We will sail on the first basin of Lake Como visiting the most famous villas including:
Como city – home of the famous scientist Alessandro Volta to whom the architect Daniel Libeskind in 2015 dedicated his famous monument “the life Electric”.
Villa Erba – one of the main symbols of the city of Como, once belonging to the Erba family and Luchino Visconti di Modrone, Italian director of theatre, opera and cinema. Nowadays it has been used as set of many Hollywood movies like Ocean’s 12.
Villa D’Este – historic villa of the 16th century and today one of the most famous five-star luxury hotels in the world
Villa Fontanelle – In 1977 it was bought by the Italian designer Gianni Versace, founder of the iconic fashion house Versace
Villa Oleandra – famous for having passed from the ownership of the Heinz family to the home of the well-known actor George Clooney
Isola Comacina – unique and picturesque island on Lake Como
Villa Balbiano – Historic villa built in the sixteenth century by Tolomeo Gallio. Today it is one of the most prestigious locations for exclusive weddings.
Villa la Cassinella – villa accessible only from the lake. Awarded among the 10 most exclusive residences of the world. Today owned by Richard Branson, British businessman owner of the Virgin Group brand.
Villa Balbianello – famous for being the setting of numerous movies including Casino Royale, 007 and Star Wars .
L’Orrido di Nesso – a beautiful small town characterized by a waterfall of 200 meters.
Villa Pliniana – historic villa built in 1573 and famous for having inspired during the time great scientists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Benedetto Giovio. Nowadays it became an exclusive location for weddings and events. Nowadays it became an exclusive location for weddings and events.
Villa Rocca Bruna – the building today is one of the most exclusive resorts on Lake Como, the Mandarin Hotel Oriental, once belonging to the famous opera singer Giuditta Pasta.