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Northern Italy Tour: Lake Maggiore, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Parma, Milan

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Experience the sights and landmarks of northern Italy. This tour focuses on the regions of Lombardy, Liguria, and Emilia Romagna. Submit the form for the Northern Italy tour with airfare and for more information about this all-inclusive Northern Italy tour that includes Parma, Milan, and Cinque Terre. Click here for the day by day Northern Italy tour itinerary. To book this trip to northern Italy and for the price of the Lake Maggiore, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Parma, Milan tour with airfare submit the form or call 800.227.1577.


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This tour of Northern Italy begins in Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a day trip to Como, surrounded by the magnificent Lake Como. Stop in Vigevano and Pavia, two lesser-known cities but just as captivating with their palace and arcades. Get to know Genoa, home of Christopher Columbus, the largest medieval historical center in Europe and one of the most important Mediterranean ports in history; explore Cinque Terre with its beautiful, rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages; discover Parma, home of the composer Giuseppe Verdi, where you’ll have a walking tour of the city; and spend time in Parma’s fascinating rural surroundings, with castles and fortresses immersed in the gentle hilly landscape and learn about some of its famous regional products such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham. Your northern Italy vacation ends in Milan, one of the world’s fashion and design capitals and home to the splendid baroque Duomo. for the day by day northern Italy trip itinerary click here.

Lake Maggiore, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Parma, Milan Tour Highlights

  • Visits to Como
  • Visit to Vigevano, Pavia, Parma, Milan
  • Local Guides for city sightseeing in Genoa
  • Walking tour of Parma, San Vitale Castle of Fontanellato, Meli Lupi Fortress of Soragna
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Cinque Terre
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Genoa old city and Palazzi dei Rolli

Lake Maggiore, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Parma, Milan Tour Includes

  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts & 3 dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked first class accommodations
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


Lake Maggiore, Genoa, Cinque Terre, Parma, Milan Tour Accommodations

2 Nights – LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon
2 Nights – GENOA Starhotels President
2 Nights – PARMA Best Western Farnese
1 Night – MILAN Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station or Holiday Inn Express at Malpensa

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9-Day Lake Maggiore, Genoa, Parma, Milan Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart overnight flight to Milan

Day 2: Arrive in Milan and transfer to Bevano on Lake Maggiore

Check into your hotel in the Lake Maggiore area. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)

Day 3: Lake Maggiore. Excursion to Como

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and world-famous composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the very embodiment of the magnificent Italian lake district. Its cobalt-blue waters are encircled by majestic mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Why not join one of the many available boat trips on the lake to see some of the most scenic surroundings in all of Italy? (B)

Day 4: Lake Maggiore–Vegevano–Pavia–Genoa

Today, visit two more “pearls” of Italy’s cultural heritage. First stop is Vigevano to admire beautiful PIAZZA DUCALE. Its castle and arcades preserve remains of early Renaissance decorations. On to Pavia, the Roman “Ticinum” and capital of the Lombard kings from the 6th century. Arrive in Genoa, where you will spend the next two nights. (B,D)

Day 5: Genoa

This morning, your Local Guide will introduce you to the fascinating city that has grown around the port, a natural inlet, and boasts the largest medieval historical center in Europe. The rest of the day is at leisure—why not join an exciting optional excursion to enchanting Portofino? (B)

Day 6: Genoa – Cinque Terre – Parma

Enjoy wonderful scenery as you travel towards Levanto. A short TRAIN RIDE reveals spectacular views of the Cinque Terre, where the beauty of the rugged cliffs and romantic fishing villages once inspired poet Lord Byron. If accessible, you can walk along the famous Sentiero dell’Amore (Path of Love), a breathtaking trail carved into the rocks that affords dramatic sea views (conditions permitting). Arrive at La Spezia, a small city with a rich naval heritage. Continue to Parma. (B,D)

Day 7: Parma. Excursion to The Old Duchy

This morning visit SAN VITALE CASTLE at Fontanellato, an enchanting, moat-ringed medieval fortress. The castle is celebrated for its masterpiece by Parmigianino—a ceiling fresco depicting the myth of Diana and Actaeon. Next, visit the MELI LUPI FORTRESS of Soragna, and admire the castle’s lavish baroque frescoes, paintings, and furnishings. From here, continue to the fascinating MUSEUM OF PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, turned famous with the export of its Parmesan cheese, also taste this local specialty. This afternoon join your Local Guide for a walking tour of Parma including the Parma Cathedral and Baptistery. Its town center is full of art masterpieces, from different eras. Parma is also recognized world-wide for being the city of Verdi and Toscanini, two of Italy’s greatest composers. Return to your hotel for an overnight. (B)

Day 8: Parma – Milan

Drive through the Lombardy plain and across the Po River to Milan. During your visit of this dynamic city, see the awe-inspiring Duomo. One of the largest cathedrals in the world, this gothic structure took nearly 500 years to complete. Also, an opportunity to take a stroll around Milan’s famous fashion district to catch up on the latest designs! Tonight, why not join an optional farewell dinner? (B)

Day 9: Milan

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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