Lake Como (or Milan), Piedmont & the Italian Riviera

9 days, 8 nights

Private

From €4,965 per person

Travel through some of Italy’s most picture-perfect regions of the north, beginning with the luxury of Lake Como (or, alternatively, the fashion capital of the world, Milan). From there, continue on exploring the lush countryside of Piedmont, full of verdant hills, renowned vineyards and culinary delights. Close out the trip in the idyllic Italian Riviera, finding your perfect balance of relaxation and adventure in this seaside paradise.

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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
  • Uncover culinary delicacies, medieval villages and vineyards scattered throughout the hills of Piedmont
  • Relax seaside on the Italian Riviera, exploring charming fishing villages, hiking the Cinque Terre and soaking in the Mediterranean sun
Day 1

Arrive in Italia

Fly into Milan with private luxury car service from the airport to your accommodations on Lake Como (with the alternative option to stay in Milan). Enjoy the first day at your leisure, exploring and relaxing on your own.

Day 2

Explore by Private Boat

Uncover the beauty of Lake Como on a 5-hour private boat tour 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 Como and Bellagio. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of our favorite spots in a panoramic lakeside setting. (If staying in Milan, embark on a half-day private guided walking tour of the historic center including Leonardo’s Last Supper).

Day 3

Venture to Piedmont

Take private car service from Lake Como to your accommodations in Piedmont. Spend the afternoon settling in to your new surroundings and exploring on your own.

Day 4

Food, Wine & Countryside

Spend the day exploring the picturesque region of Piemonte with one of our knowledgable local drivers. Whet your appetite with a private tasting at a renowned cheese ager in Bra, home to the worldwide biennial cheese festival and the headquarters of Italy’s Slow Food movement. Continue on to a local vineyard for an extended winery tour, tasting and lunch. Cap off the day traveling through the panoramic Langhe area (a UNESCO World Heritage site) with visits to towns such as Barolo or La Morra.

Day 5

Hunt for Truffles

Venture on a half-day truffle hunt through the forest with a Piemontese hunter and his dogs. Learn the storied art of truffle hunting, passed down within families for generations. After the hunt, feast on your finds from the day, with a tasting of truffles paired with wine from the region.

Day 6

Head to the Riviera

Enjoy private car service to the Italian Riviera, with the option to add on a stop en route, such as a hands-on class making amaretti (traditional almond-flavored Italian cookies), winery tour and tasting in Gavi or lunch in a local trattoria.

Day 7

Soak in the Seaside

Spend the day at your leisure relaxing on the riviera. Stroll around town, lounge at the beach or poolside, or consider a hike along the scenic Mediterranean cliffs.

Day 8

Day Trip Along the Coast

Enjoy your last full day in Italia at your leisure, with the possibility to add on a private boat or driving excursion exploring nearby coastal towns such as Portofino or the famed Cinque Terre.

Day 9

Arrivederci

Fly home out of Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport with private car service. Buon Viaggio!

Our Guides

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.

Marco

I am a longtime driver in Italy, bringing to life for my guests unforgettable, immersive journeys through the magnificent countryside. My motto? Enjoy the world!

Max

I take personal pleasure seeing my guests fall in love with our country, immersing themselves in the local culture and discovering the foods, wines and traditions unique to each region of Italy.

Getting Around

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.

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).

Luxury Hotels

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.

Classic Hotels

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.

What's Included

8 nights of accommodations with daily breakfast and welcome amenity

Private pickup at Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport and drop-off at accommodations on Lake Como (or in Milan) via luxury car service

Five-hour private boat excursion along Lake Como

Private transfer from Lake Como to accommodations in Piedmont via luxury car service

Full day driving excursion through Piedmont with private driver for 8 hours, visit to towns, wine tasting, tour, lunch, and cheese ager visit

Half-day private truffle hunt including roundtrip private car service and tasting

Private transfer from Piedmont to accommodations in the Riviera via luxury car service

Private pickup at accommodations on the Italian Riviera and drop-off at Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport via luxury 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

Hand-Selected Hotels

Expert Local Guides

Private Tours

Insider Access

One-On-One Expert Planning

Personal Concierge in Italy

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