Explore with your guide the city of Como and learn how to cook a delicious local lunch with gnocchi, lake fish and a dessert
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 cooking your own local and typical lunch with the help of Ludovica, a former restaurant owner and a passionate cook that will take you into the secrets of Lake Como cuisine. We'll meet in the morning and start the tour visiting Como, a charming city with many stories to tell: you'll be fascinated with the quaint alleys and the tradition of silk weaving. At about 11, we'll reach Ludovica's tavern to start the cooking lesson experience. You'll learn how to transform the potatoes in a delicious dish of gnocchi and how to prepare fresh lake fish (whiteﬁsh, shad or perch, depending on the season). Then enjoy a well deserved lunch with the prepared dishes! After lunch, we'll return together to the city center and we'll enjoy a digestive walk by the lake. Thanks and arrivederci!
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 walking tour, around 1. 5 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
* the places listed above are ALL located in the city centre, approx. max. 15 mnts walking one from the others
3 - walk (approx. 15 minutes) to reach the cooking class location: a traditional tavern kitchen in a villa on the outskirts of Como historical centre
4 - cooking class (3 hrs, including lunch): discover how to prepare gnocchi, lake fish and a local dessert and then enjoy you well deserved lunch. Buon appetito!
5 - return to the city centre with your guide and enjoy a digestive walk by the lake
6 - end of the tour: THANKS and 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: 5 hours 30 min.
My services as your Private tour guide, including (if you wish) the visit of the Cathedral of Como. My assistance during the cooking class with "Signora" Ludovica, a former restaurant owner that will be happy to share with you her cooking secrets to prepare with your own hands the "gnocchi" (potato dumpligs), fresh lake fish and a local typical dessert, the "cutizza". The tour includes lunch with beverages (water, wine), an Italian coffee and all the ingredients.
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.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.