Days Out: Trips & Tours

Palazzo Besta di Teglio
Valtellinese palace inhabited by aristocracy in 1500s. Open May to September, Tuesdays to Sundays 09:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00 and October to April, Tuesdays to Sundays 08:00-14:00. Contact Sondrio tourist office at Piazza S. Eufemia 6, 23036 Teglio (SO).
Bellagio & Lake Como Tour Guides
Private tours of Como including boat tours of the lake and walking tours of Bellagio. Tours designed to fit needs of visitor. Both guides are fully qualified and fluent in English.
Ondasplash Parco Acquatico
Water park with three pools and slides. Open everyday 10:00-19:00 until 3 September. At Via Bereguardo Localita Boscaccio, 27020 Zerbolo (PV).
Zani Viaggi
One hour coach tours of city of Milan. Last supper and the city tour available. Both tours run in the afternoon from Tuesday to Sunday. Bilingual tour guides. Also offers trips to Lakes Como, Maggiore and Garda. At Foro Bonaparte 76, 20121 Milan (MI).
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Football stadium, also known as Stadio San Siro, that is home to AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano football clubs. Museum, store and tours in English available.
Villa Melzi dEril
A villa of historical interest built for Duke Francesco Melzi dEril. Visitors are allowed entrance to the chapel, gardens and museum. Open March to October 09:00-18:00. Located at Via Melzi dEril, 26900 Bellagio (CO).
Leonardoamilano
Provider of guided tours to the Last Supper and all other Renaissance locations in Milan: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Sforza Castle, Duomo, Navigli, etc. Tours are in English and in other languages on request.
Certosa di Pavia
Monastery complex famous for its Gothic and Renaissance architecture, paintings and sculptures. Open Tuesday to Saturday from October to March and Tuesday to Sunday from April to September. Opening times are seasonal. At 27012 Certosa di Pavia (PV).
Zani Viaggi
Coach tours of the city of Bergamo with bilingual English-Italian guide. Departure from Milan Foro Bonaparte at 14:00 on Mondays. Reservation required. Bergamo office at Via Magni 2/a, 24125 Bergamo (BG).
Agenzia Viaggi Molinari Tours
Coach tour of Lake Garda, Mantua, Milan and other destinations around Italy. Trips leave Monday to Friday from Lake Garda. Head office at Piazza Wimmer 2, 25083 Gardone Riviera (BS).
Milan Segway Tour
Discover Milan with the 21st century’s incredible and fun vehicle, the trendy and ecological way of visiting the historic centre and the streets of fashion.
Mototouring srl
Organisation of motorcycle trips in Italy and abroad, transportation of motorcycles and cars and motorcycle rental service (BMW, Ducati, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Benelli) at Via del Ricordo 31, 20128 Milan (MI).
Milan Sightseeing Tours
Autostradale tours of Milan including the Duomo, gallery, Castello Sforzesco, Cenacolo, Arco della Pace, Arena and Climitero Monumentale. Tickets available online. At Via Gramsci 2, Pero (MI).
Giardino Botanico Andre Heller
Botanical gardens. Open everyday 09:00-19:00 from March to October. Organise special events in summer. At Via Roma 2, Gardone Riviera (BS).
Lake Como
One of Lombardys lakes where visitors can enjoy a variety of water sports or explore the surrounding natural areas on bike, foot or horse. Further information available from tourist information offices. One is located at Piazza Cavour 17, 22100 Como.
Duomo Autonoleggi
Bus, minibus and coach rental from 8 to 16 seats and 30 to 52 seats. Airport transfers to and from Malpensa, Linate and to Milan and the various hotels. Also city tours in Milan. At via Valle DAosta, 2 - 20092 Cinisello Balsamo (MI)
Parco del Lura
Natural park in province of Como. Various points of interest including Lake Rosoré for fishing, the bee museum, Cascina Tre Grazie, Il Gesio chapel and Roccolo di Cermenate.
Savior Service
Taxis and minibuses for hire with driver. Transfers to Malpensa or Linate airport, rail transfers and limousine hire available. Also offer day tours, including trip to Lake Como. At Via M.te Rosa, 20025 Legnano (MI).
Cook On The Lake - Francesca Settimi
Cooking classes on Lake Maggiore including history and culture about Italian food and regional recipes. Lessons available in English or French and are for small groups. Lunch, drinks and a recipe booklet included.
