Beautiful Lakes

Alps and Mediterranean met on Northern Italian Lakes. A natural design enriched with villas and villages

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Highlights

  • Sailing embraced by the Alps
  • Visit to enchanting villas and flamboyant gardens
  • Hidden gems. Villa Panza, classical style for an exlusive collection fo American contemporary art
  • Extra vergine and lemon trees and edelweiss
  • Cable Car to Mount Baldo (Lake Garda) for breathtaking views
  • Garda's Castels
 

Itinerary

7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS
Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda

Day 1.
Lake Maggiore among Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland

Starting from Stresa you will visit the lake by a boat tour of the Borromean Gulf with its main 3 islands: the sisters Isola Madre and the garden-island Isola Bella and the picturesque Isola dei Pescatori still inhabited where it's psosible to take a rest and a lunch. Back to Stresa and accomodation at your hotel

Meal included: Dinner

Day 2.
Hidden gems in Varese

Transfer to Lake Como area. On the way stop at Varese, once called the flowers city, being the holiday location for the noble Milanese families. Here you will discover a hidden gem: Villa Panza, a XVIII century building managed by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano = Italian National Trust) whose classical rooms house a world famous collection of American contemporary art. A gorgeous mix! Arrival in Como city, homeland to Alessandro Volta, the physicist known for the invention of the battery. Visit to the city center and to Silk Museum, a storytelling of Como as worldwide capital of silk industry. Dinner and accomodation at your hotel

Meal included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3
Lake Como by Ferry.

Full day visit of the lake with your guide and public ferries. You can decide your stop and villa to visit. Villa Monastero in Varenna, Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo and Villa Melzi in Bellagio are the most celebrated also due to their magnificent gardens. In Bellagio you can take a rest and have a wine tasting experience in the locale enoteca. During the tour mountains, villages, villas of ancient and contemporary celebreties will be exposed for your delight and photos.

Meal included: Breakfast and Wine Tasting Experience

Day 4
Lake Iseo. A new life after Christo perfomance

Transfer to Lake Iseo, the smallest and, until 2016, the less known among the Alpin lakes. No more after the floating piers installation by Christo of July 2016. A stop is mandatory for a boat tour until Monteisola, an island-village in the centre of the lake (enlisted in the Club of the Borghi più Belli d'Italia) famous for his churches, narrow roads, fishermen and their ability in making nets as explained in the permanent local museum. At the end transfer to lake Garda, in the land of lemons, olive tress, cypressus and edelweiss.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5.
A piece of Mediterranean Sea among Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino

The largest Italian lake nd one of the most important water reserves in Europe is also the mildest. In summer several beaches host tourist from all over the world. Starting from Sirmione you will visit the lake with your guide by public ferry until a stop in Malcesine, beloved by Goethe and dominated by a medieval castle. Here you'll take a cableway until the peak of Mount Baldo, with its extraordinary variety of plant life, naming the 60 species of orchids, that flower from March to August, according to the altitude at which they grow. Equally beautiful are the edelweiss, the red lily and many other endemic species. Not to mention the breathtaking view. On the way back stop to Limone (=Lemon) a tourist centre of the west bank that in recent years took international spotlight for the 'longevity protein' found in the blood of their citizens .

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6.
Sirmione. Castle, Catullo, Callas

Guide tour of this beautiful town with a visit to the Catullo Caves, the largest archeological area in Northern Italy, to the Rocca Scaligera, the castle whose entrance is the only gateway to the historical centre and to Palzzo Callase named bt the famous opera singer Maria Calles who used to spend some time here during the fifties. End of our services

Meals included: Breakfast

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  • Meals with original, fresh, local food as for the program
  • Tasting experiences
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  • Excursions and transfer as for the itinerary
  • Private Guides
  • Cableway to Mount Baldo
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