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of Ortelli family

We are a true italian family, "lagheè" d.o.c. (people of the lake) with some immagination and italian way of life.

Paolo Ortelli , multilingual, graduated in the Hotel school management and high tourism school, will answer to your applications and he will be pleased to give all the informations that you desire to have, to make your vacations more interesting and more comforting your stay for job to the Lake Como. "
Ask me, I speak english!"

Paolo Ortelli

... some informations regarding me:
I am an authorized tourist guide, multilingual, interpreter. I have lived abroad, I have cultural interests and I like to travel and to meet new people.
The ones planning to visit the area of the italian lake district and wanting to have more geographical, cultural and artistic knowledge of these places that are important crossroads among the north and the south of Europe
they can contact me: we will work together for a guided tour of the area."




a walk through the walled city tour allows you to admire the various artistic monuments that have made Como such an interesting city. (visit to the XIV century Cathedral, San Fedele old Medieva, Villa Olmo)


on Lake Como or in the Lugano area.


you can either begin visiting "Santa Maria degli Angeli", an old Franciscan church, with beautiful frescoes by Bernardino Luini or with a walk along via Nassa, the most "chic" shopping area in Lugano ending with a visit to the "Villa Ciani" or take a boat trip and visit the famous picture gallery "Villa Favorita" (the Baron Thyssen Bornemisza residence) with its amazing gardens.


on the first basin of Lake Como

this is a perfect opportunity to relax and admire the splendid villas from past centuries with their exquisite botanical gardens.
Villa d'Este, once property of Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales, Villa Balbianello nowadays property of the Italian National Trust, Villa Melzi, Villa Carlotta...
Visit to the typical and charming lake village of Bellagio.


the Swiss town of Ascona with its old centre of coloured houses, the italian town Stresa with the unique Boromean Islands (Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori).


Italy's second largest city, with 1,5 million inhabitants, is its undoubted economic capital and has enough points of interest to fill a sizable book by its own. No day tripper should miss the city's centre with its treasures: il Duomo, la "Galleria Vittorio Emanuele", il "Teatro alla Scala"...


world famous winter sport resort situated in the spectacular Upper Engadine Valley, visit of the town with its boutiques and world famous five star hotels. You can take a funicular and cable car and reach the top of Piz Nair 3200 from where you have a fantastic view, or you can launch at Corviglia 2400 m at Mathy's.


visit Milan famous fashion district Montenapoleone with the best italian design. Lunch at Armani new restaurant in downtown. Afternoon shopping in Outlets nearby Como or just across the Swiss italian border visit to Fox Town outlet..

Don't miss the opportunity of having a qualified tour guide with you when visiting our region. Don't hesitate to contact me for your private program.

I also do tours in German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Fam. Ortelli

Paolo Ortelli

Harbour of Menaggio


Is a town with international tourism flair. It's 30 km from Como city away and 23 km from Lugano (Switzerland). In Menaggio you will find a different selection of sport activities: sport center, tennis courts, jogging area, small harbour for boats and motorboats, Golf course with 18 holes, swimming pool with beach and it is possible to swim in the lake. In town: lake promenade and pedestrian area, for shopping you will find a large selection of shops, boutiques, supermarket. Restaurants, pizzeria, cafè and ice-cream parlors for gourmets. For daily foods, 2 supermarkets in town and many department store in the surrounding area. Thanks to its geographical position, Menaggio is an ideal departure point for walking tours or excursions by boat or by car. Switzerland is not far from Menaggio: you can easily get to Lugano in half an hour and St. Moritz in 1 hour and 45 min.
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