A unique and romantic tour of the most appreciated cities in Italy. The first step will be the City of Milan, where you are going to experience and get deep inside the gay and lesbian Italian life while admiring some of the main artworks that have made this city so much appreciated by everyone. A designed tour on the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci -one of the greatest homosexual personalities of Italy- will make you plunge into the history and into his personal life.
Continuing with the tour you will discover Lake Como and relax over its breathtaking view, a unique and evocative place for your most romantic moments, thanks to the enchanting panorama that only Lake Como can offer. The tour will end on the beautiful shores of Lake Maggiore with a romantic sunset boat trip that will make you feel like you are living your own Italian movie.
Arrival at the hotel from the airport. Day off, to visit Milan. In the evening you may want to experience some typical dishes of the Milan cuisine (risotto alla milanese, risotto with saffron, polenta, typical local sausages…) and the gay life of the city, especially in its gay area around Porta Venezia and Corso Buenos Aires, in the bars as the Leccomilano, the Mono, the Rainbow, the Lele- phant, and dance the night away at the dance clubs Borgo and Plastic. Overnight stay in Milan.
Half day tour with private gay guide following on the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci. Your guide is going to show you that Leonardo was secretly in love with one of his disciples, Salaì, painted in the portrait of St. John the Baptist at the Ambrosiana Gallery. Also, you will see the Atlantic Codex, where Leonardo used to draw his projects and report his studies.Then, the Sforza Castle, where Leonardo worked as an architect, painter and event cre- ator; there you will ﬁnd the “Sala delle Asse”, painted by Leonardo in 1498 and the Art Gallery of the Castle, with splendid paintings made by Leonardo’s disciples. The last stop will be the Last Supper, the mysterious fresco Dan Brown took as the main subject of his best seller.
The tour will end with an un- usual dinner in typical Leonard- ian clothes in Vaprio, town that hosts the last dwelling of the artist, with the recipes Leonar- do wrote and prepared himself! Overnight stay.
In the morning you will meet your private guide, and departure by car from Milan towards Bellagio. Walk to the village of Bellagio, where distinctive old houses are framed into a beautiful landscape. Free lunch.. In the afternoon boat trip to visit the historic gar- dens of Lake Como. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day visit of two beautiful villas, historic homes among the most beautiful in Italy: Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello.
Villa Melzi is surrounded by beautiful gardens, waterways, sculptures and ancient trees, visit his “Orangerie”, a sort of greenhouse in which oranges were grown in winter, now home of the archaeological museum.illa del Balbaniello, among the most beautiful and romantic res- idences of the lake, set of countless ﬁlm productions: Star Wars, the 007 series, Casino Royale.
Return to the center of Bellagio, to taste its typical dish “Toc”.. Afternoon free to enjoy a little ‘relaxation on the lake. In the evening, drink at the Lido di Bellagio, located between the village and the gardens of Villa Melzi, for an evening of “Movida” of Lake Como. Overnight stay in Bellagio.
Departure for Como by car with your tour guide. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Visit the city of Como, a charming town with its historic buildings and the elegant Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta in Gothic architecture style which gives a unique and amazing view of the Lake Como landscape. Afternoon of relax in the unique and exclusive Casta Diva Spa. Night free and over-night stay.
This morning you are going to leave the beautiful city of Como and depart towards another Ita- lian jewel, Lake Maggiore. Private car transfer to your Hotel. Welcome coffe/drink in the Hotel and free time. In the afternoon boat ride, to explore the islands of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatoriand Isola Madre. In Isola Bella you will ﬁnd the Borromeo Palace with its beautiful garden. Unique landscapes, like going back in time, with fairy tale im- ages, is what Isola dei Pescatori has to offer. Last but not least, Isola Madre, with the most im- portant botanical garden, where you will have the opportunity to see rare and exotic species. Return to the Hotel in the evening and night free. Overnight stay.
A relaxing day along the Mag- giore Lake. Here you will enjoy the crystal clear water of the lake, the several beaches. In the evening, at the sunset lights, boat trip for a delicious dinner with a unique landscape on the back- ground. Overnight stay.
Transfer to the airport and departure.