After two nights spent in the heart of the Bavarian Alps, it's time to head south to our Italian "home-away-from-home" located on the breathtaking shores of Lake Garda. During the journey south, we will travel along the Reschen Pass, a route originally built as part of the Via Claudia Augusta in 50 AD. As we enter mountains of Northern Italy guests will by greeted by endless rows of apple orchards and vineyards lining the moutainside during the heart of the harvest season. Along the way, we will stop at the picturesque Lake Rechen for a visit to Italy's flooded village where only the towns bell tower can be seen projecting out of the water today. Our next stop will be the historic spa town of Meran; once a popular vacation destination for Europes' bourgeoisie of the 19th century. Sit back, relax, and see the landscape change from pine trees to palm trees before your eyes.