Lake District’s natural beauty, majestic lakeshore towns and the underrated city of Milan make this region a MUST visit for every traveler

Go for this: Private cruise on Lake Como along with a private visit of Da Vinci’s Last Supper
But try this: Visiting Franciacorta wineries and imbibing in best-in-class Champagne-style bubbles
Favorite hotels: Il Sereno (Como), Mandarin Oriental Milan, Baglioni Carlton
Favorite guest experience: Visiting Calvisius’ caviar farms in Calvisano
Foods: Cotoletta alla Milanese, risotto alla Milanese, panettone
Wine: Franciacorta, Verdicchio
Best time to visit: Winter for the sales in Milano; spring or summer at the lakes