La Dolce Vita: The Italian Lakes of Como, Garda and Maggiore

Learn the story of the Italian Lakes Region as you voyage to iconic islands, savor renowned cuisine, visit the museum home of “Oetzi the Iceman” and explore unique villas and gardens.
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Program No. 16740RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Since the days of Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23-79), the stunning Lakes Region of Italy has attracted the world’s rich and famous, who built glorious villas along its shores against a backdrop of rugged Alps. Venture to three of the region’s lakes — Como, Garda and Maggiore —and uncover a wealth of human achievement and natural beauty, from aristocratic villas and castles to serene waters, snow-capped mountains and breathtaking waterfalls.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • With a local expert, explore the remarkable villas and gardens that grace the shores of the Italian lakes region.
  • At the Civic Museum of Bolzano, view the Bronze Age “Oetzi the Iceman.”
  • Savor delectable dishes and wines of the Trentino Alto Adige, Piemonte and Lombardia as you explore the lake regions of Northern Italy.
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Patrizia Spini
Patrizia Spini graduated from the University of Milan with a degree in Political Science. As a local expert, she has led explorations throughout all European countries, but now prefers to showcase the Lakes of Lombardy where she was born and resides today with her husband and two children.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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