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Lake Como

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LuckyWithMyLot · 01/02/2022 11:25

Im heading to Lake Como this May for a family member's birthday.
I will be going with DH and toddler.
I've never been to Italy so would welcome any and all suggestions for what to do please!
I'm a culture vulture and not a foody (due to allergies).
TIA!

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LIZS · 01/02/2022 11:29

There are various villas (one featured in Star Wars! ), boat trips, small towns to visit with gelato and small beaches, Como itself is worth a trip and has a series of water jets for children to run through, a funicular up to a viewing point over the lake. Where is the wedding?

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LuckyWithMyLot · 01/02/2022 11:37

Oh, fab!

I'm so excited to go somewhere brand new, especially as we've not had a holiday in years.

It's a birthday in a private villa, I think near Melaggio (sp?).

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VaulterTech · 01/02/2022 11:57

We stayed in Belaggio and it was beautiful. Lots of boat ferries / taxis to get around from place to place, it’s a stunning area.

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MissAmbrosia · 01/02/2022 12:15

Villa del Balbienello is the one featured in Star Wars/Casino Royale. You can catch a motor boat from Lenno village which is a fab and very scenic way to arrive. Bellagio is gorgeous. There's a tourist train that runs up and down the lake from Menaggio. You can also get a bus to Lake Lugano from there.

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LIZS · 01/02/2022 12:22

The Clooney's villa is at Lenno!

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MissAmbrosia · 01/02/2022 12:37

@LIZS

The Clooney's villa is at Lenno!

That's at Laglio I think. I might have put the address in our satnav :)
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LIZS · 01/02/2022 12:54

Ah yes think you are correct! You can only view from the lake and there may be an exclusion area

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MissAmbrosia · 01/02/2022 13:01

Blush
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LuckyWithMyLot · 01/02/2022 14:29

Budget won't stretch to Bellagio (if only!) but may well head in for a cheeky cocktail

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LuckyWithMyLot · 01/02/2022 14:30

Oh, ignore me. I presumed it was a sister hotel to the Las Vegas one. As you can tell, I'm pretty useless when it comes to local knowledge.

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MrsPatrickDempsey · 01/02/2022 14:32

You can take a boat across the lake to Bellagio. It is gorgeous.

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rifling · 01/02/2022 14:38

If you have National Trust membership take it with you as you can get discounted tickets to some of the villas:
fondoambiente.it/villa-del-balbianello-eng

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gogohm · 01/02/2022 14:40

There's a motorbike museum and factory you can tour at Mandelllo, dp says it very interesting and is taking me this summer (disclaimer he rides bikes)

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