Best of Milan

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Milan
While many travelers simply pass through this fashion capital, it’s a mistake not to linger a few days to take in all it has to offer. The city is a center for business, shopping, fashion, and culture, as well as medieval art and beautiful architecture. Many of Milan's famous historical sights are clustered together in the heart of the city, including the striking Gothic Duomo (one of the world's largest), La Scala Opera House, the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele (a glamorous 19th-century indoor shopping mall), and the Santa Maria della Grazie monastery, home to Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

See some of the famous fashion that’s come out of the city on a Milano fashion tour and workshop, or sample something savory with a Milanese cooking class and food tour, then top off your cultural education with an evening of opera at Teatro della Scala as previous kimkim travelers have enjoyed. If you’re looking to escape the urban bustle, take a day trip out to the calmer shores of Lake Como.
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How Many Days Should You Spend in Milan?

In Milan, all you need is a day to experience the highlights, whether it's visiting the Gothic Cathedral or shopping the high streets of the Quadrilatero della Moda. With more time, however, you can venture outside the city for a hike around famous Lake Como. And with close to a week there's the added adventure of visiting Turin and the wine-producing region of Piedmont, too.

Buzzy Bologna and its Food Culture
Top Cultural Activities in Italy

Italy's culture is renowned across the globe, which is why it's the 5th most visited country in the world. Go beyond the typical tourist attractions and dive deeper into Italian culture. Visit bustling food markets, discover traditional music, join the locals for an afternoon Apertivo, and take an art class. Ditch the crowds of Venice and explore its islands, or take a break from shopping to learn the secrets behind Milan's fashionista reputation. Make the most of your trip by truly experiencing the authentic Italian culture!

Milan's Impressive Duomo
Best Things to Do in Milan

Known as a global fashion capital, this historic city is much more than high-end shopping. Its reputation sprouts from a fashion heritage dating back generations. You'll find authentic shops honoring the exceptional "Made in Italy" label selling everything from handmade bags to shoes to watches, clothing, and more. But Milan also offers a fascinating history with incredible architecture and the third-largest church globally, the Duomo. Attend an opera, visit the nearby Lakes District, or join the locals by bar-hopping for an evening Apertivo.

Milan Itineraries

Evening in downtown
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Explore Northern Italy from Milan - 5 Days

Explore Northern Italy's cities and landscapes in this packed 5-day trip. Start in Milan, the fashion, culture, and business capital of Italy, to see the 16th-century Royal Palace-turned-art-museum and enjoy buzzing nightlife at the Navigli canals. Continue to Lake Como to enjoy a day on the lake and a trip on the funicular to see views of the snow-capped Alps. End in Bologna and Turin to explore medieval churches, the National Cinema Museum, and endless cafes and aperitivo bars.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall
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The Best of Milan & Lake Como - 5 Days

Explore the best of Northern Italy on this 5-day trip to Milan and Lake Como. Milan is a city full of Rennaissance art and historic architecture, as you'll experience as you visit its famous Gothic Duomo and other highlights. Learn how to make fresh pasta and Italian cocktails during a cooking class, and take a day trip to Lake Como and visit the beautiful villages of Bellagio, Varenna, and Como.

Piazza Duomo, Milan
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The Best of Milan, Parma, & Lake Como - 6 Days

Explore the best of Northern Italy on this 6-day trip to Milan and Lake Como. Start your trip in Milan to learn about Rennaissance art and history, and discover the secrets of making your own homemade pasta and classic cocktails from a local expert. Spend a day in Parma eating prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, then escape the city with a day trip to the villages of Bellagio and Varenna on Lake Como, before heading home from Milan.

Bellagio, Lake Como
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The Best of Milan, Parma, & Lake Como - 7 Days

Explore the best of Northern Italy on this 7-day trip to Milan and Lake Como. Discover Rennaissance art in Milan, learn how to cook your own homemade pasta, and mix a classic Italian aperitivo. Taste your way through Parma's famous food scene and relax on Lake Como as you visit magnificent villas and the villages of Bellagio and Varenna.

Oak Barrels, Bologna
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Food & Wine in Bologna & Milan - 7 Days

Italians are deservedly proud of their food and wine culture- discover why on this 7-day trip. Taste Parma prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Wander the markets and drink full-bodied red wines in Bologna. Enjoy aperitivo time in Milan as you learn how to mix classic cocktails from local experts, and explore the city on your own from Piazza Duomo. Escape the city (but not incredible cuisine) for a day, and visit the beautiful Lake Como with a local guide.

Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore
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Historic Milan & Romantic Lake Como - 5 Days

With this quick 5-day trip, discover Milan and the grandeur of Lake Como. Experience elegant villas, charming cobblestone lanes, and romantic gardens in Bellagio, explore the historic center of the town of Como, and take in the views from a funicular at sunset. Delve into centuries of Italian history at Milan's Duomo, admire Da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper", and get a feel for local life in the capital of Italian culture.

Milan Duomo
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Venice to Milan via the Lakes Region - 8 Days

Travel across Italy from Venice to Milan with this 8-day itinerary. Discover why so many people fall in love with Venice as you take a tour of the canal network and St Mark's Square and explore the Cannaregio district. Experience the Italian lakes district as you stay on Lake Garda and enjoy day trips to the village of Malcesine and a guided tour of two of Lake Como's most spectacular villages. In Milan, learn about the history of the Gothic Duomo and Renaissance art on a city tour led by a local expert.

