During this 7 days tour we will discover the nature of Lake Garda and the Dolomites, Milan and its marvellous monuments, the cities between Lombardy and Veneto and the famous wine production of Franciacorta and Lugana.
Il pacchetto comprende
- 7 nights with continental breakfast;
- Full-time tour by qualified tour leader;
- Private transportation by van;
- Welcome dinner in local restaurant;
- Goodbye dinner in local restaurant;
- Daily trip to Milan with entry tickets and guided tour* of the Duomo;
- Winery tour with tasting in Franciacorta;
- Daily trip to the Dolomites
- Daily trips to Verona, Brescia and Sirmione;
- Entrance to the Thermal Spa centre in Sirmione;
- Bike rental;
- VAT, taxes and tips.
- Transfer from/to airport / train station;
- Winery tour to a wine farm in Lugana with tasting;
- Visit to a distillery of Grappa of Franciacorta with tasting.
- Restaurant booking;
- Ticketing and booking of concerts, events and shows;
- Booking of Tee-Time and Golf lessons.
Quotes upon request for:
Day 1 – Check in
Your Tour Leader will welcome you at Palazzo Novello for a welcome cocktail.
During the evening you will be able to taste the local specialties in a typical restaurant.
Day2 – Brescia – Abbey of Rodengo Saiano – Visit to wine farm
In the morning we will visit Brescia, with its roman ruins and Santa Giulia – the museum of the city- recognised World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2011.
During the afternoon we will be in Franciacorta, where we’ll visit the Abbazia Olivetana di San Nicola in Rodengo Saiano, the most important monastic site of the area, founded on the XI century by Cluniac Monks. In the refectory we will also be able to admire some frescoes by the great local painter Romanino.
Finally we will relax in a wine farm, where we will have the chance to taste some of the most renowned wines of Franciacorta, alongside food from this area rich with traditions.
Day 3 – Garda hills by bike
Today we will ride our bikes and explore the Valtenesi, in the South-West of Lake Garda. The landscape of this area is simply marvellous! We will pass through fields and vineyards, to finally reach typical villages of historical and artistic value and from time to time we will stop to admire the unparalleled view of the lake.
Day 4 – Milan
We will dedicate the entire day to Milan, with its Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Sforza Castle. We will stroll through the city centre, admiring the windows of the most prestigious fashion houses, to finally taste the specialties in Cova, one of the most famous pastry shop in Italy.
Day 5 – Sirmione – Thermal Spa
We will reach Sirmione, the pearl of Lake Garda, where we will admire the Roman villa known as Grotte di Catullo, placed on the edge the peninsula, and the Scala Castle, one of the most famous and best preserved castles in Italy.
Later in the afternoon we will relax in the famous Thermal Spa, swimming in a warm swimming pool with views of the lake.
Day 6 – Dolomites
The Dolomites offer some of the most incredible mountain landscapes in the world, and for this reason in 2009 UNESCO included them in the list of World Heritage Sites
We will ascend the mountains by foot or cable car, to reach one of the many typical mountain taverns and enjoy the special view of the breath-taking local peaks and valleys, which stretch as far as eye can see.
Day 7 – Verona
We will enjoy a morning of rest, and after lunch we will head towards Verona, where we will visit the setting of Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy and the monuments of the period in which the city was ruled by the Signoria degli Scala. In Piazza Brà – at the very heart of Verona – we will also be able to admire one of the best preserved amphitheatres in Europe: the Arena.
During our goodbye dinner in Montichiari, we will taste typical local products, such as the famous Pumpkin Tortelli, and the unmissable braised and roasted meats accompanied by the ever-present polenta.