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EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES

Varenna, Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

8 hours
Includes food, transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

[I provide also the following tour: BERNINA SCENIC TRAIN & LAKE COMO
https://abnb.me/90ADZqQ7U2]

You take the 08:20 train from Milan to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como, from where we start the GUIDED TOUR. We enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Afterwards, continue on driving, as much as possible off the beaten track, to Valtellina, a valley in the italian Alps that begins right at the top of Lake Como. You have your lunch at a traditional restaurant (on your own, average cost € 25/30 per person) before passing through the scenic vineyards nestled in the lower part of the mountains. In the afternoon you will have the option to partake in a wine-tasting composed of wines produced in the area and accompanied with local cold cuts and delicious cheese (€ 10/15 per person). On the return back, enjoy various stops, which will provide fantastic panorama views. In the late afternoon (usually at 17:16 or 18:16) you catch your ride back to Milan.
Other things to note
You do the train ride from Milan Central Station to Varenna on Lake Como on your own. I will meet you right there. Of course I will send you all the detailed information on how to do it!

I provide also the following tour:
BERNINA SCENIC TRAIN & LAKE COMO
https://www.airbnb.it/experiences/1308213?_s
[I provide also the following tour: BERNINA SCENIC TRAIN & LAKE COMO
https://abnb.me/90ADZqQ7U2]

You take the 08:20 train from Milan to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como, from where we start the GUIDED TOUR. We enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Afterwards, continue on driving, as much as possible off the beaten track, to Valtellina, a valley in the italian Alps that begins right at…

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What's included

  • Food
    Coffee, gelato, snack
  • Transport
    Auto
From £60
/ person
Tue, 19 Jan
09:30 - 17:30
£60 per person
£60 per person
Wed, 20 Jan
09:30 - 17:30
£60 per person
£60 per person
Thu, 21 Jan
09:30 - 17:30
£60 per person
£60 per person

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 81 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I AM A LICENSED TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER.
I was born and raised in Valtellina, near Lake Como. I lived in Washington DC for about eight years where I worked for a travel agency.
My grandfather was from Lake Como, and I love my stomping ground here in the italian Alps.
I am very glad when I have the opportunity to show visitors around these places, to provide them information, to tell them stories and to share with them my emotions and passion for these areas.
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Where you'll be

We will see beautiful landscapes on the lake, stunning terraced vineyards and characteristic little villages clinged on the mountains and possible have a wine tasting!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 81 reviews.

Anna
August 2020
10 out of 10! This experience is truly amazing and unique. Luca is a friendly, enthusiastic and funny person which makes the whole trip very fun! :-) Also Luca has a deep knowledge of the region which he is happy to share. So this is a 10 out of 10 experience indeed!
10 out of 10! This experience is truly amazing and unique. Luca is a friendly, enthusiastic and funny person which makes the whole trip very fun! :-) Also Luca has a deep knowledge…
Gill
July 2020
Luca is an exceptional guide. As a local, he brings insider knowledge that makes this tour really special. We felt we gained a unique insight into life near the lake that went far beyond the usual tourist day trip. His manner is charming and unobtrusive, and we were very touched that he went the extra mile for us, stopping to buy us a homemade gelato, helping us with onward train times, extending our tour by almost two more hours because we were having such a great time. I'll be recommending this wonderful tour to everyone I know!
Luca is an exceptional guide. As a local, he brings insider knowledge that makes this tour really special. We felt we gained a unique insight into life near the lake that went far…
Mahmoud
February 2020
DO NOT MISS THIS! Literally the best day spent in Italy. Luca was just wonderful and took this whole experience to a whole other level. Got to see places to the slightest details and stories behind them. He was completely welcoming and loving and took us skiing just because we said we never tried it. It was all phenomenal and a day we wish never ended. He even checked on us when we arrived back in Milan to make sure we were fine. Thank you Luca for making us feel at home and for being a great friend.
DO NOT MISS THIS! Literally the best day spent in Italy. Luca was just wonderful and took this whole experience to a whole other level. Got to see places to the slightest details a…
Glen
February 2020
Without doubt one of my favorite experiences in Lake Como. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Luca , and we felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantastic start! The guide and tour was extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that he deserves a special thanks. Luca is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable) The atmosphere at Lake Como is so special that it really felt like home to all of us. All respect for Luca who does a great job there; a true sample of an excellent tour guide!
Without doubt one of my favorite experiences in Lake Como. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by Luca , and we felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere we had a fantast…
Richard
December 2019
Excellent time with Luca once again. I wanted to do this tour again, but this time in the winter. It was the definitely the best time to go. Luca is a friendly person with great stories to share. As well, the group vibe was spectacular. Salute
Excellent time with Luca once again. I wanted to do this tour again, but this time in the winter. It was the definitely the best time to go. Luca is a friendly person with great st…
Susan
October 2019
Our day with Luca was perfect in every way. He took us to places we could never have found on our own. His intimate knowledge of the area in which he grew up was extraordinary.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.