If you’re ready to explore Venice, Milan or the alpine regions of Italy, there’s no better way to discover the North of Italy than on a Road Scholar learning adventure. Be thrilled by the Italian Riviera as you walk through the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre or delight in the Italian lakes of Como, Garda and Maggiore. There’s something for everyone here, from the natural beauty of the Italian countryside to dynamic cities waiting to be discovered.
Northern Italy is a spectacular adventure destination, whether you're a foodie, nature lover or history buff. There's no better way to learn about and explore this diverse region than by joining us on one of the Road Scholar Northern Italy tours.
Local experts will guide and help you better understand all that Northern Italy offers. With our top instructors' guidance, you can learn about the leaning tower of Pisa, explore ancient Roman ruins like the Colosseum or experience St. Mark's Basilica at night in Venice. And many of our tours include flexible, independent time for exploring and dining in sophisticated cities like Milan and other Northern Italian destinations.
Our Northern Italy tours with local experts will introduce you to the many flavors and attractions of Venice, Rome and Florence. With your group leader, you'll avoid the crowds and discover historical treasures on after-hours private explorations of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. A Road Scholar Northern Italy tour includes reserved entrance times to the Borghese Gallery, home to famous paintings and sculptures such as "The Scourging of Christ" by Titan, "Madonna and Child" by Giovanni Bellini and works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Visit one of Northern Italy's most modern cities, Milan. As you spend time in the design capital of the world, you'll go beneath the surface to discover its thriving art scene, listen to an expert lecture about Leonardo Da Vinci and see his "Last Supper" at the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church.
If Venice is on your list of must-see destinations, join us on our Independent Venice tour. This Northern Italy tour will take you down winding canals and narrow back streets where you can absorb and watch daily life unfold in this magical city. Relax and enjoy a Vivaldi concert performed on priceless original instruments and dine on the fresh flavors of the sea.
Our top instructors will also help you learn more about Venetian crafts from local artisans. And there will be plenty of time to study Venice's architecture, artists and musicians on your own.
While the cities of Northern Italy are incredible, if exploring nature's wonders is on your list, the Northern Italian lakes region is a must-visit. Our Northern Italy lakes tour takes you on a voyage to three of the region's lakes — Como, Garda and Maggiore — where you'll explore the breathtaking shores, home to remarkable gardens, villas, savory wines and delectable dishes.
Our Italy travel guide has helpful tips and more to help prepare you for your epic Northern Italy travel adventure. When you're ready to go on the learning experience of a lifetime, book your Northern or Southern Italy tour and start your exciting journey with Road Scholar!