Under the sun of the Northern Lakes
Mirrors of crystal-clear water plunging into majestic mountains, villages as magnificent as they are picturesque: on this romantic trip to Northern Italy, you’ll discover its most famous lakes and most bewitching landscapes.
Day 1. Arrive in Milan and pick up your hire car. Departure for Stresa, a charming town overlooking the shores of Lake Maggiore and the Gulf of Borromeo, crowned by the islands of the same name. Accommodation in an elegant, charming 4* hotel with an unforgettable view of splendid Lake Maggiore.
Day 2. Discover the marvellous Borromean Islands. A private water taxi service will enable you to visit the two pearls of the gulf: Isola Madre and Isola Bella, while deciding the time and length of your stay on each island.
Day 3. In the morning, visit a park of magical charm, where you can walk hand in hand with animals and a bucolic nature. Afterwards, you’ll discover the splendid villages and towns overlooking the western shore and an exceptional panoramic point.
Day 4. Depart in the morning for splendid Lake Como: head for Menaggio! The day begins with a gentle hike to a romantic panoramic point. Afterwards, lunch will be served al fresco in a restaurant with a pergola of wisteria offering welcome shade in the summer sunshine. Finally, accommodation in a splendid boutique hotel with spa.
Day 5. A short boat ride from Menaggio takes you to Bellagio and the lush gardens of Villa Melzi. Second stop: the charming village of Varenna and its “lovers’ promenade”. Lunch overlooking the lake, followed by a visit to Bellano and its spectacular natural rock gorge.
Day 6. Experience the real dolce vita on a vintage boat trip to discover the coastline and some of the most famous villas of the region…
Day 7. Transfer by car to Lake Garda. From Desenzano, take the boat to Sirmione, the most beautiful and famous pearl on the lake. A day to discover one of the most beautiful corners of Lake Garda. Accommodation in a magnificent romantic agriturismo near the lake.
Day 8. Free visit of Peschiera del Garda, a charming town on Lake Garda, with a bike tour.
Afterwards, transfer to the countryside, where you will enjoy a unique and authentic experience: a private visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of wines and typical local products.
Day 9. Departure for Milan airport, handover of hire car and return flight.