Golf Vacation Italy Lake Como Golf, Cooking & Wine

The Best of Italy’s Lake Como ~
Golf, Cooking & Wine

7 Nights | 5 Rounds
Travel March to October

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Day 1

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Day 2

Your Epicurean Golf Tour begins in Milan. On arrival at Milan Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation. The drive to Lake Como will take approximately 90 minutes.

Consider a private guided tour of Como later this afternoon.

In the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, 1,300 foot deep Lake Como deserves its reputation as a playground for the wealthy. Many celebrities ranging from Matthew Bellamy to Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Julian Lennon, Richard Branson, Ben Spies, and Pierina Legnani have taken residence at the lake with its many villas such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni, and Villa Carlotta and palaces. Beginning in mid-March glamorous crowds begin flocking to the towns around its midsection: Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, Varenna. The city of Como, on the lake's southwestern tip, has recently blossomed into the new place to be seen thanks to trendy new development plus its art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo (seat of Diocese of Como), the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, the Teatro Sociale, the Broletto (the city's medieval town hall) and the 20th century Casa del Fascio.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

Lake Como from the mountains above Bellagio

Medieval Cathedral of Como

Day 3

Today play La Pinetina. Founded in 1971, La Pinetina Golf Club covers 158 acres of Tradate-Appiano Gentile parkland in wonderfully unspoilt countryside. In 1982 the entire complex was purchased by the members and considerable structural and technical modernization has been carried out to bring the course to a high standard of perfection. Enjoy the wonderful panoramic views characterized by the presence of water hazards and well-kept, quick greens.

SUGGESTION - Cooking Class / Wine Tasting / Dinner: This evening you will take your first cooking class at the nearby Culinary Institute of Como where you will be welcomed by the chefs and interpreter. In Class 1, you will learn to prepare:

Egg Pasta
Bolognaise Ragout
Bechamel for Lasagne
Chicken crepinette with savoy
Short Pastry, Apple Strudel

A professional Sommelier will conduct a wine tasting with dinner.

The Culinary Institute of Como represents one of the best culinary schools in Italy preparing future chefs during a 5-year course. Attended by more than 400 students, the school has 4 cooking laboratories and 3 restaurants.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

La Pinetina Golf Club

Cooking Class at The Culinary Institute of Como


Day 4:

Today play Monticello - Red Course. Designed by Raffaele Buratti, later modified and improved by Jim Fazio, Monticello has hosted seven Italian Open championships. The setting is wonderful, with the Alps as a backdrop the 7,041 yard layout features wide, flat fairways lined by trees and strategically placed bunkers. The difficulties are clearly in view and judiciously spread in order to avoid overwhelming the average player.

View the VIDEO of Monticello #7.

SUGGESTION - Cooking Class / Wine Tasting/Dinner: This evening at the Culinary Institute you will learn to prepare:

Potato dumplings
Tomato & Basil sauce
Pesto Sauce
Milanese style escalope

A professional Sommelier will conduct a wine tasting with dinner.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

Golf Club Monticello

Cooking Class at The Culinary Institute of Como

Day 5:

Today consider a private guided tour of Milan for its culture and its shopping. of your private guide.

Milan is financially the most important city in Italy. It is the second most populous city and for many it represents the “new” Italy since the city was heavily bombed in the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt into a thriving cosmopolitan business capital. Keep in mind however it remains one of the oldest cities in Europe with more than 26 centuries of history and heritage! For a tourist, what makes Milan interesting compared to other places is that the city is more about the lifestyle of enjoying worldly pleasures: a paradise for shopping, football, opera, and nightlife. Milan is the marketplace for Italian fashion – fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs.

Sights to see begin with Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fresco, The Last Supper, painted in the 15th century in the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The Duomo of Milan is a Gothic cathedral that took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the country. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

Milan Cathedral

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan

Day 6

Today play Golf Club Menaggio

Menaggio is set in the hills beside Lake Como with magnificent views overlooking the water plus the Alps for a backdrop. It’s a short layout, barely 6,000 yards, but what this par 70 lacks in length it makes up for with terrain requiring precise play to narrow fairways and steep inclines. Be sure to visit the library considered the most precious concentration of golf publications in the world.

