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Itinerary - Italy Express: Milan and the Enchanting Lake Como

day 1

Welcome to Italy!

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Check in

Round trip flights are not included in the package, so you can choose from where and when you want to fly. This is to give you maximum freedom of choice!

Check-in at your hotel in Milan and meet the rest of your group! To start we will head to the Darsena area by the water. We will explore the streets that run along the Naviglio Grande (once a connection between Milan and Switzerland) and the Naviglio Pavese, which connected the city with Pavia. Today this area is a young and vibrant neighbourhood with many places to start tasting some Italian delicacies and good wines!

Included: overnight stay

Not included: meals and drinks

day 2

Lake Como and its beautiful landscapes

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Lake Como

Today, we get up early in the morning and get the train from Milan to Como.

Our first stop is Colonno, a small village overlooking the lake. From here, we take the Lake Greenway, a panoramic path that gives us breathtaking views and leads us to Tremezzo. Our itinerary then continues towards Villa del Balbianello, a historic residence immersed in a lush natural park. Did you know that this villa was the set for famous films such as Star Wars and Casino Royale?

Varenna, Bellagio and Como Center

After having lunch at one of the panoramic points along the path, we will board a ferry that takes us to Varenna. In this enchanting village, we walk along the Passeggiata degli Innamorati, a path immersed in vegetation that offers romantic glimpses of the lake.

We will then head to Bellagio, the "Pearl of Lake Como" and walk through the narrow streets of its old town, admiring the historic villas and flower gardens, and letting ourselves be won over by the charm of this magical place - and why not also try a delicious ice cream to recover our energy?

When we are finished exploring, we will hop on a boat and return to Como. We will be able to admire the colours of the sunset again along the towns that line the lake and then enjoy a dinner with a panoramic view.

Included: overnight stay, train to Como, ferries and entrance to Villa del Balbianello gardens

Money pot: cable railway, local entrance fees, entrance tickets in Varenna, Bellagio and Como

Not included: meals and drinks

day 3

Discovering Milan City

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Duomo Cathedral and Sforza's Castle

Good morning Como, we say goodbye one last time and start to return to Milan. Upon arrival, we immediately head to the heart of the city and after a good breakfast at Cova or Marchesi in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, our exploration begins!

Heading straight to the Milan Duomo Cathedral, we discover its Gothic style and learn that it is the third largest Basilica in Europe: from the rich history inside we climb to the top, to enjoy a panoramic view of Milan city.

We then move to the Sforzesco Castle, a fortification built by the Duke of Sforza in the 15th century on the ruins of the old palace of the Visconti family. From here we can stop and relax for some lunch inside Parco Sempione!

Shopping or spa time?

In the afternoon we have two options - have a real shopping experience in the most fashionable city in the world. We can start from Piazza della Scala to reach Brera and then head towards Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and finally Via Montenapoleone to explore all the streets and shops this phenomenal city has to offer!

Alternatively, we can relax at the increasingly popular QC Terme Spa in Milan (Tik Tok users anywhere?) and release the tension from our legs and all the walking we did in the previous days.

In the evening, we will head to Piazza San Babila and enjoy a well-deserved aperitif and some food! Where shall we go for our last dinner together?

Included: overnight stay, Milan metro pass, Duomo Cathedral entrance

Money pot: Sforza's Castle, QC Terme Spa

Not included: meals and drinks

day 4

Goodbye Italy

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Check out and goodbye

Time to say goodbye: see you all at the next WeRoad adventure!

End of services. The itinerary may undergo some variations that differ from what is stated above. These variations may not be predictable nor depend on WeRoad’s will, i.e. climate conditions, national holidays, strikes, etc.

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