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Lake Como: Food Walking Tour

Product ID: 378019
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Gain an introduction to the gastronomical wonders of Como on a guided walking tour through the charming downtown area. Taste as many typical dishes in at least five stages. Discover the true essence of Lake Como.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the very best products Como has to offer
  • Discover the city from a different perspective
  • Visit historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants
  • Try an array of traditional delicacies and drinks
Full description
Meet your friendly guide in Piazza Duomo and then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Como. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city.

During the tour, get a sense of authentic life in Como while mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Start the day off right with a traditional lunch in a historical wine shop. Settle in for a chop-board of high-quality cured meats and a lovely glass of local wine. 

Head then for some gourmet pizza, because you can't miss this pillar of Italian street food while in Como. In a delicious, historical bakery, snack on a slice of pizza like the locals do — while walking. 

Continue the walking tour with a stop for a polenta dish, the queen of the table in the Como area as well as in the whole Alpine region. Polenta here is produced by mixing corn and buckwheat flour, and is served with braised meat or cheese and melted butter.

In Valtellina dialect "sciat" means toad, but this delicacy is actually a delicious and crunchy pancakes with a cheesy center. Sample a sciat and then the delicious Nuvola cake, translating literally to "cloud."

While the shape resembles that of a large plumcake, the texture is something halfway between panettone and pandoro, but much softer — precisely like a cloud — and it is filled with apricot jam.

Alternatively, you can enjoy a delicious ice cream while walking along the romantic lakeside promenade. Conclude the tour with a coffee, because any respectable Italian lunch can only end with a tasty espresso.
Includes
  • At least five food stops
  • Local Italian and English-speaking guide
  • Water, wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Walking tour

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in Piazza Duomo, near the Cathedral

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour will last about 3.5 hours.
• The tour will requires a minimum of two people to operate and will have a maximum of 10. If the minimum number of guests is not reached, you will have the option to reschedule to another time or date.
• You will receive at least one serving at each stop as well as water, wine, beer, or soft drinks.
• Children under 5 years old can join the tour free of charge.
• Please note that the tour is always run in English and Italian.

From £76.82 per person

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Product ID: 378019