Tour of the Lakes and Prosecco Hills
9 NIGHT ANNIVERSARY TRIP
Visit Lakes Maggiore, Como, and Garda, then make your way to the Prosecco Hills in the Veneto region.
- Lake Maggiore’s Baroque villas and amazing botanical gardens
- The breathtaking gardens of Villa Carlotta
- Lake Garda and Franciacorta wine region
- The Prosecco Road
DAY 1: ARRIVE LAKE MAGGIORE
Upon arrival at MXP airport, transfer to Lake Maggiore. Check in at your hotel. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 2: GEMS OF LAKE MAGGIORE: BORROMEAN ISLANDS
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a guided day tour by private boat and discover the 3 Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. Isola Bella was named after Isabella, countess Borromeo, originally a largely barren rock; Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman’s Island) is the most picturesque of the Borromean Islands, as well as the only one to be permanently inhabited; Isola Madre, the biggest of the three, is a little green Eden renowned all over the world for the refined botanical collections. Overnight.
DAY 3: TREASURES OF LAKE MAGGIORE
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning guided excursion starting with Santa Caterina del Sasso, a spectacular convent, where you will admire frescoes dating back to 300 AD. You will continue to Orta Lake, the most westerly and charming of the Italian Lakes and visit the Island of San Giulio and its ancient monastery. Transfer to lake Como. Check in and Overnight.
DAY 4: SHORES OF LAKE COMO
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, enjoy a private boat tour of the lake with stop at Villa Carlotta, the gorgeous villa dated back to XVII and famous for its botanical garden. Return to your accommodation. Overnight.
DAY 5: LAKE GARDA: THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST LAKE
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to the Garda Lake, the biggest of Italy. Arrival and check in. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 6: LAKE GARDA:
Breakfast at your hotel. Discover Monte Isola on a bike excursion. Stop for lunch in a well-known farmhouse for traditional foods and wine in the Franciacorta area and taste the famous sparkling wine. Check in at your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 7: SHORE SIDE VILLAGES OF LAKE GARDA
Breakfast at your hotel. Driving tour to the lake side villages of Desenzano, Sirmione and the Scaligeri Castle, a fortress with drawbridge, towers and battlements. Afternoon visit of the residence of famous Italian poet, Gabriele D'Annunzio, “the Italian Vittoriale”. Return back by boat to Desenzano. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 8: FROM LAKE GARDA TO PROSECCO HILLS
Breakfast at your hotel. Visit to the Prosecco Hills area near Treviso, stopping in the town of Asolo and Possagno along the way. Stop for Prosecco wine tasting. Overnight in Treviso area.
DAY 9: THE PROSECCO WAY
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will enjoy a driving excursion to Follina's famous Cistercian Abbey 'Molinetto della Croda' in Refrontolo, an ancient watermill, Conegliano, and its Piazza Cima. Overnight.
DAY 10: DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Venice airport. Good-bye!