Italian Vista with Lake Maggiore (LRE)

11 Day Tour from Rome to Lake Maggiore

2018 Tour Details

On this escorted tour of Italy, you’ll travel from Rome to Milan with overnights also in Assisi and Padua. Along the way, you'll visit some of the country's most famous sites, including the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence; St. Francis' Basilica in Assisi, where the saint is buried; Juliet's balcony in Verona; and the glass-domed Galleria in Milan, with designer shops and famous cafés.

From Padua, you'll have an excursion to the romantic city of Venice, where your walking tour includes the must-see, iconic sites, such as famous St. Mark's Square and the byzantine Basilica. On another excursion, you'll travel from Milan to Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes. Take a private boat ride to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como." Taste local pastries at a historic bakery that has been in Orvieto for more than 100 years—just another example of the out-of-the-ordinary experiences offered on this tour! Round it all out with a special farewell risotto dinner in Milan.

From the authentic, tasty food to the historic sites; from the magnificent cathedrals to the beautiful scenery, this Italy tour is sure to delight. At the end of your tour, transfer to Stresa, Lake Maggiore for three nights. Your guided sightseeing includes a boat ride to Isola Bella to visit its opulent palace and stunning gardens. All services at Lake Maggiore, including Local Host assistance, are provided by your Monograms vacation package. It’s a perfect way to end your spectacular escorted Italy vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ROME
Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica
ORVIETO
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste local pastries in historic Caffè Montanucci
ASSISI
Visit St. Francis’ Basilica
FLORENCE
Guided walking tour, visit Signoria Square
PADUA
Orientation
VENICE
Private boat ride; guided walking tour, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; glassblower demonstration
VERONA
Walking tour including Juliet’s balcony and the Arena
MILAN
Walking tour; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite excursion to Lake Como including a private boat ride to Bellagio; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell risotto dinner at a local restaurant
LAKE MAGGIORE
Guided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardens

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco (Only See)
  • City of Verona
  • Historic Centre of Florence
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Historic Centre of Rome - various properties Vatican City

Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat rides in Venice and on Lake Como. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine: a special welcome dinner in Rome and a special farewell dinner in Milan

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants.

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Day 2 ROME

Guided sightseeing includes inside visits to the VATICAN MUSEUMS and SISTINE CHAPEL with Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment, and monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA to admire Michelangelo’s Pietà. Then, drive to the Roman Forum and see the amazing Colosseum, where gladiators once fought. An optional walking tour with a Local Guide is available to further explore famous sites for those who wish to see it all.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 ROME–ORVIETO–ASSISI

Stop in Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock. Access, denied to many a would-be conqueror through the ages, is easy for you. Time to browse through tempting shops in the lanes off Piazza del Duomo, and to admire the fabulous gothic cathedral. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Taste local pastries at Caffè Montanucci, a historic pasticceria (bakery) for more than 100 years, before continuing to Assisi for your overnight stay. On your walking tour visit ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ASSISI–FLORENCE–PADUA

In Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” follow your Local Guide on a walking tour. See the magnificent marble cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistry’s heavy bronze “Gate of Paradise,” and a visit to sculpture-studded SIGNORIA SQUARE. Continue through the Apennine Mountains and the flat Po area to Padua for an orientation of St. Anthony’s city and your overnight stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE

A short drive brings you to Venice. Enter in style by PRIVATE BOAT and meet your Local Guide. Highlights of your walking tour are ST. MARK’S SQUARE and the byzantine BASILICA, lavish DOGES’ PALACE and the BRIDGE OF SIGHS. Also watch a skilled GLASSBLOWER fashion delicate objects in an age-old traditional manner. Afterwards, enjoy Venice at your own pace or join an optional cruise to the charming island of Burano.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 PADUA–VERONA–MILAN

Arrive in Verona, medieval setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Take pictures of Juliet’s balcony and rub the shining breast of her statue for good luck. Continue to the Arena, an incredibly well-preserved pink marble Roman amphitheater, where gladiators once fought. Built in the 1st century AD, it is now the magical venue for world-famous opera performances. Then, on to the dynamic city of Milan. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk to see La Scala Opera House, the glass-domed GALLERIA, and the magnificent gothic Duomo.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 MILAN. EXCURSION TO LAKE COMO

Lake Como is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful lakes and has attracted many aristocrats and famous people to come and live there in one of the many villas that line the lakeshore. Enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a PRIVATE BOAT RIDE and visit picturesque Bellagio, the “Pearl of Lake Como” and already popular as a destination in Roman times. This evening, back in Milan, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a special farewell risotto dinner awaits at Calafuria Unione restaurant.

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Day 8 MILAN–LAKE MAGGIORE

Transfer to beautiful Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Your Local Host can help you make the most of your stay.

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Day 9 LAKE MAGGIORE

Morning guided sightseeing includes a boat ride to ISOLA BELLA for a visit to its opulent PALACE and GARDENS.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LAKE MAGGIORE

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 LAKE MAGGIORE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa).

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SIMONETTA PELLICONI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

With its wide variety of scenery, historical background, and famous works of art, Italy is a little world of its own. I enjoy being a Tour Director in Italy, because every day brings a surprise!

Tour Director - SIMONETTA PELLICONI

 Accommodations

Rome
Assisi
Padua
Milan
Lake Maggiore

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rome
Assisi
Venice
Lake Maggiore

Rome

Roman Highlights

Roman Highlights

Join your Local Guide for a tailor-made itinerary featuring some of the city's authentic jewels. A lifetime experience!

Price Range: $

Assisi

Magnificent Spello with Dinner

Magnificent Spello with Dinner

Enjoy dinner at a charming local restaurant to taste the specialties of this region.

Price Range: $$

Venice

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for a delicious four-course meal and time to explore.

Price Range: $$

Lake Maggiore

Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Dinner in Lake Maggiore

Bask in the romantic atmosphere during this unforgettable 3-course candlelight dinner along the western shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore.

Price Range: $$

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