Italian Lakes

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MAY 25 - JUN. 2, 2017 $3,695
Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano
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Italian Lakes

MAY 25 - JUN. 2, 2017
Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano

Immerse yourself in the true essence of life in northern Italy’s fabled Lake District for one full week, with a lake-view room in the charming Hotel Regina Olga in Cernobbio, a picturesque village overlooking Lake Como. Enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Como, a setting that has inspired poets, composers, artists and philosophers for centuries. Explore artistic and architectural treasures during expert-guided excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello and Stresa. Cruise across Lake Maggiore to the Borromean Islands. Enriching lectures and the exclusive village forum with local residents provide personal perspectives of the region’s modern life and cultural heritage. This comprehensive itinerary also features an optional excursion to stunning Lugano, Switzerland, a historic city with a distinctive Swiss culture.

Cost: $3,695
Thomas P. Gohagan & Company
Activity Level: Moderate Activity
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  • One-of-a-kind, comprehensive Italian soggiorno (sojourn).
  • Seven nights in lake-view rooms in the charming HOTEL REGINA OLGA, ideally located on beautiful Lake Como.
  • Small group allows for the true experience of life in the Italian Lake District.
  • Private boat tours on Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
  • Specially arranged tour of the stunning 18th-century Villa del Balbianello and gardens, owned and maintained by the Italian National Trust.
  • Excursion to the picturesque and delightful lake town of Bellagio.
  • Exclusive VILLAGE FORUM® featuring local residents.
  • Enriching lectures in Como by local scholars.
  • Specially arranged introduction to the Italian language.
  • Exclusive full-day optional excursion to Lugano, Switzerland.
  • Audio headset provided for each participant to enjoy clear narration from guides on all excursions.
  • Milan Pre-Program Option.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Department of English / Department of History
Ron Mellor, who has taught Greek and Roman history, western civilization and world history at UCLA since 1976, is Distinguished Research Professor in History. Ron has already, together with his wife Anne, led ten UCLA Alumni Travel tours in more than eight countries, and also taught ten month-long Summer Travel Study courses in Rome. He has been a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, and has been a Visiting Scholar at University College London, the Australian National University (ANU) and the American Academy in Rome. Anne Mellor is Distinguished Research Professor of English and Women's Studies at UCLA. Her scholarly interests focus on eighteenth and nineteenth century British literature, women's writing, feminist theory, and the visual arts. She has been the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, and ACLS, NEH, Rockefeller and Australian National University Fellowships. Anne has also lectured in Bologna, Padua, and Venice. Anne received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002 and has recently been teaching an on-line course on Jane Austen.



Overlooking Lake Como in the charming village of Cernobbio, the classic 19th-century HOTEL REGINA OLGA combines traditional Italian ambiance with modern amenities, exceptional service and comfortable accommodations. By special arrangement, your room will feature a view of legendary Lake Como. Accommodations have a private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, minibar, hair dryer and ample closet space. The elegant Cenobio dining room serves northern Italian cuisine, and the lounge, coffee lounge and cocktail terrace bar provide ideal settings for conversation and refreshments. For your enjoyment, the hotel also offers beautifully landscaped gardens to stroll through, bicycles and an outdoor swimming pool. It is a short water taxi ride to Como and within easy walking distance of trattorias and boutiques.

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How to Book

Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.