10D9N Country Roads of Northern Italy by Insight Vacations

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Travel period: 06 May to 02 Oct 2022

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Highlights

From Mountain Peaks to Lovely Lakes, See Stunning Northern Italy on a 10-Day Guided Tour

See the breathtaking scenery of Northern Italy on this 10-day guided tour. Settle into the Cortina d'Ampezzo, an exclusive ski resort nestled in the limestone peaks of the Dolomites; explore designer stores and enjoy panoramic views of the unique mountain range. In Venice, drift along the city’s infamous canals as you are serenaded by traditional songs — then sail on to Murano to see a skilled craftsman turn molten glass into a colorful work of art. Stay on the shores of Lake Como, where Europe’s wealthiest residents spend their holidays; you will see the serene lake from your room. Meet a local fisherman in Lake Maggiore, where you will tour Isola dei Pescatori, then indulge in a farm-to-table feast featuring fresh-caught fish and delicious local wine.

UNIQUE INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

Explore destinations with engaging Local Experts, gain special access to iconic sites and enjoy fun activities with our Unique Insight Experiences.

Milan Walking Tour with a Local Historian
A local historian brings Milan's history to life through the works of Leonardo da Vinci during a guided walking tour. See the impressive facade of the Milan Cathedral and the world famous La Scala Theatre.

Trento Orientation - See the pristine streets lined by stone castles during your an orientation of this unique, historical city.

Verona Grand Piazzas Walking Tour - See the statue of Dante and the Gothic tombs of the Scala family on a walking tour through Verona's grand piazzas.

Verona Shakesphere-themed Walk - Embark on a Shakespeare-themed walk to recount famous moments from Romeo and Juliet's story. See the bronze statue of Juliet and her famed balcony before ending in Piazza dei Signori, the main square where the star-crossed lovers tragedy took place.

Bolzano Orientation - Explore the streets and squares of this alpine town, with your Travel Director.

Cortina Orientation - Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Cortina, a small town framed by magnificent alps as your Travel Director conducts an orientation.

Venice Orientation - With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.

Venice Gondola Ride - Delight in the magic of this charming city as you are serenaded, travelling through the atmospheric canals by gondola.

Visit the Resort Town of Sirmione - On Lake Garda, visit this quaint resort and see the 13th century Saligers' Castle.

Como Orientation - Take in the exquisite views of the lake and it's backdrop of the Rhaetian Alps as you enjoy an orientation of this magnificent town.

Baveno Orientation - During your orientation with your Travel Director see the cobbled streets and 16th century square.

AUTHENTIC DINING

9 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
Great food is at the heart of every journey with us. Sip, savour and sense the local flair with every meal.

Como Dine-Around Evening - Choose your own ambience and cuisine from a handpicked selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.

Milan Welcome Dinner - Enjoy a special Welcome Dinner with wine, as you get to know your fellow travellers.

Veneto Prosecco Tasting - Visit a local winery and delight in a tasting of their magnificent prosecco. Meet the vignerons and learn how to make the perfect Bellini.

Lake Maggiore Celebration Dinner - Meet Stefano, the last true fisherman on Lake Maggiore, for a exhilarating walking tour of Isola dei Pescatori. Later, sit down to a Farm-to-Table Celebration Dinner complemented by local wine.

Dinner with Wine
After a warm welcome at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, transfers depart for your hotel at 09:30 and 12:30. Meet your Travel Director at 15:30 and join a local historian to naviguate through Milan's history and the life of Leonardo da Vinci. See the impressive facade of Milan Cathedral and the world famous La Scala Theatre. Linking the two is the elegant glass vaulted shopping arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, lined with luxury boutiques. Mingle and get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast
Cross the fertile plains of Lombardy to fair Verona, the home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers.

Explore its maze of elegant squares and visit the well-preserved Roman Arena, still used for opera performances.Explore Verona with Insight Choice. Choose a walking tour through the grand piazzas, see the statue of Dante and admire the Gothic tombs of the Scala family. Alternatively, embark on a Shakespeare-themed walk to recount famous moments from the story of Romeo and Juliet, stopping at Juliet's famed balcony.

Continue on to Trento, regarded as one of Italy's most appealing cities to live in.
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Follow the Adige River north into the magnificent mountains and the distinctive limestone peaks of the Dolomites. Arrive at the town of Bolzano, where Italy and Austria culturally collide and you are at leisure to explore the the arcaded streets and squares. Continue along the zig-zagging scenic route to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy’s most exclusive ski resort and a beautiful alpine haven during summer.
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Enjoy a day at your leisure in this fashionable playground of the rich and famous, surrounded by towering cathedrals of rock. Take in the fresh mountain air as you stroll the pedestrianised Corso Italia, lined with designer stores and backed by the impressive green and white bell tower of the parish church. Why not ascend to the summit of one of the nearby peaks for magnificent panoramic views of the Dolomites?
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Travel down through more majestic Dolomite scenery to one of the world’s most breathtaking wine regions. Protected by the Alps to the north, and caressed by the warm breezes from the Adriatic, the vineyards around Conegliano Veneto produce Italy’s most prized sparkling wine.

Stop at Carmina where great care is taken to ensure these hand-picked grapes producethe world's finest prosecco. See how production differs from its more famous French counterpart, champagne. Be tempted with a taste of the crisp and aromatic flavours and learn how to make the perfect bellini.

Continue on to the unique and remarkable island city of Venice, Queen of the Adriatic and check into your hotel.
Breakfast
Wake up ready to embrace this romantic city. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a visit to a traditional arts centre, where you can see how beautiful handcrafted glass is made by expert glassblowers, safeguarding traditional skills.What better way to see Venice than from a private boat, cruising past palazzos and churches to St. Mark’s Square? See the gilded basilica, the Doge's Palace and Lord Byron’s Bridge of Sighs.No visit to Venice would be complete without a gondola serenade through the myriad of beautiful canals. Relax and enjoy traditional local songs, as you drift along in romantic awe.Spend the afternoon as you wish. As night falls, why not savour the magic of St. Mark’s Square with its orchestras and al-fresco cafes?
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Bid farewell to this enchanting city and continue past the university town of Padua to the peaceful shores of Lake Garda, the largest of Italy's lakes.

Visit the charming resort of Sirmione clustered around the 13th century Scaligero Castle and jutting out into the lake, near the tip of a narrow peninsula.Follow the southern fringes of the Alps to reach the spectacular Italian Lake District and your hotel on the shores of Lake Como, where you will enjoy views on the lake from your room.

Later, you have a choice of cuisine and ambience from a hand-picked selection of local restaurants for your Dine-Around Evening.
Breakfast
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Como. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, this is a prime people watching spot with Europe’s rich and famous.

Journey onwards to Lake Maggiore's Baveno, renowned for its charming 16th century square and narrow cobbled streets.
Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Relish a full day to relax and enjoy this popular resort and beautiful lake. Napoleon came here to plan his Italian Campaign, and Mussolini and Chamberlain met here before World War II to sign the Treaty of Stresa. Perhaps take a cruise out to the lovely Borromean Islands? Isola Bella is where Carlo Borromeo built his charming Palace.

Savour delicious Farm-to-Table cuisine during your Celebration Dinner, accompanied by some exquisite Italian wines. Raise a glass to your travels and newfound friends.
Breakfast
Your journey draws to a close in the morning and transfers arrive at Milan's Malpensa Airport at 07:30 and 10:30.
NOTE: Prices exclude airport taxes & surcharges. All hotel & seats reservations are subject to availability. Any increase in room rates arising from the events and conventions shall be borne by customers.