Village Life in the Italian Lake District

September 12–20, 2015

Participate in the traditions and daily rhythms of life in Cernobbio, Como, Varenna, Bellagio, and Stresa. Enjoy private cruises on villa-dotted Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, both of which have inspired artists of all disciplines for centuries. Explore the artistic and architectural treasures left by Roman patricians, medieval lords, and Renaissance princes, including the sublime Villa del Balbianello and the enchanting Borromean Islands. By special arrangement, local residents will offer personal perspectives of the area's modern life and cultural heritage, and opportunities to cook—and taste—Lombardy's acclaimed cuisine abound.

Study Leader Information

Giuseppina Lucini was raised in Como, Italy, where she still lives today. Her family has resided here for generations. Giuseppina earned her B.A. in Classical Literature at Liceo A. Volta in Como, as well as an M.A. in Medieval History from Università degli Studi in Milan. Her active interest in art and history as well as her fluency in English, Italian, and French complement her open and enthusiastic attitude with travelers.

Tour Itinerary

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