Exclusive Luxury Travel by Minivan maximum for 08 persons
with driver & Tour Leader
allowed maximum 02 standard baggage per person in the minivan
The program is valid for mini group of 08 persons
Innovative and fancy itineraries around Northern Italy. We realize your private customized travel to Lombardia, Emilia Romagna , Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Piemonte Valle D’Aosta e Liguria. Your travel starts just meeting our Team, telling us your personal tastes and interests. We will guide you in our unsurpassed journey through northern Italy. This travel is perfect for food, history and art lovers, an authentic way to visit Italy.
Northern Italy’s riches are vast, varied, and interesting to discover, from art-packed museums and mosaic-filled cathedrals to Roman ruins and hill towns amid vineyards that produce some of Europe’s best wines.
You can dine at refined restaurants, or chow down in a typical osteria (small local eateries) finding traditional recipes. You can spend the night in a Renaissance villa on Lake Como in the Alpine foothills, or in a converted 17th-century Venetian palazzo where the room opens directly onto the Grand Canal.
From the dreamy canals and Byzantine mosaics of Venice to the crowded streets and high-fashion boutiques of Milan, the fishing villages and resorts along the Liguria Riviera to chalet ski resorts in the Alps and Dolomites. Romeo and Juliet memories of Verona to the vine-draped hills of Piedmont.
Sumptuous villas along the shores of the Lakes: Lago di Como, Lago Maggiore, and Lago di Garda. Medieval castles and towns in the valleys of Aosta and the Tirolean Upper Adige.
Northern Italy will surprise you with everything that makes Italy so seductive.
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Not only is there incredible opportunity to explore different cities and attractions in the north, travelers also have plenty of chance to take advantage of the perks of northern Italy travel and hop a few borders into nearby countries. This can expand the travel experience and maximizing vacation potential. The vast territory throughout northern Italy comprises extremely varied terrain. Picturesque, and definitely a photographer’s dream, northern Italy vacations offer travelers a wide variety of things to do, including many outdoor adventures like cycling, hiking, and skiing.
Arrival at Turin Airport – meet your tour Leader and transfer by minivan to Alba
Arrival in Alba and check in at your hotel in Alba in B&B treatment.
Full day tour with English speaking guide to BARBARESCO, NEIVE, BAROLO, GRINZANE CAVOUR and the surrounding areas (Monforte D’Alba, Castiglione Falleto and Serralunga d’Alba). Wonderful wine tasting at a majestic wine cellar. Barbaresco dates back to the Roman Empire. In that period the vines from which the village takes its name were already famous. This grape is obtained from the vines of Nebbiolo, but the wine is characterized by a lower volume of alcohol and is milder than Barolo. In the village there is also a castle with a 36 meter high tower directly over the Tanaro river. Neive, the most important center in the Tinella valley, is 12 kilometers away from Alba. It is a charming ancient village and has many culinary specialties, such as Piedmont meat and DOCG wines such as Moscato, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. Monforte, the name itself reveals the strategic function of the settlement (Monte = hill, forte = strong), and over the centuries it was frequently besieged in the many conflicts between local lords and the town of Alba. Monforte’s castle was built in the eighteenth-century. Some of the most illustrious and world famous names in Italian winemakers have their wineries in the area around Monforte. The village of Castiglione is one of the most beautiful in the Alba area. The castle looks like a typical medieval fortress, with three towers and a great central courtyard. It is possible to visit the castle with permission and authorization of its owners. The church devoted to San Lorenzo is a simple building and it doesn’t contain any art. There is another church inside the old graveyard’s walls. In the village there is an old wine cellar named “Terre del Barolo”. The town of Barolo lies at a lower level than La Morra. The road runs towards the district of Vergne
along a ridge-back hill and then passes the ruins of the Volta Castle. Slightly further on a fork in the road there is a sign for the Barolo wine area. Famous vineyards lie both on the right and left hand, including some of the best known cru sites, such as Cerequio, Sarmassa, Cannubi, and Brunate. Houses cluster around the majestic castle that was once Marchesi Falletti’s home. The history of Barolo began here when the wife of Marchese Carlo Tancredi, the last of the Fallettis, asked the French enologist, Louis Oudart, to change the way wine was produced. The experiment was so successful that King Carlo Alberto himself asked the Marchesa for samples when he heard about it and subsequently bought the castle and estates of Verduno to produce Barolo wine for his own private use. Lunch at leisure. Dinner at leisure.
