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Italian Lakes: The Perfect 50th Anniversary Celebration

At Sphera Travel, we believe in creating meaningful travel experiences that connect people and leave lasting impressions. Our Italian Lakes itinerary perfectly blends comfortable luxury, scenic beauty, and cultural exploration. Join us on this enchanting journey and discover why the Italian Lakes are a timeless destination for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure.

This itinerary is a sample of the luxurious experiences you will have in the Italian Lakes area of northern Italy. Imagine a perfect getaway for a small group of four or five couples celebrating a milestone 50th wedding anniversary or a well-deserved retirement. Every moment is designed to foster connection and create lasting memories, from the enchanting shores of Lake Maggiore and the serene beauty of Lake Como to the picturesque landscapes of Lake Garda.

Each day of this itinerary is filled with unique and captivating experiences. Wander through lush gardens and historic villas, enjoy private boat tours on crystal-clear lakes, and indulge in exquisite dining at world-class restaurants. Whether you explore charming villages, relax in luxurious accommodations, or savor local wines and delicacies, this itinerary perfectly balances adventure and relaxation.

Imagine the perfect blend of comfortable luxury and picturesque scenery, where every moment feels like a dream. Welcome to the Italian Lakes, where Sphera Travel invites you to embark on an unforgettable nine-night journey designed especially for Empty Nesters and Retirees. Our carefully curated itinerary ensures you experience Italy’s essence, creating lasting memories with like-minded travelers.


Images of the Italian Lakes Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Lake Maggiore

Your adventure begins as you arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport, where your driver will greet you and take you to your luxurious accommodation in Lake Maggiore. Use this first day to relax and explore the enchanting town you’ve chosen as your base. Stroll through quaint streets, savor local cuisine, and start soaking in the serene atmosphere of the Italian Lakes.

Day 2: Discover the Borromean Islands

Meet your guide at the hotel and stroll to the pier, where a private boat will be waiting to take you on a journey through the Borromean Islands. Discover the lush botanical gardens of Isola Madre, the man-made splendor of Isola Bella, and the charming artisan shops of Isola dei Pescatori. Capture the beauty of these islands, each offering unique and picturesque views of Lake Maggiore.

Day 3: Leisure Day or Explore Villa Taranto

Spend a relaxing day at your hotel or take a private tour of Villa Taranto in Verbania. With its fairytale-like gardens created by Captain McEacharn in 1931, Villa Taranto offers a glimpse into a world of botanical beauty and historical intrigue. Whether you unwind or explore, this day is designed for you to enjoy at your own pace.

Day 4: Journey to Lake Como

After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to Lake Como, a journey through the scenic Piedmont and Lombardy countryside. Upon arrival, settle into your chosen hotel and take the afternoon to relax. Be sure to ask Sphera Travel for dinner recommendations to experience the local flavors and hospitality of Lake Como.

Day 5: Full-Day Lake Como Tour

Meet your driver and local guide for a private tour of Lake Como’s most famous locations. Discover the world-renowned village of Bellagio, learn about the historical figures who have lived around the lake, and enjoy a private visit to the exquisite Villa del Balbianello. This day is filled with breathtaking views and captivating stories, showcasing the timeless beauty of Lake Como.

Day 6: Leisure Day or Private Boat Experience

Enjoy a leisurely day by the lakeside or choose a private boat experience to discover hidden gems around Lake Como. Accessible only by boat, these locations offer a unique perspective of the lake’s beauty. Revel in the tales and legends shared by your guide while sipping Prosecco on board, making for a truly luxurious experience.

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Garda

Bid farewell to Lake Como as you journey to Lake Garda, the largest of the Italian Lakes and a protected national park. Check into your luxury hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the local area. Discover the flavors and ambiance of Lake Garda at one of the many delightful restaurants where culinary excellence meets stunning lake views.

Day 8: Scenic Tour of Lake Garda

Join your driver and guide for a tour of Lake Garda’s most scenic locations. Visit charming villages like Peschiera and Sirmione, learn about the area’s rich history, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding this idyllic corner of Italy. Each stop offers a new opportunity to marvel at the diverse landscapes and cultural heritage of Lake Garda.

