Tour Program for ISFC & ISoFT ‘15 Delegates
We are pleased to offer you a few different thematic itineraries that will make your stay more pleasant and unforgettable.

Discover the world of Italian excellence and lifestyle!



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Como: City of art – 2/3 hours (from 10 am)
(This tour is already included in the Accompanying Person Fee)

Como, the lake’s capital town surrounded by hills and mountains, lies on the tip of the south western branch.
You will spend the morning visiting monuments from different historical periods. This itinerary includes the medieval walls surrounding the historic centre. As we stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, we can admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches, Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo (with its charming old Town Hall building and its characteristic bell tower). The highlight of the tour is a visit to the superb 600-year old Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral is the masterpiece of modern Rationalist art, “Palazzo Terragni”.

Cost: € 23,00 per person     Available on Monday 24th

Como: The city outside the walls – 2/3 hours
(This tour is already included in the Accompanying Person Fee)outside

With this itinerary, you will have a chance to see both the part of the city which lies outside the medieval walls built from the 19th century and Como’s Neoclassical villas.
The tour starts from Piazza Cavour. You will visit the so-called “Voltian Temple” which houses a small museum dedicated to Como’s most illustrious citizen, Alessandro Volta, the great scientist who invented the battery.
Further on, we will see the modern recreational area of Como with its Rationalist style buildings. We will walk along the lakeside promenade past the many magnificent neoclassical villas. The tour will end at Villa Olmo, where you can visit its ornate garden and enjoy the magnificent view of the lake and town.

Cost: € 25,00 per person     Available on Tuesday 25th

Como: the silk city - 1/2 hours (from 3 pm)

silkComo has been one of the most important towns for silk manufacturing for many centuries and to this very day, Como’s silk is still considered to be amongst the best for quality: the world’s leading fashion designers buy their silk here.
This itinerary includes a visit to the Silk Museum where you will be fascinated by the old machinery from bygone times such as the hand-looms.
Learn about the various steps of silk production from the breeding of silk worms to the processes of weaving, dyeing, and printing and completion of the finished product. You will also have free time to visit the silk store to purchase goods.

Cost: € 25,00 per person     Available on Tuesday 25th

comomlakeComo: Lake cruise – Full day Tour (from 10 am to 5 pm)

Depart from Como at around 10am by public boat for a ride along the south western branch of the lake until the beautiful central area.
During the two-hour cruise, your guide will show you all the various places of interest.
You will arrive at Tremezzo where you will visit Villa Carlotta and its splendid garden containing more than 500 different plants. Inside the villa there are many interesting sculptures and paintings realized by the most important artists of the Neoclassical period.
You will have free time for lunch (lunch not included). Then you will be transferred to Bellagio by public boat where you will visit the “Borgo”, the town’s historic centre and have free time for shopping. Return to Como by public boat.

Cost: € 65,00 per person     Available on Wednesday 26th

Milan and its history - Half day tour (from 8.30 to 1.30 pm, transfers included)duomomilano

A private shuttle will take you from Como to Milan for a classical tour of Milan to discover its most famous monuments, with the support of a professional guide.
The tour will start at Duomo square where you will visit the Cathedral. Then you will go towards Sforza Castle, walking through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, stopping at La Scala square, to see the famous theatre. Finally you will admire the famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci: The Last Supper. At the end of the tour the private shuttle will take you back to Como.

N.B. As it is not possible to book the tickets for The Last Supper too in advance, in case they won’t be available, we will organize an alternative activity of a similar prestige.

Cost: € 70,00 per person     Available on Wednesday 26th

shoppingMilan fashion tour - Half day tour (from 8.30 to 1.30 pm, transfers included)

Milan is universally identified as the capital of fashion. For this reason, we propose you a walk along the Fashion Quarter: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Corso Venezia. You will be accompanied by a personal shopper, who will give you advices for your shopping.
Depending on your needs, the personal shopper can also take you to the Rinascente Store or along Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
A private shuttle will take you from Como to Milan and back.

Cost: € 75,00 per person     Available on Thursday 27th

San Siro Museum – Half day tourmeazza

A private shuttle will take you from Como to Milan to discover the legendary stadium Giuseppe Meazza in San Siro and realize the dream of crossing the same areas trampled by the greatest champions in the history of Football.
Supported by a specialized Museum guide, you will retrace the real route of the football players, passing from the mixed zone to the locker rooms of both teams. Subsequently you will pass through the famous tunnel entrance to the field, at the end of which you will get the most exciting and magical view of the “Scala del Calcio”.
Once you leave the pitch you can take a rest in the stands, including the stand of honor and enjoying an additional view of the stadium, accompanied by an interesting historical and structural description.
The Museum’s exhibition shows the history of A.c. Milan and F.c. Internazionale, through a series of memorabilia, trophies and authentic items, retracing chronologically some representative moments, challenges and successes that during 100 years of football have made the Milanese clubs among the most famous and titled ever. At the end of the visit the private shuttle will take you back to Como.

Cost: € 70,00 per person     Available on Thursday 27th


Registered participants will receive full programs in due time.

All the above tours require a minimum of 10 participants in order to take place.

In case of cancellation by the Organization of the chosen tour/s, participants already registered will be refunded in full.
In case of cancellation by the participants after the 15th July, no refund will be provided.

Prices are VAT included.


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Please consider that tours and excursions cannot be booked on site.


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