Duration: 8 days / 6 nights.
Check in at the airport three hours earlier for the boarding to Milan. Overnight flight.
Arrival at Milan airport and transfer to Stresa, on the shores of Maggiore Lake. Arrival and check in at the hotel. The tourists will have free time to enjoy the town, the main resort of Maggiore Lake, really appreciated for its restful atmosphere and its breathtaking views. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, we will enjoy a boat ride, visiting the amazing islands on Maggiore Lake, which fascinated great writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens e Lord Byron. First we will meet Isola Bella, crowned by Palazzo Borromeo, full of splendid terraces, fountains and statues. The palace is surrounded by magnificent gardens, setting a truly idyllic landscape. Then, we will meet Isola dei Pescatori, a place with restaurant and local market options. During the boat ride, we will see Isola Madre, the biggest of Borromean Islands. Returning to Stresa, we suggest a ride on cable car (not included) to Mount Mottarone a peak covered with snow. Up there, we may appreciate the beauty of the region and its seven lakes and surrounding mountains, including the famous Mount Rosa. Dinner and overnight in Stresa..
After breakfast, we proceed to Tremezzo. Upon arrival and check in, we will head to a wonderful visit at villa Carlotta and its huge Botanical Garden, and afterwards Villa Melzi. Lunch in a typical restaurant, return to Tremezzo. Free time. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Departure to Lake Garda, the biggest Italian like, located in northern Italy between Lombardia, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige regions. The fascinating history of Lake Garda, also called Benaco, is told by castles and ruins from old Roman villages. At some points, the lake is almost 350 meters deep. Coach tour through the western shore. The landscape is rich and charming. Arrival in Sirmione. Here, Lake Garda offers a splendid view, making the blue water and the green olive trees stand out, embellishing the ruins of a Roman villa. Afterwards, we go on a motorboat ride to have a look at Sirmione peninsula, the medieval castle and the Grottoes of Catullus. Free time for lunch in a typical restaurant. After it, we proceed to Verona. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, a panoramic view of the city from the top of the surrounding hills. We will take a walk through the historical center passing by the main city squares and monuments: Piazza Bra, Arena, Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza dei Signori, Della Scala graves, Sant’Anastasia Church, Porta Borsari and Castelvecchio. The tour lasts 4 hours. Lunch at a typical Veronese restaurant. Return to the hotel for relax. Around 4 p.m., we proceed to Soave, a small medieval village. We will take a little walk through the historical center, discovering Soave Castle and its walls. The tour continues with a visit to a wine cellar where we will have a small tasting of the famous Soave Classico and Veronese Mount seasoned cheese. Time for dinner in a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel and overnight.
After breakfast, we leave to Milan. Arrival, check in at the hotel, lunch and departure to a 3-hour city tour in Milan, one of the most famous and visited Italian cities. It is a place for people who love cosmopolitan cities, from the fashion runways to the frescoes painted by the geniuses inside the churches. In Milan we find Da Vinci’s Last Supper, San Siro/Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, Duomo’s statues, Alla Scala Theater, Sforza Castle and the famous Vittorio Emanuele's arcades, in Piazza Duomo, the world’s oldest shopping center. Also, Milan has lovely parks, great ice-cream shops and a renowned nightlife. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Departure from the hote to the airport 3h30 minutes before flight scheduled take-off. Travel overnight. Our services finish here.