The charming city of Como is a short distance from Milan, surrounded by alpine peaks. Lake Como is the third largest lake in Italy, after the Garda and the Major. After shopping, you can set off on a two-hour lake cruise to Bellagio (except in winter), one of the most popular town around the lake. During the cruise you will be able to admire the beautiful villas overlooking the lake, including Villa d'Este di Cernobbio,a luxurious hotel surrounded by tropical gardens. Arriving in Bellagio, you will walk the streets that go up the hill from the lake, between boutiques and cafes housed in the historic palaces.