Italy, commanding a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance treasures such as Michelangelo’s "David" and its leather and paper artisans; Venice, the sinking city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.
Nestled on the edge of the tranquil Lake Levico Terme is an authentic historic spa town of Trentino, Italy. The old town offers charming shopping streets and a long lakeside promenade, parks and gardens. One of Italy’s most pristine lakes, Levico is in the beautiful Sugana Valley close to Trento, Lake Garda and surrounded by the Italian Dolomites.
Lake Orta is a hidden gem in the serene and beautiful Northern Lakes of Italy, and our base from which we explore the equally serene Lake Maggiore. We are also including a fabulous day out on the Centovalli Railway with the Maggiore express, finishing the day with a 3hr boat trip from the Swiss shores of Maggiore back to Stresa. Other highlights include the beautiful Borromeo Islands trip and the fabulous Villa Taranto Gardens