Benvenuti a Milano!

Your northern Italy vacation begins at 6:00 PM at Grand Hotel et de Milan. A transfer is included from Milan's Malpensa Airport or Linate Airport to Grand Hotel et de Milan, close to the La Scala Opera House and the city’s...


Da Vinci, the Duomo & more in Milan

This morning will be a special treat for aficionados of religious art masterpieces... or The Da Vinci Code. Visit the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie to take in Leonardo da Vinci's mural The Last Supper, which he painted on the...


Lake Como villas and a cruise to Bellagio

It’s said to be Italy's most beautiful lake, and you’ll understand why it entrances celebrities, aristocrats and jetsetters when you see Lake Como for yourself today. In Tremezzo, discover Villa Carlotta, known for its lovely setting and...


Lake Maggiore and Baroque Isola Bella

Your northern Italy vacation continues as you travel by boat to Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore and the exquisite Villa Borromeo on the tiny, private island. Count Vataliano Borromeo began the construction of this opulent Baroque palace and its splendid...


Bergamo, a wine tasting & on to Verona

Today's travels take you across lush rural landscapes to ancient Bergamo, where you'll explore its walled medieval center – straight out of a storybook illustration – with a local guide; visit the Piazza Vecchia, the 12th-century Church...


Verona, the home of Romeo & Juliet

Verona is probably best known as the home of Shakespeare's tragic lovers, Romeo and Juliet… and of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Valentine and Proteus. But, Verona is so much more. In honor of its many historical buildings,...


Ferraris, Parmigiano & balsamic in Modena

Travel to Modena, where you'll visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory to experience first-hand the process of cheese-making; from the milk delivery to the finished wheels, follow each detail of the production – and end with a tasting!...


Bologna & a cooking class with a chef

Surrounded by hills, the dusky red buildings, marbled-floored ancient porticoes and wide piazzas contribute to the distinctly Renaissance feel in the center of Bologna, a bastion of food, fashion and culture. Home of the world's oldest university,...


The Venetian Islands & St. Mark's after hours

Travel on to Venice today, one of the world's most enchanting cities. After lunch at a local restaurant, board a boat to begin an exploration of the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, starting with Burano, known for its exquisite lacemaking; continue...


More Venetian delights as you please

Awaken in intriguing Venice, one of the world's most beloved cities, today and indulge in all things Venetian just as you choose. You might begin your day enjoying a coffee in Piazza San Marco, referred to by Alfred de Musset as "the drawing room of...


Journey home

Tauck's memorable northern Italy vacation ends in Venice. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Gritti Palace, Venice to Venice's Marco Polo International Airport. Please allow 3 hours for airport check-in formalities....


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