Lecco Morning Walking and Eating Tour
- Unique walk and eat small-group guided tour: Throw away the guidebook! Discover the real Lecco with the help of your passionate, informative local guide.
- Sampling stops: Indulge in Lecco's culinary specialties. Enjoy an antipasti of tasty "finger food," including locally made cheeses and Italian cured meats.
- Historic center: Your guide will take you off the beaten path to see the hidden charms of Lecco. Hear about its most famous citizens and delight in lake views.
About this Lake Como tour
Ah, star-crossed love! Italy's literary classic, The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni, is set in the lovely city of Lecco. You'll hear about the story's main characters (unlucky lovers, Renzo and Lucia), as you follow your guide on an engaging, sensory stroll through this non-touristy destination. You'll fall in love with the sights, smells, and flavors as you wander the nooks and crannies of this fairytale setting.
Lucky you, punctuating your tour will be stops to sample Lecco's cuisine, a trifecta of local culinary styles flavored by its magnificent geography of lake, mountains, and valley. Your guide will introduce you to local purveyors, many family-run, where you'll rub shoulders with Italians shopping for their dinners. Whilst your feet take a rest, your taste buds will go into overdrive, as you nibble waver-thin slices of prosciutto, bresaola, and mortadella, served with fresh-baked focaccia, and bite into fish from Lake Como.
Cheese devotees won't want to miss a tasting of Taleggio, a creamy, mild cheese with a pungent aroma, and Casera, a soft, strong, blue-veined cheese. You can even try the local stinky cheese, but don't say we didn't warn you! And, if the stars are in alignment, you'll sample the polpetta called Mondeghilo (translation: deep-fried mini meatball). Yum!
This is no baloney
The Italians are the Michelangelo of meat, transforming the most humble cuts into sublime charcuterie. Don't miss the prosciutto, made from the leg of the pig, dry cured and served uncooked (crudo) or cooked (cotto). Another to try: bresaola, one of the few cured meats made from beef. It is super lean, salted, spiced, and air-dried with a rich red color. And then there's mortadella, Italy's "bologna-style" cured meat. Smooth, flavorful, and studded with lard and sometimes pistachios, mortadella is not your kid's baloney.
Please make your way to Lecco (LC) - Tourist Office at Piazza XX Settembre 23 to meet our GoBe Representative.
You can get everything and anything in the larger towns such as Como, Bellagio and Menaggio, but the smaller towns can also offer you unique arts and crafts that you wouldn�t be able to get elsewhere.
Plan to walk for about 1.5 miles to participate fully but the amount of walking is at your discretion. Tour is suitable for travelers with limited mobility but is not 100% wheelchair accessible. Folding wheelchairs can be accommodated with advance notice.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Food & Wine
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 6 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult to participate in this tour.
Special Medical Restriction
We can accommodate you if your mobility is limited and you use a folding wheelchair with at least 7 days� advanced notice, providing you are not travelling solo and have someone along to assist you. Not all venues may be accessible.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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