Day 9: Leisure Day or Explore Verona

Spend your final day relaxing at your hotel or take a private tour of Verona or Mantua. Your driver will take you to one of these historic cities, where an expert local guide will lead you through the picturesque streets and main attractions. Enjoy tastings of local delicacies and soak in the vibrant atmosphere, making this day a perfect finale for your Italian Lakes adventure.

Day 10: Departure Day

After breakfast, your driver will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Venice Marco Polo Airport for your departure flight. Reflect on the incredible experiences, the laughter, and the connections made during this journey. Depart with a heart full of memories and a renewed appreciation for the beauty and culture of the Italian Lakes.



Villa E Palazzo Aminta – Lake Maggiore

Italian Lakes Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Maggiore, Villa e Palazzo Aminta is an exquisite haven that seamlessly blends luxury with warm Italian hospitality. This elegant resort, surrounded by lush gardens and breathtaking natural beauty, promises a rejuvenating and unforgettable experience.

An Elegant Retreat

The spacious rooms at Villa e Palazzo Aminta are adorned with classic details and modern amenities, ensuring the ultimate comfort for every guest. High-quality textiles, sophisticated furnishings, and fragrant flowers create a serene and intimate atmosphere. Each room offers stunning views of the serene lake and majestic mountains, enhancing the sense of tranquility and elegance.

Exquisite Dining

Romantic candlelit dinners await you at the I Mori Restaurant, where regional cuisine is elevated to new heights. Savor the exciting flavors of Italy, crafted with the finest ingredients and presented with artistic flair. The culinary experience at Villa e Palazzo Aminta is designed to delight and inspire, making every meal memorable.

State-of-the-Art Spa

The hotel’s spa is a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation. Embrace a journey of the senses with treatments focused on harmony and energy stimulation. The spa’s natural laboratory offers a range of therapies designed to restore balance and well-being, perfectly complementing Lake Maggiore’s serene surroundings.

Exclusive Amenities with Sphera Travel

When you stay at Villa e Palazzo Aminta with Sphera Travel, you enjoy a range of exclusive amenities designed to enhance your luxurious experience:

  • Signature Amenities:
    • Daily buffet breakfast for each guest at Le Isole
    • Lunch for two, once during your stay (minimum three nights required)
    • Welcome spa treatment for two, once during your stay
    • Afternoon tea for two, once during your stay
    • Villa Aminta cookies
  • Subject to Availability:
    • Room upgrade
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out

Every detail at Villa e Palazzo Aminta is carefully curated to ensure an unparalleled, comfortable luxury experience. From the elegant rooms and exquisite dining to the state-of-the-art spa and exclusive amenities, your stay at this magnificent hotel will highlight your journey through the Italian Lakes. Discover the world together with Sphera Travel, where every moment is designed to inspire and connect.

Italian Lakes Grand Hotel Tremezzo Lake Como

Perched on the picturesque shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a testament to timeless elegance and luxurious comfort. This authentic Art Nouveau palace, one of the oldest and loveliest luxury hotels on Lake Como, offers a warm and inviting welcome and promises the delights of a true 5-star vacation. As part of The Leading Hotels of the World, Grand Hotel Tremezzo upholds the highest standards of luxury and excellence.

A Historic Luxury Experience

Escape to Grand Hotel Tremezzo and indulge in its unparalleled views of Bellagio and the Grigne mountains from its unique lakeside position. The spacious rooms and elegant suites are adorned with classical décor that exudes excellence, providing a perfect blend of historic charm and modern amenities. Each room is designed to offer ultimate comfort, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay.

Gourmet Dining

Begin your culinary journey with the gastronomic delights offered at the five elegant onsite dining options. Don’t miss the signature dishes of the grand master Gualtiero Marchesi, whose legacy lives on at La Terrazza Gualtiero Marchesi. Whether you prefer a casual meal or a fine dining experience, Grand Hotel Tremezzo caters to all tastes, making every meal a memorable highlight of your stay.