Como, Lake Como
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Historic Milan & Romantic Lake Como - 6 Days

This 6-day trip will immerse you in the bustling local life of Milan and the beauty of one of the grandest lakes in Northern Italy, Lake Como. Visit the villages of Como and Bellagio and be charmed by grand villas, romantic sunsets, and scenic boat rides. In Milan, explore the history of art at the Gothic Cathedral and see Da Vinci's Renaissance masterpiece "The Last Supper", and enjoy apertivos in vibrant neighborhoods.

Fresh Pasta, Bologna Market
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Food & Wine in Bologna & Milan - 6 Days

Visit northern Italy's historic cities of Bologna, Parma and Milan over 6 days. Italian food and wine are highly respected and valued around the world. You will taste some of the finest of these products, including meats, cheeses, and fresh homemade pasta, on this trip. These cities are also known for their important architecture, cathedrals, and piazzas, so you will have plenty to tour while working up your appetite for local delicacies!

Bologna Cafés
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Milan & Turin - 9 Days

On this 9-day food and wine itinerary, indulge in Italy's best regional produce. You'll start in Bologna and Parma sampling the high-quality cured meats and cheeses sold in bustling markets, as well as exploring iconic buildings and piazzas. Move on to the foodie-friendly city of Mila and, wander the Navigli District, enjoying aperitivos with locals along the canals. Take a day trip out to Lake Como for a relaxing tour of the villages and a boat ride. End your trip in the Piedmont region, origin of the Slow Food movement, and go on a full-day wine tasting experience in the Langhe Hills.

Lake Maggiore
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Historic Milan, Romantic Lake Como & Charming Lake Maggiore - 9 Days

On this 9-day trip starting and ending in Milan, discover two of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Italy. Explore Lake Como by boat, and visit the elegant villas in the villages of Como and Bellagio. On Lake Maggiore, be charmed by the picturesque town of Stresa and the island of Isola Bella, and enjoy panoramic views over the lake with a cable car ride. While in Milan, hit all the highlights including the Duomo and Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting.

 Lake Carezza in the Dolomites
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 7 Days

Explore Northern Italy's Lakes district on this weeklong getaway trip. Tour the Royal Palace, see art in the Castello Sforzesco, and enjoy the nightlife on Milan's Navigli canals. See da Vinci's The Last Supper, then head to Lake Como and Lake Garda to enjoy small lakeside villages, sprawling summer villas, and a day trip to the Dolomite Mountains.

Lake Maggiore
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Historic Milan, Romantic Lake Como & Charming Lake Maggiore - 10 Days

During this 10-day trip, you'll experience the best of Milan and visit two of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Italy. Admire the mix of Gothic and Renaissance art and architecture in Milan, and taste local street food. On Lake Como, enjoy a guided tour of the traditional lakeside villages of Varenna and Bellagio, and take the scenic route by boat to the town of Como and visit its cathedral. On Lake Maggiore, discover the picturesque town of Stresa and the island of Isola Bella, and take a cable car ride for views out over the lake at sunset.

Overlooking Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore
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Historic Milan, Romantic Lake Como & Charming Lake Maggiore - 7 Days

During this 7-day trip, you'll experience the best of Milan and explore two of the most amazing lakes in Northern Italy, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Discover the picturesque villages of Bellagio and Como, and visit elegant villas, historic churches, and ride a funicular to mountaintop Brunate at sunset. On Lake Maggiore, stay in the charming town of Stresa, and enjoy a boat ride to Isola Bella, "the beautiful island". In Milan, delve into Italian culture, history, and art when visiting the Gothic Duomo and hip neighborhoods.

Lake Garda
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Venice to Milan via the Lakes Region - 7 Days

This 7-day itinerary will bring you from the canals of Venice to bustling Milan via Lake Garda. Be charmed and amazed by the highlights of the lagoon city of Venice. Escape the crowds and find tranquility on Lake Garda, and enjoy a day trip to nearby Lake Como, visiting grand villas such as Villa Olmo and Villa Monastero. Explore Milan's rich history on a walking tour of the city through the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the other iconic sites around Piazza Duomo.

Bellagio, Lake Como
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Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 10 Days

With this 10 day trip, you'll travel across Northern Italy, connecting its top cities and the Lakes region. Beginning in Venice, explore the grand Doge's Palace with a local guide on a walking tour and experience the city's charming canals. Relax on Lake Garda and visit the charming village of Malcesine. Explore the beautiful villas and botanical gardens around Lake Como and admire the views from the water as you travel by boat. Finally, discover the cities of Milan and Turin, steeped in history, with tours of palaces, castles, and cathedrals.

Bellagio lakeshore
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Discover Milan and the Italian Lakes - 8 Days

If spending eight days soaking in the sunshine and views of Italy's Lakes district sounds like a dream come true, this relaxed trip is for you. Explore the fashion & cultural capital of Milan, with time to go shopping and to enjoy the buzzing nightlife. Spend five days on the lake, enjoying leisurely afternoons by the water, trips to the spectacular Dolomite mountains, and touring Napoleon-era villas of Italy's rich and famous.

Fresh Pasta
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona & Milan - 8 Days

With 8 days to spend, eat and drink the best food and wine in Italy. Spend time learning about the production of and tasting fresh tortellini and prosciutto in Bologna, as well as exploring the 11th-century University of Bologna. Go wine tasting in the countryside near romantic Verona and explore its Roman Old Town. Try your hand at cooking fresh noodles and preparing other typical Italian dishes and refreshing cocktails in Milan.

