Lombardy

Although other Italian regions are better known and have greater appeal abroad, we warmly invite you to discover Lombardy, our region, where you can find:
Cities of Art such as Bergamo, Cremona, Mantua, Brescia, Pavia, full of treasures as valuable as the ones in Rome or Florence;
Lakes such as Como, Garda, Maggiore and Iseo can offer both relaxation and a variety of activities;
Ski areas like Bormio, Livigno and Santa Caterina , which attract winter sports lovers from all over the world;
Rivers like Adda, which show how nature and history have walked together through time;
Sports like golf, mountain biking, rafting and many others which find their perfect environment in Lombardy;
Religious itineraries for you to reach Caravaggio, Sotto il Monte, Varese Sacromonte;
Spa and hot springs which can be find both on the lakes and in the mountains. Eno-gastronomic itineraries in Franciacorta, Oltrepo Pavese, and Valtellina….
 

Discover Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and Orta, Lake Lugano and Valtellina

Como City Tour:
Guided tour of Como. Walking itinerary to discover the city and its monuments, through the different historical periods which characterize its aspect.
Como, the lake’s capital town, surrounded by hills and mountains, lies on the tip of the south  western branch.
It boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods.
This itinerary includes the medieval walls surrounding the historic centre.
As we stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, we can admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches, Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo (with its charming old Town Hall building and its characteristic bell tower). The highlight of the tour is a visit of the superb 600-year old Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral is the masterpiece of modern Rationalist art the “Palazzo Terragni”.
Duration: 1-3 hours
 
Lake Como private cruises:
A boat trip is certainly the best way to discover the beauty of Lario. Comfortably welcome on board of modern motorboats, it is possible to admire the most enchanting Villas which dot the lake shores.
Vip’s dwellings, historical palaces with marvellous gardens and fascinating villages make the cruise a memorable experience.
Stops for sightseeing in Bellagio or Varenna or to Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. Lunch or dinner in romantic restaurants overlooking the lake where landscape and atmosphere are unparalled.
All cruises are private and all itineraries can be tailor made 1-2 hours.
 
Lake Maggiore & Lake Como - Gardens and Villas
 
Italian Lakes Tour

1 Day: Arrival in afternoon at Lake Maggiore. Check-in at hotel by the lake or nearby. Dinner and overnight stay.

2 Day: in the morning visit to the Borromeo Islands by private boat. Visit to Isla Bella and Isla Madre with monumental mansions and stupendous gardens.
Afternoon excursion to the Villa Taranto at Verbania with vast botanical gardens set on terraces with fountains and waterfalls. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel.
 
3 Day: after breakfast departure for Stresa and visit to the park of the Villa Pallavicino inhabited by numerous species of free animals.
Tour continues to Lake Como. In the afternoon short visit to Como and short cruise on the lake. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel by Lake Como.
 
4 Day:Excursion to Bellagio with visit to the Villa Serbelloni with beautiful terraced Italian gardens and the Villa Melzi with a romantic English park.
Tour continues in the afternoon to the Villa Balbianello, visit to villa and gardens directly overlooking the lake with magnificent panorama. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel by Lake Como.

5 Day: Departure after breakfast and end of our services.

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Lake Iseo

The Iseo Lake, situated in the middle of the enchanting landscape of the Orobic Prealps between Bergamo and Brescia, offers the visitor breathtaking sceneries thanks to the peculiar and diverse landscape. You can go on ferryboat trips and discover the lake islands, the creeks, bays, and the many historic villages.
Try the characteristic restaurants with their typical dishes and experience the gastronomic hospitality.
 
Lake Iseo package: two nights at a 3-4 star hotel in double room with half board; one special tasting dinner in a typical restaurant; one tour in a wine cellar in Franciacorta;
one ticket for three Island Tour: Monte Isola, Isola di Loreto, Isola di San Paolo; one taste of typical products.
 
 
Lake Garda
 
Lake Garda, an ideal place for summer holiday; wellness; parks and entertainment; wine and food; art and crafts and more…. Every hotel in the Lake Garda offers accommodation for couples or travelling with friends or families with children. Fun and relax are guaranteed.
 
Special Packages:  two nights at a 3/4/5 star hotel in bed and breakfast, one dinner with tasting of local products, use of the SPA area. Rates starting from euro 245,00 per person
 
Active Holiday: Accommodation in 3-4-5 star  hotel in bed and breakfast, possibility to spend a day choosing from the various sports activities such as: sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, trekking, climbing, golf, horse riding; 1 tasting dinner in a typical restaurant.
 
 
Bergamo
Bergamo, beautiful city! Located in the heart of Lombardy, the city center of Bergamo is 5km far from the international airport of Milan Orio and 90km from Malpensa Airport.

We suggest some different itinerary:

The “alternative” Bergamo in the peaceful atmosphere of the cloisters: It is difficult to know just how many monasteries Bergamo has had throughout the course of its history…

Bergamo and its funicular railways: at a time when there were no cars, travellers to Bergamo would be pleasantly surprised at the ease with which they could visit the city….

Bergamo half day guided tour: the city is divided into two parts: the Upper Town, which is reached by cable car, whose medieval and Renaissance buildings huddle on top of a hill, and Bergamo Bassa, with its modern neighbourhoods. With a local guide, discover the Upper Town: Old Town Square, which is the heart of Old Town, is dominated by the Tower of the twelfth century, the library of the late sixteenth century and the Palace of Reason, was founded in 1199 and rebuilt several times. Then you reach the Piazza del Duomo to visit the Colleoni Chapel built in 1476 to house the tombs of the mercenary commander Bartolomeo Colleoni and his daughter Medea, then you can admire the Romanesque Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, which contains a striking baroque decoration.

Itinerary for groups and individuals. Rates on request

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Adda River, Leonardo's river and Crespi d'Adda Village

It is said that even Leonardo da Vinci was inspired by the magnificent countryside along the Adda River for one of his paintings, when he stayed near Paderno as a guest of the Sforza family. In this area, rocks known also as the “Corni della Vergine” (Horns of the Virgin) emerge from the rapids, and it is thought that the great artist used these for the background of his “Virgin of the Rocks”. The Adda and its banks, in particular the towpath, offer the ideal environment for outings on foot, by bike or on horseback. The Bergamask section of the river has features of particular interest such as the ferry of Villa d’Adda, which is still in operation and it was made by Leonardo ….

Suggested itineraries:

The Ferry-monument: you really feel as if you had stepped back in time when you watch the small engineless ferry cross between the Villa d’Adda and Imbersago…

Crespi d’Adda Village Late 19th century workers’ village: The Crespi d'Adda Village (Crespi Workers' Village) is an entire town, built entirely by the will of the owner of the factory for his workers and their families.
The workers were provided with homes, gardens, vegetable gardens and all necessary local services.  The Village of Crespi is still inhabited. There are no formal entrances or opening hours.
The Village of Crespi can be visited with a guide. Our guided visits are led by professional guides, living in Crespi; presentation: the Factory of Crespi and the industrial revolution;
maps of the Village for all the participants.
 
 

   

 


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