Lake Como is a fairytale destination in Northern Italy made famous around the world by James Bond movies and visits by Hollywood actors such as George Clooney. But beyond pop culture and fame lies a truly charming destination with beautiful lakeside towns, neoclassical villas, secret ancient pathways, and the chance to enjoy a magical sunset and stars boat tour.
Although Lake Como has a reputation for being luxurious, you don’t necessarily need to have stacks of cash to visit. There are ways for travelers to explore the attractions without breaking the bank. Activities such as wandering through the towns, sipping coffee and admiring the lake views, visiting the villas, etc. all give you a taste of Como with no heavy price tag.
Visiting on a three night trip can easily be achieved on a mid range budget where you only splash out on one or two major activities. The rest of your time can be spent soaking up the breathtaking atmosphere of Lake Como. If you are looking to spoil your special someone, there is no better way than booking the Dinner Tour with IL Medeghino Lake Como Boat Tours.
IL Medeghino’s Sunset & Stars Boat Tour
This boat tour consists of one hour on the lake to admire the sunset, two hours set aside for a quiet dinner and then one hour back on the lake for some stargazing. Lake Como is so peaceful during this time of day and you will be afforded spectacular views – both at sunset with golden hour colors and at night when the villages shine with their lights under the stars.
Another cool aspect about this tour is the opportunity to choose your favorite restaurant on the lakeshore. IL Medeghino have a few suggestions – such as Il Crotto del Misto in Lezzeno, Trattoria del Porto in Careno or La Vista in Varenna – but ultimately the choice is yours. Pick-up and drop-off points will be anywhere on the lake depending on where you are based.
Choose Between Three Beautiful Boats
The boats of IL Medeghino are stunning. They have three options: Invictus 190FX, Taxi Boat and Cranchi E26. Invictus is a speed boat which only runs in the summer. This boat brings you close to the water where you can feel the lake breeze and wind through your hair during summer. The Taxi Boat, on the other hand, is a modern version of the traditional Venetian style.
The Cranchi E26 is a boat purposely built for Lake Como conditions. It’s an ideal option for couples, families or small groups. For larger groups of up to 12 people, the Taxi Boat is the way to go. It has plenty of room, runs all year round and can even provide heating in the winter. If you are a couple looking for a romantic evening, we definitely recommend the Cranchi.
Although the Cranchi E26 is more expensive than the other boats on the Dinner Tour – just imagine surprising your partner with this incredible boat on a perfect summer’s night. There would be no better way to propose or just enjoy a special evening together in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Whatever your plans, IL Medeghino can deliver.
Why Book with IL Medeghino Boat Tours?
Getting out on the lake is a must-do when visiting Lake Como and the range of quality tours by IL Medeghino mean you will have plenty of options to choose from. If the Dinner Tour is out of your price range, you can always opt for the Two Hour Private Tour or the Sunset Aperitif Tour. Either way, hopping onboard the Cranchi will be unforgettable.
Lake Como is full of secrets and hidden gems that only locals know about. Claudio and Michele (the captains at IL Medeghino) will take care of your private charter so you have access to their local expertise and travel off the traditional tourist path. Claudio grew up in Como and spent many summer holidays on the lake. He can speak Italian, English, Spanish and French.
Where to Stay in Lake Como?
There are some wonderful little towns in Lake Como but perhaps the most seductive is Varenna. This commune is less touristy than others – and it oozes peace, tranquility and a slow pace of life. If you are looking for an affordable room with beautiful lake views check out Albergo Milano Varenna. You will love your stay at this corner of paradise on the lake.
10 More Things To Do in Lake Como
- Wander around the historic center of Como city
- Take a boat trip to Comacina Island – the only island
- Tour the restaurants and try Northern Italian cuisine
- Go hiking in the steep hills around the Val Menaggio
- Visit the neoclassical villas such as Villa del Balbianello
- Try water sports like stand-up paddle boarding or skiing
- Relax at the lake beaches and work on your summer tan
- Explore Bellagio and find some more beautiful lake views
- Hire a bicycle or e-bike and cycle through the village streets
- Book a special experience like flying on a seaplane or paragliding.