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From Milan: Piedmont and Barolo Wine Day Tour

1. From Milan: Piedmont and Barolo Wine Day Tour

Admire the charming landscapes of Langhe in Piedmont. Delve into its long history of vine-growing. Taste Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the great red wines of northwestern Italy. Explore the area where the “king of wines” is made. Be led by your local guide to 2 wineries. On the way, pass through colorful hills and valleys that change with the seasons. Once at the winery, the producer will show you the vineyards. Learn about the production of Barolo wine. Conclude your trip to this winery with a wine tasting session. Stop for a light lunch made with local produce from the region. Follow your guide to a second winery. Understand the difference between the two productions. After another wine tasting session, you can decide which wine you like the most. Treat yourself to chocolate and white truffle with a stop in Alba. It is one of the main cities in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont. Take a stroll through the city center before going back to Milan in time for dinner.

Borromean Gulf: Sightseeing Cruise

2. Borromean Gulf: Sightseeing Cruise

Set sail on this Borromean Gulf cruise and admire the area’s sights and scenery from the water. Pass by Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Bella. Marvel at the Borromeo Palace. Leave from Stresa towards Isola Madre, famous for its gardens with tropical blooms and for its villa that will leave you speechless. After having made a complete tour around the island, head towards the fishing village of Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen's Island), the only island to be permanently inhabited all year round. Spot a set of ancient houses rich in history. Finish off your cruise with a tour of Isola Bella from the water. Sail around the Borromeo Palace and see the memorable gardens and terraces, where, if you are lucky, you will be able to see some white peacocks peeking out.

From Como: Private Day Trip to Stresa & Borromean Islands

3. From Como: Private Day Trip to Stresa & Borromean Islands

Enjoy a convenient pickup from anywhere within 30 kilometers of Como in a luxury air-conditioned minivan. After a brief introduction, begin the 1-hour journey to Lago Maggiore, one of the largest lakes in Italy.  Discover scenic Lago Maggiore, known for its stunning Alpine backdrop and elegant lakefront promenades. Explore the charming village of Stresa located on the shores of the lake. After a short stroll in Stresa, embark on a tour of the Borromean Islands, hopping off at one or all three of the tiny island towns of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori, and Isola Madre. Enjoy some time to break for lunch on any of the three islands, at your own expense. After lunch, meet your driver once again and cross the border from Italy into Switzerland. Stop in the town of Mendrisio where there are two major attractions. Choose between some of the best shopping deals in Europe at the world-class luxury brand outlet center Foxtown, or try your luck at the casino. Enjoy about 2 hours of free time before making the journey back to Como.

Lake Maggiore Discovery: Private Tour from Torino

4. Lake Maggiore Discovery: Private Tour from Torino

Get breathtaking views of Lake Maggiore, with the jaw-droppingly beautiful Borromean Islands and their spectacular gardens. Have a stroll in the charming village of Stresa, ride on a boat with your guide to admire the villas, fortresses, and castles along the lake’s shores. Discover stunning sceneries and an enriching historical-artistic legacy that render the Lake a truly magical place.


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