Stroll hand-in-hand with your loved one alongside serene canals and elegant lakeshores as the romance of northern Italy will wash over you. Only the beauty of the landscape in the Lakes District matches the celebrated art and architecture of Venice. The aroma of rhododendrons sweeps across the water in the Alps, and cafes line the canals to offer views of the passing gondolas. From the opulent mosaics of St. Mark’s Square to the secluded villas of Bellagio, your custom tailored tour exudes amorousness....
Milan – Arrive in the Bustling City of Milan with an Introductory Tour
Milan is a city of sophistication, and it emanates from its fashion, profound historical roots, and remarkable medieval city center. Your flight will land at Malpensa Airport where your private transfer will await your arrival. At the heart of the city rises an impressive Gothic cathedral that harkens back to the power and beauty of the city’s past. The structure was erected in the 14th-century and includes 135 spires adorned with 3,400 marble statues. The display of wealth and prestige glows from the stained-glass windows, the largest of any church in the world.
The aroma of fresh espresso drifts from the cafes that border the piazza. You and your partner will have a chance to indulge in the romance of the city tucked into the tranquil pockets that are decorated with celebrated art and architecture. In the evening, you will take a romantic stroll in the Navigli, a neighborhood shaped by two of the three remaining canals that helped Milan grow to greatness. The two canals converge at the old basin, which was once the port of Milan.
The tranquil ambiance will give way to music that spills out of the twinkling cafes. Artists have decorated the facades that overlook the waterways and locals fill the bars and enjoy the refreshing evening air. You and your partner can walk along the former towpaths, on which horses and oxen once pulled barges along the canals. Umbrellas hover over the café tables that line the walkways, and you will take your seat at a chic restaurant that combines a festive atmosphere with delectable cuisine and a reputation for pampering its patrons.
Lake Como – Venture to the Northern Lakes Crowned by Lake Como
Lake Como – Delight in the Charms of Italy’s Lakes Region
Lake Como – Enjoy Dramatic Scenery and Elegant Ambiance around Como
Venice – Transfer the Celebrated Lagoon City and Relish a Gondola Ride
Venice – Explore the Splendor of Venice on a Private Guided Tour
Venice – Indulge in a Prosecco Tasting and Visit the Island of Murano
Venice – Depart for Home
- Bask in the romantic scenery and serene sounds of a private gondola ride through Venice
- Enjoy a secluded moment in Lake Como at the stunning lookout point of Punta Spartivento
- Witness the masterful interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper
- Delight in the Gothic romance of the inspiring architecture of Milan’s cathedral
- Indulge in the passionate ambiance of an evening stroll and meal along Milan’s Navigli neighborhood
- Experience the opulence of the Venetian Republic during a private tour of St. Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace
- Relish a wine tour in the charming countryside of Veneto to sample the flavors of Prosecco
- Relax in a magnificent accommodation that places you and your partner at the heart of luxury
- Wander through the enchanting villas and captivating scenery of Italy’s Lakes District
- View a private glassblowing demonstration while visiting the island of Murano
Whether in the charm of Lake Como or the majesty of Venice, you will find romance around every corner during your 8-day getaway in northern Italy. Embrace the passion on your first day as your flight will land at Malpensa Airport in Milan. Your private guide will meet you and your partner at baggage claim and escort you into the heart of the bustling city. After you settle into your luxurious hotel, you will enjoy the wonders of Milan, from the Cathedral to the canals, and delight in your first meal together at a restaurant praised by locals. Tour the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II before you visit the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
The latter contains the unforgettable fresco of da Vinci’s Last Supper. Your private transfer will meet you at the hotel when you are ready and will lead you into the Alps to discover the historical cobbled lanes and gorgeous scenery of Lake Como. Relax with the remainder of the day at your leisure to wander hand-in-hand along the shoreline and meandering alleys. The next days are at your leisure to indulge in the enchanting landscape and captivating towns around the lake. Visit the unique streets of Bellagio and wander through the various villas that overlook the water to bask in the lavish gardens and lakeside views.
You will then have a private transfer to Venice, with a stop in Verona along the way. Once in Venice, you will settle into the comforts of your accommodation situated in a former palace. Your gondolier will meet you on the hotel’s private dock and take you through the narrow canals of the hidden city that offers elegance, seclusion, and charm. Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby the next day to introduce you to the lavish architecture and exuberant artistry of Venice, beginning at St. Mark’s Square. Visit the Cathedral and the Doge’s palace before you explore the serene neighborhoods around the city.
Travel next into the countryside for a private tour of the vineyards and medieval villages around the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains. Relish the private tastings of Prosecco before you return to Venice with a tour of Murano Island. You and your partner will have a private glassblowing demonstration to learn the unique art perfected in Venice centuries ago. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel ready to take you to Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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