Michelangelo, (MMV) 6 Night Milan and Lake Como & cruise from Renaissance-infused Mantua to the Canals of Venice ex Milan, Italy to Venice,

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6 Night Cruise sailing from Milan onboard MS Michelangelo

Stop off in Milan, the fashion capital, to explore the city and nearby Lake Como before setting off on your cruise. From Mantua to Venice, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. Your trip starts with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss out on a tour of Parma and Cremona complete with a tasting of authentic cheese and ham! Lombardy welcomes you next with its breathtaking and varied panoramas. You’ll visit unique cities such as romantic Mantua and Cremona, Claudio Monteverdi’s and Stradivarius’s birthplace. Finally, the region of Veneto opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice, famous Saint Mark’s Square and Doge’s Palace, the official residence of Venetian dukes.

Day 1
You’ll check into your 3-star hotel in Milan or Lake Maggiore and enjoy dinner.

Day 2
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We’ll head to Como for a guided tour of the city, an invitation to rest and relaxation. We’ll visit the remarkable cathedral and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll take the funicular to the summit, where you’ll have a great view of the lake and city below. We’ll return to Como and enjoy a boat tour of the lake. After our excursion, we’ll return to Milan by coach. Dinner and accommodations at a hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. We’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of Milan to get an overview of what it has to offer. We’ll have lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon will be dedicated to discovering the historic center, including a visit to the cathedral. We’ll hit the road for Mantua (an approximate 2-hour drive) and board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.

Day 4
Join us for an optional excursion to Cremona and Parma (including lunch). We’ll indulge in a tasting of Italian cheeses and cold cuts.

Day 5
Our ship will begin to cruise early in the morning to Valdaro. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Mantua, where the House of Gonzaga ruled for almost 400 years. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Or enjoy an optional tour of the Ferrari Museum in Modena (not included in packages).

Day 6
This morning, we offer two optional excursions: CLASSIC: Visit Verona and its amphitheater or the Giusti Gardens. DISCOVERY: Take a bike tour of Verona and visit the Giusti Gardens. We’ll return on board in Porto Viro and spend the afternoon cruising.

Day 7
This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Vicenza. As you enjoy your tour, the ship will cruise to Chioggia(2). For those who decided not to join us on the excursion, you will be transfered from Porto Levante to Chioggia(2). Enjoy some free time in Chioggia. After we return on board in Chioggia, we’ll begin to cruise to Venice. Enjoy a free evening to explore the city on your own.

Day 8
This morning, we offer two optional excursions: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square. DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova in Venice to Doge’s Palace and its hidden passageways. This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: The Venetian Lagoon and its islands, Murano and Burano. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 9
Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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