Northern Italy’s famous Lake District calls with its glacial waters, soaring Alpine peaks and bijou towns. This nine-day tour is like no other. Private boat tours as part of the exclusive Village Life® Forum will take you to Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, featuring a private cruise around the Borromean Islands. There, you’ll discover the iconic bella figura Italian style that has inspired poets, composers, artists and philosophers for centuries. A number of stunning sights and trips await you, including visits to Bellagio, Villa del balbianello, Stresa, Isola Bella, San Giulio and Sacro Monte di Orta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Milan, more fascination awaits as you explore the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala. Avoid the crowds with a specially arranged viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.”

Travelers will have the opportunity to extend their journey with a post-tour journey to Bologna and Florence — both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Bologna, enjoy a walking tour the heart of the city and a visit to the legendary Basilica of San Petronio. In Florence, find yourself in the birthplace of the Renaissance as you admire an abundance of art, architecture and literature at the Uffizi Gallery, Ravenna Cathedral and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo.