The lake region of Italy has enchanted poets, composers, writers and gardeners since Roman times. The area's unique climate makes it possible to grow a wide diversity of exotic and rare plants. Horticulturists and plant collectors alike have created incredible gardens on the banks of the lakes, some around major historic villas, others around more modest homes. We visit Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. Our base on the former is Stresa, facing the enchanting Borromean Islands. We visit Isola Madre and Isola Bella. On lake Como we stay in Bellagio, centrally located to explore the lake's three arms and their garden treasures. Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Villa del Balbianello are a few of the sites we visit. April, May and September are the best periods for this tour.
I wanted to thank you for such an extrordinary visit and tour of the northern lake region of Italy !! I had the most wonderful time and you are truly an amazing tour organizer and guide. You were always in complete control of all of us ( I don't know how you accomplished that ) and of every situation!! Everything thing that we did was perfectly organized. Each bus, boat , taxi , hotel and restaurant ready and waiting for our group. You made certain that there was no room for error and that each event went according to the plan. Thank you Marie from the bottom of my heart for such a fabulous trip and one that I will remember for my entire lifetime.