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Lombardy

Benvenuti (welcome in Italian)! Lombardy offers a wide range of landscapes from the majestic Alps along the Swiss border to Stelvio Natural Park (the largest in Italy) to the renowned Lake District and finally the plains, threaded by tributaries of the Po River, which flows from west to east along the southern part of the region.

 

About the Lombardy Region

 

Italy boasts more than fifty UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most of any country in the world. And within Italy, Lombardy is the richest region: containing ten of Italy’s total fifty. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit three of them: the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan with the Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of “the Last Supper,” the Sacred Mount of Varese (part of the sacred mountains of Lombardy and Piedmont), and the Longobard monastic complex in Brescia.

Lombardy, Milan and Lake District Tour

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)
For dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,290

 

Single Supplement: $490

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Discover three UNESCO Sites: the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan housing the Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of “the Last Supper,” the Sacred Mount of Varese, and the Longobard monastic complex in Brescia
  • Visits to local farms, agriturismi, wine, cheese, extra virgin olive oil and honey makers
  • Experience the authentic Mediterranean Diet mixed with the local traditional cuisine featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients and learn more about local recipes
  • Enjoy some of the best reds of Italy, such as Nebbiolo from Valtellina, Bonarda from Oltrepò Pavese and the white Franciacorta Spumante
  • Relax in unique, cozy agriturismi or 3- or 4-star hotels distinctively representing the local cultures and traditions
  • Delve into history, traditions and culture in this unique area in north of Italy
  • Explore the Italian lake district, and discover historical towns such as Milano, Como, Varese and Brescia
  • Extend your trip for two more nights with our post-tour option to romantic and exclusive Lake Orta featuring the UNESCO Site of the Sacred Mount of Orta or the extension to UNESCO Site of Verona and Lake Garda

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and agriturismi
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu
  • Entry fees to UNESCO Sites of Longobard monastic complex in Brescia, of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco of “the Last Supper”
  • Entry fees for the Cathedral in Milan, for the Villa Taranto garden and for the Borromeo Palace on Lake Maggiore
  • 1 cooking demo in an agriturismo
  • 1 wine tasting and visit to local wine, extra virgin olive oil and honey maker
  • 1 visit an tasting to a cheese maker
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel on tour as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • One group transfer to Malpensa airport from last hotel
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during the tour

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 1 dinner on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

 

Our tour starts in Milan, the majestic capital of the region and principal financial, commercial and industrial center of Italy. Perhaps best known internationally for its fashion designers, this city is also celebrated for its monuments such as Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), the cathedral, and the UNESCO site the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco “The Last Supper.” All of these we will visit during our stay.

Post-Tour Extension to Lake Orta

Post-Tour Extension to Verona and Lake Garda

 

To request the Itnerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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