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Village Life in the Italian Lakes

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Departure Dates

  • Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

TOUR RATES FROM: $4,195

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Village Life in the Italian Lakes

Immerse yourself in the true essence of life in northern Italy’s fabled Lake District for one full week, with a lake–view room in the charming Hotel Regina Olga in Cernobbio, a picturesque village overlooking Lake Como. Enjoy a private cruise on Lake Como and expert–guided excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello and Stresa. Cruise across Lake Maggiore to the Borromean Islands, engage in enriching lectures and meet with local residents who bring personal perspectives of the region’s modern life and cultural heritage during our exclusive Village Forum. An optional excursion to Lugano, Switzerland and pre–tour extension to Milan are also planned.

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Giuseppina Lucini was raised in Como, Italy, where she still lives today. Her family has resided  here for generations. Giuseppina earned her B.A.in Classical Literature at Liceo A. Volta in Como,  as well as an M.A. in Medieval History from Università degli Studi in Milan. Her active interest in art  and history as well as her fluency in English, Italian and French complement her open and enthusiastic attitude with travelers. Always a popular study leader, she looks forward to introducing you, through her lectures, to all that the Italian Lake District has to offer.

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HOTEL REGINA OLGA

Overlooking Lake Como in the charming village of Cernobbio, HOTEL REGINA OLGA combines traditional Italian ambiance with modern amenities, exceptional service and comfortable accommodations. Its classic 19th-century Italian style takes you back to the golden age of travel when the hotel fi rst opened. By special arrangement, your room features a lovely view of legendary Lake Como. Accommodations have a private bathroom, air conditioning, direct-dial telephone, satellite television, complimentary in-room WiFi, minibar, hair dryer and ample closet space. The elegant Cenobio dining room serves northern Italian cuisine, and the lounge, coffee lounge and cocktail terrace bar provide ideal settings for conversation and refreshments. For your enjoyment, the hotel also offers beautifully landscaped gardens to stroll through, bicycles and an outdoor swimming pool. It is a short water taxi ride to Como and within easy walking distance of trattorias and boutiques.

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Itinerary

1 Depart the U.S.

2 MILAN, ITALY/CERNOBBIO on LAKE COMO (R,D) Check into HOTEL REGINA OLGA.

3 CERNOBBIO/ COMO (B,D)

◆ Walking tour of Old Como.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENTS:

◆ Lecture by Como scholar.

◆ Exclusive VILLAGE LIFE® FORUM.

◆ Time at leisure to explore Como’s market.

4 LAKE COMO/BELLAGIO (B)

◆ Private guided scenic cruise on Lake Como.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENTS:

◆ Specially arranged tour of the Italian National Trust’s Villa del Balbianello.

◆ Explore charming Bellagio at your own pace.

5 CERNOBBIO (B)

CULTURAL ENRICHMENTS:

◆ Day at leisure in Cernobbio to explore the quaint village.

◆ Lecture by local art historian.

6 STRESA/LAKE MAGGIORE/ISOLA BELLA (B,D)

◆ Private cruise on Lake Maggiore around the Borromean Islands.

CULTURAL ENRICHMENTS:

◆ Tour of Isola Bella’s magnifi cent 17th-century palazzo and gardens.

◆ Explore the charming strade (streets) of Stresa at your own pace.

7 CERNOBBIO/BERGAMO (B)

◆ Day at leisure in Cernobbio.

BERGAMO CULTURAL ENRICHMENT OPTION:

◆ Walking tour of Bergamo’s captivating Città Alta (Upper Town).

8 CERNOBBIO (B,D)

CULTURAL ENRICHMENT:

◆ Enjoy a day at leisure and opt to stroll Como’s colorful market and mingle with lombardi.

9 CERNOBBIO/MILAN/Return to the U.S. (B)

Isola Bella is the most spectacular of the Borromean Islands, located on the Italian side of Lake Maggiore.

Visit a magnifi cent 16th-century villa and stroll through one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

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Pre or Post Tours

Milan’s Masterpieces-Pre-Program Option

Recognized as the capital of the design and fashion worlds, Milan has an ancient cultural heritage and legacy that blends its ornately preserved palaces, churches and museums with vibrant contemporary life, an abundance of haute cuisine, art and operatic traditions. Visit the world-famous Teatro alla Scala opera house, Milan’s exquisite Duomo and the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Santa Maria delle Grazie to experience the genius and beauty of Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned masterpiece, The Last Supper. Accommodations for two nights are in the deluxe SHERATON DIANA MAJESTIC.

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