Heritages of the North | 5 Nights/6 Days
Day 01: Milan > Como > Milan | Meeting with the tour leader directly at the hotel scheduled for the tour, to start a sightseeing visit of Milan, regarded in the whole world as the city of fashion and shopping; visit to discover its symbols including the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and La Scala Theatre House. Soon afterward, a half-day excursion to Como, a small gem full of history. Walk in the city center and a short boat trip around to admire the landscape from a different perspective. Return to Milan and hotel accommodation. Welcome dinner at the hotel and overnight stay. Overnight in Milan.
Day 02: Milan > Sirmione > Verona > Mestre | Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Sirmione, one of the most popular tourist destinations of Lake Garda. On arrival, boat tour to discover the main locations including Maria Callas’ Villa, the Scaligero Castle and the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, commonly called “Grotte di Catullo”. Continue to Verona and free time to visit the romantic city par excellence, the theatre of Romeo and Juliet’s love story. In the afternoon, departure for Mestre and hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Mestre.
Day 03: Mestre > Venice > Mestre | Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Island of Venice, a magical city, unique in its kind. Guided tour of the historic center passing through Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city, with its extraordinary buildings (Basilica di San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Torre dell’ Orologio) and for the Bridge of Sighs. Departure by boat to Murano to visit a famous glass factory and admire the glass processing. Return to Piazza San Marco and free time, with the possibility of a tour in a gondola as an optional tour. At the appointed time, return to the hotel. Overnight in Mestre.
Day 04: Mestre > Bologna > Florence | Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Bologna. Free time to visit the main tourist locations of the city as the imposing Piazza Maggiore and the Torri degli Asinelli and Garisenda. Early in the afternoon, continuation to Florence. On arrival, visit of the historic center passing by the symbolic places of the city, like Piazza del Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Hotel accommodation. Overnight in Florence.
Day 05: Florence | Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to explore Florence, also called the “Cradle of Renaissance”, one of the most famous cities in the world, with its unique artistic and cultural centre Possibility of optional tours, such as the visit of the Uffizi Gallery, the Academy Gallery or an excursion to immerse oneself in / plunge into the scents and colours of the Chianti district. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Florence.
Day 06: Florence > San Gimignano > Rome | Breakfast at the hotel and at scheduled time departure for / bound to San Gimignano. free visit of the small medieval village declared patrimony of the humanity by UNESCO. Continuation to Siena and guided tour of the city built around Piazza del Campo, famous throughout the world for its architectural beauty and its particular “shell” shape. In the afternoon, departure for Rome and arrival at the city center in the evening (drop-offs guaranteed in Viale Washington, Viale Luigi Einaudi- Termini Station Area, Via Ludovisi.