Lake Life in Northern Italy - 10 Days



Start your vacation in scenic Lake Como where you will enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the lake and its alpine surroundings. Travel along the Italian Riviera to Santa Margherita visiting the famous port city of Genoa on the way. Spend a day in the quaint fishing villages of Cinque Terre where you can walk part of the famous “Via Dell Amore” that connects them. Continue to the renaissance city of Florence, stopping in Pisa on the way, and end your tour in the eternal city of Rome.



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10 Day Excursion: Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome

• Private Mercedes-Benz sedan or minivan with wi-fi
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel every day
• Accommodations in 4-star hotels
• Personal tour guide in Lake Como, Genoa, Florence, Siena and Rome
• Admission fees to all museums on tour


• 24-hour Assistance of owner
• Porterage
• Tax, tolls, parking fees, gasoline included
• Cost of all tours, cooking classes, tastings and most meals
• Time to explore on your own


Tour Highlights

Day One - Arrive in Milan and travel to lake como

  • Arrive Milan and travel to Lake Como

DAY TWO - lake como tour

  • Private boat tour of Lake Como

  • Bellagio

  • Return to Como by hydrofoil to visit the village of Brunate by funicular

  • End tour in Duomo

DAY THREE - lake como to santa margherita via genoa

  • Travel to Liguria Coast

  • 2 hour walking tour of Genoa

  • Travel to Santa Margherita

  • Evening to explore on your own

DAY FOUR - Cinque terre

  • Take your cameras! Today we visit the five fishing villages of Cinque Terre

  • Riomaggiore

  • Manarola

  • Corniglia

  • Vernazza

  • Monterosso

Day FIVE - liguria coast and portofino

  • Farewell Cinque Terre, we are headed to Rapallo, the largest Italian Riviera seaside resort town

  • Castello sul Mare

  • Montallegro

  • Portofino - the "Pearl of the Liguria Coast" for lunch

  • Santa Margherita for a night of leisure

DAY SIX - pisa and florence

  • Today we head to Florence

  • Guided tour of Pisa including the Piazza dei Miracoli and the Cathedral, the Baptistery and Piazza dei Cavalieri

  • Final destination - hotel in heart of Florence

DAY SEVEN - florence tour

  • 3 hour guided walking tour of Florence

  • Duomo and Baptistery

  • Piazza della Signoria

  • Ponte Vecchio

  • Accademia Gallery

  • Evening free

DAY EIGHT - florence, siena, rome

  • Siena

  • 3 hour guided walking tour including the Piazza del Campo, site of the Palio horse race

  • Lunch and independent sight-seeing before continuing to Rome

  • Hotel located in the city center

Day NINE - Ancient rome tour

  • Half-day private tour of the wonders of the ancient Romans

  • Circus Maximus

  • Roman Forum

  • Colosseum

  • Afternoon to explore the famous and beautiful Roman squares and fountains:

    • Piazza Navona

    • Piazza Spagna

    • Trevi Fountain

    • more...

day ten - vatican tour

  • Half-day private tour of the Vatican

    • Vatican Museum

    • Sistine Chapel

    • St. Peter's Basilica

  • The balance of the day is yours to explore and shop

day eleven - arrivederci Italia!

  • It had to end, our driver will take us to the Rome International airport for our flights home.


Prepare for your retreat

Once booked, I will send you regular emails regarding best ways to dress, learning the language, comfortable shoes, travel bags, and interesting articles and books to read to enhance your trip.


A word about our services

Cicci Bella offers a unique service to its tour guests in that Lydia is with you all the way from your planning stages to your arrival to and departure from your Italian airports as not only a guide, but your own personal Italy travel companion and expert.

Lydia will be flying with you from your departure city in the United States and our guide will monitor our flights until arrival in Italy. She will be with you to guide you through all of the processes at the airport, finding your driver, getting to the hotels and all planned tours during your stay. You will also have plenty of non-scheduled time to enjoy the areas you visit.

Your driver is at your disposal and will personally introduce you to friendly Italians, give general descriptions of the area, history, customs and traditions of the regions you will visit. Both can suggest the best stores for shopping or anything else you may need during your stay.

Flights usually depart the United States in the evening and arrive early the following morning.

For full booking terms and conditions please contact Cicci Bella directly.