MILAN 59ºF - 64ºF - BERGAMO 57ºF - 63ºF - SIRMIONE 61ºF - 64ºF - RIVA DEL GARDA 57ºF - 64ºF
Arrival and departure to BÉRGAMO to visit the city, which is divided in two parts. The old Upper City, surrounded by a wall, of cobbled streets, historical buildings and palaces. And the modern Lower City, with shops and wide boulevards. Time for lunch and continue on our route to SIRMIONE, one of the main and most beautiful places on Lago Garda. We will enjoy the views of the SIRMIONE peninsula from a new perspective, with a boat tour (included) during which we will observe the Castello Scaligero, symbol of the city, the opera singer Maria Callas´ old palace, the Roman ruins of an old villa, the Aquaria thermal spa and all the beauty of its coastline. Later on we will reach RIVA DEL GARDA where we can walk around its old town or climb the Bastione to enjoy its spectacular panoramic views. Accommodation.
RIVA DEL GARDA 57ºF - 64ºF - SAN PELLEGRINO PASS - CORTINA D´AMPEZZO
After breakfast we head for PASO SAN PELLEGRINO, a high mountain pass in the Italian Dolomites located at an altitude of 1,918 m to enjoy its landscapes. We continue our route to CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, called "The Pearl Of The Dolomites", venue of the 1956 Winter Olympics. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation. We will have time to get to know this beautiful city, visit the Open Air Museum of the Five Towers dedicated to the First World War, the Santi Filippo and Giacomo Parish or simply go shopping.
Breakfast. Today an intense day awaits us to get to know some of the spectacular lakes in the region. Crossing Paso Tres Cruces we will reach LAKE MISURINA, an alpine lake at an altitude of 1754 m with magical views. Later on we will visit the beautiful town of BRUNICO, crossed by the Rienza river and surrounded by high mountains, where most of the population has German as their mother tongue. Time for lunch. Later we will reach LAKE DOBBIACO, whose waters reflect its surounding mountains and forests, ideal place for relaxing or walking. We finish the day visiting LAKE BRAIES, which is part of the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park, undoubtedly the most popular of this route with its emerald green waters.Return to Cortina D´Ampezzo. Accommodation.
CORTINA D´AMPEZZO - MARMOLADA - PASO DE PORDOI - PASO DE CAMPOLONGO - PASO DE GARDENA - PASO DE SELLA - CANAZEI 41ºF - 46ºF
After breakfast, we will go up the Paso Fedaia mountain pass to MARMOLADA, the highest mountain in the Dolomites at 3,343 m high. The ridge is made up of several peaks, decreasing in altitude from west to east. Ascent by cable car (entrance included), to PUNTA ROCCA (3,265 m) from where we can enjoy magnificent views. After lunch we return to Canazei crossing the high mountain pass of CAMPOLONGO with 1,875 m in South Tyrol of Italy, Paso Gardena at 2,136 m and finally the Sella Pass with 2,218 m which together with Paso Pordoi form the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit. Arrival in CANAZEI to visit this town that has managed to preserve its traditions until today. Accommodation.
CANAZEI 41ºF - 46ºF - PASO DE CAREZZA - BOLZANO 55ºF - 61ºF - LECCO 57ºF - 63ºF - COMO 57ºF - 63ºF
Our journey today takes us to Bolzano; we must cross PASSO CAREZZA. Arrival in BOLZANO, the capital of South Tyrol. Surrounded by vineyards, it is located in the mountainous region of the extreme north of Italy, on the border with Switzerland and Austria. In the center of the medieval city is the Archeology Museum created specifically to house the mummy and belongings of Ötzi, the Neolithic "Ice Man", and reproduce the conditions of the glacier in which he was found. We continue our route to LECCO, a city in Lombardy located next to Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the city to enjoy the most iconic places: the different squares, the Viscontea Tower, the Cathedral of San Nicolo ... Departure to the area of COMO where we have our accommodation.
COMO 57ºF - 63ºF
Today we will spend the day enjoying LAKE COMO, the most beautiful secret in Italy whose views were defined by Stendhal as the most beautiful in the world. We start the day by skirting Lake Como on the way to BELLAGIO, one of the most famous and elegant tourist centers in the area. Its steep historical center and stepped alleys have the lake as a background. Then we will enjoy a boat trip on LAGO DI COMO (included) to delight ourselves with the majestic villas that surround its shores and its beautiful landscapes surrounded by mountains. It has been the source of inspiration of Listz and Leonardo Da Vinci, among others (Como is allegedly the lake that appears behind the Mona Lisa). CERNOBBIO is our next stop. This pretty town has several 19th-century mansions with immense gardens. Time for lunch. Leaving Cernobbio, we´ll head towards to the city of COMO, where we will have time to walk around the city and visit the points of greatest interest. Accommodation.
COMO 57ºF - 63ºF - STRESA 57ºF - 63ºF - BORROMEAN ISLANDS - MILAN 59ºF - 64ºF
Today we will head for LAGO MAGGIORE, another of the most beautiful places in the Italian Lake District. The south of the Alps has incredible landscapes that made artists, travelers and writers fall in love with. After breakfast we will visit STRESA, the Pearl of Lago Maggiore, which invites you to enjoy one of the most evocative views of the area. We will take a ferry (included) on the lake that has preserved its splendor of the Belle Époque to reach the BORROMEA ISLANDS. There we will visit the Borromeo Palace (entrance included) that occupies the entirety of the Bella Island, with magnificent views. Its halls and rooms, its caves covered with stones and shells; its colorful garden with exotic plants... will not leave us indifferent. Return to Stresa for lunch. In the afternoon we go to MILAN where we will end our tour.End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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