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  • Experience crafted by locals
  • Customisable tour
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History & Wine Tour

  • Visit to the Museum dedicated to local partisans
  • Visit of the church of Santa Maria del Tiglio at Gravedona
  • Winery tour and local specialities tasting

At a glance

Did you know that Mussolini was killed a few steps from Tremezzo and the most touristic locations of Lake Como?

  • Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
  • When: March - October
  • Meeting Point: Hotel pick up

Risk Free Booking

  • NO Deposit Asked
  • NO Credit Card Charge until 2 weeks prior to tour
  • 48h Free Cancellation & full refund
  • Our guides are trained on all COVID-19 safety guidelines and have hand sanitising available for you to use
  • All participants are asked to bring a safety mask and to wear it if current protocols require it.

What's Included

  • Local, friendly English speaking licensed guide
  • Museum visit
  • Winery tour with wine and cheese tasting
  • Pick up at your hotel
Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the history of Lake Como with our History and Wine Tour.

Lake Como was the theatre of the end of Mussolini and of the highest Fascist hierarchs: the town of Dongo, located on the north-western shore of the lake, is the place where Benito Mussolini and the fascist ministers were captured on 27th April 1945. They were all taken to the Town Hall to formalize the arrest and decide about their future: the hierarchs were shot in the lakefront square the following morning. Mussolini was shot in the small town of Giulino di Mezzegra, near Tremezzo, but the story of his killing is still shrouded in mystery.

During this tour, you will meet your tour guide in Dongo to hear about the town’s history and to visit the Museum dedicated to local partisans and to the facts which took place here in the last days of the war: far from being boring, the museum is a virtual and interactive journey into the depths of one of the most controversial pages of Italian history.

Thereafter, you will drive north for a brief stop in Gravedona to admire the amazing lakefront church Santa Maria del Tiglio, and finally, you’ll arrive at a local panoramic winery where the owner will be glad to lead you to a cellar visit and a thorough tasting of their wine production, coupled with local olive oil, cheeses and cold cuts.

Before you go

What is not included?

  • Souvenirs. Our guide will be glad to point you to the best spots to buy local gifts
  • Extra food & drinks and what is not agreed upon booking must be paid separately
  • Transfer by private driver included departing from Lenno or northern location along the shore and from Varenna and northern locations along the shore. Other departure locations to be quoted as an extra.

What should I bring and know?

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please remember that bookings are made on a first come, first served basis
  • The tour takes place with rain, hail or shine
  • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us

 

What is your cancellation policy?

  • Free cancellation 48 hours or more before the tour
  • We charge your credit card approx. 15 days before the tour,  no refund will be possible if you cancel later than 2 days (48 hours) before the start of your tour
  • No refunds if you do not turn up for the tour (our tours start promptly, the guide shall not be able to linger)
  • ​If you need to reschedule your booked tour we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact us directly by email. In case we cannot meet your needs and you decide to cancel, no refund shall be given for tours that are cancelled with less than 48hours notice
  • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions policy here
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