Things to do in Brunate

Our most recommended things to do in Brunate

From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

1. From Milan: Lake Como and Bellagio Day Trip

Discover the third-largest lake in Italy, Como Lake, on this bus tour from Milan. Ride from Milan to the lake on a comfortable bus. Marvel at Mediterranean and Alpine scenery summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island or ride up the steep cogwheel line to visit mountainside town of Brunate in winter.  Along the shores, from Cernobbio to Gravedona and Bellagio, see wonderful villas and gardens with plenty of flowers, as well as exotic and rare plants. In Como, visit the center of the city with your guide, and explore the picturesque streets, beautiful architecture, and stunning views. Enjoy a funicular ride to Brunate village in the wintertime or head out onto the lake for a 2–hour panoramic boat cruise to Bellagio Island in the summer, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Situated where Lake Como divides into 2 branches, Como and Lecco, Bellagio offers amazing panoramas. Bellagio itself is famous for its wonderful villas, with parks, and beautiful Italian and English gardens.

From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Guided Day Trip

2. From Milan: Lake Como, Bellagio, and Varenna Guided Day Trip

Marvel at the stunning mountain scenery around Lake Como on a guided day tour from Milan. Marvel at the Mediterranean and Alpine scenery on a summer boat cruise to Bellagio Island and Varenna, or ride the steep cogwheel line to the mountainside town of Brunate in winter. Begin your journey by bus and travel directly from Milan to Como. Join your guide on a walking tour to discover Como Cathedral and other historical gems. In summer, hop on a ferry along the lake and listen to a live commentary highlighting top villas, gardens, and other sites. Disembark at Bellagio, regarded as one of the most beautiful and idyllic towns in the region, and enjoy 2 hours of free time. Relax and savor a regional meal at one of the local restaurants. Board another ferry to the colorful Varenna. Stroll through the cobblestone corridors of this picturesque village and feel the charm of its tranquil streets. Finally, board your bus back to Milan where you can sit back and take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi to share your photos of the day’s unforgettable memories.

Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

3. Lake Como: Private 3-Hour Tour with Cable Car Ride

Visit Como, a Lombardy town renowned for its lively cultural history and beautiful lake. Because of its favorable position, Como was inhabited by many different groups, including Celts and Romans, that quickly turned it into a rich medieval center. While strolling through its streets you will get the chance to encounter buildings and monuments dating back to different phases of the city's history. Meet your guide at Piazza Cavour, a beautiful square facing the lake, and then move on to Piazza Volta and Piazza Mazzini, both commercial centers during the Middle Ages and still now lively areas full of shops, bars, and restaurants. Discover all the city's major landmarks such as the imposing Como Cathedral and San Fedele Romanic Basilica. See more monuments on your way, including Porta Torre, the city's main fortified tower. Reach Brunate, a town overlooking the lake. Ride the cable car and get to the Pissarottino panoramic viewpoint to admire the stunning panorama from a unique position and see Lake Como from above.

Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

4. Lake Como: Easy Mountain Trek with Funicular & Boat Ride

Meet your guide in front of the funicular station in Downtown Como and enjoy a cable train ride uphill. Once you’ve arrived in Brunate, start your excursion through the scenic mountainside path winding through characteristic villages. Listen to your guide tell you everything about Como and its surrounding mountains. Wander through stunning mountain landscapes and forests crossing the mountains of Blevio, Sorto, and Cazzannoro before reaching the enchanting hamlet of Monte Piatto. Take in panoramic views over the lake from the church Santa Elisabetta. Head over to see the peculiar Pietra Pendula, a gigantic boulder suspended on the apex of limestone rock. Reach the small village of Piazzaga where you will have a lunch break with local freshly prepared food in a typical Baita. Continue the tour to the small village of Piazzaga and pass by the fascinating Massi Avelli along the way. Descend to the picturesque town of Torno from where you’ll be able to take one last breathtaking view over the lake before returning to Downtown Como by boat.

From Milan: Lake Como at Sunset with Boat and Walking Tour

5. From Milan: Lake Como at Sunset with Boat and Walking Tour

Uncover the magic of Lake Como this guided day trip from Milan. Relax aboard an airconditioned coach, cruise over the lake, take in the town's sights on a guided walking tour, and purchase a ticket for Brunate' s funicular for astounding views of the lake from above. Watch the sunset over the lake. Choose from two centrally-located meeting point options. Hop aboard a spacious coach and relax on the ride to Como. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the town of Como. Find out where to eat and drink in the town. Take a stroll on the waterfront promenade and admire the Gothic Como Cathedral. Ride on the funicular to the town of Brunate which overlooks Como and the lake and gives you the chance to snap some astounding pictures. Glide over the waters of lake Como on a guided boat tour aboard a private vessel. See lake side villas and admire the town from the perspective of the water. Marvel at the sunset over the lake before returning to your meeting point in Milan aboard the coach.

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What people are saying about Brunate

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Our tour guide was the best, it felt like a VIP tour since we choose language Spanish and my partner and I were the only ones. Very normal pace and got to discover the beautiful views and history of Lake Como. Definitely recommend and will go again when we get the chance to visit.

It was amazing. Guide tour was brilliant. Lots of time in each place. I didn’t feel rushed at any place. Would deffo recommend!

Fantastic tour, the tour guide was very helpful and informative, would recommend this tour!

Organized well and kept up with the numbers with many during the tourist season

Amazing experience great guide and perfect amount of free time