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DAY 1 – Arrival in Venice, Italy

DAY 2 – Venice. The romanticism of Venice & Venetian mask workshop

DAY 3 – Venice - Murano, Burano and Torcello islands boat tour

DAY 4 – Venice - Padua. Shoe Museum & Venetian Villas

DAY 5 - Padua - Bologna & Parmesan cheese

DAY 6 - Bologna. Ferrari Museum & Balsamic Vinegar

DAY 7 - Bologna - Milan. Parma ham farm tour

DAY 8 - Milan. The fashion district

DAY 9 - Time to say goodbye

DEPARTURE DATES: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures

EXPERIENCES: All the experience proposed can be modified and customized

PRICE: The starting price (per person) is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3/4-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

Supposed arrival and departure from Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) or Milan's Airports

 

 

8 nights/9 days

Places visited: Venice, Venetian Villas, Padua, Bologna, Milan

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN VENICE, ITALY

Arrival in Venice, here you will be greeted by our tour leader who will be waiting to welcome you to Venice and assist you in catching a private water taxi to your hotel. You will arrive in an exclusive hotel in Venice. Here you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. At the sunset a traditionally handcrafted gondola will wait for you for a private ride through the canals of Venice. Free dinner and overnight in Venice.

DAY 2 – VENICE. THE ROMANTICISM OF VENICE & VENETIAN MASK WORKSHOP

This morning after breakfast meet with the guide at the hotel, direction St. Mark's Square. Here you'll start an enchanting Venice walking guided tour. Firstly you'll admire the famous St. Mark's Square, with the Basilica of St. Mark coverd with Byzantine mosaics. Then you'll enter the Doge's Palace and you'll cross the well-know Bridge of Sighs, to walk trought the prison building. We suggest a coffee break in one of the historic places overlooking the Square. Passage through the nontouristy areas of Venice, up to the famous Rialto Bridge with its the fish market. Lunch and the rest of the day at leisure. In the afternoon a Venetian atelier will be waiting for you to realize your carnival mask. An original souvenir of Venice decorated according to your taste with the help of a master craftsman. Free dinner and overnight in Venice.

DAY 3 – VENICE. MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO ISLANDS BOAT TOUR

After breakfast an islands boat tour will wait for you to start a shared and guided tour of the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. First stop in Murano, the Venice island famous for its glassmaking. You'll visit a laboratory of a Venetian glass master where admire his works of art. Second visit to the island of Burano, the most colorful island of Venice famous for its lace-making and its picturesque fishing houses painted with pastel colors. Lunch time. Third and last stop in Torcello, the island famous for being considered the first Venetian settlement, which today has only ten residents. The advice is to explore the monumental area: the ancient Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta with its Byzantine mosaics, the Church of Santa Fosca with its visitable bell tower, the Throne of Attila and the Devil's Bridge, famous for being one of the few bridges in Venice without parapets.

Return to Venice in the afternoon for leisure. In the evening meeting with the guide for a "Bacaro Tour", which will present the hidden Venice for a food and wine experience. The “Bacaro,” a local version of wine bar, serve tapas like the "cicchetti", traditionally accompanied by a glass of wine. At the end of the tour enjoy the Venice's evening. Free dinner and overnight in Venice.

DAY 4 – VENICE – PADUA. SHOE MUSEUM & VENETIAN VILLAS

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time enjoy your private transfer, a water taxy escorts you across the Grand Canal to the Santa Lucia Train Station area where. Then you'll travel with private car and guide along the Brenta Riviera. Here are concentrated the most beautiful Venetian Villas, where in the past Venetian families spent their summer holidays. Visit to Villa Foscarini Rossi with the Shoe Museum, here you'll discover collections of brands such as Calvin Klein, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Ungaro, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent. You will also have the opportunity to visit a high fashion shoe manufacturer with adjacent store.

Lunch in a typical restaurant along the Brenta River and stop in Villa Pisani in Stra with its hedge maze considered one of the most important in Europe. Arrival in the afternoon in Padua, a young university city and at the same time religious with its unmissable Basilica of St. Anthony. Free time for the rest of the day. Free dinner and overnight in Padua.

DAY 5 – PADUA – BOLOGNA & PARMESAN CHEESE

This morning after breakfast you'll travel to Bologna with your private driver to begin a full day exploring the craftsmanship of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. You will visit a typical producer of Parmiggiano Reggiano, one of the most appreciated Italian cheeses. Obviously there will be a tasting at the end of the visit at the factory. You continue to the city of Bologna, the gastronomic heart of Italy. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Free dinner and overnight in Bologna.