View the VIDEO of Lake Como and Menaggio.

After golf, consider a private guided tour of Villa Carlotta a 17th century masterpiece with beautiful gardens which adorn the property. This Baroque villa built in 1743 is known for its art, a magnificent collection that includes neoclassical sculptures by Canova and Tadolini as well as Romantic paintings like Francesco Hayez's Last Kiss of Romeo and Juliet. The botanical gardens are spectacular: 17 acres planted with more than 500 exotic species including camellia, laurel, rhododendron, papyrus, bamboo, bananas, citrus trees, and more than 150 varieties of azalea.

View the VIDEO of Villa Carlotta.

After Villa Carlotta, continue by ferry for a 10 minute crossing of the lake to Bellagio. Here you'll stroll the charming narrow streets of this enchanting village called "the pearl of the lake". Bellagio is situated at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake's two southern arms, with the Alps visible across the lake to the north. Its beautiful and strategically important position has written its history. Bellagio is situated upon the extreme cape of the region that divides the Lake Como in two bifurcations. The tourist centre occupies the extreme part of the promontory, while the numerous districts are disseminated both along the lake shores and upon the slopes of the hills.

Return by ferry to Villa Carlotta and drive back to the hotel by late afternoon.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club

Villa Carlotta on Lake Como


Day 7

Today play Golf Club Carimate which lies in the heart of Brianza, half way between Como and Milan. The club is situated on the estate surrounding a large medieval castle. It's a 6,435 yard par 71 founded in 1961 that plays through huge rhododendron bushes alternated with age-old majestic oaks. A major modernization was completed in 2007 which solidified the clubs standing as one of the best in the area.

SUGGESTION - Cooking Class / Wine Tasting / Dinner: This evening at the Culinary Institute you will learn to prepare:

Milanese style risotto
Risotto with mushrooms
Valdostana style escalope
Paradise Cake.

A professional Sommelier will conduct a wine tasting with dinner.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

Carimate Golf Club

A wine tasting with dinner

Day 8

Today play Golf Club Villa d'Este. The course lies beyond the wonderful lake of Montorfano in a splendid setting in the sunny Brianza. Designed in 1926 by Peter Gannon, Villa d'Este is one of Italy’s golf gems. The course winds its way wind through chestnut groves, birch and pine woods. It is considered one of the most varied and challenging par 69 course. A superb club-house adds the final touch to this tranquil and elegant site.

After golf, the rest of the day is free for last chance shopping in downtown Como. Consider dining tonight at Ristorante Acquadolce, one of the most beautiful restaurants on the lake.

Overnight: Villa d'Este: Superior Courtyard Room including breakfast

Villa d'Este Golf Club

Ristorante Acquadolce

Day 9

Depart Italy from Milan.

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Glass dome of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy

HOTEL Information

Grand Hotel Villa d’Este – 5-star Deluxe

Set on the shores of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este is located in one of the most important crossroads between Italy and Northern Europe. This ancient Villa, dating back to the 16th century is surrounded by 10 acres of private park and garden. The main house, built in 1568 and known as the Cardinal's building, counts 127 rooms while the trompe l'oeil masterpiece known as the Queen's Pavilion, inaugurated in 1860, has 31 rooms. In 1873 the two Villas combined into one property became Villa d'Este. The 158 guest rooms are all equipped with air conditioning, minibar, cable/satellite TV, internet access / dial-up, hairdryer and Jacuzzi. Every room is different both in size and decor and boast period furniture, oil paintings, sofas and chairs with Como silk covers, silk brocade drapes, linen sheets and walk-in closets. Some rooms have balconies or terraces.

Villa d'Este Hotel Gardens


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