Villa Balbianello in Lenno on Lake Como, Italy

Secluded Honeymoon in Lake Como and Portofino Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Lake Como, Bellagio, Isola Comacina, Lugano...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Italy is the destination for a perfect honeymoon that combines enchanting history with the endless luxuries of the Italian Alps and Mediterranean Sea. Pastel colors drape over tower homes as elegant vineyards blanket the mountain terraces. Graceful villas clad with trompe l’oeil paintings overlook lakeshores and coastline. Sample the sweet flavor of Swiss chocolate and the succulent tastes of fresh Ligurian cuisine, and then wander hand-in-hand along the captivating esplanades and stunning boutique...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a private cruise along the luxurious waters of Lake Como to visit the medieval walkways and charming atmosphere of Bellagio
  • Savor the romance of a private moment spent at the lighthouse that overlooks Brunate at Lake Como
  • Delight in the preserved medieval charms of Piacenza, home to a marble and brick castle built in the 13th century
  • Relish in the romance of a private boat ride around the Gulf of Poets to view the enchanting towns, elegant streets, and unparalleled scenery
  • Discover the quiet splendor of Cinque Terre, the famous five towns on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea that are nestled between the water and the mountains
  • Travel to Lugano, Switzerland to take in the Mediterranean climate found in the Alps and partake in a sweet sampling at the Chocolate Museum
  • Engage in a private wine tasting tour of the delicate and delicious wines that are produced on the mountain terraces around Cinque Terre
  • Bask in comfort, luxury, and charm with your loved one in five-star hotels with guided tours that will be handcrafted just for you

Detailed Description

The perfect honeymoon should bring pleasure and majesty, comfort and extravagance for a blissful getaway filled with romance. Your 8-day itinerary in Italy will embody passion and love the moment you arrive at Malpensa Airport in Milan. Your private transfer will greet you at customs and escort you into the Italian Alps and the enchanting town of Como, located on the eponymous lake. Take the time to stroll along the medieval lanes of the city and indulge in the beautiful promenade that winds along the lakeshore. For an introduction of the scenic panoramas, you can make your way to the lighthouse over Brunate for a secluded view and romantic ambiance above Lake Como.

The next day, your guide will greet you at your hotel and escort you along the waters of Lake Como on a half-day boat tour. Visit the gorgeous villas, gardens, and walkways around Bellagio before continuing on to Villa Balbianello at Lenno. The next day will be yours to experience the beauty and romance found around Lake Como at your preferred pace. Cross the border into Switzerland to visit the charming town of Lugano or travel to Milan to enjoy the fashionable shops, quiet canals, and breathtaking works of Leonardo da Vinci. You could also relish a spectacular meal at Isola Comacina, home to a café, restaurant, and archeological sites rich with history.

The following day, your private transfer will escort you out of the Alps. Visit the medieval city of Piacenza and Genoa, the home of Christopher Columbus before reaching the coastal town of Portofino. Bask in the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea the next day at your leisure. The romantic ambiance will emanate from the terraces and trees, villas and pebbled shoreline. Stroll through the medieval lanes and visit the neighboring town of Santa Margherita. The next day, you will have a private boat excursion that will lead you along the Mediterranean coastline to visit the five towns of Cinque Terre.

You could boat to all five towns, or you can choose to walk a portion of the trails. Relish a private wine tour in Corniglia to sample the flavorful wines of the region, culminating in a secluded view of the sea. Move back to the Mediterranean once again, this time to traverse the towns and villages along the Gulf of Poets. Visit Lerici and Portovenere before returning to Portofino for the evening. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,195 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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  • 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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