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VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO AND SACRO MONTE IN OSSUCCIO along the Greenway

BALBIANELLO Villa and UNESCO SACRO MONTE in Ossuccio along LAKE COMO GREENWAY

Where
Villa del Balbianello
Availability
On request - tailor made (NOT on Mondays and Wednesdays)
Duration/Length
7 hours
Costs
Starting from
90 €
Contacts
+039 347 0405703
pastacaldi.sabrina@gmail.com

An interesting itinerary rich in  architectural and natural beauties : Villa Del Balbianello, the most beautiful villa on Lake Como, hidden on the tip of Làvedo hill, where invaluable treasures are kept, and   Sacro Monte in Ossuccio, along the Holy Cross path and Lake Como Greenway, to discover a Unesco treasure.

Itinerary can be arranged to visit only Villa del Balbianello and its gardens (not including the hiking to Scro Monte); rooms can be visited only on request and according to availability. Please contact the guide for more.

An itinerary leading us to discover Tremezzina, an historic region on Lake Como also known as “oil bowl”, owing to the presence of a great number of olive trees plantations enjoying a unique microclimate.
Partly along cobblestone paths and partly along paths among olive groves, we will reach  Madonna del Soccorso Santuary and its chapels, telling us about the history of Jesus carrying its Holy Cross; Comacina island and its history; fishing villages hiding among important and rich villas; and last but not least Villa del Balbianello gardens. Rooms guided visit on request and according to availability.
Villa del Balbianello has been the set for a great number of movies among which Star Wars , and it was the house of one of the most important explorers and travellers in Italy, Guido Monzino. Nowadays, it can be considered a museum where you can admire the invaluable collections Monziono collected during his short but rich life.

Packed lunch or in a bar along the way

 

FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME  

Meeting point in Lenno in the morning;

Excursion along Lake Como Greenway, including Villa del Balbianello visit.

Packed lunch or in a bar.  

Back to Lenno in the afternoon

 

Programme, duration and activities may vary according to your requirements.

 


Costs

Starting from 90 €

Includes

Hiking Guide fee  or Tour leader fee depending on your request; liability insurance.

Injury insurance for participants is NOT included.

 


Exclusions and Extra costs

Garden entrance 13 euros/pax; lunch; transports.


Notes

Year round, on request (NOT on Mondays and Wedesdays); individuals and groups up to 20 people. Italian, English and Franch spoken. MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE 

The Guide can cancel/modify the excursion in case of bad weather conditions to guarantee safety for participants. 

Injury insurance for participants is NOT included.

Excursion suitable for adults and teens in good health and physical fitting conditions. Excursion is not suitable for people suffering from heart, respiratory, postural diseases or being overweight; not suitable to people just having been surged; please, inform the guide about any disease worth to be communicated and which could affect the excursion.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Difference in elevation: 886 feet   Length: 5.6 miles     

EQUIPMENTS AND CLOTHES

Hiking, comfortable shoes with gripping soles. Backpack for food and water supplies; packed lunch or at the bar.

Dress in layers according to the season.


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