~ NORTHERN ITALY TOUR ~

NORTHERN ITALY
Lake Como + Langhe, Piedmont + Lake Garda

16 Days/15 Nights - a unique experience and unforgettable journey.

START YOUR JOURNEY in the Lombardy region at the most exquisite of Italy’s lakes, Lake Como which has been alluring retreat for visitors since Roman times, with its many artistic and cultural gems. Explore palaces, historical villas and gardens, set in Lake Como’s iconically stunning scenery. Relish the fresh local fish, tasty game dishes, artisan cheeses, hand-made polenta, and ice cream at a local gelateria. Stay in Bellagio, a picturesque village surrounded by green hills and mountains known for its superbly mild climate. Bellagio, translated as beautiful, is called the Pearl of  Lake Como. Lake Como

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES to Langhe, in the Piedmont region, famous for its enchanting villages, castles, and towers nestled in the rolling hills. It is a land of noble wines, artisan cheeses and the very refined white truffle. Langhe is a paradise of World Heritage sites and a promoter of the Slow Food movement. The elegance of its cultivated hillsides with their sculpted perfection is breathtaking! Langhe, Piedmont

COMPLETE THE JOURNEY in the Veneto region, in charming Borghetto sul Mincio, a picturesque water mills village close to Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. Visit Verona, famous also for the Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers - Romeo and Juliet. Sample wines from one of Italy’s most popular winemaking regions. Enjoy Mantua, European Capital of Gastronomy in 2017 and explore the Grottoes of Catullus, a Roman archaeological site in Sirmione. Borghetto sul Mincio

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Tour highlights

  • Tour starts and ends in Milan.
  • Experience a delightful journey off the beaten path and enjoy Italy with the locals!
  • Stay in charming hotels overlooking the lake and rolling hills of the Langhe region.
  • Our intimate group size (max 6 people*) offers flexibility and efficiency, plus personalized service.
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan.
  • Spend less time in long transfers, spend more time savoring your Italian journey.
  • Taste a variety of traditional Italian regional cuisine in tradition with the Slow Food Movement.
  • Enjoy special farewell dinners in amazing settings.
*For larger groups please contact us.

Sightseeing

  • Explore charming villages, archaeological sites, castles, magnificent villas, cathedrals, medieval towns, and superb gardens, accompanied by our English-speaking local Italian guides.
  • Lombardy region: Milan, Bergamo, Lake Como, Brunate, Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Varenna, Vezio Castle, Chiavenna, Vigevano, Certosa di Pavia and Cremona.
  • Piedmont region: Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga d'Alba Castle, Neive, Alba, Grinzane Castle, Fontanafredda, Canelli and Guarene.
  • Veneto Region: Lake Garda, Sirmione, Grottoes of Catullus, Borghetto sul Mincio, Mantua, Verona, Lazise, Malcesine, Madonna della Corona sanctuary, Padua and Cittadella.
  • View map of the Tour.

Activities

  • Know how sheep cheese is made in a local family farm and taste their products during an outdoor lunch.
  • Visit a hazelnut family farm and learn the full operational cycle from growing, harvesting and processing the nuts, to the transformation into delicious products like the famous Nutella, cookies, cakes and more…
  • Take part in winery tours in some of the oldest wineries in Italy and taste renowned wines like Barbera, Barolo, Dolcetto, Barbaresco, Moscato, Arnais, Valpolicella, Amarone, and more.
  • Visit a workshop of a luthier in Cremona, the birthplace of Antonio Stradivari and learn how a violin is made.
  • Visit a distillery and taste “grappa”, a unique Italian spirit.