From Milan: Lakeside villas on Lake Como with ferries

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By train from Milan, you will arrive in Varenna and here you will start a self-guided tour to Villa Monastero, Villa Carlotta, and Villa Melzi d’Eril, you will reach the various villas by public boat


  • Discover the beautiful villas of Lake Como with a day tour start from Milan
  • Explore Villa Monastero in Varenna with its beautiful garden and house museum
  • The Gardens of Villa Melzi D'Eril with its promenade immersed in the green
  • The beautiful Villa Carlotta with its works of art and lush garden
  • Sail aboard the Lake Como public boat


Self-guided villas tour departing by train from Milan: Timetable from 25 March to 26 May 2024: 08:20 Departure by regional train, 2nd or 1st class from Milano Centrale station to Varenna 09:24 Arrival at Varenna station 10:00 Arrival in Varenna by own means and free visit to the Gardens of Villa Monastero 11:58 – 12:40 Transfer by public boat for Varenna – Villa Carlotta route Free time for visit Villa Carlotta 13:45 – 14:15 Transfer by public boat for Villa Carlotta – Bellagio route Free time for lunch in Bellagio After lunch free time for visit the Gardens of Villa Melzi D'Eril 16:45 – 16:58 Transfer by public boat for Bellagio – Varenna route 17:35 Departure by regional train, 2nd or 1st class from Varenna station to Milano Centrale station 18:40 Arrival at Milano Centrale station *boat timetables may undergo changes based on the public navigation schedule of Lake Como


Regional train ticket, 2nd or 1st class from Milano Centrale to Varenna and back Villa Monastero entrance ticket (house museum + botanical garden). Full day free circulation ticket for public boat transfers. Villa Carlotta entrance ticket. Villa Melzi Gardens entrance ticket. Taxes and service rates

Important Information

  • This tour has no guide or defined schedule. Follow the suggested itinerary to make the most out of your time on Lake Como Boat timetables are subject to changes The Villa Melzi D'Eril is a private property and not open to the public so you will only be able to visit the gardens

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