Lake Maggiore
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Historic Milan, Romantic Lake Como & Charming Lake Maggiore - 8 Days

On this 8-day trip, you'll get to explore the cultural capital of Milan as well as two of the most beautiful lakes in Northern Italy. Discover Milan's Renaissance art and Gothic architecture with visits to the Duomo and Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting. Explore the villages of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore by boat. Visit the magnificent villas in Bellagio and learn how to make fresh pasta in Como. On Lake Maggiore, hop from the charming town of Stresa to Isola Bella, "the beautiful island". Ride a cable car and enjoy panoramic views over the lake at sunset.

Beautiful gardens in Bellagio
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 9 Days

This packed 9-day itinerary is the perfect blend of metropolitan culture and a relaxed lake vibe. Start in Milan, the fashion capital, to see world-famous art and medieval churches. Head to the countryside for a week of exploring lakeside villages and villas, swimming, and market shopping for picnic lunches. From wine tasting to paragliding, Italy's Lakes are waiting to be explored.

Grado Lagoon
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Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, Milan, & More - 13 Days

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region and its neighbors are a work of art in themselves, but you can explore some of its smaller properties as well on this 13-day trip. Study the art of mosaic-making, visit  Roman ruins at Aquileia, and hike the mountain scenery of the Carso Ridge before you leave the region for its neighbors. Then seek out Da Vinci's works in Milan and handmade traditions in Venice before you return home.

Homemade bread and olives
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Food & Wine in Bologna & Milan - 5 Days

Take a trip through the food and wine region of Emilia-Romagna with this 5-day itinerary. Delve deep into Bologna's historic city center, visiting the iconic university and the Quadrilatero district. Spend a day in Parma to learn about the production processes of prosciutto and Parmigiano Reggiano and, of course, taste the final products. Learn from an Italian chef in Milan as you prepare fresh pasta and mix cocktails at a guided cooking class.

Lake Garda Harbor
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Venice to Milan via the Lakes Region - 9 Days

On this 9-day trip, head from Venice to Milan with time to relax along two of Italy's top lakes. Venice's canal network, gondolas, and grand piazzas are iconic. Take a tour with a local guide and learn about the significance of St Mark's Square and Basilica. Explore Lake Garda and Lake Como by boat as you visit Bellagio's villas and Lake Garda's castles, and admire the views from Monte Baldo mountain. Immerse yourself in Milan's history and art as you spend a day walking through the city from Piazza del Duomo to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where "The Last Supper" painting awaits you.

Lake Garda
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 14 Days

Spend two relaxing weeks enjoying art, culture, and food. Shop for treasures at the Quadrilatero della Moda district and join the locals at the Navigli canals for high-energy nightlife in Milan. Spend four days on peaceful Lake Como, touring sleepy fishing harbors and learning to make the perfect pasta dish. Visit serene lakeside estates on Lake Maggiore, then end on Lake Garda for award-winning wine tasting and Tyrolean charm.

Romantic town of Verona
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 10 Days

From sophisticated Milan to leisurely Bellagio, this 10-day itinerary of Northern Italy is the perfect getaway. See da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and take in the buzzing Milan nightlife, then visit Lakes Como and Garda for a spectacular week on the water. Rent a kayak, go for an afternoon stroll through a sprawling lakeside estate and garden, and take a day trip to the Dolomite Mountains with a visit to the charming Tyrolian village of Ortisei.

Navigli Canal, Milan
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days

10 days is a great amount of time for a trip to Northern Italy. Foodies and wine connoisseurs will be amazed by the offerings of the Emilia-Romagna region. Verona is a charming historic city nestled in a renowned wine region. Tour the city and wineries to taste different Valpolicella wines. Learn new culinary skills from expert chefs in Milan at a pasta and cocktail making class. Explore Turin's street food scene with a local guide and sample regional specialties such as grissini breadsticks and agnolotti (fresh stuffed pasta).

Town of Varenna on Lake Como
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 15 Days

Get away from the hustle and bustle on this 15-day Lakes District itinerary. See da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and catch a football game in Milan, then enjoy the city's buzzing nightlife. Tour resplendent summer villas on Lake Como, shop flea markets on Lake Maggiore, then end your trip on Lake Garda, where sunny beaches, charming Tyrolean villages, and the Valpolicella wine region await.

Dramatic Skies over Lake Maggiore
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 11 Days

Spend eleven days visiting the fashion and culture capital of Milan and relaxing on Italy's northern lakes. See world-famous art by da Vinci and shop for luxury items in the city, then head to the countryside for 8 days of sunshine. Explore sprawling summer villas and take a pasta-making class on Lake Como, then tour medieval castles and see Juliet's balcony in Verona near Lake Garda.

Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 11 Days

Over 11 days, taste the best of Italian food and wine. Begin in Bologna with open-air markets and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Venetian palaces and gondolas await you in Venice alongside delicious cuisine. Then, head to Casa di Giulietta in Verona to see the inspiration for Romeo & Juliet's love story, before going wine tasting in the Piedmont countryside. Try Barolo and Barbaresco wines, and sample regional cheeses.

Local market by Lake Garda
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Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 11 Days

This 11-day trip will take you through some of the highlights of Northern Italy, from Veneto in the east to Piedmont in the west. Start your trip in Venice, with a guided walking tour of the major highlights beginning at St. Mark's Square. Then, head to Lake Garda and Lake Como, two of the most beautiful areas in Italy surrounded by picturesque villages and magnificent villas. Explore the lakes by boat and take a cable car ride to enjoy the sunset over Lake Garda. Explore Milan's Cathedral and see Da Vinci's "The Last Supper", then make your way to Turin to indulge in chocolate and street food at Porta Palazzo market.

