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Enjoy a full day trip to the beautiful Valtellina valley, pass along the lake Como and the marvellous paths of Valtellina.
Once in Varenna, meet your guide and explore this fantastic city before to get on board of a private car and start your trip to Valtellina.
Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a wine tasting in the afternoon.
Stop here and there to explore the tiny Valtellina’s historic villages and then head back to Varenna, where you can board your train back to Milan.
Optional trip extension : overnight stay in hotel, in the middle of vineyards. Following day, head to the famous resort of Bormio! Later in the afternoon you will head back to Varenna.
From Milan (Central train station) take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como right in front of Bellagio, another renowned ‘treasure’ of the lake.
Your guide will meet you upon your arrival and you will enjoy a short tour of the picturesque village. Walk through the labyrinth of typically narrow streets, some of them built over the rock and cliff right above the water, and enjoy a breathtaking view.
Then you will drive all the way up to Valtellina, which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of lake Como.
Your guide will drive as much as possible off the main roads, so that you can go through some tiny and pristine villages clinging to the mountains. You will stop for lunch (local wine included), in a traditional restaurant.
Then you will go through the scenic vineyards nestled to the lower part of the Alps. In the afternoon, enjoy a wine-tasting of some of the excellent wines, produced in the area, accompanied with local cold cuts and delicious cheese.
Afterwards you will head back stopping here and there to see fantastic panorama and nature, driving the secondary road that follow the shape of the east coast of the lake Como.
In the evening your guide will drop you off in Varenna train station so you can catch your train back to Milan!
Optional Trip extension: after the wine tasting private transfer to a nearby 4 star boutique hotel, right in the middle of the vineyards, with a gorgeous view. Relax for about an hour in the Spa with the “sauna” and “special shower”, then head to the restaurant for dinner consisting of some typical dishes!
The following day, after breakfast, your guide will drive you all the way up the “Valtellina” valley to the famous winter and summer resort of Bormio where you will take a tour of the historical downtown, go to the “shopping” street of “via Roma” and try either the natural hot spring water facilities, one of which dates back to the Roman Empire, or the skiing slopes where the World Cup downhill takes place every year!
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