Lake Como

Como city and its History Exclusive Walking Tour (1 h from Milan)

Como, Italy

From $77.17

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Many visitors to Lake Como head directly to Bellagio and Villa Balbianello, but the city of Como is rich in history and culture. Take a deep dive into the city’s past during this walking tour that covers its most important highlights in just hours. Learn about the its architecture from ancient Rome through the Rationalists, with insights from your guide at every stop.
  • Learn about Como’s history and architecture while strolling through town
  • A guide to explore without the hassle of following a map
  • See highlights like the Roman city walls, cathedral, and San Fedele Church
  • Tips for local shopping and dining from your guide

What's Included

  • Live guide

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Piazza Cavour
      Piazza Cavour, 22100 Como CO, Italy

      The guide will wait for you on Piazza Cavour near the Armani Shop (house number 25)

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Teatro Sociale

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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      Lovely city. Helen was a...
      Rajasree_S, Aug 2022
      Lovely city. Helen was a good guide very helpful but her English let her down at times. I would have liked someone who could make the experience come alive for me.
      Really worth the money
      Indianna_L, Mar 2022
      Violleta was super lovely and knowledgeable. She definitely knows her history and was really personable. Would 100% recommend this tour. She also gave me amazing tips on good spots to take photos and how to go on to my next stop from there….
      Walking tour with Violetta
      Cassandra_F, Mar 2022
      Violetta was sweet but she even admitted herself that there is not much to see for two hours on a walking tour. We recommend you walk around yourself to explore the lake town and spend money on food and wine! If you do want to spend the money on a private tour, definitely go with Violetta. She is a local and well-versed in Lake Como.
      Response from Host, Mar 2022
      Dear Cassandra, Thank you for your review and that you did appreciate my knowledge and my commitment. I feel sorry, that a misunderstanding happened. In my opinion, Como is very interesting Roman-founded city full of history and represents an astonishing mix of architectural styles (Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and the modern Rationalist). Como's history is very intricate and difficult to grasp without an accurate explanation.
      Great tour and guide
      Stephen_B, Oct 2021
      Great tour, great guide - learned about the interesting progression of the building of the city and it's history.
      Como city tour perfecto!
      Kimberly_M, Sep 2021
      Violetta was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Very sweet young lady. We enjoyed her in depth historical relevant data. We really got immersed in Como city and its history and culture.
      Como Walking Tour - Sept 30 2019
      Chris_D, Oct 2019
      Violetta was a excellent tour guide. Only takes tours of 6 or less people, making communication personal - No headsets. Our tour was 4 people. Covered all Old City Como sites. My wife and I were very pleased.
      A Very Pleasant and Informative Walk
      Lorenzo_F, Jul 2019
      Violeta is a great guide. She has a true love for Como in particular and Italy in general. We felt like we were walking around this beautiful town with a friend who was showing us around rather than on a tour. She has a wealth of information, she wasn't looking at her watch and we went a bit over the two hours just because she wanted to make sure we say a lot. She even pointed out where we could buy some silk goods and get some high quality gelato. I recommend any tour she runs.
      Response from Host, Jul 2019
      Thank you, Lorenzo! I enjoyed the tour with you and I'm very happy you liked it!!! Saluti da Como :)
      Como - da gibt es noch viel zu erkunden
      Ursula_G, Nov 2022
      Sehr freundliche und interessante Führung mit viel Wissen, kurzweilig erzählt. Der Stadtrundgang vermittelte eine Übersicht über Como (Lage, spezielle Situation bezüglich Wasser, Como und Umgebung) und wir bekamen viele wertvolle Tipps (Möglichkeit vom Stadtzug ab Como ins Zentrum von Milano, beste Adresse für Gelati, usw. ).