Town of Bellagio
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Discover Milan and Italy's Lakes Region - 12 Days

This twelve-day itinerary in Northern Italy is perfect for adventurous travelers with some time to spare. Start in Milan, the fashion and cultural capital, to see world-famous art and shop for luxury and designer items. Explore botanical gardens and family restaurants in Bellagio, then tour the Borromean Islands and browse the lakeside market in Lake Maggiore. End at Lake Garda for a Dolomite day excursion and wine tasting.

Homemade Pasta, Italy
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 12 Days

Experience Italy's famous food and wine scene with this 12-day itinerary. Tour grand piazzas in Bologna while working up your appetite for regional delicacies, eat cicchetti in Venice and visit Europe's largest open-air market, Porta Palazzo. Delve deep into Roman history and wine making in Verona, and get your apron on to prepare a traditional Italian meal at a cooking class in Milan.

Monte Baldo Cablecar, Lake Garda
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Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 12 Days

Take a 12-day trip across Northern Italy and the Lakes region with this itinerary. Start your trip in Venice with a guided walking tour of Piazza San Marco and the canals of the 'Floating City'. Visit two Italian lakes rich in natural beauty, Lake Garda and Lake Como, and enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Monte Baldo for panoramic views and walking trails. Take a day trip to the romantic city of Verona, and tour elegant villas in the villages of Varenna and Bellagio. Explore history and art at Milan's Cathedral and eat your way through Turin's street food scene.

Lake Maggiore
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Discover Milan and the Italian Lakes - 13 Days

Thirteen is considered a lucky number in Italy, so take time off and explore Northern Italy for thirteen days. Take in the history and amazing street food in Milan, then head to beautiful Lake Como for a week of sunshine, sprawling lakeside gardens, and wine tasting. Continue to Lakes Maggiore and Garda for Sunday mornings at the market, Napoleon-era villas, and the stunning Dolomite Mountains.

Enjoy views of Lake Como
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Northern Italy Family Road Trip: Milan, Lake Como & Lake Garda - 7 Days

Load the family into the car and hit the road for this trip through lovely Northern Italy, ideal for school-age children and families who want to manage their own budget and schedule. You'll start in fashionable Milan for a culture and history lesson before cruising around the glittering shores and garden villas of Lake Como. Then head to the park-filled shores of Lake Garda, Italy's most family-friendly lake, before heading back to Milan for your departure.

Parma, Emilia-Romagna
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary will leave you feeling like a local, as you discover and become expert in great food and wine in Northern Italy. Begin with a guided tour through the markets in Bologna and taste handmade tortellini pasta and sweet treats. In Venice, spend a self-guided day on the lagoon islands of Murano and Burano, then go wine tasting in Verona and the Piedmont countryside. Take a cooking class and mix aperitivo cocktails in Milan before rounding off your culinary adventure in Turin with a street food walking tour.

Regional Foods, Emilia-Romagna
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Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 14 Days

Over 14 days, eat and drink your way through Northern Italy with this food and wine-focused itinerary. Tour the 11th-century University of Bologna and visit nearby Parma to enjoy fresh prosciutto and cheese. Explore the highlights of Venice and spend a half-day at Valpolicella wineries near Verona. Learn to make homemade pasta and discover the mouthwatering food scenes in Milan and Turin. Try street food, chocolate, and more wine and regional delicacies in Piedmont!

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Aquileia
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Explore Northern Italy: Trieste, Venice, Milan, Bologna, & More - 14 Days

One of Italy's biggest attractions has always been its food, and you can sample plenty of it over the course of these two weeks. You'll relax by the seaside, walk through former Roman cities, and hike over mountains as you make your way to various tasting and art experiences to satisfy all of your sense.

Cinque Terre Village
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Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 8 Days

Discover the Piedmont and Italian Riviera regions of Northern Italy during this 8-day trip. Visit the iconic Royal Palace, previously owned by the wealthy Savoy family, Piazza Castello and the Turin Egyptian Museum. See the gorgeous Italian Rivera, known for sparkling seas and charming beachfront villages, including Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Walk along the coast and between the villages of the Cinque Terre, and spend a half-day on a wine tasting tour. Explore the Rossi palaces in Genoa & try homemade Genovese pesto before traveling to your final destination, fashionable Milan.

Italian Riviera
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Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 9 Days

Discover Northern Italy's Piedmont region and the Italian Riviera during this 9-day trip. Learn the storied history of the Savoy at the Royal Palace and marvel at the baroque design of the San Lorenzo Church. Head to the Italian Rivera and luxuriate in the beachfront town of Santa Margherita Ligure. Enjoy coastal walks to nearby Portofino and hiking through the Cinque Terre villages. Take a day trip to Genoa and explore the city's medieval Old Town and port at your own pace. Finish off your trip exploring cultural, religious and historical monuments in Milan, Italy's unofficial capital.

Cinque Terre Coastline
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Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 10 Days

On this 10-day trip, discover the Piedmont region on a guided tour of Turin's historic sites and a day trip into the wild to go hunting for white Alba truffles. Then, escape the city by heading to the Italian Rivera and Cinque Terre coastline. Spend free time at the beach, indulging in gelato, visiting the fishing village of Portofino, and getting inspired in favorite spots of Byron and Shelley in Portovenere. Go wine tasting in the Cinque Terre and munch on plates of Genovese pesto and fresh focaccia in Genoa's Old Town.

