Discover the charm of Como and then have a look at it from above, reaching the top of Brunate mountain with a cableway
This tour will give you the unique opportunity of visiting the city of Como and discovering its highlights (the Cathedral, piazza Volta, via Vittani, San Fedele church and the ancient medieval walls) and then see all that you've started to know from above, together with a breathtaking view over Lake Como.
The city of Como is charming and has many stories to tell: you'll be fascinated with the quaint alleys and the tradition of silk weaving, with the history of how the electrical battery was invented here and the mystery of the two statues on the Cathedral front-side. Founded more than 2000 years ago, Como is rich in art masterpieces. After a pleasant stroll in the centre, a walk along the lake will take us to the Funicular station. We'll reach the cute village of Brunate with a short ride: only 7 minutes! Enjoy the panorama over the lake, admire the Art-Nouveau style villas and breathe the fresh and pure air of Brunate. The tour may end with a well deserved aperitivo before lunchtime or enjoying the sunset.
1 - Pick up at your hotel if in the city centre/meeting in Piazza Cavour/train station
2 - Stroll in the city centre. Depending on you, this tour, around 2 hrs, may include the following highlights: Cathedral (also inside), piazza Volta, via Vittani, piazza San Fedele, church of San Fedele (also inside), shopping streets of Como, city walls, Porta Torre, Casa del Fascio (from outside), Teatro Sociale (from outside), piazza Cavour, public gardens area with Tempio Voltiano (from outside), walk on Diga Foranea.
* the places listed above are ALL located in the city centre, approx. max. 15 mnts walking one from the others
3 - Walk (10 mnts from Piazza Cavour) to reach the Funicular station
4 - Funicular ride to Brunate (7 mnts)
5 - Stroll in Brunate to reach the panoramic spot and, if you feel like walking more, to see some of the Liberty Villas (from outside), the Campari fountain and another panoramic spot, the main church (also inside)
6 - Funicular ride back to Como, walk to piazza Cavour
7 - Arrivederci!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up in your hotel if it's located in Como centre (please let me know the address and I'll let you know), otherwise we can meet in Piazza Cavour in front of Armani store.
If you're arriving from Milan by train, I can pick you up at the train station: please feel free to ask me the infos about train lines!
Click here to see where piazza Cavour is and get the directions to get there.
End location: As well as for the pick-up, I could take you back to your hotel if it's located in Como centre, otherwise I can help you with a taxi/cab/public transportation, if you need.
Duration: 4 hours
Funicular might be closed/ not working in certain days because of strikes or unexpected maintenance works. In this unlikely case, we could reach Brunate by taxi (it'll be more expensive than the Funicular ticket, around 20-25 € one way), we can decide to take instead a public boat for a cruise on the lake or, if you're not interested, you'll get a partial refund.
In case of bad weather or if you feel tired or for any other reason, of course you can choose to finish the tour earlier!
We'll take the Funicolare cableway to reach Brunate. The rise is 496 meters/1627 feet, covered in 7 minutes. For details Click here
My services as your Private tour guide, including (if you wish) the visit of the Cathedral of Como.
If you're arriving from Milan, I can help you with timetables/ informations about the train lines and pick you up at the train station.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 EUR - Return ticket for Funicular cableway is 5.5 €, then if you wish to enjoy a drink (coffee, any drink, beer, aperitivo) in Brunate consider around 10 € total
"Funicolare" cableway ticket, 5.50 €/ person
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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We throughly enjoyed our tour with Alessandra. Communication up to when we met was excellent. She spent 4 hours showing us the historical sites of Como old city and escorted us on the funicular to Brunate. Alessandra is very likeable and her English is excellent unlike our Italian :) We cannot recommend her highly enough, our tour was definitely a highlight of our time spent in Como. Grazie Allesandra!