Once in a while there are travel combinations that are just meant to be put together, and bearing this in mind, Italian Short Breaks have now created a new one for you.
The first is Milan and Lake Como. From March to October, this break is great for combining some culture in Milan with some relaxation and a gentler pace on Lake Como. Same as Verona and Lake Garda break, this incorporates a bit of both but is still fully tailor-made to you. In Milan we have added in our Private guided Duomo with Rooftop tour along with our Self Guided Audio tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper fresco. After visiting The Last Supper myself, I realised after that I had missed most of what the guide had told me as I needed a few minutes to take in the faded fresco that has caused so much controversy, in regards to the identity of the person sitting to Jesus’s right. With the audio guide, you can marvel at the fresco, take your photos and then listen to the guide, all without missing a word.
For the ultimate experience, why not add in our Optional Extra night at the opera/ballet at La Scala. With La Scala being one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, it feels a shame not to experience this first hand.
Once you have transferred to Lake Como, you have the option of either staying at Hotel Villa Flori near the bottom of the lake, or upgrading to Hotel Belvedere which is located in the middle where the three forks of Como meet. As you would expect, we include balcony view rooms overlooking the lake at both hotels, and with fine hotel dining and nearby sites to enjoy, you can craft the second part of your break how you want it. We do have some great options including boat tours to visit Bellagio and the nearby villas, or you can enjoy your time at leisure.
We recommend the spring/autumn for less crowds, calmer temperatures and stretching out the great weather.
Of course the website is only the start of the start of the story. If you want to add in more time in one or both places, add in a tour or maybe even add in another region, at Italian Short Breaks we can tailor-make your trip to suit you. Whether you are a first timer to the region or a seasoned traveller, there is always more to see in this beautiful location.
Click here to see our Cultural Milan & Scenic Lake Como Retreat break.