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Day 1

MILAN - ORTA - STRESA - COMO

Departure at 08.30 am from Starhotel Ritz, Via Spallanzani 40, in Milan to the Lake Orta, a small and charming lake situated in the North-eastern side of the region Piedmont. Stop in the beautiful village of Orta San Giulio for a short visit. Then, tour by private boat to reach the island of San Giulio, just in front of the village: it is the pearl of the lake, almost entirely occupied by the Monastery Mater Ecclesie, famous for studies on antique books. After a short visit, back to Orta and departure by bus to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore, one of the largest Italian ones. Wedged between the foothills, and of clear glacial origin, it is framed in its lower section by the soft hills of the region of Novara, and in the upper section, by high mountain peaks, some of which with perpetual snow. These features make possible an average temperature during all seasons, milder in winter than in the inner areas and cooled down in summer by the breezes that blow on the water's surface changing its colour. Due to its mild climate, many species of flowers and plants typical to the sub-tropical climate could adapt to the lake areas climate. Arrival in Stresa, an international tourist resort situated in a central but also panoramic and picturesque position along the lakeside roadway, stands just in front of the 'Borromee' islands. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, tour of the Isola dei Pescatori ('Fishermen Island') by boat. The island, was named after the main activity which over the centuries has characterized this fishermen town. Although only few families still maintain the original activity, the identity of the small community appears intact. Tourists are fascinated by its simple houses, the narrow lanes, the stone portals and the attractive underpasses. We will continue to the Isola Bella, ('Bella Island'). Return to Stresa, departure to Como. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

COMO - BELLAGIO - BERGAMO

Breakfast at the hotel. Short visit of Como. An amazing small province rich of atmospheres, panoramas, and human takeovers. In little kilometres you can admire the high mountain over the lake, the wild alpine valley and the industrialized brianzola area, the city area of Como and the villages of little houses. Lake Como. It has been famous for its setting at the intersection of the three branches of the Y-shaped lake, and it is also known as Lario. Board the boat we reach Bellagio, situated at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake's two southern arms, with the Alps visible across the lake to the north. Divided in three branches, is situated on the most renowned beach on the Italian landscape. It is a picturesque village with small streets, luxury hotels and villas and gardens. Visit. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure with panoramic tour along the lake and arrival to Bergamo. City characterized by a division of the urban structure on two levels, the “Lower town” (Città bassa), modern and dynamic and the famous “ Upper town” (Città alta), a truly historic and artistic jewel. After a short walking tour inside the old town with many beautiful churches and monuments, transfer to the modern town, with the best shops, restaurants and museums. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

BERGAMO - SIRMIONE - RIVA DEL GARDA - VERONA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Lake Garda, the largest Italian one. Panoramic tour on the West Coast. Lake Garda offers the visitor a splendid natural scenery, full of colours, surrounded by the Dolomites of Brenta in the north and the gentle slopes of the hills in the south. A rich vegetation flourishes thanks to the Mediterranean climate: lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias and bouganville. The cultivation of vineyards and olive groves produces good wines and olive oil. Arrival in Sirmione where the lake offers its best panorama, really sunny with the blue of its waters and the green of its trees. Boat tour to have a nice view of the Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo's ruins. Departure to Riva del Garda on the North side of the Lake. Its old town centre shows the signs of the Venetian domain. Free time for lunch and then outgoing to Verona. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

VERONA - LAKE ISEO - GENOA

Breakfast at the hotel and visit of this famous city, Verona. This town is known all around the world for its Coliseum called Arena and main symbol as Juliet balcony, that represents the most important love-story of the literature, written by Shakespeare and inspired to real facts of the two enemy Verona families. We'll visit the old square of the market, Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by some of the most famous buildings, like Torre lamberti, the City Hall, the tribunal. Next, departure to to Lake Iseo, an amazing place surrounded by hills and nice villages. We stop in Iseo, the main city to have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure to Genoa via Milan with a panoramic itinerary on the South-west side of the lake. Seaport, one of the largest of the South Europe, the first in Italy; 6th city of the country, this town has an important history, as a Maritime Republic. Its inner city has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Visit of the modern zone of "Ancient Port", restored for the 500 years of America discovery by Cristopher Columbus. Here we find the Aquarius, the biggest in Europe. Optional visit. Accommodation at the hotel, overnight.