Breakfast and check out from your Hotel in Alba. Private chauffeured transfer by minivan with your tour leader , towards Portovenere (3 hours). Check in at your Hotel in Portovenere, in B&B treatment. Meeting with your local guide and half day guided tour of Portovenere and the island of Palmaria (just in front of Portovenere, it is a National Park with no cars, few people and the most beautiful sunset you can dream of. In front of you the magnificent beauty of Portovenere and the sea of the Poet’s Gulf) (ferry boat go/back from/to Palmaria to be payed on the spot). Lunch at leisure, Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay in our hotel in Portovenere
Breakfast in our hotel and departure with the tour leader for a full day cruise. (minicruise included in quote). A nice ferry boat will take you to discover this beautiful scenery: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia and Vernazza. You will stop (with time at leisure) in Riomaggiore. Here you can have lunch at Cappun Magru, an “enoteca” that propose a superb version of a typical fish dish of Le Cinque Terre. Then walk around the other pearls, with free time to enjoy some shopping, too. Lunch at leisure, Dinner at leisure.
Return in our hotel in Portovenere and overnight stay.
Portovenere Breakfast in our hotel and check out.
Departure by minivan to Lucca (1 hour 30 min).
Arrival in Lucca and Check in at your accommodation, in a 4 stars hotel in B&B treatment (in the historical city center). Afternoon private guided tour of Lucca. In Lucca there is the possibility to mix gastronomical excellencies with cultural experiences. We can visit “Pasticceria Taddeucci” where you can taste the traditional cake “buccellato lucchese” and “Antica Bottega di Prospero”, which is famous for the quantity of tuscan gastronomical excellencies. Lucca is really an elegant pearl, that you will admire rounded by its ancient city walls remarkably still intact. You can visit Cattedrale di San Martino and Chiesa di San Michele, all the beautiful squares and fountains. Cross Via Fillungo and stop in Piazza Anfiteatro, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy. Dinner at leisure. Overnight stay in our hotel in Lucca
Lucca – Breakfast in our hotel and departure for a half day tour at the discovery of the hills and castles around Lucca.
Today you will visit a family Villa dating back to the 16th century.
Here the owner will introduce you in his activities. He produces wines and extra virgin olive oil in a superb way. After the visit in a wonderful panorama, you will have a great light lunch which includes an hand made first course, Pecorino cheese, salami, seasonal side dishes, Bruschette with extra virgin olive oil, all matched with 4 different wines .
Afterwards you will have the pleasure to taste the famous Vin Santo with Cantucci .
Transfer towards the wonderful village of Montecarlo, where you will have time at leisure around the wonderful medioeval village with the smallest theater in Italy.
In this hamlet you will have the possibility to taste the typical “Tagliere” with hams, salami and cheese in one of its rewarded Osteria.
In the afternoon you will stop at a wine cellar that boasts a perfect balance between tradition and modernity. You will visit a wonderful fifty years old wine cellar that uses the best technologies and enjoy a beautiful tasting of another DOC wine of Tuscany. Back to our Hotel in Lucca – Overnight stay. Light lunch included, dinner at leisure.
Lucca – Breakfast in our hotel and check out
Departure by minivan to Florence (1 hour).
Arrival in Florence and Check in at our Accommodation, in a 4 star hotel in B&B treatment.
Afternoon half day private tour of Florence’s treasures: a 3-hour walk through the center of Florence searching for the most fascinating sites .
