The Vibrant Milan and The Lake Region
Day 1: Milan Arrival
Welcome to Italy! Meet your driver and private transfer to your boutique hotel in the city centre. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Boutique Hotel Chateau Monfort*****.
Day 2: Milan shopping ARMANI EXPERIENCE
After breakfast, departure by private car for an unforgettable fashion experience, that will take you to the multiconcept store owned by Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani showrooms, Armani Casa and Armani Fiori. The Visit will continue to the Teatro Armani designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando, followed by a drink at the Emporio Armani Cafè and private shopping at Borgonuovo 21. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Milan – Culture and Fashion
After breakfast at the Hotel, spend the morning shopping with your Personal Shopping Assistant on the most popular streets in Milan such as Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Borgospesso, Via della Spiga and Corso Vittorio Emanuele. You will also discover Vintage Shops where you will find the highest level craftsmanship handbag maker. In the afternoon after lunch at a typical Milanese restaurant enjoy a Milan Private Guided Tour: visit Sforzesco Castle, Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Scala opera house Dinner at the famous Cracco Restaurant, one of the most important Italian chef well know all over the world. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Milan – Lake Como
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your driver and departure to Como Lake. Accommodation at charming and historical Grand hotel di Tremezzo*****. To discover the beautiful landscape of Como Lake, we suggest an exclusive aerial view by helicopter, a unique experience to admire the two branches of the lake and the smallest Brianza sheets of water, surrounded by mountains rich in history and poetry. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Lake Como
After breakfast, meet your local guide for a full day visit of beauties of Como Lake, Europe’s deepest lake. On board of a luxury boat you’ll reach the delightful village of Bellagio, an old retreat for the nobility of Lombardy Region and visit the elegant Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo with its beautiful gardens. The gardens of Villa Carlotta are worth a visit any time of the year. They feature old varieties of camellias, century-old cedars and sequoias, the rock garden and the ferns valley, the rhododendrons wood and the bamboos garden. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Lake Como – Lake Maggiore
After breakfast departure to Lake Maggiore. Arrival in Stresa and accommodation to one of the most luxurious and charming hotel in Italy, Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees. Day at disposal for beauty treatments to the well know hotel SPA. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Lake Maggiore
Breakfast at the Hotel. This morning meet your local guide for a Full Day private tour of Lake Maggiore. The tour starts in Stresa and then continues on to the Borromean Islands by private boat: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatori. Situated on the western side of Lake Maggiore, directly opposite Stresa, the three Borromean Islands lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains. The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. Only the best architects and gardeners were called on by the famous members of the family-themselves art lovers and botanists-to breathe life into their ambitious projects. The islands of Bella and Madre were transformed into grand, luxurious residences, while the third island, named “dei Pescatori” after its age-old fishing community, was left to continue its traditional way of life. Despite their alpine setting, the three Borromean Islands share a pleasant climate, but each offers a very different experience. Isola Bella was completely transformed by its occupants, and its palace and gardens are the epitome of opulence and luxury. In contrast, the Isola dei Pescatori, with its village unchanged by time, offers a fascinating simplicity. Finally, the exotic atmosphere of the lush and tranquil Isola Madre can be ascribed to the gardens that almost totally cover it. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Lake Maggiore – Milan Airport
After breakfast, private transfer to Milan Airport.