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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?


    This itinerary can be further personalised for a fully made-to-measure experience and a different pick-up point can be agreed upon according to your needs!

    • Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
    • Operated Only Privately
    • Price: Upon request


    • Meeting point Varenna
    • Time of departure 9:00/9:30 AM
    • Operated everyday (except of Mon and Thu) from January to December

    Risk Free Booking

    • NO Deposit Asked
    • NO Credit Card Charge until 2 weeks prior to tour
    • Shared Tours: 72h Free Cancellation & full refund
    • Private Tours: 7 days free Cancellation & full refund
    • We carefully follow all COVID-19 rules and restrictions. We suggest all participants to bring a safety mask and to wear it if current protocols require it.

    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 included?

    • Professional English-speaking licensed guide
    • Private car for the entire duration of the tour
    • Wine tasting at a local panoramic winery
    • Entrance ticket to the Museum in Dongo

    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
    • The tour takes place with rain, hail or shine
    • The tour will start at 9:00 AM from Varenna or surroundings and at 9:30 AM from Tremezzo and surroundings 
    • This tour is in English. Other languages are available upon request, please contact us


    What is your cancellation policy?

    • SHARED TOURS 72 hours free cancellation & full refund before the tour’s date
    • PRIVATE TOURS 7 days free cancellation & full refund before the tour’s date
    • We charge your credit card approx. 15 days before the tour,  no refund will be possible if you cancel later than 72 hours (for shared tours) or 7 days (for private tours) 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

    Is the tour customizable?

    Yes! All our itineraries are a “template”, created to inspire and give options for a ready to book tour. But we love to design custom experiences for our clients. Whether you just have a special request for us or need a private, fully made-to-measure experience, let us know! We can design an itinerary just for you.

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