Northern Italy: From Venice to Piedmont
A week-long tour that will cover the main attractions in Northern Italy: get lost in Venice romantic ” calle ” streets , stop in Garda Lake to admire elegant villas and roman ruins, shop in the exclusive Milan boutiques, enjoy a full-day excursion to Como and Bellagio, end the tour Turin elegant Italy sitting room. Fall in love with Northern Italy!
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN VENICE
Arrival in Venice airport and private transfer to your Hotel. Lunch on your own . Free afternoon to relax at your hotel or to visit the city centre at leisure. Welcome dinner based on Venetian specialties. Overnight in Venice.
A special welcome dinner serving the best Venetian specialties in a romantic and evocative atmosphere: the restaurant “Agli Assassini”
A gondola ride at sunset (on request)
DAY 2 – CLASSIC VENICE TOUR
In the morning meeting in Hotel with private guide and beginning of the HD classical walking guided tour of Venice city centre of 2 hours, visiting the main highlights. Afternoon at leisure to visit and explore Venice on own. Dinner and overnight in Venice
St Mark’s Square, one of the biggest and more beautiful squares in the world
Gran Canal, with its bridges and elegant palaces directly built on the sea
The Cathedral, masterpiece of Byzantine and Gothic art
A private walking tour with licensed guide
DO NOT MISS
The Dukes’ Palace, full of enchanting and elegant salons, artistic masterpieces and terrifying prisons
Craftsmen’s masks shops along Venice streets
An aperitif at the typical “bacari”, where to have excellent Italian wines accompanied by appetizers
DAY 3- MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO
In the morning, meet with your private English speaking guide in the hotel and departure with ferry to visit Murano, Burano and Torcello, three wonderful islands where you can admire the art of Venetian craftsmen. Lunch on own in a typical restaurant of one of these islands. Return to Venice in the early afternoon, balance of the day at leisure. Dinner on own and overnight in Venice.
Murano island, famous for its glass-ware and glass laboratories
Burano island, with its colourful fishermen’s houses painted in bright colours and its lace-making laboratories
Torcello, the silence of its atmosphere and the mystical surrounding of its ancient Byzantine church
Private islands’ tour, an original exclusive excursion with professional guide
DO NOT MISS
Glass objects and souvenirs in Murano
Glass production live demonstration in laboratories in Murano
Burano typical pastries: the “Buranelli”
Burano hand-made laces
A lunch at the famous Locanda Cipriani in Torcello, a real must-go restaurant.
DAY 4-GARDA LAKE
In the morning, check-out and private transfer to Garda Lake. Stop on the way to visit Sirmione, the real “jewel” of the lake, with its quaint streets and the Catullo archeological park. Lunch on own in Sirmione. Afterwards, walking tour of Salò, a charming village overlooking the Garda Lake and visit of the wonderful Vittoriale, the marvellous palace home of Italian poet D’Annunzio. Dinner on own in a local restaurant. Overnight in Salò.
Luxurious palaces and villas in Salò, where high society used to gather in the past
The Vittoriale: full of history, precious objects and legends
Sirmione quaint streets and spectacular archaeological park surrounded by the natural environment of Garda Lake
DO NOT MISS
An ice cream in one of the several ice-cream shops in Sirmione
Sostaga restaurant, directly overlooking the Garda Lake
Reading Catullo ’s immortal lines while sitting on the archaeological park’s stones and admiring the wonderful panorama
DAY 5 – MILAN
In the morning, private transfer from Garda Lake to Milan. Check-in at your hotel and meeting with your guide for an half-day walking tour around the city centre with the main highlights and attractions. Lunch on own. Afternoon at leisure to visit the city: we suggest you to take a stroll in Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga to do some shopping and admire the wonderful and creative street shop windows. Typical dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Milan
Milan cathedral, built in Gothic style: walk among its pinnacles to admire its magnificence
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, where local high society gathered during Belle Epoque
Sforzesco castle, the mansion of Milan’s ruling families
A private walking tour that will help you discover all the cultural attractions hidden in Milan
A 3 courses dinner based on local authentic cuisine in the restaurant “Il Brellin” serving typical dishes such as the famous “risotto alla milanese”.
DO NOT MISS
Shopping in Milan fashion district in exclusive boutiques
An aperitif at “La Cova”, the most elegant and refined café of Milan
Carla Sozzani gallery in Corso Como
Leonardo da Vinci last supper: a real must-see of Milan city centre.
DAY 6 – COMO LAKE AND BELLAGIO
In the morning, private transfer from Milan to Como Lake, where you will visit Bellagio, undoubtedly the most famous resort on the lake. Lunch on own in Como city centre and visit of the area. In the afternoon, around 4 pm, private transfer from Como to Turin. Check-in at your hotel and overnight in Turin.
Bellagio elegant and refined atmosphere, with elegant palaces, fishermen’s villages overlooking the lake and gardens
Como lake, characterized by unspoilt nature and wonderful surroundings
Como city centre, with its elegant shopping streets and historical monuments, such as St Mary’s dome and the Broletto, the city hall.
DO NOT MISS
Restaurant “Solito Posto”, founded in 1888 and presenting the best Italian cuisine dishes
Craftsmen’s shops in Como city centre
Villa Melzi Gardens in Bellagio, a wonderful garden directly overlooking the lake.
A boat trip on the lake, with its natural marvellous surroundings.
DAY 7 – TURIN
In the morning, meet you licensed local guide and enjoy a half-day guided walking tour of Turin that will lead you to discover its elegant and refined atmosphere. Lunch at leisure along the tour. Rest of the day free to visit the town. Dinner on own and overnight in Turin
Via Roma, the city’s most elegant shopping street
Palazzo delle Scienze, that hosts the Galleria Sabauda, the private collection of Savoy Dukes
The Mole Antonelliana, the monument symbol of Turin
Private tour with professional guide in Turin, an original and often ignored destination
DO NOT MISS
The Cinema museum, a modern and interactive museum where to take a journey throughout cinema history
A bicerin, the typical hot beverage based on coffee, cream and chocolate, served in the elegant cafés of Turin
The Egyptian museum of Turin, one of the most complete museums in Italy.
DAY 8 – CHECK OUT
Check-out and transfer to Milan airport.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE TOUR: 3*, 4*, 5* HOTELS, VILLAS AND HISTORICAL RESIDENCES