The North of the Lake
4 hour itinerary
1st stop – Bellano and Dervio
Start from our private pier closet in Varenna and head north. Reach Bellano first, a town renown for its “Orrido” (a deep ravine), then Dervio, Lake Como sailing capital city.
Be ready to fight your way through many many sails!
2nd stop – Piona Abbey
Keep cruising north and find the Olgiasca peninsula. Here stands proud the Piona Abbey, a medieval monastery founded by the Cistercian Brotherhood.
The Abbey changed many times its appearance, but still to this day it’s one of the very few examples of the medieval Cisalpine architecture.
3rd stop – Gera Lario and Mount Legnone
Just after Piona there’s the wide Gera Lario bay, windsurfers’ and kitesurfers’ paradise. Maneuver carefully your rental boat here, safety first!
The bay area is ruled by an ancient mountain, Mount Legnone. Its 2.600 meters (7.800 ft) crown it the king of the North, overlooking the alpine passes between Italy and Switzerland.
4th stop – Menaggio and Villa La Gaeta
Now it’s time to head South again, on the opposide side of the shore. Pass by the small hamlets of Domaso and Dongo till you reach Villa La Gaeta, a Liberty style XIX century masterpiece.
Stop for a while in front of Menaggio, Mount Grona’s town, then cross the lake towards Varenna.
Last stop – Varenna
You’re almost at the end of your trip. Take your time while cruising in front of Villa Monastero’s colourful gardens, and remember, you can visit them later on by foot.
When you’re ready to come back, head towards our private pier: we’ll be there to help your landing.