaissance, who worked as a sculptor and architect in Como from 1484 to 1526 • Trace Como’s origins from its Celtic roots to its prominence as a Roman settlement in the 1st century • See where public councils met during the Middle Ages, at the Broletto • Learn about Como’s silk industry, which dates back to the 1400s, and has evolved to supply fashion houses like Armani and Prada • Dive into Casa del Fascio’s reconquest by the Partisans (Italians who resisted Fascism) towards the end of the Second World War • Take in Porta Torre, a fortified tower from the 1100s, when Como’s city walls were almost completely rebuilt after their destruction by the Milanese • Learn about Como’s strategic lakeside position and how it was perfect for trade between the surrounding regions and the mountains of the Prealps • Visit Piazza San Fidele, traditionally called Grain Square, the site of Como’s forum in ancient Roman times, and the most important market and commercial square in the city for centuries This self-guided tour will help you to get a grasp of the city’s fascinating history, with plenty of time to taste good food and stroll beside the lakefront with its magnificent panorama. Join Laura as you navigate through Como’s historic squares, ancient streets, and iconic landmarks, guided by her expert insights.

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Como-Brunate funicular, Como: Our most recommended tours and activities

Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

Como: Guided City Walking Tour with Cruise Ticket

Discover the narrow pedestrian streets, historical piazzas, and ancient city walls of Como on this guided walking tour with an included boat tour. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the city. See statues, churches, and the famous villas of Lake Como.  Start at the Piazza Cavour, a modern square on the site of the ancient medieval port. Pass by the Teatro Sociale and head to Duomo Square, the political and religious center of medieval Como. See Como’s cathedral with its detailed facade, a testament to the Comacine masters of the Middle Ages. Continue to the oldest church in the historic center, the Church of San Fedele, which overlooks a small square. Visit Porta Torre, part of the ancient city walls, dating back to the twelfth century. After crossing Piazza Volta and seeing the Alessandro Volta marble statue, finish the tour at the lakefront. Take your unguided lake boat cruise when it fits your schedule. You can choose which time is suitable for you and see the towns of Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Torno, and Blevio from the turquoise waters of Lake Como. 

Public boat tour first basin of Lake Como

Public boat tour first basin of Lake Como

Navigation by public boat of Lake Como to discover in one hour tour with a circular route the localities of Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio, Torno and then return to Como. Or with the same ticket you will have the option to disembark for a free visit to the localities of Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio, Torno and continue the trip on the next ride. Possible times for the tour without stops - Timetable up to 23 June 2024 (included): 09:30 Como 09:56 Torno ride n. 314 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 09:58 Torno 10:33 Como ride n. 315 10:30 Como 10:56 Torno ride n.316 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 10:58 Torno 11:33 Como ride n.317 11:00 Como 11:32 Torno ride n.320 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 11:35 Torno 12:03 Como ride n.321 11:30 Como 11:56 Torno ride n.322 -> (you have to stay on the boat to get back) -> 11:58 Torno 12:33 Como ride n.323 And so on for the other scheduled times during the day. Once you have finished your public boat tour you will have free time for lunch in the city of Como after which you will continue with the Funicular experience for the Como-Brunate roundtrip, possibility to take beautiful panoramic photos from above with 360° views of the city and Lake Como. Funicular in service from 06:00 to 22:30 hours. Saturdays from 06:00 to 24:00 hours. Travel time 7 minutes. Every Saturday and during the summer period extended service until midnight. *On 25/12 the service will run from 08:00 to 12:00 with rides every 30 minutes Lake Como audio guide included available in 7 different languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese. *Public boat schedules may be subject to change based on Lake Como public navigation schedules.

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Trip w/ Private Driver

From Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Day Trip w/ Private Driver

This 11-hour private day trip will introduce to you the most famous lake of Italy - Lake Como, together with its remarkable villas and breathtaking panoramic views. The tour includes a luxury car with a professionally licensed English-speaking driver in a suit and reservations for one of the most important restaurants in Lake Como as well as visit of famous villas. The tour will start in your hotel - at the time you prefer, where our driver will meet you. You will start your journey in a luxury Mercedes Car (different models are available, depending on the size of your group, all brand new with with air conditioning and Wi-Fi). First of all, our professional driver will drive you directly to Como City, one of the most famous lakeside towns in Italy, where you can enjoy a lovely walk long the lake and explore the town. Como has a long history dated back even before Roman empire, was ruled by multiple Italian, German and Austrian emperors due to its strategic location. You will stop by the Duomo of Como, the last Gothic Duomo built in Italy and the most important religious site of the city. From Duomo of Como, you will continue to explore the city centers led by narrow marble streets through other important sites such as Piazza San Fedele, Via Vitani, Piazza Cavour. We will take care of all lunch reservations for you - how about Villa D’Este, one of the most famous and historical villas of Lake Como? Here you can also admire its renaissance interior design and gardens of the villa (in case you have any other preferences for the lunch, we will help to book another place). Before becoming the global symbol of luxury hospitality, since 15th century, Villa D'Este has always been the residence of the most noble Italian families. After lunch, you will enjoy a short drive along the lake to reach one of the magnificent villas of Lake Como, such as Villa Balbianello or Villa Carlotta, famous for their neoclassic design, elegant lake front symmetric gardens, sculptures, fountains and immense gardens. Only a few villas of Lake Como still remain opened to the public, so enjoy a unique opportunity to admire the prestigious life style of Italian most privileged social class in the past. After the visit of the villa, you will take a ferry ride to Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como. Here you will enjoy free time for shopping and a lovely walk among the picturesque cobblestone road of this beautiful village. After Bellagio, your private driver will accompany you back to Milan at approximately 19:00. At the end of the day, you can also decide if you prefer to come back to Milan or stay in Bellagio for dinner (extra charge for the waiting time 80€ per hour) - our private driver will accompany you back to Milan at any time you wish. This private experience can be 100% personalized depending on your preferences and it is possible to include a professional local expert guide (multiple language choice) and a ride on a beautiful private luxury boat along the lake.