Cinque Terre
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Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 11 Days

On this 11-day trip stay in Turin and discover the importance of the Piedmont region as you visit the iconic Piazza Castello and Royal Palace, then hunt for rare white truffles in Alba with a local expert. Spend some time relaxing on the beach on the Italian Rivera and exploring the villages of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, and Portofino. The Cinque Terre offers great hiking and wine tasting. In Genoa enjoy a self-guided day searching for the best Pesto-Genovese and wandering the Old Town.

Santa Lucia Archway in Bologna
Discover Northern Italy, From Florence to Milan - 12 Days

Discover the best of Italy's northern regions, starting in the medieval city of Florence, with guided walking tours and wine tastings in Tuscany. Make your way through San Marino and the coastal cities of Riccione and Ravena before heading into Emilia-Romagna for a culinary exploration through Bologna and Parma. Take a cooking class and learn how to identify wine with a sommelier, then enjoy exploring the extravagant shores of Lake Como and the fashion-focused streets of Milan.

Italian Riviera Coastline
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 12 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 12 Days

On this 12-day trip, begin your journey in the heart of the Piedmont region, enjoying a guided tour of the historic city of Turin, and going hunting for rare white truffles in Alba. On the Italian Riviera, collect relaxing days in Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, followed up by wine tasting and hiking glorious paths in the Cinque Terre. Take day trips to Genoa and Portovenere in search of the perfect plate of Genovese pesto, history in the Rolli palaces, and the inspired views of Byron's Grotto to round off your Riviera experience. End your trip with the soaring architecture of Milan, old juxtaposed against new in this center of modern Italy.

Grado Harbor
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Northeast Italy: Trieste, Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, & More - 14 Days

Discover the Northeast of Italy on this 14-day adventure. Explore history and archeology in Trieste and Grado. Visit the Miramare Castle and walk in the footsteps of Rome's Caesar on a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Aquileia. Enjoy a romantic gondola ride in Venice and tour the city with a local guide. Learn the language of love in Shakespeare's Verona and taste regional Valpolicella wines. Relax on Lake Garda and visit charming villages by boat, then end your trip in Italy's unofficial capital, Milan, where Gothic architecture and designer shops await you.

Selection in a Local Gelateria
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Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, & More - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary is our most comprehensive culinary tour through Italy, from a Venice street food excursion to wine tasting in Tuscany's medieval vineyards. You'll visit Bologna for medieval churches, aged cheese, and cured Parma ham, spend four days relaxing on the sunny Amalfi Coast, and end your trip in Rome, where the Vatican City, Colosseum, and the perfect cappuccino await.

Traditional Buranelli Cookies
Map of Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, & More - 14 Days
Food & Wine in Italy: Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, & More - 14 Days

Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can spend fourteen days eating and drinking your way through Italy's top culinary destinations! Go for a gondola ride in Venice, try the decadent tiramisu, and sample the local Cicchetti. Head to Bologna to see 11th-century architecture and try the Parmeggiano, then head to Florence to see Michelangelo's David and Leonardo's top works. Pair a bottle of Tuscan Chianti with a farm-to-table charcuterie board, then head west for four days on the sunny Amalfi Coast. Explore medieval fishing villages and learn to make the perfect Neopolitan pizza before capping your trip off with visits to the Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, and local gelateria in Rome. 

Colorful Cinque Terre
Nature in Italy: Lake Como and Cinque Terre - 5 Days

Explore Northern Italy's natural charm starting with Lake Como, where you'll take a boat tour of its extravagant shore lined with mansions. Ride the funicular to the scenic vista in Brunate where you'll catch a panoramic view of Como and the stunning surrounding nature. Transfer to colorful Cinque Terre, where you'll hike from one seaside village to another while enjoying breathtaking sunsets and views of the Ligurian Sea.

Beautiful Lake Como, Italy
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 12 Days

From a romantic gondola ride in Venice to exploring ancient ruins in Rome, this 12-day tour is the perfect harmony of history and nature. Aside from Venice and Rome, you'll also discover the ancient cities of Pisa, Florence, and Parma by sampling the region's famed prosciutto, visiting monuments and museums, eating traditional dishes in hip neighborhoods, and encountering some of Italy's most treasured art. Enjoy the country's natural charm with boat rides and scenic hikes in Lake Como, and walking from one colorful village to another in beautiful Cinque Terre.

Ancient City of Florence, Italy
Nature in Italy: Lake Como, Cinque, Terre Florence - 6 Days

This 6-day tour is perfect for those wanting to relax on the peaceful shores of Lake Como while still tackling Italy's impressive history. You'll hike the villages of Cinque Terre and enjoy the ancient cities of Parma and Florence, where you'll discover endless monuments, art galleries, and museums, including the Accadmia Gallery to see the David. After reveling in the scenic vistas of Levanto on the Ligurian Sea, explore vibrant neighborhoods in Florence, where you'll eat late into the night in buzzy neighborhoods.

Cinque Terre, Italy
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History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 14 Days

Combine the historical splendor of Italy with its natural charm in this 14-day tour, highlighting the ancient cities of Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome with sunset gondola rides, regional dishes in local neighborhoods, and guided walking tours, plus visits to many museums, art galleries, and monuments. Enjoy tasting wine in the picturesque hills of Tuscany, plus guided tours of Siena, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum. Swap lively city centers for outdoor experiences in Lake Como and Cinque Terre, like boat tours, day hikes, and traversing the seaside in search of colorful villages.

