CHARMING GARDA LAKE - A touch of Mediterranean in Northern Italy, a unique holiday spot in all seasons

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MILAN - GARDA - MALCESINE - LAZISE - TORBOLE - GARGNANO - SAL - DESENZANO - GROTTE DI CATULLO - PARCO SIGURT

CHARMING GARDA LAKE
A touch of Mediterranean in Northern Italy, a unique holiday spot in all seasons

1° day MILAN

Arrive in Milan and meet with your English-speaking assistant. Milan is the second largest city in Italy and the capital of the Lombardy Region. Panoramic tour of this amazing city, which combines art, fashion, style and finance. See the Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery (called Milan’s lounge), the Scala Opera House and the amazing castle Castello Sforzesco, once home of the Sforza family who ruled Milan for almost a century and *“The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci, in the Church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Late afternoon hotel check-in, dinner and overnight.

NOTE
*Leonardo’s Da Vinci Last Supper in the church Santa Maria delle Grazie is on request.
Advance reservation required.

2° day MILAN - GARDA - MALCESINE - LAZISE

Hotel breakfast. Depart to Lazise, right on the Garda Lake, the biggest lake in Italy, which was an inspiration for many poets and artists. Arrive in Lazise and visit the famous Castle “Castello Scaligero”. Lunch in good restaurant and continue to Garda for the panoramic tour. Drive on to Punta Virgilio and stop for a cocktail in Torri del Benaco, the picturesque village surrounded by medieval walls and towers. Apart from tourism, cultivation of olives and wine is very important economic factor here. Dinner in typical restaurant in Malcesine, beautiful lake town governed from 1405 to 1797 by The Republic of Venice. Small town is built around the "Castello Scaligero", right at the feet of the Monte Baldo. The old town center has a particular charm, with its small port, the little squares, the typical restaurants and cafés. Return to hotel, overnight.

3° day LAZISE - MALCESINE - TORBOLE - GARGNANO

Hotel breakfast. Panoramic tour of Malcesine and depart by ferry boat to Limone sul Garda, once one of the most productive lemon-growisng spots in Italy! Lunch in typical reasturant and afternoon departure to Torbole, in the northern part of the Lake, ideal location for windsurfing.  Stop by the Varone Falls and have dinner in good restaurant in Gargnano, small town with wide beaches and antique alleys. Hotel check-in and overnight.

4° day GARGNANO - SALÒ - DESENZANO

Hotel breakfast. Depart to Gardone Riviera and visit the Vittoriale degli Italiani (The shrine of Italian Victories), a hillside estate overlooking the Garda Lake. It is where the Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio lived after his defenestration in 1922 and until his death in 1938. The estate consists of the residence of d’Annunzio called the Prioria (Priory), an amphitheater, the light cruiser Puglia set into a hillside, a boathouse containing the MAS vessel used by D’Annunzio in 1918 and a circular mausoleum. Transfer to Salò for a walk along the elegant lakefront and then lunch in a good restaurant. Transfer to Desenzano del Garda, where you will also get the chance to stroll along the narrow city center streets full of shops and boutiques. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Dinner and overnight.

5° day DESENZANO - GROTTE DI CATULLO - PARCO SIGURTÀ - DESENZANO

Hotel breakfast. Depart towards Sirmione, with its picturesque Scaliger Castle from the 13th century. The Roman poet Catullus had a villa here and you will see the ancient Roman Spa named “Grotte di Catullo”. Lunch at leisure and in the afternoon visit Parco Sigurtà, which covers an area of 600,000 square meters and extends to the edges of the moraine hills close to Lake Garda, lying just eight kilometers south of Peschiera. It started with the gardens of Villa Maffei, once the headquarters of Napoleone III. Then following over forty years of loving care, Carlo Sigurtà took advantage of the water-drawing rights from the Mincio river to achieve the “prodigious” success of turning an arid hill into a flourishing and spectacular green area. Return to hotel in the Desenzano area, dinner and overnight.

6° day DESENZANO - MILAN

Hotel breakfast. Transfer to Milan airport in time for your flight and end of services.

 




 



Prices   -   Code IN06
Price from: 1189.00 € PACKAGE TOUR ONLY
Travel Time 6 days  
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What's included

• Modern air-conditioned motor coach designed for sightseeing • English speaking tour guide from first to last day of the program • Hotel accommodation in 4 star hotel, rooms with private facilities and buffet breakfast • Meals as per itinerary • Special visits and sightseeing as specified in the program (entrance fees not included) • English speaking driver and local English speaking guides • Luggage handling (1 per person) • Service charges and hotel taxes • 24/7 English Speaking Assistance by phone

Not included

• International flights, unmentioned entrance fees, meals and drinks, insurance, tips

UNESCO Sites

• Milan: Church Santa Maria delle Grazie and “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci

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