The Grandeur of Como: Villa Olmo and Brunate Funicular

The Grandeur of Como: Villa Olmo and Brunate Funicular

Enjoy a walking tour discovering Italy’s silk capital, Como. Our favourite guide will disclose the history of the landmarks of the main town of the lake, where major silk producers built their factories and famous inventor Alessandro Volta was born. After strolling through the historic centre among ancient buildings and local workshops, enjoy a delicious ice cream while admiring Villa Olmo. Then, we will head to Brunate where we will take the funicular and enjoy breathtaking views over lakes and mountains below. Pickup: Vicolo Duomo, 22100 Como CO, Italy Drop-Off: Brunate - funicolare, 22034 Brunate, Province of Como, Italy With a supplement, we can provide transfer by car or minivan to the starting locations of the tour. Please let us know about your hotel/apartment location and we will able to quote the pick-up and drop-off for you.

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como and enjoy a cable train ride uphill. Once you’ve arrived in Brunate, start your excursion through the scenic mountainside path winding through characteristic villages. Listen to your guide tell you everything about Como and its surrounding mountains. Wander through stunning mountain landscapes and forests crossing the mountains of Blevio, Sorto, and Cazzannoro before reaching the enchanting hamlet of Monte Piatto. Take in panoramic views over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta. Head over to see the peculiar Pietra Pendula, a gigantic boulder suspended on the apex of limestone rock. Reach the small village of Piazzaga where you will have a lunch break with local freshly prepared food in a typical Baita. Continue the tour to the small village of Piazzaga and pass by the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way. Descend to the picturesque town of Torno from where you’ll be able to take one last breathtaking view over the lake before returning to Downtown Como by boat.

Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

Self-Guided Tour of Como and its Breathtaking Lakeside

Como was historically Italy’s gateway to trade with Northern Europe, nestled at the southwestern tip of Lake Como. On this walking tour with art historian and Context Travel expert Laura Benitti, you’ll find out how Como’s strategic location made it into a pivotal commercial port, and see notable examples of atypical Italian architecture, with influences beyond these shores. Laura will share fascinating tales of Como’s illustrious past, from ancient Roman times to the modern era. Your tour begins at the Alessandro Volta Statue, a tribute to the inventor of the first electric battery. You’ll venture on to Como’s Cathedral at Piazza del Duomo to gaze at its wonderful Swiss-sourced marble facade, a byproduct of the region’s historic trade links. From there, you’ll learn about Tommaso Rodari, hailed as the ‘Michelangelo of Lake Como’ and his Renaissance masterpieces. Laura will let you in on the controversial history of Casa del Fascio, the Fascist Party’s headquarters during Mussolini’s regime, and its pivotal role in World War II. From the Piazza Cavour, you’ll wind around the picturesque lakefront, where you’ll take in breathtaking views of the surrounding historic villas. Your tour comes to an end at the Lake Funicular Station (Funicolare Como Brunate) where you can continue on to the hilltop town of Brunate, take a boat trip, or simply indulge in Como’s culinary delights. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to: • Learn about Tommaso Rodari, a master of the Renaissance, who worked as a sculptor and architect in Como from 1484 to 1526 • Trace Como’s origins from its Celtic roots to its prominence as a Roman settlement in the 1st century • See where public councils met during the Middle Ages, at the Broletto • Learn about Como’s silk industry, which dates back to the 1400s, and has evolved to supply fashion houses like Armani and Prada • Dive into Casa del Fascio’s reconquest by the Partisans (Italians who resisted Fascism) towards the end of the Second World War • Take in Porta Torre, a fortified tower from the 1100s, when Como’s city walls were almost completely rebuilt after their destruction by the Milanese • Learn about Como’s strategic lakeside position and how it was perfect for trade between the surrounding regions and the mountains of the Prealps • Visit Piazza San Fidele, traditionally called Grain Square, the site of Como’s forum in ancient Roman times, and the most important market and commercial square in the city for centuries This self-guided tour will help you to get a grasp of the city’s fascinating history, with plenty of time to taste good food and stroll beside the lakefront with its magnificent panorama. Join Laura as you navigate through Como’s historic squares, ancient streets, and iconic landmarks, guided by her expert insights.

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