A short Trip from Milan and your are in Lake Como. Gorgeous incredibly breathtaking views of ancient villas turned modern day. Home to some of the most famous people such as George Clooney (who has 3 there, 2 adjacent to one another), Vladimir Putin, and film location for Star Wars 2 and Oceans 12. These homes on the lake and include a garden in the front and back yards. You should definitely book this location for at least a week or so. Relaxing by the lake is the zen you'll need after conquering other cities. Why not do it in Lake Como!
No time to stay a few days in Lake Como and don't want the headache of figuring out how to get there? Book in Milan for a tour to Lake Como through Ciao tours. You will visit a few cities along the lake including a two hour guided tour ferry ride. If you can do it early prior to arriving into Lake Como, book the tour which includes the Swiss Alps. The tour is extremely popular and gets sold out months in advance. Don't like tours and want to explore on your own? Catch the train. There's a train that goes directly there. However, you will need to catch a ferry to visit Bellagio, Varenna, and Mennagio. Paradise has never looked so peaceful on the shores of Lake Como.