Village Life Italian Lakes

Northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks, and bijou towns Visit Bellagio; Villa del Balbianello; Stresa; Isola Bella; and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

Village Life Italian Lakes

Northern Italy’s fabled Lake District beckons with its shimmering glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks, and bijou towns Visit Bellagio; Villa del Balbianello; Stresa; Isola Bella; and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

Highlights

  • Stroll along Como’s medieval towers and walls, Renaissance palaces and churches, neoclassical 19th‑century villas, and small family-owned shops
  • Cruise across the cobalt-blue water in a private boat to Isola San Giulio, taking in views of Italian villas and gardens along the way
  • Visit chapels dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi atop the summit of Sacro Monte di Orta and see the magnificent Duomo di Como
  • Discover the heart of Orta San Giulio’s medieval village center to admire Baroque palazzos built by Italian nobility
  • In Milan, visit the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala, and enjoy a specially arranged viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Milan, Italy
Day 2: Milan | Como
Day 3: Como
Day 4: Lake Maggiore | Borromean Islands | Stresa
Day 5: Milan
Day 6: Lake Como | Villa del Balbianello | Bellagio
Day 7: Lake Orta | Orta San Giulio | Sacro Monte di Orta
Day 8: Como
Day 9: Como | Milan | Depart for U.S.

Host

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Domenico Grasso

Chancellor, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Fun fact

I am first-generation American and grew up speaking only a dialect of Italian. I am now taking Italian language classes to learn the language properly.

U-M Role

I am the Chief Executive Officer of UM-Dearborn, an executive officer of the entire University (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint), and Professor of Sustainable Engineering and Public Policy.

Trip Experience

I am excited to explore this beautiful region of Italy. Although I have travelled through out much of Italy, this is one region that I have yet to visit.

Available to Book
April 27–May 5, 2024

Starting price

$3,495

Deposit per person

$1,000

Countries Visited

Italy

Activity Level

Low
April 27–May 5, 2024

Starting price

$3,495
*Single supplement applies

Deposit per person

$1,000

Countries Visited

Italy

Activity Level

Low
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