Thematic tours, local farmers' markets, tastings and gastronomic experiences, special menus and visits to the beautiful villas and hamlets of Lake Como.
4 & 5 11 & 12 18 & 19 November
"SloWeekend - Magic and flavours of Lake Como" is a festival created in 2022 to introduce and experience in an authentic and exciting way four charming towns of Lake Como: Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzina and Varenna.
Themed tours of the historic centers, villas and spectacular locations of Lake Como, local producers markets, tastings and food&wine experiences, special menus and discounted rates in partner hotels, for a unique and unforgettable weekend.
A new way of exploring Lake Como, made up of visits to magnificent beauties but also of meetings and exchanges with farmers, fishermen, winemakers who will be the storytellers of their territories and special guides to the discovery of local traditions.
Autumn in Varenna, woods and roasted chestnuts Saturday 4 November - at 10.00
A walk in the hills of Varenna to immerse ourselves in the woods and feel the atmosphere and the colors of autumn. Along the way we will have a delicious snack of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.
Discover the woods around Varenna
Experience the autumn colours
Taste a delicious snack
The king of Bellagio: il toc Saturday 4 November - at 14.00
A walking tour with a tour guide that will lead you to the Antica Latteria di Bellagio where, with the help of the chef Luigi Gandola, we will discover the ancient cheesemaking art in Bellagio and one of the greatest local delicacies: the toc that boasts more than 150 years of history.
In the past it was prepared only on Sundays, when families could meet. Therefore it has become the symbol of conviviality and good company.
At the end of the tour we will taste the toc prepared in the traditional way: "The magic of toc is that there is the butter but you don't grease yourself, it is hot but you don't get burnt and it is compact but it does not stick to the fingers".
Explore the hamlets of Bellagio
Know the secrets of the dairy art in Bellagio
Discover the story of the most famous delicacy from Bellagio
Taste the toc cooked in the traditional way
Lenno: a thousand-year history and immortal flavours Sunday 05 novembre - at 10.30
Walking tour among the beauties of Lenno, a town with a thousand-year history. At the end we will walk along the lakefront to the historical Albergo Lenno. There we will know more about the delicacies from Tremezzina and their production. The itinerary will end with a tasting of local food.
Discover the millenary town of Lenno
Meet the local producers
Taste some typical delicacies from Tremezzina
Flavours of Loveno: a tasting of local wine and cheese
Sunday 5 November - at 15.30
On Lake Como the vines has been cultivated for millennials and the production of cheese has always lived in the history of this area. A selection of wine and cheese led by a professional sommelier in superb location with a lakeview. A true journey through the local flavours, to discover suprising and unusual combinations.
Experience a wine and cheese tasting with a professional sommelier
Discover unusual flavours
Enjoy the view over the lake in a superb location
Varenna: the town and the craftmen
Saturday 11 November - at 10.30
A walking tour in the romantic town of Varenna, where time seems to have stopped, with Nadia, a true local guide, to discover stories and curiosities of this wonderful place.
A 3 hours experience among the alleys and the picturesque hidden corners to meet the local craftmen. At the end of the tour we will taste excellent local prducts.
Discover the romantic town of Varenna
Listen to the stories of a local guide
Taste excellent local food
Villa del Balbianello: 5 senses
Sunday 12 November - at 10.30
It is one of the most desired and visited attractions in Italy. Requested for exclusive events, celebrated for its superb beauty and its intriguing story. Thanks to SloWeekend you can visit it and taste some local products. A unique occasion to experience beauty, history and taste.
Experience Villa del Balbianello like never before
Taste some delicious local food
Visit the rooms and the gardens of the most famous Villa on Lake Como
From the lake to Villa Vigoni, between beauty and flavours
Sunday 11 November - at 14.00
Tour a Menaggio, cuore del Lago di Como, con degustazione di prodotti del territorio e visita dell’elegante e suggestiva Villa Vigoni, di solito non aperta al pubblico.
scopri angoli inesplorati di Menaggio
visita Villa Vigoni, aperta eccezionalmente per l'occasione
gusta le prelibatezze locali
The olive groves of Varenna: havest and oil tasting
Saturday 18 November - at 09.30
Walking tour among the olive trees in Varenna and Perledo, where we will experience the harvest of the olives.
Oil tasting led by a professional who will teach us the organoleptic characteristics of this excellent product.
Discover the beautiful olive groves in Varenna and Perledo
Experience the harvest of the olives
Taste the fine olive oil from Lake Como
The ancient vegtable gardens of Villa Carlotta. Walk and taste
Saturday 19 November - at 09.45
Visit the magnificent Villa Carlotta and its park, exploring certain areas normally inaccessible or little valued. End the tour with a tasting of local fresh food.
visit areas of Villa Carlotta normally inaccessible
discover gardens and the greenhouse run by "Azalea Coop"
taste local delicacies produced in the gardens of Villa Carlotta and in the sorroundings
Visit the cellar of the villa, recently opened to the public
Menaggio: walk and taste Sunday 19 November
Walking tour in Menaggio, in the heart of Lake Como, with a tasting of local products, and an exclusive visit to Villa Govone, specifically opened for this tour.
Discover hidden corners of Menaggio
Visit Villa Govone, exceptionally opened for this tour