7 Days / 6 nights

Route: MILAN > TIRANO-ST.MORITZ (SWITZERLAND) > COMO LAKE > MAGGIORE LAKE
Tourcode: (RIF. CLA-15100)

OVERVIEW:
Your journey begins in Milan, city of opportunities, Italian capital of economy and finance, the realms of fashion and design.
Palaces, villas, monuments, building of modern architecture, churches and abbeys offer a variety of styles that is worth knowing.
Explore amazing places like Como and Maggiore Lakes with charming cruise discovering unforgettable landscapes, visiting historic villas and botanical gardens.
Enjoy the experience of getting on a train that climbs the mountains through the Italian and Swiss Alps - Tirano-St-Moritz (World Heritage by Unesco in 2008).

Day by Day Itinerary suggested:

DAY 1: ARRIVE - MILAN
Arrival at Malpensa International Airport, meet and greet with Insight Italy Tours representative and private transfer (1hr) to your chosen hotel. Check-in of your rooms.
Due the long journey, we do not suggest any activities on the arrival day. Free at leisure to discover Milan on your own.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel in Milan.

DAY 2: MILAN
After Breakfast, meet your private guide, pick up from your hotel for discovering Milan.
Suggesting Tours: The Duomo Cathedral, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the famous Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle, four historic houses all located in the center of Milan:
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Casa Boschi di Stefano, Villa Necchi Campiglio and the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Soccer San Siro Stadium Museum, and don’t miss to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper with Santa Maria delle Grazie Church.
Don’t forget to do some shopping in the fashion district, better known as “Quadrilatero della Moda”: Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Corso Venezia.
So called because ideally bordered by four streets famous for the numerous shops and studies of the most important names in fashion.
If you want to spend an evening dinner with a particularly view of the city we suggest Tram Restaurant ATMosfera, elegance, taste and tradition, your meal starts in the heart of the city, just a few meters from Sforzesco Castle and takes you to enjoy on a gastronomical trip of the main monuments of Milan and its recipes, by night.
Lunch & Dinner by your own.  Overnight at the Hotel in Milan.

DAY 3: MILAN > TIRANO-BERNINA EXPRESS-ST.MORITZ (SWITZERLAND) > MILAN
After Breakfast, meet your private driver to pick up from your Hotel,
Early departure to TIRANO, about 3 Hours by train or bus, full day and intense, arrived in Tirano will take a train, but not a simple train, you will experience an unforgettable day.
BERNINA EXPRESS (World Heritage by Unesco in 2008…), known as the most beautiful train in the world, the train that climbs the mountain, facing slopes impossible for a train arrives to reach 2200 meters s.l. Ospizio Bernina, then get to ST.MORITZ 1.775 meters on the sea level, crossing the Italian and Swiss Alps.
Return to Milan late evening.  Lunch & Dinner by your own. Overnight at the Hotel in Milan.

DAY 4: MILAN > COMO LAKE
After Breakfast, transfer to Como Lake following to promontory most exciting of Lake Como, visit Villa del Balbianello in Lenno (FAI) a delightful Villa situated precipitously above the Lake, The Loggia affords a beautiful view of the majestic lake, and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpiece in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum.
Enjoy Italian lunch on the lake with amazing view.
After Lunch we arrange a small tour by boat to BELLAGIO, called the “Pearl of the Lake”, the village is characterised by century-old-building, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways, filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares.
(TIPS FOR BOTH VISITING, you can visit the garden only by feet, therefore, we advise comfortable shoes and clothes)
After a day of walking and of knowledge of Italian Art, you can relax in a Hotel renowned Spa.
Lunch & Dinner by your own, the driver/guide will suggest a typical Restaurant
Overnight at the Hotel in Como Lake.

DAY 5: COMO LAKE > VICOLUNGO OUTLET > MAGGIORE LAKE
After Breakfast, transfer to Maggiore Lake, on the way we will stop at some of Fashion Outlet as Armani, Diesel, Silk emporium and Vicolungo the Style outlets.
Back to the hotel. Lunch & Dinner by your own and overnight in at the Hotel in MAGGIORE LAKE (STRESA Hotel 5* or VERBANIA Hotel 4*).

DAY 6: MAGGIORE LAKE
After breakfast, by private motorboat you reach the Borromean Islands. First stop: Isola Madre (Mother island) to visit its magnificent lush garden which hosts not only exotic plants and trees but also beautiful peacocks, pheasants and other birds. You will continue to Isola Bella (Beautiful island) with its incredible baroque palace and Italian-style-garden with its ten terraces overlooking the lake, after which you will have a delicious 3-course lunch at the island’s Ristorante Elvezia. Your last stop of the day is Isola Superiore dei Pescatori (Fishermen's island) where you can enjoy a stroll through the narrow alleys and browse the typical shops of the medieval village.
Back to the hotel and Lunch & Dinner by your own overnight in at the Hotel in MAGGIORE LAKE (STRESA Hotel 5* or VERBANIA Hotel 4*)

DAY 07: DEPARTURE
Breakfasts in Hotel and check-out of your rooms. Time free at your disposal until the transfer to the airport (MXP about 1,5 hrs) or next destination.

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