Italy's Magnificent Lake District

September 28 to October 6, 2021

Discover northern Italy’s lake district, where sparkling lakes mirror the green hills and craggy slopes of the Alpine foothills. Based in Stresa by Lake Maggiore, spend your days exploring breathtaking islands, lakeside towns and thrilling Milan. Witness the Romanesque basilica on the Isola San Giulio, and stroll through quaint Bellagio, where poets and writers from around the world have found inspiration. Cruise aboard a private boat to discover the beauty of the three Borromean Islands, which range from a fishermen’s islet to a lavish island estate. Glide across Lake Como, passing fairy-tale villas and colorful villages, and learn the secrets of northern Italian cuisine during a cooking lesson, followed by an indulgent lunch. In Milan, feast your eyes on Leonardo’s “The Last Supper” and visit the legendary La Scala, Italy’s opulent opera house. This small-group program features seven nights’ accommodations, an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner, and a series of lectures to enhance your understanding of the region. 

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at or call 757-221-1165.

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