Piedmont Emilia and Tuscany with a pinch of Milan, Venice and Rome

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<p>Land in Milan. Private transfer to the accomodation. Milan is a fashion and design capital as well as Italy's financial and economic center. One should visit Milan for its beautiful cathedral, for world famous art treasures such as Last Supper, for the lifestyle incorporating shoopping, theatre, fashion and design, football… You will enjoy a stroll covering the main highlights of the town with a local tour guide: Piazza Duomo with its breathtaking cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II 18th century building formed by two glass-vaulted arcades forming a unique shopping malls. After the guided visit, you might enjoy typical cuisine such as cotoletta alla Milanese veal cutlet, reach the pedestrian-friendly streets of Navigli or stay with the nose in the sky admiring the newest parts of Milan with ultiaward winning architecture. Two overnight stays in Milano.</p>

<p>Train to Turin, Italy’s first capital and the engine room of unification. The town features a rich architectural heritage from baroque to art nouveau and contemporary structures – such as Renzo Piano’s bold conversion of the Fiat car factory – to gaze at. Torino has an exhaustive array of things to do. If you're a film buff, Museo Nazioanle del Cinema is a must-see. Some classic attractions in the area include Mole Antonelliana the architectural symbol of the city, Piazza Vittoria where people mingle over aperitifs, the Royal Palace where to taste the local chocolate cream. Enjoy local great wine and cuisine in the place that gave birth to the Slow Food movement. Two overnight stays in Turin</p>

<p>Catch train to Modena. The area is much renowned thanks to top foodand mechanics: local food is represented by Parmesan cheese, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, home-made pasta such as tortelloni and tagliatelle. Top mechanics is symbolized by automotive field and this is called actually Land of Motors as in a very small area the most appealing car and motorcycle factories have their plants: Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani, Lamboghini, Ducati. By private transfer and local tour guide you will visit a Parmesan cheese dairy to watch the hand-making of the most famous cheese in the world, visit an acetaia where Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is produced and kept in wooden barrels, visit little Italian hamlets away from mass tourism, see the official Ferrari museum in Maranello, take part in a cooking class about local and ancient recipes that will offer you an opportunity for hands-on experience with an Italian chef and result in a tasty meal. Two dinners and overnight stays in Modena area.</p>

<p>With your driver you will cross the Apennine towards the western coast till Alpi Apuane, the Tuscan mountainous chain famous thanks to marmo di Carrara considered the most beautiful marble in the world. This precious rock has been quarrying for 2000 years and the marble-field is the biggest of the world. Dinner and overnight stay at an ancient castle overlooking Apuane. Enjoy a break for an astonishing visit to the marble quarries where the mountains look snow white, where Michelangelo took his stone for Pietà. Dinner and overnight stay at an ancient castle</p>

<p>Move towards Florence by your private driver. The small city, on the banks of the Arno river, has hardly changed since Renaissance, the cultural and artistic movement born in the 14th century in Florence, blessed by a congregation of genius and great artists such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello to name a few. During your stay you will enjoy a tour with private driver to hamlets suh the amazingly well preserved San Gimignano whose outline is characterized by 14 ancient towers set on a hilltop, visit a wine producer and taste local products such as cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Time available to go shopping, sightseeing or reaching Siena. Three overnight stays in Florence area.</p>

<p>Catch train Florence to Rome. The capital of Italy keeps some of the major monuments of antiquity as well as masterpieces such as St Peter's Church designed by Michelangelo, Fontana di Trevi considered one of the most beautiful fountains in the world, Pantheon the best preserved and one of the most famous of the Roman monuments. Enjoy a private guided visit focused on ancient Rome including the Colosseum where the Romans gathered to watch the gladiators. Much suggested also visiting St. Peter’s Basilica where you may also admire the impressive Carrara marble-statue Michelangelo's Pietà, carved when he was only 24! Time free for sightseeing and shopping through the best shopping streets in Rome, have a stroll in a local market such as Campo de Fiori or in the narrow streets of Trastevere. Two overnight stays in Rome.</p>

<p>Catch train Rome to Bologna (2 hour and 15 minutes, no change of train).</p><p>Bologna is an extraordinary destination to satisfy your eyes and mouth. Soak up the atmosphere of Italy in a food market and discover Bologna history and art by a local guide in the city's medieval streets dotted with ancient palaces and towers, under the famous archways, exploring some of the most celebrated food shops, learning about mortadella and other delicatessen. One overnight stay in Bologna</p>

<p>Catch train Bologna to Parma from where your private driver takes you to a Parma ham producer. Prosciutto di Parma is a completely natural food: salt is the only preservative used in the processing method, no chemical elements are allowed. The whole processing must</p><p>be done in a very limited area of the province of Parma. After the visit, enjoy your lunch at the ham producer. Bordering the imposing</p><p>Torrechiara castle built around 1450 by count Pier Maria Rossi for his beloved mistresss Bianca, you will approach Lake Garda, in Veneto region. Enjoy the natural beauty of seamless integration between land and the main river that showcases the imposing fortress. Enjoy the area by a nice walk along the river or reach Verona for a stroll in the town of Romeo and Juliet. Two overnight stay at a watermill in Veneto region. </p>

<p>Private transfer to Venice. Venezia is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Built on the water it comprehends 150 canals, 411 bridges and 118 isles. The intricate labyrinth of narrow streets, bridges and small squares offers endless evocative corners that acquire special charm in the evening, when buildings and streetlamp illumination are reflected along the Canal Grande, the S-shaped canal intersecting the city. Experience the Best of the town by a private guided tour. Two overnight stays in Venice</p>

<p>Private transfer to Venice airport.</p>

Price includes

  • - 18 day/17 night private tour in Italy
  • - accomodation sharing double rooms in central located 4 star hotels, country-resorts, a castle, a water-mill
  • - breakfast
  • - private transfer by driver as per above itinerary
  • - 5 meals on tour: “king's break” in Turin, 2 dinners in Modena area; dinner at a castle; lunch at a Parma ham produceer
  • - tasting of local wine/food: Balsamic Vinegar, mortadella, ice-cream with balsamic vinegar, Tuscan wine, extra virgin olive-oil etc
  • - private cooking class in Emilia about local recipes
  • - train tickets as per above itinerary
  • - guided visit by local tour guide: in Milan, in Turin, in Modena area, in San Gimignano, in Florence, in Bologna, in Rome, in Venice
  • - admittance to Ferrari museum in Maranello
  • - private transfer from Milan airport to the accomodation in Milan
  • - private transfer from Venice accomodation to VCE airport
  • - assistance all the tour long

Price does not include

  • items of a personal nature, extras, city taxes when due, anything not listed above at “Price includes”

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