DAY 6 – BOLOGNA. FERRARI MUSEUM & BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time enjoy your private transfer to discover the iconic Ferrari Museum. Here you will relive the history of this famous sports car. The factory produced its first car in 1947 and has since designed more than 200 different models. The museum houses interactive exhibitions and the most famous models. You can also try the experience of driving on the track, climbing in the cockpit of an F1 single-seater through a semi-professional simulator. It will be like being on the track, you will feel the engine roaring, the different sensitivity of the accelerator and the excitement of high speed.

Before returning to Bologna for free time you'll visit an acetaia, a factory known for its production of balsamic vinegar. This is a traditional product of the province of Modena and Emilia Romagna, made from grapes from the surrounding vineyards. Free dinner and overnight in Bologna.

DAY 7 – BOLOGNA – MILAN. PARMA HAM FARM TOUR

This morning after breakfast you'll travel to Milan with your private driver. Along the way you will stop in Parma, a city rich of culture with Giuseppe Verdi and authentic flavours. You will discover the production of the famous Parma ham, visiting with a guide its production process. The unique conditions of the province give the cured ham its unmistakable flavours taken from secret elements such as salt, air and time. You will enter the cellars where the scent of mould blends with the aroma of cured ham. Finally, you can sit in the tasting room and enjoy this famous ham. Free time for the rest of the day in Milan, the iconic city. Free dinner and overnight in Milan.

DAY 8 – MILAN. THE FASHION DISTRICT

Breakfast at the hotel. You will start a guided tour of Milan, which has always been considered the business centre but at the same time the Italian capital of fashion. For this reason you will visit the Armani Silos, a gallery opened in 2015 where historical drawings by Giorgio Armani, one of the greatest Italian designers, are exhibited. The exhibition is spread over four floors of over 48000 square meters. The architecture of the spaces and the colour combinations also convey the true sense of Italian design. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the city centre of Milan with its iconic Duomo and the famous Fashion Quadrilateral. You will arrive at Via Monte Napoleone, the luxury shopping street, with a new awareness of fashion. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Free dinner and overnight in Milan.

DAY 9 – MILAN - DEPART FOR HOME

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time enjoy your private transfer for your departure flight. Time to say goodbye, arrivederci!

DAY 1 – Arrival in Venice, Italy

DAY 2 – Venice. The romanticism of Venice & Venetian mask workshop

DAY 3 – Venice - Murano, Burano and Torcello islands boat tour

DAY 4 – Venice - Padua. Shoe Museum & Venetian Villas

DAY 5 - Padua - Bologna & Parmesan cheese

DAY 6 - Bologna. Ferrari Museum & Balsamic Vinegar

DAY 7 - Bologna - Milan. Parma ham farm tour

DAY 8 - Milan. The fashion district

DAY 9 - Time to say goodbye

DEPARTURE DATES: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures

EXPERIENCES: All the experience proposed can be modified and customized

PRICE: The starting price (per person) is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3/4-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

Supposed arrival and departure from Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) or Milan's Airports

 

 

8 nights/9 days

Places visited: Venice, Venetian Villas, Padua, Bologna, Milan

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN VENICE, ITALY

Arrival in Venice, here you will be greeted by our tour leader who will be waiting to welcome you to Venice and assist you in catching a private water taxi to your hotel. You will arrive in an exclusive hotel in Venice. Here you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. At the sunset a traditionally handcrafted gondola will wait for you for a private ride through the canals of Venice. Free dinner and overnight in Venice.

DAY 2 – VENICE. THE ROMANTICISM OF VENICE & VENETIAN MASK WORKSHOP

This morning after breakfast meet with the guide at the hotel, direction St. Mark's Square. Here you'll start an enchanting Venice walking guided tour. Firstly you'll admire the famous St. Mark's Square, with the Basilica of St. Mark coverd with Byzantine mosaics. Then you'll enter the Doge's Palace and you'll cross the well-know Bridge of Sighs, to walk trought the prison building. We suggest a coffee break in one of the historic places overlooking the Square. Passage through the nontouristy areas of Venice, up to the famous Rialto Bridge with its the fish market. Lunch and the rest of the day at leisure. In the afternoon a Venetian atelier will be waiting for you to realize your carnival mask. An original souvenir of Venice decorated according to your taste with the help of a master craftsman. Free dinner and overnight in Venice.

DAY 3 – VENICE. MURANO, BURANO AND TORCELLO ISLANDS BOAT TOUR

After breakfast an islands boat tour will wait for you to start a shared and guided tour of the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. First stop in Murano, the Venice island famous for its glassmaking. You'll visit a laboratory of a Venetian glass master where admire his works of art. Second visit to the island of Burano, the most colorful island of Venice famous for its lace-making and its picturesque fishing houses painted with pastel colors. Lunch time. Third and last stop in Torcello, the island famous for being considered the first Venetian settlement, which today has only ten residents. The advice is to explore the monumental area: the ancient Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta with its Byzantine mosaics, the Church of Santa Fosca with its visitable bell tower, the Throne of Attila and the Devil's Bridge, famous for being one of the few bridges in Venice without parapets.

