Milan & the Lakes

from € 650 / per person
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Arrival in Milan, accommodation in Hotel, Welcome Cocktail, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Day dedicated to the guided tour of Milan: Piazza del Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza della Scala, Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione, passing through the streets full of shops, restaurants and bars. Free lunch. Visit Piazza Gae Aulenti, that looks at the future and hosts beautiful water games. A few minutes from there you can admire the skyscraper awarded as the most beautiful and innovative in the world: Bosco Verticale. Return to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure for Stresa. Full day excursion by motorboat to the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore: Isola Bella, an extraordinary place with its renowned Baroque Palace, Isola Madre, the biggest, with its wonderful botanical gardens and Isola dei Pescatori, a magical village, the only one of the Borromean Islands to be inhabited during all year. There is a small square enclosed by characteristic alleys. Characteristic are the multi-storey houses built to make the most of the little space available: equipped with long balconies used for drying fish. Free lunch. Accommodation in Hotel in Stresa. Dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure for Orta San Giulio, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, full of characteristic narrow streets, full of elegant buildings in different styles, but also shops and clubs: you can buy wrought iron objects and have lunch in the taverns where you can taste the typical risotto and wine cuisine. Possibility to reach the Sacro Monte di Orta, one of the most suggestive places in the world. It was designed in 1591 and dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi: the Special Nature Reserve that hosts it includes beech, lime and pine woods. At an altitude of 400 meters above sea level, after a path of 20 chapels with 376 terracotta statues illustrating the life of the saint, there is the S. Nicolao’s Church. The complex includes frescoes of immense beauty. On the way back to Stresa, stop at a farm to taste typical products. Dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure for a guided tour of the beautiful botanical garden of Villa Taranto in Intra, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy, a true work of art with thousands of plants and flowers from all over the world. Free lunch. In the afternoon, guided tour of the Rocca di Angera with the Museum of Dolls and Toys, with a thousand dolls made from the eighteenth century until today, in the most famous and widespread materials belonging to the ancient tradition: wood, wax, papier-mâché, porcelain, biscuit, composition, fabric and the Statue of St. Charles in Arona. Tasting of typical cheeses of the area. Return to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure for Como. Visit the city: Piazza Duomo, Piazza Verdi, the Cathedral along its streets rich in art and history with its villas that hosted people like Napoleon, Manzoni, Byron and still host wealthy people. In the afternoon, departure for Tremezzo and accommodation in Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay

Breakfast at the Hotel. Guided tour of Villa Carlotta, famous all over the world for its rooms rich in art and precious furniture and its botanical garden. Free lunch. In the afternoon, visit Bellagio, considered the most beautiful village of Lake Como, with its beautiful gardens and its sumptuous and renowned villas, among which the most famous is Villa Serbelloni, a splendid seventeenth-century villa built on the ruins of a previous castle that was destroyed and now used as a venue for prestigious international conferences, as well as important and prestigious hotel and Villa Melzi. Return to the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure to return.

Accommodation in 4-star Hotels with treatment as in the itinerary, 1/4 wine and 1/2 water included
Local touristic guides
Bus for transfers and excursions
Lunches in local restaurants
Entrance fees and personal extras
City taxes
All not mentioned in the price includes
8 days/ 7 nights