The Northern Lakes

 

DAY 01: ROME - MILAN

Please be on time at Roma Termini train station in order to check the right platform and schedule according to the train booking. High-speed train to Milan (3 hours approx). Arrival in Milan and accommodation at the hotel.

 

DAY 02: MILAN - LAKE ORTA - STRESA - COMO

Departure at 08.30 am to Lake Orta, a small and charming lake situated on the North-eastern side of the region Piedmont. Stop in the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio for a short visit. Then, tour by private boat to reach the island of San Giulio, just in front of the village: it is the pearl of the lake, almost entirely occupied by the Monastery Mater Ecclesie, famous for studies on antique books. After a short visit, back to Orta and departure to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore, an international tourist resort situated in a central but also panoramic and picturesque position along the lakeside roadway, stands just in front of the 'Borromee' islands. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, tour of the Isola Dei Pescatori by boat. The island was named after the main activity which over the centuries has characterized this fishermen town. Admire its simple houses, the narrow lanes, the stone portals, and the attractive underpasses. We will continue to the Isola Bella. Return to Stresa and departure to Como. Overnight in Como.

 

DAY 03: COMO - BELLAGIO - BERGAMO

Breakfast at the hotel. Short visit to the city of Como. Lake Como has been famous for its setting at the intersection of the three branches of the Y-shaped lake, and it is also known as Lario. Board the boat to reach Bellagio, situated at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake's two southern arms, with the Alps visible across the lake to the north. It is a picturesque village with small streets, luxury hotels and villas and gardens. Visit. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure with a panoramic tour along the lake and arrival to Bergamo. City characterized by a division of the urban structure on two levels, the “Lower town” (Città Bassa), modern and dynamic and the famous “Upper town” (Città Alta), a truly historic and artistic jewel. After a short walking tour inside the old town with many beautiful churches and monuments, transfer to the modern town, with the best shops, and museums. Overnight in Bergamo.

 

DAY 04: BERGAMO - SIRMIONE - RIVA DEL GARDA - VERONA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Lake Garda, the largest Italian Lake. Lake Garda offers the visitor a splendid natural scenery, full of colors, surrounded by the Dolomites of Brenta in the north and the gentle slopes of the hills in the south. A rich vegetation flourishes thanks to the Mediterranean climate: lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias and Bougainville. The cultivation of vineyards and olive groves produces good wines and olive oil. Arrival in Sirmione where the lake offers its best panorama, really sunny with the blue of its waters and the green of its trees. Boat tour to have a nice view of the Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo's ruins. Departure to Riva del Garda on the Northside of the Lake. Its old town center shows the signs of the Venetian domain. Free time for lunch and then outgoing to Verona. Overnight in Verona.

 

DAY 05: VERONA - LAKE ISEO - MILAN

Breakfast at the hotel and visit the famous city of Verona. It is a work of art in itself: a fascinating cross-roads of historical periods and cultures (both classical and Germanic), a blend of both Nordic and Mediterranean influences; the city is at the same time both ancient and modern. A walk through its narrow streets allows us to get in touch with its varied and fascinating past: traces of its splendid roman origins, its prevailing medieval structure dating back to the time of knights and castles, its magnificent Renaissance palaces as well as the impressive fortifications which protect it. A suggestive blend of art and history which continuously fascinates the onlooker. Continuation to Lake Iseo, an amazing place surrounded by hills and nice villages. We stop in Iseo, the main city to have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure to Milan with a panoramic itinerary on the South-West side of the lake. Transfer to Milan Centrale train station and return high-speed train to Rome. End of services.

 

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