Northern Italy for food lovers – Buon appetito!
Package price per person, 8 days from € 689,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
The encyclopedia of culture, good drinking and eating. A tour that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. From Emilia Romagna to Veneto and Lombardia, hunting for gastronomic specialties like Parma ham, balsamic vinegar, grappa and nougat. You will need to pack and unpack your bags more often, but the memories of this trip will be so “enjoyable” that it will be worth it!
- 8 Day coach rental from/to Milan
- 1 Night HB with buffet breakfast in 4* Hotel in Milan
- 2 Nights HB with buffet breakfast in 4* Hotel in Parma/Reggio Emilia area
- 1 Traditional dinner at the Hotel in Parma/Reggio Emilia area
- 2 Nights HB with buffet breakfast in 4* Hotel in 4* Hotel in Mantova area
- 1 Traditional dinner at the hotel in Mantova area
- 2 Nights HB with buffet breakfast in 4* Hotel in 4* Hotel in Verona area
- 1 Assistence at Milan airport
- 1 Half day guide Milan
- 1 Half day guide Parma
- 1 Full day guide Bologna and Modena
- 1 Full day guide Busseto and Cremona
- 1 Half day guide Mantua
- 1 Full day guide Sirmione and Verona
- 1 Full day guide Padua and Bassano del Grappa
- 1 Parma ham tasting
- 1 Balsamic vinegar tasting
- 1 Tasting von Torrone (nougat) in Cremona
- 1 Grappa tasting in Bassano del Grappa
- 1 Boat trip in Sirmione
- 1 Entrance to Grappa Museum
Day 1 – Milan Arrival at Milan airport. City tour by bus and local tour guide. Then transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 – Parma Breakfast. Departure towards Emilia Romagna and first stop in the aristocratic city of Parma, rich in precious artistic treasures such as the Auditorium Paganini, the House of Music and the Teatro Regio built in 1829 by Maria Luigia. Followed by a delicious tasting of the famous Parma ham. Accommodation in Parma/Reggio Emilia region, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 – Bologna – Modena Breakfast. Visit to Bologna with its arcades and towers, its splendid palaces and churches. Continue to Modena. A few metres apart, three incomparable “beauties” stand side by side: Piazza Grande, the Cathedral and the Ghirlandina Tower. Since 1997, this architectural complex has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. It is also a gourmet metropolis; its balsamic vinegar, which you will taste today, is world famous. Return to the hotel. Dinner based on traditional dishes and overnight stay.
Day 4 – Busseto – Cremona After breakfast, drive to Busseto, where the great composer and theatre artist Giuseppe Verdi lived. In the afternoon, you will reach Cremona, famous not only as a city of violins and music but also for its delicacies such as the sweet “Torrone” whose origins according to legend can be traced back to the wedding of Francesco Sforza with Bianca Maria Visconti in 1441. Continue to Mantova and hotel accommodation in the area. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5 – Mantova Breakfast. Visit to Mantua, the city of the Gonzaga dynasty. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the most important intellectual and artistic centres in northern Italy. Return to the hotel. Dinner based on traditional dishes and overnight stay
Day 6 – Verona – Sirmione Breakfast. Departure for Verona, one of the most important art cities in Veneto. Piazza Bra with its magnificent Roman amphitheatre, one of the largest in Italy, is connected to the old town by the lively Via Mazzini. Then continue to Sirmione, the pearl of Lake Garda. Like an arm, this island reaches into Lake Garda and the water reflects back brightly. There will be a nice little boat trip around the islands of Sirmione (about 30 minutes). Hotel accommodation in Verona. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 – Padova – Bassano del Grappa Breakfast. Visit to Padua. It was a settlement from pre-Roman times and still preserves numerous and intact signs of its important past. Continue to Bassano del Grappa with the famous Old Wooden Bridge. Visit the Grappa Poli museum there. Since 1898, Poli Grappa, a family-run company with a long tradition, has been producing grappa from the marc of the Pedemontana Veneta vines. Be impressed with the highest quality through the tasting. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay
Day 8 – Milan After breakfast, bus transfer to Milan airport. Return journey.
By Air: The group arrives by air and services usually start at the arrival at the airport. Included ground services like local coach or assistance at the airport will be specified in the section “Description – Tour Includes”
By Coach: The group arrives by coach from the country of origin.
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