Basilica of San Giacomo
Completed in 1125, this basilica is an example of Roman-Lombard. Inside mosaics, an ancient cross and a wooden sculpture of Christ are displayed. Located in the historical area of Bellagio.
Husky Village
Centre that arrange summer and winter excursions with huskies. At Strada Decauville, 23030 Valdidentro (SO).
Cellar Tours
Private chauffeur wine tours of Franciacorta and Bergamo. Price includes two wine visiting with tastings, walking tour and light brunch. Minimum 2 guests. Company located in Madrid, Spain.
Azienda Agricola Manestrini
This family-run, olive oil mill is based on the banks of Lake Garda. The mill is open for visits and oil tasting and also sells a range of regional produce preserved in oil. At Via Avanzi Nr 11, 25080 Soiano Del Lago (BS).
Tour of Lake Como
Autrostadale and Milan IAT initiative, this tour visits the historical centre of Como and includes a boat cruise of the lake. Departs 09:30 from Piazza Duomo, Milan. Tickets also available online. Contact IAT at Via Marconi 1, Milan (MI)
Stef Smulders
Free City travel guide for Milan and surroundings with over 450 articles and 4000 pictures of sights, attractions, churches, monuments, museums, shops, bars, restaurants etc in Milan and other cities.
Villa Carlotta
Historical villa and botanical garden with over 150 species of plant, statues and fountains. There is also an agricultural museum. Open for fortnight in March, all of October and September. Guided tours available. Located at Via Regina 2, 22019 Tremezzo
Lake Iseo
Situated in Bergamo, this lake is recognised for its natural beauty and leisure facilities. There are many attractions in the area that can be reached on foot. Bergamo APT has further information on trips to lake Iseo. Office at Piazzale Marconi, 24065 B
Tourist Tram
Tours around Milan on a 1920s tram. Operates a hop on - hop off system. Commentary in different languages on tape. Online tickets available from Milan IAT. Contact Autostradale at Via Gramsci 2, 20016 Pero (MI).
Museo delle Api
Museum exploring the nature and life of bees. Open the last Sunday of the month 09:30-11:30. At Via Menegardo 32, 22700 Bregnano (CO).
Margno Jungle Raider Park
Two aerial assault courses. Caters for schools, group, corporate events and birthdays. Seasonal opening times displayed on website. At Pian delle Betulle, Margno (LC).
Civenna Jungle Raider Park
Four suspended assault courses. Cater for parties. Open weekends 10:00-19:00 in March, April and October and everyday 10:00-19:30 in May, June, July, August and September. Park will open other times if booked. At Piano Rancio, 22030 Civernna (CO).
Campeggio San Francesco
Top-end camp site with mobile homes for rent. Excursions to places of local interest organised. Dogs allowed. With swimming pool and mini market. At Strada Vicolo San Francesco, 25015 Desenzano del Garda (BS).
Le Baccanti
Specialising in first-class luxury wine and culinary travel to Italy. Operates in Piedmont. Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia, Tuscany, Latium, Campania and Sicily. For private clients and corporate groups.
Centro Guide Turistiche di Milano
Professional tourist guides offering standard Milan city, special and museum tours. Also tours to Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi and Pavia. Guides speak many languages. At Centro Guide Turistiche Milano, Via Marconi 1, 10123 Milan (MI).
Villaggio Crespi dAdda
The perfect workers village, this is a site of historical interest that is still inhabited. Guided visits are available and can be reserved via email or fax. Accessible by car, ATM bus, bicycle or on foot. Office at Piazzale Vittorio Veneto 1, 24060 Brus
Museum of Navigation Instruments
Exhibition of over 200 navigational instruments including solar clocks, telescopes and brass planetarium. Open in summer season 10:00-13:00 and in the afternoon by appointment. At Piazza Don Miotti, 22020 San Giovanni di Bellagio (CO).
Milan & More
City travel guide for Milan and surroundings with articles and pictures of sights, attractions, churches, monuments, museums, shops, bars and restaurants in Milan.
Lodi Splash
Water park with numerous rides and a baby island. Open every day 10:00-19:00 (1 June until 3 September). At P.le Donatori del sangue, 26838 Cornegliano Laudese (LO).

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