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Varenna Villa Monastero on the Como Lake

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Experience hosted by Cristina Maria Rita

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meeting in Varenna (Lc) in via Imbarcadero, in front of the ticket office. From the landing stage we follow a flat pedestrian path, overlooking the lake, called "Passerella degli Innamorati" ( Love walk ) to reach the magnificent villa Monastero. It will be an opportunity, through a guided nature walk, to discover the water ecosystem with its many inhabitants, including grebes, coots, swans and ducks. Visit of the characteristic historical center of Varenna with its ancient churches and its picturesque alleys. Our naturalistic walk continues along the path called "Greenway of the Patriarchs" to discover other secrets of nature; we will pass by the famous English cemetery and the source of the Fiumelatte stream, to discover the strange and mysterious geological phenomenon studied by Leonardo da Vinci. Guided tour of the gardens of Villa Monastero.
Meeting in Varenna (Lc) in via Imbarcadero, in front of the ticket office. From the landing stage we follow a flat pedestrian path, overlooking the lake, called "Passerella degli Innamorati" ( Love walk ) to reach the magnificent villa Monastero. It will be an opportunity, through a guided nature walk, to discover the water ecosystem with its many inhabitants, including grebes, coots, swans and ducks. Visit of the characteristic historical center…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Informative material
From ₹20,724
/ person
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Meet your host, Cristina Maria Rita

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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You will enjoy the emotion discovering nature, fauna, flora and geology with me. I have a degree in Natural Sciences and I'm a AIGAE Hiking and Environmental Guide for many years. I was the first woman to become Gamekeeper in Italy and I have done this work in the Orobie Alps for about twenty years. Thanks to this unique experience, in my work as a naturalistic guide I'm able to convey to the public my most profound emotions born on the paths of nature, with guided itineraries that allow you to discover those secrets of the natural kingdom that are not found on books, nor can you to imagine.
You will enjoy the emotion discovering nature, fauna, flora and geology with me. I have a degree in Natural Sciences and I'm a AIGAE Hiking and Environmental Guide for many years. I was the first woman to become Gamekeeper in Italy and I have done this work in the Orobie Alps for about twenty years. Thanks to this unique experience, in my work as a naturalistic guide I'm able to convey to the public my most profound emotions born on the paths of nature, with guided itineraries that allow you to…
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Where you'll be

Varenna, walk along the "Passeggiata degli innamorati" ( walk of lovers ) e tour in the historical center. 1 hour
Fiumelatte, walk along the the "Patriarch's Greenway path" to reach the English cemetery and the misterious spring of the river Fiumelatte, 2 hours
Free time for lunch, 1 hours
Then we visit the Villa Monastero in Varenna, 2 hours

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

It's a guided tour with detailed naturalistic historical explanations by an expert and qualified guide.
All local taxes are included.
Villa Monastero entry ticket not included ( € 9 each )

What to bring

It is required trekking shoes and clothing suitable for the season

lunch : packed lunch or in a local restaurant