First basin by boat
THE FIRST BASIN OF THE LAKE BY BOAT
The local navigation service offers a cruise around the first basin of the Lake with stops at Cernobbio, Blevio, Moltrasio, Carate Urio and returns to Como (by Navigazione del Lago di Como). While cruising along the lake shores, you can admire Villa d'Este, Villa Pizzo (former seat of the Archduke Ranieri), the former Cambiaghi Villas, Villa le Rose, Villa Passalacqua (designed by Felice Soave), the beach at Moltrasio and the Oratory of San Rocco, the jetty. Near the jetty you will see the famous Villa Scalfi, where Vincenzo Bellini composed "La Straniera", then the tiny harbour with the seat of the Rowing Club, the Castle at Urio with its magnificent gardens, the Romanesque bell tower of the Church of Saints Quirico and Giovita, Villa Fuoco (now Villa Baragiola Carcano) - once the home of Sofia Fuoco, a famous ballerina; Villa Ripiego, former home of Count Trivulzio (now of Viganotti Giusti). The tour ends at the small port of Carate, where you can see one of the few transport boats still exhisting on the Lake.