10 Day Lakes of Northern Italy
Style, splendid food and drink, elegant architecture, and picturesque scenery abound on this alluring journey that connects sophisticated Milan with the splendors of the Italian Lakes. Witness the lands that inspired some of the world’s great art, sample the wines that make oenophiles swoon, and savor Italy’s finest things on a breezy itinerary that never feels rushed. The tour begins in Milan where, after getting settled, you’ll meet Italy’s style capital on a privately guided tour of its must-see highlights – including the magnificent Piazza del Duomo and its Gothic cathedral, the neo-classical La Scala opera house, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, home of da Vinci’s "Last Supper" – before stepping out to explore the world-famous boutiques on your own. An hour’s drive north transports you from the buzzing city to the bucolic splendor of Como, gateway to the idyllic Italian lakes. First, discover the history of this scenic mountain town on a private tour, then experience the grandeur of Lake Como itself as you triangulate the south shore to see Tremezzo and Belaggio, visiting stunning botanical and English-style gardens of 17th and 19th century villas before continuing on to your next stop: Verona. A must-visit spot for centuries, you’ll see Verona’s architectural charms up close on a private walking tour through its cozy streets and alleys, spotting Renaissance palaces, Gothic castles, and Roman ruins along the way. Later, travel in the company of a private guide to the village of Bardolino on the shores of Lake Garda, where you’ll stroll the streets and work up a thirst for a wine-tasting session. A short train ride brings you to your last stop: Venice. Here, you’ll discover this peaceful city on the Adriatic through an enlightening private walking tour of its signature sights (Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, and Rialto Bridge, to name but a few) before embarking on a relaxing private gondola ride through the city’s famed canals. The journey ends on an artistic note with a fascinating boat-assisted tour of the islands of Murano and Burano, where artisans have produced world-renown glasswork and lace for centuries. Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.
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