Italy's Magnificent Lake District, October 2016 - U of I EXPLORERS Photolog

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Illini on our tour discovered the unique character of Italy’s turquoise lakes while also exploring the charming towns, majestic Renaissance villas and lush gardens that adorn their shores. While in the region, we absolutely had to visit Lake Orta, cruise lakes Maggiore and Como (the great lakes of Italy!), all by private boat. What trip to Italy is complete without visiting Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and the opulent 14th-century Duomo in Milan? We crossed briefly over to Switzerland, before heading back to Illini country.

--Marissa Brewer, UIAA Host