BEST OF ITALIAN LAKES with extension to Venice or Tuscany -

BEST OF ITALIAN LAKES with extension to Venice or Tuscany

1° day MILAN – LAKE MAGGIORE

Arrive in Milan and meet with your English speaking assistant. Milan is the second largest city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy Region. Panoramic tour of this amazing city which combines art, fashion, style and finance. See the Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (called Milan’s lounge), the Scala Opera House and the amazing Castello
Sforzesco, once home of the Sforza family, and *“The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, in the church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Lunch at your leisure. In the late afternoon, transfer to Lake Maggiore. Arrival in the region of Stresa. Hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight.

*Leonardo’s Da Vinci Last Supper in the church Santa Maria delle Grazie is on request.
Advance reservation required.  
 

2° day LAKE MAGGIORE

Hotel breakfast and depart from the Stresa Pier to the Borromean Islands, a group of three small islands and two islets. The islands are a major local tourist attraction for their picturesque setting. Visit Isola Bella island with the Borromeo Palace and its beautiful botanical garden. Then Isola dei Pescatori with its lovely landscape. Lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon, continue navigation to the Isola Madre renowned for the refined botanical collections. Evening return to Stresa. Dinner and overnight.

3° day LAKE MAGGIORE - LAKE COMO

Hotel breakfast and leave for Lake Como, the third largest lake in Italy, after Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore. Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times and a very popular tourist attraction with many artistic and cultural gems. Many VIP’s have their homes on the shores of Lake Como which is widely regarded as one of the most romantic lakes in Europe. It has many villas and palaces. One of them is Villa Carlota. Meet the guide for the tour of Villa Carlotta, a neoclassical Museum with magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces. Cross the lake by boat and arrive in a world known Bellagio, called “the pearl of the lake”, setting of many famous movies. Guided tour of Bellagio and then free time for lunch at your leisure. Afternoon check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

4° day LAKE COMO – LAKE ISEO – FRANCIACORTA – LAKE GARDA

Hotel breakfast and depart towards Lake Iseo (cca 2,5 hours). Lake Iseo, also known as Sebino, is a small jewel of the Italian territory surrounded by the magnificent setting of the mountains and valleys of the provinces of Brescia and Bergamo. Visit to the Monte Isola, the biggest European Lake Island with a total area of 12.8 sq km (4.9 sq mi). The area of Lake Iseo is a part of famous wine region Franciacorta. Lunch at your leisure. Experience a wine tasting and learn about the wine making process from the owners of the vineyards. Afternoon drive to the southern part of Lake Garda. Arrival to Desenzano-Manerba area. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

5° day LAKE GARDA

Hotel breakfast and meet the guide to start your full day excursion around the lake. Start by driving to Sirmione, located on the south coast, a particularly popular destination, home to the Virgilio & Catullo Spa Complexes, as well as numerous restaurants, bars, hotels, fashion stores. The picturesque Scaliger Castle dates from the 13th century.
The Roman poet Catullus had a villa here. Visitors can see an ancient Roman Spa named “Grotte di Catullo”. Cross by boat to the other side and visit Salò, Gardone, Toscolano Maderno, Limone, Torri and Riva Del Garda. Free time for the lunch. Afternoon return to Desenzano along the spectacular and panoramic Gardesana Road. Dinner and overnight.
 

6° day LAKE GARDA – VERONA – MILAN

Hotel breakfast and depart towards Verona, best known as the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. You can visit the Juliet’s balcony, tomb and museum as well as Castelvecchio, Gavi Arch, Borsari Gate, Pietra Bridge and the Roman Arena di Verona, where the concerts and plays are still held regularly. Time at disposal for exploring the city on your own or to do some shopping. Lunch at your leisure. Afternoon drive to Milan. Hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight.

7° day MILAN

Hotel breakfast. Start the guided city tour of this amazing city which combines creativity, style and elegance. Milan is also financial center of Northern Italy. See the Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (called Milan’s lounge), the Scala opera House and the amazing Castello Sforzesco castle, once home of the Sforza family who ruled Milan for almost a century and The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, in Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie. Lunch at your leisure. Time at disposal to personally explore Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, where all the great designers’ boutiques are located. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

8° day MILAN*

Hotel breakfast. Transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back or continue to Venice or Tuscany.

9° day MILAN - VENICE

EXTENSION VENICE
Hotel breakfast and leave for Venice. Start the guided tour of this city, considered one of the most beautiful in the whole world. Sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, it is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, which stretches along the shoreline, between the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its spectacular architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. You will get the chance to see: St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs that connected the Palace to the prisons. Lunch at your leisure. Walk up and down the romantic canals crossed by narrow bridges and have some time at your disposal for your personal shopping, as Venice is also a fantastic shopping experience! Dinner at leisure and overnight in hotel.

10° day VENICE

Hotel breakfast . Full day at leisure. Our suggestion is to visit the small Islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano, Murano and Torcello. Lunch at your leisure. Overnight and dinner in a hotel.

11° day VENICE

Hotel breakfast and transfer to the airport in time for your flight.

9° day MILAN - FLORENCE

EXTENSION TUSCANY
Hotel breakfast and leave for Florence, the heart of the Renaissance, and the capital city of the Italian Region Tuscany. Centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and it has been called “the Athens of the Middle Ages”. A turbulent political history includes periods of ruling by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The historic center attracts millions of tourists each year, and Florence is ranked as one of the most visited cities in the world. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, the city is home to numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace and still exerts the influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Florence is also an important city for Italian fashion, being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world. If you are a fashion lover, do not miss the Gucci Museum. On arrival, 3-hour guided tour. Get the chance, among other things, to see the “David” sculpture by Michelangelo in the “Galleria dell'Accademia”. Lunch and dinner at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.

10° day FLORENCE - SIENA - FLORENCE

Hotel breakfast in hotel and leave for Siena, driving through the beautiful region of the Chianti wine. The tradition of cultivating vines in Chianti goes back a long time in history, back to the Etruscans that inhabited the area before the Roman Empire. In 1984, Chianti obtained the denomination controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin, which is the highest type of recognition for quality Italian wines. Arrive in Siena, one of the most beautiful mediaeval towns in Italy. The historic center of Siena is declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions and it’s famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race in traditional costumes. Meet the guide for the city tour: the City Hall, Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. Lunch at your leisure. Return to hotel in the evening. Dinner at your leisure and overnight.

11° day FLORENCE - ROME*

Hotel breakfast and transfer to Rome and then to the airport in time for your flight. End of services.

*Additional nights in Rome on request




 



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What's included

• Modern air-conditioned motor coach designed for sightseeing • English speaking tour guide from first to last day of the program • Hotel accommodation in 4 star hotel, rooms with private facilities and buffet breakfast • Meals as per itinerary • Special visits and sightseeing as specified in the program (entrance fees not included) • English speaking driver throughout and local English speaking guides • Luggage handling (1 per person) • Service charges and hotel taxes • 24/7 phone assistance • Ferry on Lake Garda (from April to October) • Boat to Bellagio • Ferry to the Borromean Islands

Not included

• International flights, not mentioned entrance fees, meals, drinks, insurance, tips

UNESCO Sites

• Milan: Church Santa Maria delle Grazie and “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci • Verona Extension: • Venice and its lagoon • Florence

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