Experience the sights and landmarks of northern Italy, starting in Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a day trip to Como, surrounded by its magnificent lake. Stop in Vigevano and Pavia, two lesser-known cities but just as captivating with their palace and arcades. Get to know Genoa, home of Christopher Columbus, the largest medieval historical center in Europe and one of the most important Mediterranean ports in history; explore Cinque Terre with its beautiful, rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages; discover Parma, home of the composer Giuseppe Verdi, where you’ll have a walking tour of the city; and spend time in Parma’s fascinating rural surroundings, with castles and fortresses immersed in the gentle hilly landscape and learn about some of its famous regional products such as Parmesan cheese. Your northern Italy vacation ends in Milan, one of the world’s fashion and design capitals and home to the splendid baroque Duomo.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features:Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing:Visits to Como, Vigevano, Pavia, Parma, Milan
LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon (F)GENOA Starhotels President (F)PARMA Best Western Farnese (F)MILAN Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station (F) or Holiday Inn Express (ST) at Malpensa
Buffet breakfast daily; 3 dinners
Transportation:Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; train Levanto-La Spezia