Luxury will be well within reach throughout your idyllic 9-day luxury Italy tour that will highlight the opulent villas, the lavish gardens, and the beautiful waters of the lakes districts. Wander through the gilded galleries of a palace, and then experience the pleasure of stepping into a storybook. From city streets to lakeshores, you will bask in extravagance as you explore it all.
Milan – Arrive in Milan for a Grand Walking Tour of the Fashionable City
Milan stands as an icon of fashion and creativity, highlighting the modernity of Italy while gaining endless inspiration from the beauty and culture of the past. Sustainable architecture creates a nearly futuristic skyline set against the elegant domes of the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the latter of which was constructed in the 19th century. Graceful filigree decorates the boutique windows that frame the lavish displays as the sunlight permeates the glass domes that reach nearly 60 feet above the marble flooring. Before exploring it all, your flight will land at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, and your private transfer will await your arrival.
Venture into the heart of the city and find the decadent aroma of espresso drifting out of the corner bars. Locals embody the chic style for which the city is known, and your luxurious hotel is located at the doorstep of the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the city. Nearby shops showcase the handmade leather goods along Via della Spiga as locals sip espresso at the outdoor tables and enjoy watching the city pass them by. Your guide will greet you in the lobby eager to introduce to you to the impeccable city that begins with the captivating Gothic architecture of the Cathedral.
The edifice was built in the 14th-century with a flamboyant texture that emanates from the nearly 2,250 marble statues. 52 great pillars add to the illustrious skyline, and the interior will glow with stunning stained-glass windows set amidst the lingering aroma of frankincense. The delicate colors were crafted in the 15th and 16th century, and remain some of the largest in the world. After the tour, you will make your way to a renowned restaurant to experience the chic design and indulgent cuisine that are shaped around the daily inspirations of the chef, including a celebrated risotto with raw prawns.
Milan – Discover the Artistic and Cultural Treasures of Milan with a Guide
Baveno – Venture to Lake Maggiore to Explore Baveno and Como at Leisure
Baveno – Traverse Lake Maggiore to Visit Charming Bergamo and Stresa
Sirmione – Relish Time in Fair Verona before Traveling to Lake Garda
Sirmione – Indulge in Elegance Touring Marostica and Bassano del Grappa
Sirmione – Delight in a Gastronomical and Cultural Excursion to Modena
Sirmione – Depart for Home
- Explore the beautiful opulence of the private villa on Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and enjoy the terraced gardens and grand galleries
- Delight in the unique storybook ambiance of Sirmione on Lake Garda as you enter over a moat and walk through the preserved fortress walls
- Revel in the fashionable style and distinctive atmosphere of Milan accentuated by the Gothic cathedral, chic Navigli district, and da Vinci’s Last Supper
- Wander along the lavish flowers and grazing wildlife in the manicured gardens of Villa Pallavicino
- View the life-sized chessboard in Marostica where a biennial game takes place to commemorate a legendary tournament between two noblemen
- Savor the sweet flavor and velvety texture of balsamic vinegar on a private cellar tour in the marvelous city of Modena
- Indulge in the sensational tastes of the celebrated chefs across Northern Italy as each utilizes the ingredients of their region in unique ways
- Discover the simple pleasures and grand history of Verona, home to Roman ruins and the continuing allure of Shakespeare’s heroine Juliet Capulet
Chic fashion and rich flavor, quiet villages and serene mountain landscapes are all yours to enjoy as your 8-day private Italy tour will take you from the splendor of Milan to the soaring peaks around Lake Maggiore and the storybook towns around the shores of Lake Garda. Enjoy the immersive privacy of touring Italy upon your arrival at Milan’s Malpensa Airport as your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious hotel in the historical city center. Embark on an exclusive walking tour to explore the Gothic cathedral, the hidden neighborhoods, and the vibrant architectural wonders as you arrive in the city.
Wake the next morning and be immersed in the artwork of Milan with a private guided tour to da Vinci’s Last Supper, the La Scala Opera House, and the Castello Sforza Museum. After a leisurely evening, your private transfer will greet you at your hotel the following day and escort you into the foothills of the Italian Alps at Baveno. Take your time to wander the cobbled streets around town before visiting charming Como and the decadent villa on Isola Bella. Your private driver will allow you time to linger as long as you prefer around the enchanting ambiance of Bergamo and Stresa as you discover the Roman ruins, the medieval architecture, and the unforgettable panoramic view from atop Monte Mottarone.
Travel down the mountainside the following day with your private transfer to reach the magnificent city of Verona. Follow your guide through the preserved Roman arena and beauty of the central square of Piazza delle Erbe. Visit the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet before settling in the grand comfort of a hotel in Sirmione on Lake Garda. The next day, you will have a chance to view the medieval culture of the town of Marostica, home to a life-sized chessboard.
Move next to sample the delicious homemade grappa found around the small town of Bassano del Grappa before venturing to the fabulous city of Modena. Relish the splendor of the architecture and sip the legendary balsamic vinegar in a private cellar to learn about the layers of flavor in each drop. Conclude as your private transfer will greet you at your hotel for your return to the Malpensa Airport for your flight home, or continue to find the wonders of an extended private tour organized by one of our Italy travel agents whom we partner with to continue your exploration of Italy.
$4,795 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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