Day 5

GENOA - SANREMO - GENOA

Breakfast at the hotel and outgoing to Sanremo. Sanremo, defined as the city of flowers and sun, is known all over the world for the Italian Song Festival. Its economy is based on flower farming and tourism. This little town of Riviera of Ponente (West Riviera), offer many possibilities of entertainment like beaches and promenades. Its famous Casino is situated on the top of the most elegant street of the town, where you can find shops of clothes and many others. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon return to Genova along the Rivera of Ponente and passing through characteristic villages. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

GENOA - PORTOVENERE - CINQUE TERRE - GENOA

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Portovenere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Visit. Ferry to Cinque Terre (if the atmospheric conditions doesn't permit the boarding, the visit will be done with a panoramic itinerary in minibus). Heritage of the Unesco, these 5 fishermen villages, symbolize a group unique in the World for its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of their buildings. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon coming back to Genoa. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7

GENOA - RAPALLO - PORTOFINO - S.TA MARGHERITA LIGURE - MILAN

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to to Rapallo. Famous tourist centre, offers one of the most suggestive example of architecture of Liguria coast. Visit. Leaving to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Visit. Arrival to Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera of Levante, located in the Tigullio Gulf. Free time for lunch, return to Milan.

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RATES INCLUDE:
Itineray as above according to the hotel option choice
Bus at disposal for the mentioned itinerary
English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participant, only driver speaking English)
All itineraries by boat as above
Wine tasting: a glass of Prosecco in Bellagio
Focaccia and cheese focaccia in Liguria

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Meals, entrance, porterage, hotels city taxes, extras and everything which does not appear on “PRICE INCLUDES.”

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2-04-2019 / 6-05-2019 / 21-05-2019 / 15-07-2019 / 19-08-2019 / 17-09-2019* / 30-09-2019 / 21-10-2019 / 28-10-2019

* Due to the event Boat Show in Genoa, surcharge on the departure of Sep, 17 as follows:
€ 355 in double room and € 745 in single in the comfort option;
Luxury Tour: on request

Note: tour starts and ends in the same hotel. We kindly ask to you to contact us for special quotation when your customer need a in/out transfer to a different hotel.

IN THE CITIES OF COMO, BERGAMO, VERONA AND GENOA A CITY TAX FOR ACCOMMODATION IS NOW COMPULSORY. EVERY CLIENT MUST PAY IT CHECKING OUT. A TAX FOR DESEMBARKATION WILL BE ACTIVE AT LAKE MAGGIORE SINCE 2018, MAR, 1ST. THE VALUE IS € 1,00 PER PERSON TO BE PAID ON THE SPOT.

NOTE: FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH THE TOURISTIC FERRY SERIVE FROM COMO TO BELLAGIO DOES NOT WORK. THE ITINERARY WILL BE CHANGED WITH A PANORAMIC ROAD.

MOREOVER, FERRY AT CINQUE TERRE DOES NOT WORK IN THE SAME PERIOD. THE ITINERARY WILL BE CHANGED WITH A PANORAMIC ROAD AND EVENTUALLY BY TRAIN.

HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (comfort tour):

COMO: ALBERGO LE DUE CORTI****, Piazza della Vittoria 11/12, Tel. +39/031 328111, http://www.hotelduecorti.com/

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BERGAMO: HOTEL BEST WESTERN CAPPELLO D’ORO****, Via Papa Giovanni XXIII 12, Tel. +39/035 4222711, http://www.bwhotelcappellodoro-bg.it/

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VERONA: HTL MASTINO***, Corso Porta Nuova 16, Tel. +39/045 595388, http://www.hotelmastino.it/

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GENOA: STARHOTEL PRESIDENT****, Corte Lambruschini 4, Tel. +39/010 5727, http://www.starhotels.com/it/i-nostri-hotel/president-genova/

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HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (luxury tour):

COMO: HOTEL TERMINUS****, lakeview room, Lungolario Trieste 14, Tel. +39/031 32911  http://www.albergoterminus.it,

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BERGAMO: HOTEL BEST WESTERN CAPPELLO D’ORO****, deluxe room,  Via Papa Giovanni XXIII 12, Tel. +39/035 4222711, http://www.bwhotelcappellodoro-bg.it/

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VERONA: HTL DUE TORRI*****, classic room, Piazza Sant’Anastasia 4, Tel. +39/045 595044, http://www.hotelduetorri.duetorrihotels.com/

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GENOA: GRAND HOTEL SAVOIA*****, classic room, Via Arsenale di Terra 5, Tel. +39/010 27721, http://www.grandhotelsavoiagenova.it 

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