You will be taken through the most famous squares and streets of Florence with the chance to enter some very unusual locations which only locals know. The known: – Signoria Square – Ponte Vecchio – Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore – Santa Croce Church. The unexpected: Florence’s oldest pharmacy. Founded in 1866 is located in Santa Maria Novella Convent. Many of the Officina’s preparations have made history and have marked an epoch: the essences, as well as the famous and much requested perfumes, are still prepared here following the formulas studied in 1500 for Caterina de’ Medici. Here they created the well-known Acqua di Colonia: it seems that it was the essence that Caterina de’ Medici, Queen of France, took with her to Paris, where it acquired the name of Eaude la Reine. Later on, the Italian alchemist Giovanni Paolo Feminis, who moved to Cologne in 1725, changed its name to Acqua di Colonia, as a tribute to the city where it was produced. It boasts a great collection of antique pharmacy jars. You will have the chance to visit the little medieval frescoed chapel which is normally closed to public.
Meet with the artisan perfumer Do not be misled, it looks like a small door but it will take you into a world of scents and fragrances still made with antique techniques. And it is all framed in an old palace living room. It will give you the possibility to relax and step out of the city chaos. Ask also to take a look at the laboratory and the inner cloister. A real treat for few.
Breath in and enjoy . Chocolate & wine in the oldest cellar in central Florence: In the heart of the historic center of Florence, just a few steps away from the Duomo, it is situated in a medieval street. It’s an elegant wine vault where clever structures of wood and terracotta are used to display the most valuable wines. You can sit down and chat while enjoying an excellent glass of wine in front of a marvelous counter. Downstairs in the cellar there is a large room of about 300 sq. m. where the temperature and level of humidity are perfect for wine storage and where the clever distribution of lights allows you to admire over 2500 different types of wine. Here you will have the chance to have a special tasting of chocolates with Grappa, a well-known Italian spirit. Lunch at leisure. Dinner at leisure.
Back in our hotel in Florence and overnight stay
FLORENCE – breakfast in our hotel and departure for a Full day group tour (by chauffeured bus)
An entire day to discover Florence, its amazing views such as the one from Piazzale Michelangelo and its fascinating history and important artistic works of art such as the ones in the Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, Piazza Signoria, Basilica di Santa Croce, Duomo and Baptistery). Try the savory Tuscan cuisine. This is an all-in tour that gives you the chance of visiting the main sights of Florence as well as enjoying a typical Tuscan lunch – just the perfect way to feel like a Florentine.
A worthwhile experience which includes both a full immersion in Florence’s artistic treasures with two of its greatest museums and the hills. Dinner at leisure.
Back in our hotel in Florence and overnight stay.
Breakfast in your hotel and full day private chauffeured tour of Pienza, Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni. You will stop at first in Florence – breakfast in our hotel and departure to Montepulciano (2 hours at leisure), and then you will move towards a wonderful estate that produces an organic wine in an innovative and environmentally sustainable way.
Visit of the wine cellar and wine-food tasting.
You will be taken to Monticchiello, along the most photographed street of Tuscany -among olive trees and cypresses. You will stop in the most famous Osteria of the area for a sample of Vin Santo and Cantucci special bisquits.
Finally you will reach Bagno Vignoni, with time at leisure in this wonderful “open air spa”.
Departure back to our hotel in Florence – overnight stay. Lunch at leisure. Dinner at leisure.
Florence – Breakfast in our hotel and departure by minivan from Florence Hotel to Milan.
Arrival in MIlan Check in at your accommodation in a four star hotel in B&B treatment.
Private walking tour of “the best of Milan” (1 hour 30 min): Piazza dei Mercanti, Piazza della Scala, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Duomo. This walking tour is the best way to discover the most important highlights of Milan: Piazza dei Mercanti, a nice square away from the crowded streets. Here, in the medieval heart of Milan, you can breathe the Renaissance atmosphere and live the illusion of space created by Bramante. Our tour goes ahead with Piazza della Scala, home of La Scala Theater, one of the most important Opera Houses of the world, erected in 1776. Some of the most famous singers and musicians have performed here. Among the others, Giuseppe Verdi, Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. We will cross Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a wonderful glass vaulted arcade built in the 19th century rich of fashion shops and cafés, also known as the “Milan’s drawing room”. In fact this is a very important meeting point for the inhabitants of Milan. Finally we will visit the cathedral -symbol of Milan- located right in the center of the city and considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Time at leisure in Milan.
Lunch at leisure, dinner at leisure.
Back to our hotel in Milan and overnight stay
Milan – breakfast in our hotel and departure by minivan to the airport of Milan.
drop off and end of the services.