Immerse yourself in the true essence of Italian life in the fabled Lake District, an impossibly picturesque setting that has inspired poets, composers, artists and philosophers for centuries. For one full week, enjoy charming accommodations in the belle-époque Palace Hotel in the heart of lovely Como and just steps away from the local market. Cruise by private boat on Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. During expert-guided excursions and time on your own, explore beautiful villages and artistic and architectural treasures. Visit Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, Stresa, Isola Bella and the Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Spend a day in Milan, to visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper. Enriching lectures and the exclusive Village Life® Forum with local residents provide personal perspectives. This popular program is an intimate and comprehensive travel experience at just the right pace, including exceptional accommodations, specially arranged meals and all excursions—an excellent value! Verona and Venice Post-Program Option available.
1 Depart the US
2 Milan, Italy/Como
4 Lake Maggiore/Borromean Islands/Stresa
6 Lake Como/Villa del Balbianello/Bellagio
7 Lake Orta/Orta San Guilio/Sacro Monte di Orta
9 Como/Milan/Return to US