Our extended tour will include: Milan, Mantua, Ferrara, Lake Garda, Lake Iseo, Cremona, Pavia and Lake Como.
Spending ten days between the finest art cities of northern Italy and the lake district, we’ll proudly offer to our customers the opportunity of some exclusive experiences: a privileged view of to the “Last Supper”, a private dinner in the Castello Sforzesco, an unforgettable show at “La Scala” theatre, six nights in a magnificent Palace with golf court located on the hills of Lake Garda, a Stradivari concert, a farewell night in one the most luxurious locations on the Lake Como. And much more.
The tour will be guided by Italian art historians and scholars, and - of course - the novelist Karen Essex will be travelling with us.
"Come with me to Renaissance Italy and walk in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci and his patrons and muses. The fabulously wealthy and powerful Este sisters of Ferrara highlight our tour of the artists, aristocrats, knights, and ladies of ‘Leonardo’s Swans’. I will share with friends and readers an intimate experience of the Italy that I love. We will explore the towns and countryside of Northern Italy including a cultural tour of Milan, which was truly the Athens of the Renaissance. We’ll be housed in luxurious surroundings overlooking beautiful Lake Garda, where we can relax after meticulously planned day trips, personally guided by Italian historians who will deepen our experience of the art, culture, and times. Of course, we will make time for the best wines and cuisine as well! This will be a unique, exciting, nuanced experience of Italy to cherish for a lifetime" - Karen Essex
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