A short tour of Milan, and we departed for Lake Como, where we stayed in a room with a balcony overlooking the lake and mountains. Toured the lake by boat and visited Villa Balbianello - breathtaking! Time to explore the lake on our own. Visited a cheese refiner and did a tasting. Next we spent 3 nights at a beautiful and historic Inn in Canelli and did side trips to wineries in the Barolo wine region. Great experiences and wine. A local cooking class and truffle hunt added to the tour. Then off to Santa Margherita, where we spent 2 nights in a room with amazing sea views and shopping on the promenade.
The tour manager and local guides were so knowledgeable and informative. An absolutely fantastic trip. Would highly recommend!!