7 days in Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

7 days in Lake Como & Milan Itinerary

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, Ferry to Tremezzina
— 1 day
— 1 night
— 4 nights


Tremezzina — 1 day

The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo.

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Dallas, USA to Tremezzina is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Tremezzina is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in April, expect Tremezzina to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Varenna.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Varenna — 1 night

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Il Tornio, get curious at Museo Ornitologico Luigi Scanagatta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

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Traveling by ferry from Tremezzina to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Milan — 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Genoa (Palazzo Pastorino, Aquarium of Genoa, &more) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Casa di Giulietta, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

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You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Milan sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."