Unique Arrivals and Activities

Start your vacation in style with a seaplane transfer directly to the front of the hotel, offering a unique and exhilarating arrival experience. From the moment you step onto the property, you’ll be immersed in the luxurious ambiance and attentive service that defines Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

Exclusive Amenities with Sphera Travel

When you stay at Grand Hotel Tremezzo with Sphera Travel, you enjoy a range of exclusive amenities designed to enhance your luxurious experience:

  • Signature Amenities:
    • Full breakfast for two daily
    • $100 USD resort credit per room per stay
  • Subject to Availability:
    • Room upgrade
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out

At Grand Hotel Tremezzo, every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure an unforgettable, comfortable luxury experience. From the historic and elegant rooms to the exquisite dining and unique arrival experiences, your stay at this magnificent hotel will be a cherished part of your journey through the Italian Lakes. Discover the world together with Sphera Travel, where every moment is designed to inspire and connect.

Italian Lakes Grand Hotel Fasano & Villa Principe – Lake Garda

Grand Hotel Fasano & Villa Principe, nestled on the serene shores of Lake Garda, is a luxurious destination that promises a unique and unforgettable experience. As part of The Leading Hotels of the World, this 5-star resort is surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery and offers impeccable service, ensuring the ultimate vacation in style.

A Luxurious Retreat

Choose from 79 spacious rooms and elegant suites, each adorned with a natural palette and classical décor. These well-appointed accommodations perfectly blend comfort and elegance, offering stunning views of Lake Garda and its picturesque surroundings. Every detail is designed to create an atmosphere of tranquility and luxury, making your stay truly exceptional.

Culinary Delights

Introduce your palate to a wide range of delectable flavors as Grand Hotel Fasano offers multiple dining options to cater to every taste. Whether you prefer casual dining or gourmet experiences, each restaurant presents a culinary journey that delights the senses. A notable feature for gin and tonic enthusiasts is the unique Gin Lounge, an urban bar setting where you can savor more than 70 gins and 30 tonic waters. This distinctive venue provides a sophisticated atmosphere to unwind and enjoy a favorite cocktail.

State-of-the-Art Spa

The hotel’s state-of-the-art spa is a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation, offering a variety of treatments designed to restore balance and well-being. The spa ensures a comprehensive wellness experience. From invigorating massages to soothing therapies, the spa at Grand Hotel Fasano guarantees a journey of pure indulgence.

Exclusive Amenities with Sphera Travel

When you stay at Grand Hotel Fasano with Sphera Travel, you enjoy a range of exclusive amenities designed to enhance your luxurious experience:

  • Signature Amenities:
    • Full breakfast for each guest daily in the Breakfast Room 
    • $100 Spa treatment credit per room per stay
    • Welcome amenity
  • Subject to Availability:
    • Room upgrade
    • Early check-in
    • Late check-out

At Grand Hotel Fasano & Villa Principe, every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure an unforgettable, comfortable luxury experience. From the elegant rooms and exquisite dining options to the state-of-the-art spa and unique Gin Lounge, your stay at this magnificent hotel will be a cherished part of your journey through the Italian Lakes. Discover the world together with Sphera Travel, where every moment is designed to inspire and connect.


While this sample itinerary serves as inspiration, Sphera Travel specializes in crafting personalized journeys tailored to your specific interests and desires. Imagine celebrating your 50th milestone anniversary or retirement with a private tour of the Borromean Islands, a romantic dinner overlooking Lake Como, or a relaxing spa day at a luxury resort on Lake Garda. Our lead travel designer, Sue Ball, will work with you to create an unforgettable experience that reflects your group’s unique tastes and preferences.

Italy is bustling with tourists during the summer months, so we recommend visiting during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. These times of the year offer a more relaxed and enjoyable experience, with milder weather and fewer crowds, allowing you to appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the Italian Lakes fully.

Schedule a call with Sphera Travel today and let the Italian Lakes captivate your heart with their breathtaking charm and serene elegance. Discover the world together with Sphera Travel, where every journey is designed to inspire and connect.

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Sue & Andy Ball

Travel Experts | Grand Rapids, MI

 

Sphera Travel is a luxury travel design company founded in 2020.  We serve Empty Nesters and Retirees from all across the USA.

 

Dive into a world of refined luxury with Sphera Travel. Our specialty? Crafting unforgettable, tailor-made vacations for empty nesters. Embark on journeys full of enriching activities, celebrated milestones, and meaningful connections. Experience the world alongside like-minded individuals, friends, or family.