High on the list of the world's most captivating destinations is northern Italy’s fabled Lake District. Its unique, extraordinary landscape of glacial waters, Alpine peaks, ancient towns painted in ocher and terra cotta hues and its distinctly bella figura Italian style combined with rich history has inspired poets, composers, musicians, artists and philosophers for centuries.
Join our small group of alumni travelers at the best time of year for this one-of-a-kind, eight-day Village Life® around the Italian Lakes soggiorno, an exceptional way to experience the true essence of life in the beautiful and charming region of Lombardy, featuring the quintessentially Italian Lago di Como. Our carefully designed, expert-guided excursions explore the artistic and architectural treasures commissioned by Roman patricians, medieval lords and Renaissance princes at a relaxed pace, while enriching presentations and the exclusive Village Life® Forum, featuring local residents, offer you personal perspectives on Lombardy’s cultural heritage and contemporary life. You will have opportunities to taste northern Italy’s acclaimed cuisine and wines, including prosecco, and learn basic Italian phrases to make your time in Como’s lively market all the more enjoyable.
Your accommodations for this comprehensive program are located on the shores of Lake Como in the heart of ancient Cernobbio in the charming Hotel Regina Olga. This traditional hotel overlooks stunning Lake Como and welcomes guests with warm Italian hospitality and impeccable service.
This popular travel program has sold out every time it has been offered. It is an excellent value and a unique opportunity to experience daily life in one of Italy’s loveliest settings, and you unpack only once! Book now while space is still available!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.
Villa Balbianello on Lake Como