Return to Venice in the afternoon for leisure. In the evening meeting with the guide for a "Bacaro Tour", which will present the hidden Venice for a food and wine experience. The “Bacaro,” a local version of wine bar, serve tapas like the "cicchetti", traditionally accompanied by a glass of wine. At the end of the tour enjoy the Venice's evening. Free dinner and overnight in Venice.

DAY 4 – VENICE – PADUA. SHOE MUSEUM & VENETIAN VILLAS

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time enjoy your private transfer, a water taxy escorts you across the Grand Canal to the Santa Lucia Train Station area where. Then you'll travel with private car and guide along the Brenta Riviera. Here are concentrated the most beautiful Venetian Villas, where in the past Venetian families spent their summer holidays. Visit to Villa Foscarini Rossi with the Shoe Museum, here you'll discover collections of brands such as Calvin Klein, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Ungaro, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent. You will also have the opportunity to visit a high fashion shoe manufacturer with adjacent store.

Lunch in a typical restaurant along the Brenta River and stop in Villa Pisani in Stra with its hedge maze considered one of the most important in Europe. Arrival in the afternoon in Padua, a young university city and at the same time religious with its unmissable Basilica of St. Anthony. Free time for the rest of the day. Free dinner and overnight in Padua.

DAY 5 – PADUA – BOLOGNA & PARMESAN CHEESE

This morning after breakfast you'll travel to Bologna with your private driver to begin a full day exploring the craftsmanship of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. You will visit a typical producer of Parmiggiano Reggiano, one of the most appreciated Italian cheeses. Obviously there will be a tasting at the end of the visit at the factory. You continue to the city of Bologna, the gastronomic heart of Italy. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Free dinner and overnight in Bologna.

DAY 6 – BOLOGNA. FERRARI MUSEUM & BALSAMIC VINEGAR

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time enjoy your private transfer to discover the iconic Ferrari Museum. Here you will relive the history of this famous sports car. The factory produced its first car in 1947 and has since designed more than 200 different models. The museum houses interactive exhibitions and the most famous models. You can also try the experience of driving on the track, climbing in the cockpit of an F1 single-seater through a semi-professional simulator. It will be like being on the track, you will feel the engine roaring, the different sensitivity of the accelerator and the excitement of high speed.

Before returning to Bologna for free time you'll visit an acetaia, a factory known for its production of balsamic vinegar. This is a traditional product of the province of Modena and Emilia Romagna, made from grapes from the surrounding vineyards. Free dinner and overnight in Bologna.

DAY 7 – BOLOGNA – MILAN. PARMA HAM FARM TOUR

This morning after breakfast you'll travel to Milan with your private driver. Along the way you will stop in Parma, a city rich of culture with Giuseppe Verdi and authentic flavours. You will discover the production of the famous Parma ham, visiting with a guide its production process. The unique conditions of the province give the cured ham its unmistakable flavours taken from secret elements such as salt, air and time. You will enter the cellars where the scent of mould blends with the aroma of cured ham. Finally, you can sit in the tasting room and enjoy this famous ham. Free time for the rest of the day in Milan, the iconic city. Free dinner and overnight in Milan.

DAY 8 – MILAN. THE FASHION DISTRICT

Breakfast at the hotel. You will start a guided tour of Milan, which has always been considered the business centre but at the same time the Italian capital of fashion. For this reason you will visit the Armani Silos, a gallery opened in 2015 where historical drawings by Giorgio Armani, one of the greatest Italian designers, are exhibited. The exhibition is spread over four floors of over 48000 square meters. The architecture of the spaces and the colour combinations also convey the true sense of Italian design. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the city centre of Milan with its iconic Duomo and the famous Fashion Quadrilateral. You will arrive at Via Monte Napoleone, the luxury shopping street, with a new awareness of fashion. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure. Free dinner and overnight in Milan.

DAY 9 – MILAN - DEPART FOR HOME

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time enjoy your private transfer for your departure flight. Time to say goodbye, arrivederci!

  • 8 nights in 3*/4* hotel with breakfast
  • Assistance and porterage at airport and hotel
  • Private transportation
  • Private guided tours with local guide/walking tour
  • Experiences: private gondola ride, Venetian mask workshop, Islands boat tour, Bacaro tour and entrances to Museums in St. Mark's Square in Venice. Entrance to Villa Foscarini Rossi and Shoe Museum. Parmesan cheese tour, Ferrari Museum, Balsamic vinegar tour in Bologna. Parma ham tasting. Entrance to Armani Silos in Milan
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DEPARTURE DATES: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures EXPERIENCES: All the experience proposed can be modified and customized (The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3/4-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates) Supposed arrival and departure from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Milan's Airports