Cinque Terre, Italy
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Taste of Italy: Florence, Pisa, Venice, Cinque Terre - 12 days

From Tuscany to Veneto to the Italian Riviera, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for indulgent travelers who want to see and taste the best of Italy. You'll start in Northern Italy, with a  tour of Verona and then see romantic Venice. You'll visit the birthplace of the Renaissance in Florence, then tourTuscan vineyards, and visit Pisa's 'leaning tower.' Your adventure will end with the former fishing villages of the Cinque Terre where you'll sample the foods of Liguria — the Italian Riviera — including seafood, pesto, and focaccia.

Charming Streets of Rome, Italy
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 11 Days

Perfect for those looking to explore Northern Italy's range of historical and natural charm, this 11-day trip visits important sites in Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, plus Lake Como and Cinque Terre. Enjoy your trip in style with private guides and transportations ensuring your discovery of museums, art galleries, and monuments, as well as the region's famous prosciutto. Satisfy your bucket list with a gondola ride at sunset, authentic meals in hip neighborhoods, a boat tour of Lake Como's famed mansions, and an incredible hike from one Cinque Terre village to another.

Sirmione Promenade
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Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 7 Days

Slow down as you explore charming Lake Garda and its picturesque towns from north to south with this 7-day trip. Compare and contrast Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda with a guided tour, discovering medieval fortress walls, castles, and old town centers. Head north by boat and climb to the top of the Torre Apponale tower in Riva del Garda. Look out across the lake, then take the trail to the beautiful Cascate del Varone waterfall. The beauty of the lake and the surrounding mountains will surely leave you with amazing memories for years to come.

Piedmont Countryside
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Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 5 Days

Enjoy some of Italy's finest food and wine with this 5-day trip to the Piedmont region. Explore Turin's city center and learn about its food scene from a local guide on a street food tour. Try local specialties including bicerin and grissini. Discover the medieval town of Alba and the surrounding Langhe Hills wine region with a full-day tour to several small wineries and villages where Barolo and Barbaresco wines are produced.

Portofino harbor
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, Lake Maggiore & More - 14 Day

The city of Alba is best known for its white truffles, sometimes referred to as the "diamonds of Alba" for how prized they are. Sample these truffles and other delights of Northwest Italy on this two-week trip which takes you from the shores of Portofino into the wine- and truffle-rich of the Piedmont. Continue to the medieval streets of Turin, up into the Alps, and back down to the shores of Lake Maggiore before you depart.

Villa del Balbianello
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 14 Days

There's no need to choose between water or mountains on this two-week trip. You'll visit both the lakes and peaks of northern Italy and Switzerland, scouting out real estate that ranges from luxurious villas on the shores of Lake Como to Alpine hiking huts over the course of your trip.

Park garden on Isola Bella
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera & More - 10 Days

Travel indulgently back in time for 10 days with this trip. Whether you're riding a private boat along the coast of Portofino to a medieval abbey only accessible by sea, learning to make one of Italy's oldest cheeses in the original home of the slow food movement, or going behind the scenes of the normally closed Library of the Academy of Sciences in Turin, there's a new castle or work of art around every corner.

Florence at Sunset
History and Nature in Italy: From Lake Como to Rome - 7 Days

An excellent combination of nature and history, this tour starts on the shores of picturesque Lake Como before heading to the colorful hills of Cinque Terre. Enjoy relaxing on the waterfront and hiking from one colorful village to another. End the tour in the ancient cities of Florence and Rome, where private guides will take you through the historical streets to the best art galleries, museums, and monuments, including the Vatican Museums, the Roman Forum, and the Accademia Gallery to see the David.

Mont Blanc in the Alps
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, Lake Maggiore & More - 15 Days

Find your inspiration on this 15-day luxury trip through northwest Italy. Bask in the sun-baked hues of Portofino, rich culinary scene of Piedmont, and churches of Turin. Then, continue high into the Alps and down to the indulgent villas of Lake Maggiore and its Borromean Islands, where carefully cultivated beauty can be found around every corner.

The Evening Glow of Ancient Rome
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 10 Days

Combing nature, history, and culture, this Italian tour takes you through the ancient cities of Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, plus Lake Como and Cinque Terre, all with luxury private transfers and guides. Enjoy meandering through museums, art galleries, and monuments, as well as trying the regions famous prosciutto, riding a gondola at sunset, and discovering hip neighborhoods. Relax on the shores of Lake Como before settling in Cinque Terre, where you'll hike from one village to another.

Along Portofino
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 7 Days

Take a full week to treat yourself on this trip. Stroll the seaside streets of Portofino and trails of Cinque Terre, taste the slow food scene in the Langhe region (where the movement began), and explore the historic highlights of Turin, including a trip to a mountaintop monastery that sits alongside a popular pilgrimage route.

Scaliger Castle in Sirmione
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 5 Days

Take a five-day frolic through Italy and Switzerland with this itinerary. You'll split your time between lakes and mountains, often enjoying views of both simultaneously, as you take in waterfront historic sites, luxurious villas, and more.

Panoramic View of Como, Italy
History and Nature in Italy: From Lake Como to Rome - 9 Days

Find the perfect balance of Italy's history and natural beauty on this tour, starting with boat rides and scenic vistas on Lake Como before heading to the scenic hills of Cinque Terre, where you'll hike from one colorful village to another. Transfer to Pisa and Florence, meandering the cobblestone streets in search of endless monuments, museums, and art galleries, including the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and The David. End your trip with a private tour of Vatican City and Ancient Rome, all while enjoying traditional dishes in Rome's hip and buzzy neighborhoods. 

Gotthard train
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 8 Days

Enjoy eight days of indulgence through Italy and Switzerland on this itinerary. You'll go from the lakes into the mountains, then back down to lakes and back up to more mountains, taking in countless viewpoints and historic landmarks before you end with a day in the city of Zurich.

