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Northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks, and bijou towns on a 7-night itinerary that immerses you in the distinct bella figura Italian style that has inspired poets, composers, artists, and philosophers for centuries. Visit Bellagio; Villa del Balbianello; Stresa; Isola Bella; and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

2024 Departures


May 4th

9 Days

1       Depart home city

2       Milan, Italy/Como

3       Como

4       Lake Maggiore/Borromean Islands/Stresa

5       Milan

6       Lake Como/Villa del Balbianello/Bellagio

7       Lake Orta/Orta San Giulio/Sacro Monte di Orta

8       Como

9       Como/Milan/Return to home city

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stroll along Como's medieval towers and walls, Renaissance palaces and churches,
    neoclassical 19th
    century villas, and small family-owned negozio, or shops.
  • See the magnificent Duomo di Como and the 12thcentury Romanesque Basilica di San Fedele.
  • Visit the crown jewel of the Borromean archipelago, Isola Bella, occupied by the 17th-century Palazzo Borromeo.
  • Enjoy amazing mountain views from Stresa, the setting for Ernest Hemingway’s iconic novel “A Farewell to Arms”.
  • Behold the majesty of Milan’s late-Gothic Duomo and the Teatro alla Scala opera house.
  • Explore the magnificent Villa del Balbianello and its unique terraced gardens.
  • Discover the heart of Orta San Giulio’s medieval village center to admire Baroque palazzos built by Italian nobility.
  • Visit chapels dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi atop the summit of UNESCO-inscribed Sacro Monte di Orta.
  • Cruise across the cobalt-blue water in a private boat to Isola San Giulio, taking in views of Italian villas and gardens along the way.


  • Transfers and luggage handling abroad if you made your air arrangements through
    Gohagan & Company. (If you made your own air arrangements, transfers and luggage
    handling are not included.)
  • Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
  • Complimentary bottled water in your room and on excursions.
  • Hospitality desk at the hotel.
  • Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.
  • Complimentary use of an audio headset during guided excursions.
  • Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.

All program features are contingent upon final brochure pricing. Gohagan & Company reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions, and surcharges at any time.

The Palace Hotel

  • Majestic Belle Epoque hotel with 94 renovated guest rooms, situated on the promenade
    overlooking Lake Como.
  • Ideally located, just steps away from Como’s beautiful marble Duomo and the medieval,
    pedestrian-only town center.
  • Enjoy expertly landscaped gardens for enchanting views across Lake Como.
  • Meals feature fresh seasonal Italian ingredients, local specialties, and international cuisine.

For more information, or to make reservations, call Gohagan & Company at 800-922-3088 or visit

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