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northern ITALY

LUCAfromITALY is a specialist tour operator providing tours in the following parts of the Northern ITALY: Lake Como, Swiss Alps and Milan! 

13 Hours

Bernina Scenic Train ride on the Swiss Alps

The stunning Swiss Alps from the Bernina Train

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12 Hours

Lake Como Beautiful Landscapes

The beauty of Lake Como and the nearby off-the-beaten-path area

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3-6 Hours

Highlights walking tour of Milan

The wonderful city of Milan

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10-12 Hours

Wine Tour with the Alps in the background

Tasting of local wines in different wineries

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8-10 Hours

Snow in the Alps

The snow of the Italian Alps

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Buongiorno!

We can’t wait to show you around!

About us

LUCAfromITALY is made up of a team of friendly, professional guides and drivers. On our tours we show visitors around the places where we grew up, telling stories of the areas and cultures with which we are familiar and sharing our knowledge of those special spots. We aim also to introduce you, when possible, to some “real” local life. Company founder Luca Martinelli was born and raised in the region of Lake Como. His passion and curiosity for travel and culture brought him to study and work in the tourism field in the United States as well. Luca himself is a licensed driver and guide and has been hosting excursions in his region since 2014. Tours are limited to small groups (maximum about sixteen), and we do our best to provide unhurried, off-the-beaten-path, authentic excursions. Our slogan is “not a guide but your friend!” Benvenuti in Italia!

Excellent
Based on 208 reviews
Allen E
Allen E
2022-11-28
One of our best excursions ever! Just WOW! This ranks as one of our best excursions ever. The countryside is AMAZING, the wine and food delicious, and the tour guides professional, fun, and engaging. Luca and Sylvia handled everything from door-to-door. Luca kept in touch with us before the trip, providing detailed instructions (and a picture) of where and whom to meet in the train station. Our guide, Silvia, met us on the train, and Luca met us at our first stop to take another group on a tour and say hello. Silvia spoke excellent English, was vivacious, very knowledgeable about the region, and just a lot of fun to spend the day with. She took us to her favorite, off-the-beaten path panoramic views (GORGEOUS). The food and wine that she introduced us to were fantastic. She also handled two transportation problems along the way with professionalism and grace, not impacting our itinerary at all. Thank you Luca and Silvia for a day that we'll never forget and an exceptionally well-run tour.
Mike C
Mike C
2022-11-22
Fantastic Lake Como and Alps Experience This was an awesome tour! We went in late November so got to experience snow up in the Alps and St. Moritz. Lake Como and all the stops on the tour were fantastic. Luca was knowledgeable and communicated well. He really cared about making sure the experience was enjoyable and everything we could have expected. The transport from Milan was perfect and we couldn’t be happier with the entire experience! I definitely recommend this tour.
Sunshine519814
Sunshine519814
2022-11-14
fabulous! What I loved was that the tour was small group which alowed us more personal attention. Luca and Manuela were terrific guides with lots of interesting information, friendly, and spoke great english. we were met at Milano Centrale train station by Manuela to start our journey which was great as the station is a bit intimidating. She got us on the correct train and away we went for the first leg of the trip. we then transferred to an extremely spacious and comfortable van. we stopped at a lovely winery for a tour, tasting and nibbles and onto the departure point for the Bernina Express. Great trip through the Alps! Beautiful! the upside to traveling low season is that the 5 of us on the group had the entire car to ourselves so we could move from side to side to take photos through openable windows. we were met at a station by the driver, went into St Moritz for a little walking around and then returned to Milan by regular train.
There was just a little difference in price between this small group, personal tour and the cattle bus (50+ people) tours and the little extra is really worth it. As I wrote previously, Luca and Manuela were great guides, personable and intelligent. you could tell they really love sharing thier knowledge and making this tour relevant to you.
andymom618
andymom618
2022-10-21
Fabulous Trip! Truly a wonderful experience! Paolo could not have been a more terrific and knowledgeable guide. She went out of her way to make sure we all had a good time. Day was well planned and of course the Bernina train ride was spectacular. We were advised in advance that it would be a long day and required some walking which was helpful. Chose this particular trip because the # of people is limited. Would highly recommend. Thank you Paolo and Luca.
Marie
Marie
2022-10-17
Amazing Our day with Luca was wonderful. My friend and i had an amazing time exploring Milan and St Moritz.the train rode OMG!!! So many beautiful lakes in the mountains. Just WOW!!Luca was very friendly, funny, respectful and very thorough with the details of the tour. If i could grade above 5 star i would. From the meeting point, he was no longer our tour guide,he became our friend.
Amazing time,Delicious food and wine. Great spots for pictures, beautiful waterfall,detailed history of mansions, towns, cathedrals etc…
You cant go wrong with this tour. I will book it again if i am ever in the Milan area in the future with a special request for Luca.
GenGen520
GenGen520
2022-10-16
Fun and good memorable tour This was my 2nd trips with Luca, he is a very knowledgeable & professional guide with fluent English speaking, fun and a good entertainer. We all are really had lots of laughter from the beginning till end of the tour.
Lily N
Lily N
2022-10-10
The best tour I have been on Luca's tour is in my top 3 travel experiences. It was so much fun, Luca made everyone feel comfortable and seen. He knew lovely spots and the tour is really nicely put together. It was nice
that it wasn't the kind of tour where you just follow
the guide around in a group like in school, you get
to look around on your own a little bit too. Driving
around in the car feels like a roadtrip with friends,
loved it!
Michael T
Michael T
2022-10-08
Informative, fun, delicious, insider adventure to Como area Mara had great inside knowledge to the surrounding area with regards to history, food, culture and geography. Went with two other couples, and we all had big smiles and full belly’s from start to finish.
Amy M
Amy M
2022-10-02
Excellent adventure! Luca and Giulia were the key to making this an excellent adventure! Luca was so helpful in our planning as we worked through the details of our trip. We were able to join this tour in Varenna with our luggage, and travel with the tour group to St. Moritz. We stayed for two nights on our own, and joined to the tour (different group) at the end of the second day in St. Moritz to travel back to Milan. What a great way to spend some time in St. Moritz without the hassle of traveling on our own. Giulia was a fantastic and friendly guide. She was friendly and informative as a guide, and personally made sure that our transition was smooth. Highly recommend!
idomarathons
idomarathons
2022-09-19
Bus tour of the Swiss Alps Our tour was awesome! I want to thank Guilia for being so nice and friendly. She was the best! She did such a good job! I would strongly recommend her.