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Northern Italy from the Alps to the Adriatic

Photo of Northern Italy from the Alps to the Adriatic

This leisurely 15-day exploration of Italy’s varied northern regions offers your small group a refreshing perspective on a well-known land.  Experience the Lake District with a relaxing three-night stay on Lake Maggiore, visiting charming Orta San Giulio and cruising to the beautiful island of Isola Bella.  Sample the “king of wines” at a Barolo winery.  A three-night sojourn in an Italian Riviera town, Santa Margherita, follows, with a boat trip to renowned Portofino and an excursion to the spectacular Cinque Terre.  Journeying to beloved Tuscany, stop in atmospheric Lucca then explore wondrous Florence, Tuscany’s crown jewel, during a three-night stay.  Discover exquisite Siena and storied Verona and spend two nights in Bolzano, gateway to the magnificent Dolomites.  Two nights in treasured Venice, with touring of iconic St. Mark’s Square and independent exploration, conclude the journey.  Savor more time in this most beautiful of cities with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension. 

*Other gateway cities available.