The Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute with Venice canal in Italy

Spectacular Northern Italy Tour: Exploring Lake Como & More

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Venice, Murano, Padua, Verona...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Experience authentic culture and elaborate history during your custom-tailored tour of Northern Italy and Lake Como that will take you from the splendor of Venice to cosmopolitan Milan and from the serene waters of Lake Maggiore to the charming cafes of Turin. You will indulge in the marvels of Italy that can be found in the tranquil ambiance of Alpine towns and sample the traditional cuisines of the Venetian lagoon. Whether learning the art of glassblowing or finding the indelible connection...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the history and luxurious ambiance of the town of Como, which is located on the shores of the famous waters of Lake Como
  • Marvel at the fascinating beauty of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, when visiting Milan
  • Discover the remarkable history and captivating architecture of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice during a private, guided tour of the city
  • Delight in an immersive luxury tour of the Borromean Islands, which are captured in the opulent terraces that decorate the garden on the Isola Bella villa
  • Cruise along the Brenta canal from Venice to Padua for a stunning view of the villas that once belonged to Venetian aristocracy
  • Explore the captivating display of Egyptian artifacts in the Museo Egizio in Turin, which is the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside of Cairo
  • Indulge in the sensational cuisine of Venice during a guided market visit and cooking class, which showcases the unique flavors that have sustained on the lagoon
  • Wander the fabulous villages and villas around the town of Como to find natural majesty, panoramas, and charm at Brunate and Bellagio
  • Learn the ancient and coveted art of glassblowing with a private visit to an artisan studio to continue in the traditions of the island of Murano

Detailed Description

Discover the beauty of Renaissance cities and hidden alpine villages during your 14-day tour of Northern Italy and Lake Como. This tour provides an exciting immersion into the culture that has been shaped by a fascinating history, preserved heritage, and classic opulence. The brilliance of Northern Italy takes you from the canals of Venice and into the foothills, ascending from the shores of lakes Maggiore and Como. You will experience the essential marvels of Milan while exploring the depths of Turin and sampling delicious flavors, sipping bright Prosecco, and uncovering rich customs that date back to the Roman Empire.

Your exceptional luxury tour begins with your arrival in Venice, where you have three nights exploring the enchanting Venetian Lagoon. Traverse the cobbled lanes that wind alongside serene canals and stroll beneath the artwork of tremendous gilded mosaics in St. Mark’s Cathedral. Try your hand at crafting a traditional glass artwork and learn the distinctive recipes of Venice by tasting the delectable cuisine during a private cooking class. Travel to Padua by way of the Brenta Canal where you visit lavish villas that line the banks. You will also spend time in the gorgeous city of Padua where you will uncover the historic university and incredible Scrovegni Chapel before reaching Verona. A single night in Verona connects the ancient wonders of Rome with the masterful Renaissance architecture that decorate the streets and squares. Witness the grandeur of the opulent city as it rises out of the banks of the Adige River before continuing to Milan for two nights.

The cosmopolitan city reflects Northern Italy’s transition into production after World War II while hiding monuments such as the Duomo and Santa Maria delle Grazie. Three nights in the town of Como place you along the banks of the eponymous lake where you can indulge in the natural splendor of the Alps, the charms of the surrounding villages, and enchanting panoramas that spread from Bellagio to Brunate. Two nights in the town of Stresa provide elaborate wonders along the banks of Lake Maggiore, which is where you will visit the medieval charms of town and the Baroque elegance of the Borromean islands. Your tour ends with two nights in Turin, highlighting the sophisticated ambiance of the European city with grand palaces, wide tree-lined boulevards, and tremendous museums such as the captivating Museo Egizio. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Italy.

Starting Price

$3,845 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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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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