Highlights of the Italian Lakes Summer 2018
- Bergamo Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centres. Enjoy a funicular ride with spectacular views
- Lake Como Enjoy the alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio
- Lake Garda Visit Italy's largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive
- Lake Lugano Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake
- Lake Maggiore Visit Italy's second-largest lake and see the beautiful towns, villages and gardens
- Milan Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Specialist including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala
- Verona Orientation walk including views of Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena
You will visit the following 2 places:
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