• $3,775
  • $1,000
  • Gohagan & Company
  • Moderate
  • Land Only

Northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks, and bijou towns on a 7-night itinerary that immerses you in the distinct bella figura Italian style that has inspired poets, composers, artists, and philosophers for centuries. Visit Bellagio; Villa del Balbianello; Stresa; Isola Bella; and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of  
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. 

Itinerary – 9 Days 

1 Depart home city 

2 Milan, Italy/Como 

3 Como 

4 Lake Maggiore/Borromean Islands/Stresa 

5 Milan 

6 Lake Como/Villa del Balbianello/Bellagio 

7 Lake Orta/Orta San Giulio/Sacro Monte di Orta 

8 Como 

9 Como/Milan/Return to home city 

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Stroll along Como’s medieval towers and walls, Renaissance palaces and churches,
    neoclassical 19thcentury villas, and small family-owned negozio, or shops.  
  • See the magnificent Duomo di Como and the 12thcentury Romanesque Basilica di San Fedele. 
  • Visit the crown jewel of the Borromean archipelago, Isola Bella, occupied by the 17th-century Palazzo Borromeo. 
  • Enjoy amazing mountain views from Stresa, the setting for Ernest Hemingway’s iconic novel “A Farewell to Arms”. 
  • Behold the majesty of Milan’s late-Gothic Duomo and the Teatro alla Scala opera house. 
  • Explore the magnificent Villa del Balbianello and its unique terraced gardens. 
  • Discover the heart of Orta San Giulio’s medieval village center to admire Baroque palazzos built by Italian nobility.  
  • Visit chapels dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi atop the summit of UNESCO-inscribed Sacro Monte di Orta.  
  • Cruise across the cobalt-blue water in a private boat to Isola San Giulio, taking in views of Italian villas and gardens along the way. 


  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage
    handling are not included.) 
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions. 
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers. 
  • Complimentary bottled water in your room and on excursions. 
  • Hospitality desk at the hotel. 
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service. 
  • Complimentary use of an audio headset during guided excursions. 
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company. 

All program features are contingent upon final brochure pricing. Gohagan & Company reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions, and surcharges at any time. 

The Palace Hotel 

  • Majestic Belle Epoque hotel with 94 renovated guest rooms, situated on the promenade
    overlooking Lake Como. 
  • Ideally located, just steps away from Como’s beautiful marble Duomo and the medieval,
    pedestrian-only town center. 
  • Enjoy expertly landscaped gardens for enchanting views across Lake Como.