Have you ever seen the beautiful gardens of Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello, on Lake Como? Enjoy your day trip walking along the “Greenway of the Lake” guided by Nadia, Nature Hiking Guide licensed AIGAE, the Official Italian Association for Nature Hiking Guides.
Discover Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo,a masterpiece of the 18th century, situated opposite the Bellagio peninsula. The worldwide famous Italian botanical garden has thousand of plant species: rhododendron and azalea, pergolas with orange and camellia trees, cedars, palms, redwoods, plane trees and other exotic plants. Enjoy your walk in the nature along the “Greenway of the Lake”, an ancient connection path along medieval villages, old farmhouses and olive trees.
Visit Villa Balbianello, located near Lenno in the green peninsula of Avedo. A beautiful garden on different levels to exploit the characteristic of the promontory: in its central part the loggia, with two balconies facing east and west.
We will have lunch in a Trattoria, typical restaurant where you can taste the traditional cuisine of Lake Como.
Return by boat from Lenno to Tremezzo.
Possibility to complete your experience with a private boat trip (ask in advance for a quote).
- Hiking shoes with grip sole
- sunglasses and suncream
- jacket or sweater depending on the season
- rain jacket
- walking sticks optional
Hike duration: approx 6 hours round trip
Hike distance: roughly 8 km
Difficulty grade: E (EASY, but recommended for people in good physical shape)
Elevation difference: 200 mt.
€ 45 per person, min 2 max 15 people
Entrance to the Villas
- Villa Carlotta: €12 adults, €6 students (6-26 yrs), €10 over 65
- Villa Balbianello: ADULTS: €11 garden only, € 22 garden and villa – STUDENTS: (6-18 yrs) €6 garden only, € 12 garden and villa – FAI Members: garden free, € 4 garden and villa
Restaurant (Lunch from € 20), ask in advance for reservation.
Boat ticket: about € 2,50 with public transport, private boat on request.
Ticket entrance to Villa Monastero € 8
Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta Ticket Office 10:00a.m. (other Meeting Points on request)