Lake Garda views
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Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 5 Days

Explore the best of Lake Garda with this quick 5-day itinerary. Experience the relaxed pace of life at the southern end of the lake and visit Roman villas and medieval castles on a guided tour of Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda. To the north is Riva del Garda, a town influenced by Austrian and Italian culture. Enjoy outdoor activities and take a self-guided day trip to the picturesque village of Malcesine.

View of the Grecian coast
Off-the-Beaten-Path Greece & Italy Road Trip: Lake Garda, Bologna, Tuscany, Olympia, Nafplio, & More - 21 Days

Explore the back roads and small villages that characterize the countrysides of both Italy and Greece on this three-week road trip. You'll visit well-known highlights, like Florence, charming Tuscan hill towns, and the first Olympic site in Olympia, as well as some places a bit off the beaten path: Romeo and Juliet's Verona, the medieval villages of the Peloponnese, the wineries of Nemea, and more. With full control of the daily driving schedule, you'll have time to plan for spontaneous stops for coffee, for shopping at roadside markets, and for late-afternoon beach breaks.

Portofino coastline
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 5 Days

Catch a glimpse of luxuries of Northwest Italy with this five-day itinerary. You'll spin through seaside towns of Portofino and Cinque Terre, then go inland to hunt for truffles in the Langhe region. End in the city of Turin with an insider tour of its most historic spots.

Streets of Rome and Vatican City
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 15 Days

Spend two weeks exploring the historical and natural charm of Italy, focusing on the highlights of ancient cities like Venice, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where you'll enjoy sunset gondola rides, guided tours, traditional meals in hip neighborhoods, and endless visits to museums, art galleries, and monuments. Travel in style with private, guided tours of the medieval city of Siena, the Chianti Wine Region, Vatican City, and the Roman Forum. Swap the bustle of city life for solitude in Lake Como and Cinque Terre, enjoying boat tours, day hikes, and traversing the seaside in search of colorful villages.

Cable car on top of Monte Baldo
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 10 Days

Savor the slower-paced, scenic world of train travel with this 10-day trip plan. You'll ride panoramic train routes, cable cars, and boats as well as using your own two feet to traverse the mountains and lakes of northern Italy and Switzerland.

All aboard
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 15 Days

Enjoy the famously punctual trains of Italy and Switzerland on this 15-day itinerary that will take you through the beautiful Alpine lakes via a relaxed scenic route. In addition to the many lakes themselves, you'll experience historic castles, Alpine peaks and passes, and culinary creations on your journey.

Along Lake Garda
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 7 Days

Wander through a week of luxury with this seven-day itinerary. You'll take two panoramic train routes, cable cars, and boat rides across some of the best of what the region has to offer with ruins, mountain views, and culinary experiences along the way.

Sirmione, Lake Garda
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Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 8 Days

Experience the best of Italy's Lake Garda and the surrounding region with this 8-day trip. Spend time in the lively and historic towns of Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda. There are two majestic Scaligero Castles protecting the lake, one in Sirmione and the second further north in Malcesine. Visit both and admire the romantic views of Lake Garda. Ride a cable car up to Monte Baldo and explore the wild botanical garden at the top. From Desenzano del Garda, go on a cycling and wine tasting tour, and take a guided day trip to Verona.

The Colorful Village of Vernazza, Cinque Terre
History and Nature in Italy: From Lake Como to Rome - 8 days

Explore the historical heritage of Italy combined with its natural splendor, starting with the scenic areas of Lake Como and Cinque Terre, where you'll cruise the shore by boat and hike from village to village. Stop in Parma to learn the secrets of world-famous prosciutto curing and discover the hidden side of Pisa beyond its leaning tower. End your trip in the ancient cities of Florence and Rome, where private tours will guide you to all the best monuments, museums, and art galleries, including the Accademia Gallery, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum.

Sunset over Turin
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 6 Days

Six days will take you on a sweep through some of Northwest Italy's most indulgent spots. Split your time between the coasts in Portofino and Cinque Terre; the rolling hills of the Piedmont region, home to wine, cheese, and truffles; and the medieval streets of Turin with a history tour.

Sacra di San Michele
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, & More - 8 Days

The Sacra di Michele sits alongside a pilgrimage route from France to Italy and boasts features like the Doorway of the Zodiac, Great Staircase of the Dead, and Tower of the Beautiful Alda. Hear some its stories, and many others, on this eight-day itinerary which takes you from the seaside resorts of the coast to the Piedmont countryside to the mountains of Turin.

Rural Italy, Piedmont
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Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 7 Days

Over 7 days, discover some of Italy's best food and wine in the cities and rural villages of the Piedmont region. Begin in the grand city of Turin, where you'll learn about Savoy history and try regional produce in the Quadrilatero market district. Enjoy a full-day Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting tour in the Lange Hills. Go white truffle hunting with an expert guide and their trusty 'Trifulau' dog near Alba, and feast on your harvest.

Alba's historic center
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, & More - 9 Days

Sample some of the finest flavors of Northwest Italy on this nine-day journey. Whether it's fresh seafood along the waterfronts of Portofino and Cinque Terre, rare truffles and wines of the Piedmont region where the slow food movement was born, or city cafes in Turin, your trip is sure to leave a good taste behind.

Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, Lake Maggiore & More - 13 Days

Take 13 days to travel in style through Northwest Italy. You'll get insider access to spots like a secluded monastery accessible only by boat, the classic wineries of Barolo, truffles of Alba, and Library of Turin. Head to the mountains, where you'll pass through the Doorway of the Zodiac to the Sacra di San Michele and into the ruins of a former Roman settlement before winding down on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Interlaken at night
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 12 Days

Take the time to traverse northern Italy and Switzerland at a slower pace over the course of 12 days. Traveling by train means that you can truly take in the views and lifestyle of the lakes, mountains, and towns that you'll encounter on your route.

Exploring Cinque Terre
Map of Family Road Trip: Northern Lakes, Tuscany & Italian Riviera - 14 Days
Family Road Trip: Northern Lakes, Tuscany & Italian Riviera - 14 Days

Spend two weeks exploring northern Italy at your own speed with this self-drive itinerary that allows you to choose the stops. You'll start off in the northern lakes, with Lake Como and Lake Garda offering boat tours past villas and amusement parks alike. Then make your way into Tuscany, where you'll ride a horse-drawn wagon through the countryside and explore the medieval walled city of Siena and famous art of Florence. Finish your trip in the Italian Riviera and colorful five villages of Cinque Terre.

Grazing atop Monte Baldo
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 9 Days

Go from lakes to mountains and back again with this nine-day itinerary. Wander the shores of Lake Garda, take a cable car up to the top of Monte Baldo, ride some of the most famous Swiss train routes, and more as you enjoy the views, history, and more along the way.

Beautiful Florence by Night
History and Nature in Italy: Venice to Rome - 13 Days

Your exploration of Italy's historical and natural charm starts in the streets of Venice and continues through the ancient cities of Parma, Pisa, Florence, and Rome, where you'll discover museums, art galleries, monuments, and more. Enjoy a sunset gondola ride, a private food tour, traditional dishes in hip neighborhoods, and a guided visit to Vatican City and the Roman Forum. Trade bustling city centers for outdoor experiences like boat tours and day hikes in Lake Como, as well as the unforgettable memory of traversing colorful villages in Cinque Terre.

Interlaken rooftops
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 11 Days

Enjoy 11 days' worth of picture-perfect scenery on this itinerary. Whether you're posing in front of a lakeside villa, Roman castle, or mountain panorama, you'll be surrounded by sights that you want to save for repeat viewings.

Riva del Garda
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 6 Days

Spend six days savoring the luxury of northern Italy and Switzerland on this trip. Whether you're wandering lakeside streets, hiking up the mountain trails, or taking in the views from outside your train window, you're sure to find something to delight you.

On the approach to Lauterbrunnen
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 13 Days

Go from lakes to mountains and back again over the course of this 13-day journey. You'll start off in the Italian lake region before riding the classic Bernina Express train through the Alps across the border, where you can sample a range of Swiss favorites from hiking to chocolate. Return to Italy to lounge by Lake Como, then back to Switzerland once more for the valleys of Bernese Oberland before you depart.

Harbor, Lake Garda
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Explore Scenic Lake Garda - 6 Days

Take a deep breath and soak in the ambiance of Lake Garda with this 6-day trip to three unique lakeside towns. Your journey begins in the popular town of Sirmione, where you will visit an ancient Roman villa and the beautiful Scaliger Castle. Travel by boat to the north of the lake and experience the dramatic mountainous landscape surrounding Riva del Garda. End your trip by hopping south again to explore and relax in Desenzano del Garda.

Hilltop Town, Piedmont
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Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba, & Barolo - 8 Days

Experience the slow food movement, which originated in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, with this 8-day itinerary. Turin is the historic capital of the region, where you'll explore the city center, palace, and piazzas with a local guide. Then head out to the rural Barolo wine region, stay in a hilltop town, and visit renowned wineries. The final stop is the city of Alba, where you will go hunting for rare white truffles.

White Truffles, Alba
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Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 6 Days

Food and wine connoisseurs visiting Northern Italy will thoroughly enjoy the experiences in this 6-day itinerary. Take a walking tour of Turin and discover its rich history, bustling markets, and interesting museums. Then, head to the town of Alba, located within the UNESCO-protected Langhe Hills, and learn about the best of Piedmont's produce. Savor local specialties with white truffle hunting and wine tasting day trips from Alba. Slow down as you sample full-bodied Barolo wines, local cheeses, truffles, and more.

Italian Riviera Cove
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 6 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 6 Days

Spend 6 days in Northern Italy discovering the myriad charms of the Piedmont region and the Italian Riviera . Learn about the history of Turin on a guided walking tour of major sites, including the Royal Palace and Church of San Lorenzo. Escape the city and stay in relaxed Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera. Enjoy walking along the beach to the fishing village of Portofino, and take day trips to explore the Cinque Terre and Genoa.

Portofino
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 7 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 7 Days

Spend time in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, as well as the Italian Riviera, during this 7-day trip. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Turin to learn about the city's history and baroque architecture. Then leave the city behind for Rivera beaches and coastal hiking in the rugged Cinque Terre on the west coast. Be charmed by the quaint fishing villages of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Embrace the relaxed pace of life and go wine tasting in Riomaggiore, before heading back to exciting bustle of modern Milan to complete your journey.

Colorful Houses, Italian Riviera
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 5 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 5 Days

With 5 days to spend,  discover Turin and the Italian Riviera in Northern Italy. Explore Turin's historical city center with a guide and visit grand piazzas, palaces and museums. After, journey to Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera, the perfect picturesque beachfront village. Spend time relaxing in beautiful Portofino and enjoy a day trip to the Cinque Terre, famous for its medieval villages, dramatic sea cliffs, and world-class hiking trails.