16740
Italy
La Dolce Vita: The Italian Lakes of Como, Garda, 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. 16740AEW
Length
14 days
Starts at
3,390
Flights start at
800
14 days
13 nights
29 meals
12B 8L 9D
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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.
Activity Level
Active
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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Mara Mori
Mara Mori was born and raised in the Reggio Emilia region of Italy, and she currently lives in Lombardy with her family who own a restaurant in the area. Mara earned a doctorate in modern history from the University of Bologna and she wrote her thesis on ancient maps and drawings of the Po River. Mara has published numerous essay and articles on gastronomy, wine and winemaking, and travel. She also taught history and geography at an Italian high school.
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