Lake Como Getaway (MY)

Famed for the extravagant villas that line the water’s edge and the incredible views of the Italian Alps, Lake Como is nothing short of spectacular. Leave your stress behind and just say “Sì” to a secluded Italian escape on this 4-day vacation. We have arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing and daily breakfast so that your only concern is consuming as many carbs that you can. We also provide you with a Monograms Local Host®, an insider who will help you find the best secret spots, taking your vacation from average to unforgettable!

Your getaway begins the moment that you arrive at luxurious Lake Como. Your Local Host will greet you and provide you with materials to help you make the most out of your stay. The next morning, enjoy an included breakfast before heading off to see the sites that make Lake Como so special. Join a guided walking tour through the charming town, passing the historic center and the marble-clad Duomo. Then, take a relaxing boat ride on Lake Como which stops at the original Bellagio. The rest of the afternoon and the following day are yours to explore. Take the funicular to Brunate to see the best views of the lake or stay in town to shop for local silk products. Your Local Host can also offer suggestions about their favorite things to do in Como.

At Monograms, our goal is to make your travels as turn-key as possible. With hotels, sightseeing and daily breakfast coordinated for you, you are guaranteed to enjoy a hassle-free vacation. Time to sit back, relax and enjoy a scoop (or two) of gelato!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guide with useful information and city map

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes a private, guided walking tour through the charming town of Como and a short boat ride on the lake.

DAY
1
Lake Como, Italy

Benvenuto – welcome! Your Local Host is available to help you create lasting memories in this charming city.

DAY
2
Lake Como

Experience a relaxing BOAT RIDE ON LAKE COMO, which stops at the original Bellagio for exploration and lunch on your own. Later, enjoy a guided walking tour in charming Como, with its historic center and imposing, marble-clad DUOMO (included guided walking tour may take place on Sunday depending on your arrival time).

DAY
3
Lake Como

Your Local Host will have suggestions for your day at leisure such as a funicular ride to Brunate at 2,300ft. or where to shop for silk products.

DAY
4
Lake Como

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa).

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on November 12, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Lake Como

Barchetta Excelsior

Piazza Cavour 1
Como, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Overlooking Piazza Cavour, this modern 84-room hotel is just steps away from the shores of Lake Como with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. Italian and international cuisine is served in the Bistro restaurant on the ground floor where drinks and light meals can also be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace during the summer season. The American lobby bar offers the perfect place to unwind and relax with a drink.

Location & Highlights

Superbly located within the pedestrian area close to the city's historic cathedral and just a short walk away from the Brunate funicular and ferry boat pier. The city's chic boutiques are close at hand together with a great selection of bars, pizzerias, trattorias and ice-cream parlors.

Room Amenities

  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
Elegantly furnished lake view rooms are all equipped with air conditioning, bathrobes and slippers.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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Lake Como

Lake Como

Monograms provides traveler's access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Lake Como, Italy. Our Local Host will ensure that you feel comfortable and welcomed while on vacation and help you maximize your time so you can enjoy Lake Como. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Lake Como and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Lake Como insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Lake Como

Hi everyone! My name is Luisa and I'll be very happy to welcome you as my guest at Lake Como! I have a Masters degree in Political Science & History and have been working in tourism for the past 20 years. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you about the region's incredible history and art, as well as information about the marvellous lake and nearby picturesque villages. I am here to help you make your stay in Como a fantastic unforgettable adventure.

Silk Souvenirs

Silk has been part of Como’s existence for over 4,000 years, which takes us right back to the Middle Ages. Today Como provides silk for the fashion houses of Milan, Paris and New York, as well as Italy. You can buy beautiful gifts for your friends and family back home such as silk clothing, scarves, handkerchiefs, ties, upholstery, decorator fabrics and shawls.

Museo della Seta (Silk Museum)

Lake Como's aspiring silk makers still learn their trade in the Istituto Tecnico Industriale di Setificio textile technical school which is also home to the Museo della Seta. Early dyeing and printing equipment features amid displays that chart the entire fabric production process. Explanations start with the humble silkworm and how it is raised (no longer the case in Italy, which these days imports raw silk mainly from China) through the creation of bundles and reels of silk, and on to the dyeing and production of finished products.

Alessandro Volta

The lake-side Volta Temple was built in 1927. It is dedicated to Como’s native son, physicist Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), inventor of the electrical battery. Life Electric is a contemporary sculpture, also dedicated to Mr. Volta. Completed in 2015 it is located on the very end of the Diga Foranea pier.

Basilica de Sant'Abbondio

About 500m south of the city walls is the remarkable 11th-century Romanesque Basilica. Its high structure and impressive apse are decorated with a beautiful geometric relief around the outside windows, and the highlight is the extraordinary frescoes inside which depict scenes from the life of Christ. The frescoes were restored to their former glory in the 1990s. A university occupies what was once the cloister. To get a closer glimpse of the apse exterior, stroll into its grounds.

Monumento ai Caduti (Monument to the Fallen)

This monument to Italy's WWI fallen heroes is a classic example of fascist-era architecture and dates to 1931.

Passeggiata Lino Gelpi (Walking Route Lino Gelpi)

One of Como's most charming walks is the lakeside stroll west from Piazza Cavour. Passeggiata Lino Gelpi leads past the Monumento ai Caduti, past a series of mansions and villas, including Villa Saporiti and Villa Gallia , both now owned by the provincial government and closed to the public, before arriving at the garden-ringed Villa Olmo. The gardens of the Villa are open to the public.

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on November 12, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).