The Lakes Regions: Lombardia & Veneto

Tremezzo, Verona, Chioggia

October 1-10, 2025

Price: $5750/person

Living la dolce vita! The beautiful natural scenery of these regions, where Italy meets the Alps, will make for a breathtaking background for this culinary adventure!

We’ll start on Lake Como in the Lombardia region, working our way east to Verona & visiting Lake Garda, and finishing in Chioggia on the Venetian Lagoon.

Whether learning about a special ingredient or executing new skills like pasta-making, you will gain a deep understanding of the wines, oils, foods, and cultural traditions of these regions! Living like a local is what this experience is all about! We won’t just eat good food (and a LOT of it!) - we will meet the artisans who produce it and get a deep understanding of the traditions that drive this amazing food culture.

Keep scrolling for more tour details, pricing, and specific Trip Notes for this particular tour. Contact us with any questions.

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This 10-day tour works its way east from Lake Como, stopping in Verona and ending on the famous Venetian Lagoon in the fishing town of Chioggia.

TREMEZZO, LAKE COMO (3 nights) - This famous lake captivates with its serene blue waters, picturesque villages, and elegant villas nestled among lush hillsides, offering a timeless retreat in the heart of the Italian Alps.

VERONA (3 nights) - You'll fall in love with the city of star-crossed lovers! Verona is a picturesque city celebrated for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture.

CHIOGGIA (3 nights) - referred to as "Little Venice," Chioggia is a charming coastal town offering a delightful blend of historic canals, colorful fishermen's houses, delectable seafood cuisine, and a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of its famous neighbor, Venice.

Tour Highlights

View some of the famous villas dotting the shores of Lake Como from our private boat tour before a stopping in Bellagio, the "pearl of the lake," for the afternoon.

In Verona you'll be embraced by an enchanting fusion of history and romance. Cobblestone streets wind gracefully beneath medieval archways, revealing hidden piazzas adorned with charming cafes.

We'll take a boat ride over to Venice, where you'll enjoy a free day to explore such famous sights as the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica, or take a gondola ride through the famous canals!

Take part in a winery's annual grape harvest! Grab a pair of shears and you'll be put to work amongst the vines! You'll be well rewarded with the fruits of your labor! (weather and crop permitting)

Double occupancy: $5,750/ person

Single supplement: $750

Deposit of $2,000/person is due upon booking to reserve your spot, along with a signed & completed registration form. Booking is not considered confirmed until deposit has been received.

Payments can be made by check (made out to Curata Travel) and mailed to: Curata Travel, 245 N. Main Street, Spring Grove, PA 17362.

Credit cards are accepted with a 3.6% fee.

Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Pricing includes:

- Nine nights hotel accommodations (3 nights in Tremezzo, 3 nights in Verona, 3 nights in Chioggia)

- All planned excursions & classes, including visits to artisanal producers and a hands-on cooking class.

- Meals included: daily breakfasts at our accommodations and most lunches & dinners. We curate each menu to focus on traditional regional specialties, accompanied by local wines.

- Experienced tour leaders and local guides

- Private motorcoach transportation throughout the tour

- Airport transfers on specified arrival/departure days/times. We include one group transfer for your arrival and departure at specified times. Any additional transfer will be at your own cost.

Not included:
- Airfare

Travel Insurance

- Gratuity for driver and tour leaders, at your discretion

- Any spending during free time, personal purchases, extraneous hotel charges (minibar, laundry service, etc.) and any alcoholic beverages not included with meals.

Each member of the tour will be responsible for booking their own flight into Milan Malpensa (MXP) & out of Venice (VCE). Flights are not included in the tour cost.

You will be picked up at the Milan Malpensa airport on October 1 at 12:00p.m., then dropped off at the Venice airport on October 10 by 9:00a.m.

One group transfer will be provided, any additional private transfers would be at your own cost.

We strongly recommend looking into flight costs (try Google Flights) and trip insurance before booking your spot or see our tips for booking flights!  These are important factors to consider as you budget for the trip.

A few items of note for some of the destinations and the trip as a whole to help set expectations and better prepare you for the trip. Some of the expectations are outlined in our Traveler Guidebook and the Terms & Conditions form that you will use to register (see specifically the Traveler Code and Traveler Expectations sections), but to reiterate some as they specifically relate to this itinerary.

Cuisine - As hopefully most of you know, our tours focus heavily on the culinary specialities of each region and town we visit. So when we arrange a lunch/dinner or culinary experience, we are working with those restaurants to plan menus in advance that highlight the seasonal produce, and dishes that reflect the region we’re in. You can expect plentiful pasta dishes, cured meats & cheeses, and fresh, local ingredients. Plus wine! Typically local wines selected by the restaurants or our hosts.

We will be collecting some of this information at a later date from you, but if there are food allergies we need to be aware of, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. If there are entire categories of food that you just don’t eat (and are not willing to try), this might not be the tour for you! 

Terrain: As you'll find throughout Italy, walkways are often made up of cobblestones and limestone paving. Good walking shoes, being sure on your feet, and staying alert are all key to getting around!

You should be able/comfortable walking at least 15 minutes at a time.

Excursions: With all of our excursions, you are not forced to participate if something like this is not your ’thing.’ You always have the option to stay behind and enjoy some free time on your own (please note, as mentioned in the Terms & Conditions, there is no compensation or refund for any portion of the tour or excursion you do not participate in).