Let's meet the Como symbol, a tower overlooking the city and the lake.
Do you know why the Baradello castle has always been so loved by the locals?
It's not hard to say once you have been there: it's not far from town, you can get there by an easy walk in a protected natural area and, last but not least, there's an incredible view of the surroundings!
A nice walk, of about 40 minutes during which I'll introduce you some spot on the area, will lead us to its walls.
Built in the 5th century, right after the fall of the Roman Empire, as a city sentinel, into its stones we can literally read a piece of European history. I'll teach you how doing it and you'll find out how easy it is, once you know the trick!
Inside the tower there's a museum showing all the findings that were buried in the excavation area since the romans time.
Getting on the tower roof, climbing metal and wood stairs, we will pretend we are in ancient times, looking if the enemy is coming from the Alps, from the lake or from Milano.
In case of additional requests I'll adjust the tour according to your needs.
I'll meet you in a Como and, in about 10 minutes by public bus, we will get to the stone paved path that, in about 30/40 minutes walking, will lead us to the castle.
The visit of the ruins and of the inside of the tower, takes about one hour, but once you come out of the walls you can relax a little bit in the parade ground, overlooking the city and the lake and, when it's open, enjoy a coffee at the typical restaurant close to it (if you are interested to have lunch or dinner there (only during high season) do not hesitate to ask, I'll be happy to customize the tour for your needs).
We will then go back to a different path, where I can show you some other interesting things. In about 1 hour we will get just outside the city centre. Depending on where we decide to end the tour, we can then get a bus or just walk to the ending point.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
In case of bad weather, the tour can be modified in agreement with the customer.
With heavy rain, the tour will be canceled.
Good walking shoes with non-slip sole required.
Public transport (bus)
- Guiding Services
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EUR - There is a restaurant close to the castle, the cost for a typical lunch/dinner is about 30€ per person, but you can also have a sandwich or just a coffee.
The restaurant is not always opened, when you would like to eat there, please ask me to check in advance.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I'm a licensed guide only for the Park area. I Will not be able to guide you in town.