Living La Dolce Vita
Lake Como, Verona, Venice
9 days, 8 nights
From €4,250 per person
Venture to some of Italy’s northernmost stretches, starting with the romantic shores, charming coastal villages and alpine landscapes of chic and charming Lake Como. From there, continue on to the storied canals and palazzos of Venice and the cobbled streets and architectural icons of Verona— the setting of Shakespeare’s celebrated Romeo & Juliet.
Why You'll Love It
- Enjoy a leisurely private boat tour of Lake Como, stopping to see the lush gardens and decadent interiors of its historic villas
- Savor a grand tour of the canals, palazzos and piazzas of Venice, as well as a gourmet lunch and a personalized wine tasting in a vineyard in the Valpolicella region
- Explore the iconic architecture of Verona—including its pink limestone Ancient Roman amphitheater—which you’ll discover on an expert-led walking tour
Arrive in Italy
Fly into Milan (MXP) airport with private luxury car service to your accommodations in Lake Como. Settle in and explore on your own.
Journey by Boat
Explore the beauty of Lake Como via private boat chartered by a local captain. Your day will include stops to explore breathtaking villas such as Villa Balbianello or Villa Monastero and lakeside towns such as Bellagio. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of our favorite spots in a panoramic, charming setting.
Uncover Hidden Secrets
Today, enjoy a private walking tour through Verona where you’ll visit the major highlights of this historic city, a favorite of Roman emperors and later ruled by the powerful Della Scala family. (It was also the setting for Shakespeare’s plays Romeo and Juliet!) See the great Roman arena, wander in the attractive pink marble, Piazza delle Erbe market place, and visit some of the smart shops in the Via Mazzini.
Say Ciao to Venice
Depart Verona for Venice via private car service. En route, stop in Valpolicella for an extended winery tour, tasting, and lunch.
Explore Streets and Canals
Weave your way through the streets and canals of Venice with one of our knowledgeable local guides. The day will include two hours on foot visiting major sites such as San Marco, artisanal shops and neighborhoods, followed by a one-hour private water taxi ride through Venice’s famed canals.
Fly out of Venice (VCE) airport with private car + boat service from accommodations. Buon viaggio!
We partner with local guides, drivers, chefs and artisans of the highest caliber across all 20 regions of Italy. Every Ciao Andiamo expert is hand-selected by our team and passionate about sharing the best of Italy with our travelers.
In Italy, getting around isn’t always easy, which is why we design each trip to flow as seamlessly as possible. From private transfers to expert guidance and assistance with public transportation, we’ll make sure you get from point A to point B without the stress.
Luxury Car Service
Across all cities and regions of Italy we work with trusted local drivers who provide reliable private transfers using best-in-class luxury vehicles, such as Mercedes E Class and Mercedes Viano.
Private Water Taxi
Venice can be a tricky city to navigate, with its winding side streets, bridges and small alleyways. Upon arrival and departure, when you are managing luggage and are trying to get your bearings, we provide private water taxi service to take you right to or from your hotel’s private dock (or as close by as possible).
High Speed Train
Fast train is often the most seamless way to travel between major cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan. We can help arrange for our electronic tickets for reserved business class seats with flexible fare.
Where You'll Stay
Where you call home when you are away from home can make all the difference. Whether you seek out full-amenity luxury properties, boutique art hotels, or charming B&Bs, our partner hotels are service oriented, conveniently located, comfortable and full of local character (you want to feel like you’re in Italy, not Idaho).
Perfect for traveler seeking the finest in luxury accommodations. From boutique to grand, and classic to modern, our favorite 5-star properties blend service and Italian design with the highest level of comfort and amenities.
For those who care about charm and aesthetic, but don’t need the full 5-star experience. We work with wonderful properties that offer a mix of Italian hospitality, character, comfort and value from B&Bs, countryside castles, seaside inns and beyond.
Private pickup at Milan (MXP) airport and drop-off at accommodations on Lake Como via luxury car service
Private 5-hour boat tour along Lake Como with stops including round trip transportation
Private 3-hour guided walking tour around Verona
Transfer from Verona - Venice via private car + boat service including stop in Valpolicella for wine tasting, tour, and light lunch
Half-day private walking and canal tour of Venice for 3 hours (2 hour walking tour, 1 hour canal tour by private water taxi)
Private pickup at accommodations in Venice and drop-off at Venice (VCE) airport via boat + car service
What's Not Included
Airfare, train tickets, hotel city taxes (2-10 EURO per person per day), travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals and transfers not specified, and optional guide gratuities.
The Ciao Difference
Every Ciao Andiamo Trip Includes
Expert Local Guides
One-On-One Expert Planning
Personal Concierge in Italy