Luxury Milan and Lake Como vacations

Milan and Lake Como

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Experience the allure of Italian sophistication and serenity with this specially crafted itinerary. Perfect for fashion enthusiasts, culture seekers, and nature lovers alike, this trip offers a seamless blend of urban exploration and lakeside relaxation.

Begin your Italian escapade in the bustling streets of Milan, a city that stands at the forefront of global fashion and design. Here, delve into the world of high fashion, discovering the latest trends in the city’s chic boutiques and historic shopping arcades.

Milan is not just about fashion; it’s also a treasure trove of artistic and historical gems. Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, exploring the city’s rich artistic heritage at renowned institutions like the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and the Museum of Ancient Art in Sforza Castle.

For those interested in Milan’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, there’s an opportunity to embark on an optional walking tour to experience the best of Milan’s gay nightlife. Discover the city’s lively bars and clubs, where the spirit of inclusivity and celebration is palpable.

The journey then transitions to the serene and picturesque Lake Como, an area renowned for its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Stay in the iconic towns of Bellagio and Como, where you can unwind amidst stunning landscapes and explore historical villas.

Lake Como, with its azure waters and majestic mountains, provides a peaceful contrast to Milan’s bustling streets. A boat trip on the lake is the perfect way to soak in the breathtaking vistas and elegant villas that line its shores.

In detail

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Day 1: Milan

Private transfer from the airport to your 5* Hotel. You’ll receive a welcome cocktail and then meet your guide.

This first day will be devoted to the discovery of the main tourist attractions of Milan with a private tour by car. You’ll visit the ‘Galleria Vittorio Emanuele’, one of the most elegant shopping malls in the world, the worldwide famous Duomo and the ‘Teatro alla Scala’ and its museum.

Later in the day, you’ll explore gay life in Milan on an optional walking gay tour where your guide will show you the best gay clubs in Milan.

Return at leisure to your hotel and overnight.

Day 1: Milan

Day 2: Milan

Today you’ll follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps trying to shed light on his mysterious life. Da Vinci was famous for being a misanthrope but it’s believed he had a gay love story with a young trainee called Sala and this relationship influenced him a lot.

You’ll start with a visit to the ‘Pinacoteca Ambrosiana’ with a detailed explanation of its large collection of drawings and writings – in particular, the Atlantic Code of Leonardo – and continue by visiting the Museum of Ancient Art sited in the Sforza Castle. Once there you will admire the ‘Sala delle Asse’ and its ceiling

The highlight of the day is the visit to the Cenacle, the mysterious fresco that became even more famous after appearing in the popular bestseller “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown.

In the afternoon you visit the Leonardo di Vinci Museum of Science and Technology, an interactive museum with both historical artefacts and modern day wonders. Overnight.

Day 2: Milan

Day 3: Milan

This is the perfect day to enjoy the city of haute couture. Your guide will allow you to discover the city of fashion and style. You’ll meet designers and tailors in person for a closer look at how luxury clothes are made.

We’re visiting the fashion houses of Versace, Gucci, Prada, Cavalli and many other famous brands in the fashion world.

Free time for shopping in the afternoon and in the evening. Overnight.

Day 3: Milan

Day 4: Bellagio

You’ll set off by private transfer to Bellagio and your 5* hotel – the perfect place to soak up the lake’s famous panorama. The stunning village is renowned for its century-old buildings and picturesque cobbled streets. You’ll find shops aplenty showcasing the finest Italian wares.

In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the lake and take in the breathtaking views.

Day 4: Bellagio

Day 5: Bellagio

In the morning you’ll visit two of the most beautiful villas in Italy: Villa Melzi and Villa del Balbianello. Villa Melzi is surrounded by beautiful gardens, waterways, woods and sculptures. You’ll explore the “Orangery” in the grounds, a greenhouse where oranges ripen in the winter period and which is now home of the Archaeological Museum.

Next, it’s Villa del Balbianello, a romantic villa famous for having been the set of various film productions, like Star Wars and Casino Royale from the 007 series.

In the afternoon you’ll return to Bellagio where you’ll sample the traditional dish called “Toc” and sip on fine local wines.

The rest of the day is yours to relax and drink aperitifs and cocktails. Overnight.

Day 5: Bellagio

Day 6 and 7: Como

The final two days are spent in Como. Wander the romantic streets of this quaint, yet renowned, Italian destination. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, famous for its gothic style, as well as many other monuments.

Soak up the atmosphere of Como in one of its numerous excellent restaurants and bars.

Day 6 and 7: Como
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