Travel-Learn Program

Village Life - Italian Lakes

When: April 28, 2018 - May 06, 2018 (iCal)



“Fabulous visits to villas, rides on Lake Como, vistas, neighboring towns, and food.”



From Dante to Madonna, people have always found inspiration in the idyllic Lake District. Let’s see what a full week in these magical environs will inspire in us. Come with us for the region’s wealth of historic, architectural, natural, culinary, and artistic splendors. But don’t expect to be just a sightseer. Our small group of adventurers will be out to discover the quintessence of life on Lakes Como, Maggiore, and Orta. We’ll have access to an array of culturally-enriching experiences, including expert lectures, an exclusive forum with Lombardy residents, and a private tour of dreamlike Villa del Balbianello. And we’ll have the option to explore even more of northern Italy on a Verona and Venice post-program extension.

Reserve early: This journey has a limited number of spaces available and is likely to fill up fast!


Activity Level: Moderately Active


Brochure & Registration Form

To avoid the disappointment of a sold-out program,
call our travel partner Thomas P. Gohagan & Company at 1-800-922-3088


Price From: $4,095
Price From: $3,795 (if booked by November 2, 2017)

Includes land only; per person, based on double occupancy.
Itinerary and price are tentative and subject to change.



Explore the art of living in a region that’s inspired artists through the ages.

    • Stay in the belle-époque comfort of the Palace Hotel in the heart of Como

    • Roam landscapes that have provided artistic inspiration to the likes of Da Vinci, Byron, Liszt, Hemingway, Christo, and Clooney

    • Attend expert-led lectures and excursions — plus a special forum with Lombardy residents — and gain a unique understanding
       of local life, culture, art, and history

    • Discover one of the region’s best-kept secrets, Lake Orta (where, to quote the poet Robert Browning, “Alp meets heaven”)

    • Cruise the dazzling waters of Lakes Como, Maggiore, and Orta

    • Take a private tour of the incomparably beautiful Villa del Balbianello

    • Spend a full day in vibrant Milan, and get up-close looks at La Scala, Leonardo’s Last Supper, and the Duomo di Milano

    • Savor northern Italy’s tantalizing cuisine during a series of included meals and on independent culinary adventures

    • Take advantage of a special post-program option that combines the Shakespearean romance of Verona with the elegance of Venice











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