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A dip in the lake passing through Milan and Bergamo

Milan, Italy

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Formula

Discovering Italy

Group Size

person

Overview

A dip in the lake passing through Milan and Bergamo
6-day Self Drive tour with guided tours and experiences to discover the area.

Itinerary

Itenirary
DAY 1 Milan
Arrival by own means in Milan
Accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Milan.
In the afternoon, tour of Milan with private guide lasting a total of 3 hours.
In this itinerary we will explore the symbolic places of the Lombard capital: art, history and tradition without neglecting the sparkle of the shop windows and the atmosphere of the historic cafes and restaurants of the center. The Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala Theater and Castello Sforzesco (exterior tours).
Free dinner.
Overnight stay in Milan
Itenirary
DAY 2 Milan
Breakfast at hotel.
Tour of Milan with private guide lasting a total of 3 hours.
In this itinerary you will discover MILAN 2000, the area of the Porta Nuova district transformed by one of Europe's most radical redevelopment projects into a new Hub for nightlife, shopping and culture.
The new skyscrapers, through both their use and their outstanding structures, have established themselves as symbols of a constantly changing city and a true metropolis.
We can mention the most significant buildings in Porta Nuova: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners' Palazzo Lombardia, Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale, and César Pelli's Boeri and Unicredit Tower, which is the tallest building in Italy at 231 meters.
Afternoon free for shopping and free to continue sightseeing.
Free dinner.
Overnight stay in Milan.
Itenirary
DAY 3 Bergamo
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer by own means to Bergamo.
In the morning visit to Bergamo Alta, meeting at the funicular with the guide.
Bergamo Alta is the hub of the ancient city; entirely enclosed by the Venetian Walls
sixteenth century represents the "historic heart" of Bergamo, with gates, towers, alleys
medieval, but also the green gardens of the Fortress, from which the gaze sweeps over the hills and
on the plain and the churches rich in works of art: everything gives us a unique atmosphere.
Bergamo was recently included in the Unesco World Heritage List headed by five other Mediterranean cities home to Venetian fortifications.
The itinerary winds through the landmarks of the Upper Town: Piazza Vecchia, the civic square with the seats of civic power, including the thirteenth-century Palazzo della Regione and the Torre del Campanone; Piazza Duomo, overlooked by important religious buildings: the Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggione, the Renaissance Colleoni Chapel and the Baptistery, all rich in priceless works of art.
Lunch in "Città Alta "with typical Bergamo tasting menu including drinks.
In the afternoon time at leisure for individual visits.
Free transfer to Lake Garda. Accommodation in 4-star hotel in Desenzano del Garda or surrounding areas.
Free dinner and Overnight stay.
Itenirary
DAY 4 Lake Garda with Sirmione and Desenzano
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer by own means from the hotel to Sirmione and meet with the guide.

Morning | SIRMIONE BY BOAT

After a short walk through the village to learn about the most beautiful and important places in Sirmione, we will indulge
a pleasant short navigation with
private speedboat along the coast of the
Peninsula. A guided tour under the banner of
suggestion.
- Scaliger Castle (exterior - visit
interior on request)
- Medieval village
- Church of St. Mary Major
- Baths of Catullus (exterior) and House of
Maria Callas (external)

Free lunch.

Afternoon | DESENZANO

In the afternoon, transfer by means
own in DESENZANO.
One of the most famous tourist centers in the
province of Brescia, Desenzano is situated
on the shores of the lower Garda, on that part of the lake basin that most resembles the sea. Here the gentle landscape
hills, the temperate climate and the width of the deep-blue lake create a very
similar to the Mediterranean. The village invites pleasant walks along the wide main avenue, profiled by a
sequence of elegant bars and boutiques, or by walking up the picturesque narrow streets leading from the marina
old man at the castle-ricetto.
- The Roman Villa (exterior - entrance fee)
- The historic center
- The old port
- The castle-ricetto (exterior)

Free dinner.
Overnight.
Itenirary
DAY 5 Lake Garda with Salò and Limone sul Garda
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer by own means to Salò.

Morning | SALO'

Well-groomed and dense with café-salons overlooking the lakefront, the hamlet is an irresistible invitation to long refreshment breaks in front of a deep, lush gulf. On the main street many elegant houses manifest the aristocratic vocation that Salò, capital of the Magnifica Patria of the Lake Garda Riviera, had for a long time.
The 15th-century church of S. Maria Annunciata, so large and rich in art of the highest level that it has earned the appellation "Cathedral of Salò" despite not being the seat of an episcopal chair, is well worth a thorough visit.
The name of Salò took on international resonance when, during the final years of World War II, Hitler and Mussolini decided to establish the Italian Social Republic (RSI), whose capital was distributed to the various towns and mansions along the Brescian shore of Lake Garda. Many institutes and some ministries, including the Foreign Ministry headed by Mussolini himself, were based in Salò.
- The Clock Gate and the village
- The Zanardelli lakefront
- The Palace of the Magnificent Fatherland (exterior only)
- CSR venues
- The Cathedral of S. Maria Annunciata

Free lunch.
Transfer by own means to Limone sul Garda

Afternoon | LIMONE SUL GARDA

Limone is a very small town overlooking the lake and protected behind by a vertical rocky part. Isolated until the 1930s, when the construction of the Gardesana road connected it to the rest of the world, its center has preserved intact its original structure of humble fishermen's houses and narrow uphill alleys.
Today it is one of the most touristically developed towns on Lake Garda. The old harbor, small squares, and alleys offer pleasant pathways dense with stores, small bars, and small hotels that thin out as you ascend until you reach the world's northernmost productive lemon house: the Castel Lemon House.
- The village and the Old Port
- The small 16th-century church of St. Rocco
- The Castle Lemon House

Return to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight Stay.
Itenirary
DAY 6 Free day
Breakfast at hotel.
Free time for individual activities and end of services.
Tour includes: 2 nights in double room breakfast included 4-star hotel in Milan, 2 half days each of 3 hours of guided Milan tour with private guide, 2 ½ hours of guided Bergamo Alta tour with private guide, 1 typical Bergamo tasting lunch drinks included, 3 nights in double room breakfast included 4-star hotel Desenzano or surrounding areas, 2 full days of guided Lake Garda tour with private guide, private motorboat excursion of about 1 hour, health insurance.

The fee includes / The fee does not include

  • Tour of Milan with private guide
  • Overnight stay in 4-star hotel
  • Bus rental
  • Lunches/tastings
  • Excursions

Tour's Location

Milan, Italy
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