Culture of Italy: Venice – Lago di Molveno – Verona – Milan

  • 12 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $3,845
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Sirmione is a breathtaking medieval hamlet, where you will admire the elegant city center, the ancient castle, and the magnificent villas. You’ll delve into the history of the village and feel like living in the past by walking through narrowed and elegant cobbled streets and the so-called “botteghe!”
Countries Visited Italy
Places Visited , Verona
Suggested Duration 12 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Venice!

    Arrive at Venice airport and private transfer by boat to your hotel. Dinner at your leisure.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 2

    Venice - Guided Tour in Venice City Center

    After the breakfast, meeting with our guide, and departure to a guided tour in Venice city center; you’ll begin with an eye-opening stroll at the magnificent Piazza San Marco, one of the most famous squares in the world, admire spectacular architecture such as the Basilica di San Marco, the 15th-century Clock Tower; you’ll then discover Venice’s most interesting buildings such as Marco Polo’s home and even the Pantheon of Venice. Top off the walking tour with a stroll through the Mercerie, home to boutiques and high-end designer stores.

    Pass through the famous arches of Doge’s Palace, where you will discover the opulence, grandeur, and beauty of this Venetian Palace. You won’t miss the Basilica di San Marco: The Golden Basilica, by far the most majestic cathedral in Venice.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Venice - Murano and Burano Islands

    After breakfast, free time to enjoy Venice.

    Recommended Tour: In the afternoon meeting with our local guide for a visit to Venice islands: Murano and Burano by public “Vaporetto” ticket included. You’ll then enjoy the typical Spritz Veneziano is one of the wine bars of the city center. Spritz is one of the most popular aperitifs in Italy and it was born exactly here in Venice, so you can’t miss at least one of them! You will also taste some Cicchetti (local finger food). Return to your hotel after the tour.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 4

    Paganella - Visit The Padua Medieval City

    After breakfast in the hotel, transfer by boat to Tronchetto, where the driver will be waiting for you. Departure by car heading to Altopiano della Paganella with a few hours stop in Padua.

    Recommended guided visit to Padua city center, one of the most important Art Cities in Italy. You’ll be amazed by the monuments of the town, especially those realized between the 13th century and the 15th century, the most extraordinary economic and cultural period, that left an indelible mark on the town: the Medieval City Walls, the great civil and religious buildings, the University, the wonderful frescoes-cycles realized by Giotto and his followers, and later the works by Andrea Mantegna and Donatello.
    Lunch at your leisure and free time.
    Continuation to Altopiano della Paganella. Upon your arrival, you’ll be in a totally different landscape, in the heart of the Italian Alps and overlooking the Dolomites, Unesco World Heritage.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 5

    Paganella - Easy trekking in Dolomites and discover the bee's

    In the morning, meet with your guide and departure to easy trekking with your guide, who will tell you more about the origin of the Dolomites, the flora, and the fauna of this Italian region.

    Lunch at your leisure (food is served at mountain huts) and free time on your own to enjoy this spectacular environment. In the afternoon, visit a local farm to discover the bee's world and the honey production, followed by a tasting. Return to the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Lake Molveno - Enjoy Molveno and Andalo

    Hotel breakfast and a free day to enjoy Lake Molveno on the beach. We suggest the walk all around the lake or a visit to Andalo, a few km away from Molveno. From Andalo, by the cable car departing from the center, you can reach the top of Paganella mountain, from where you have the view over the Dolomites from another perspective and, if you are lucky with the weather, you can even see Lake Garda!

    For those who dare, possible optional paragliding tandem flight with an expert pilot to experience the art of flight for the first time. If you feel brave enough, you can ask the pilot to assume control of the glider and become a pilot yourself for a while!
    Return to the hotel and overnight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 7

    Visit Trento City Center and Arrive to Verona

    Breakfast in hotel and departure to Verona with a stop in Trento city center for a visit to the cozy city center with its Buonconsiglio castle, ancient buildings with frescoes, and the beautiful Piazza Duomo square and Cathedral.

    The whole Trentino region is a land of ancient traditions, a crossroad for the meeting of different cultures, the land between the Germanic and the Mediterranean world. In other words, a gate to Europe. You’ll recognize many signs of the history in visiting Trento city center. Continuation to Verona.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Verona - Discovering The Spectacular City of Verona, a UNESCO Heritage Site

    IN the morning meet with your guide to discover the spectacular city of Verona, a UNESCO heritage site you’ll be fascinated by the 2000-year old Arena and will learn about the history of this ancient site.

    Free time in the afternoon and gourmet cheese tasting: you will listen to the philosophy of production, learn the traditions, and know the excellent cheese that boasts the DOP brand.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Milan - Explore small town Sirmione in Lake Garda

    Today departure heading to Milan with a stop on Lake Garda, reaching Sirmione.

    Sirmione is a breathtaking medieval hamlet, where you will admire the elegant city center, the ancient castle, and the magnificent villas. You’ll delve into the history of the village and feel like living in the past by walking through narrowed and elegant cobbled streets and the so-called botteghe! Lunch at your leisure and free time on your own. You’ll then enjoy the tasting and visit one of the local wineries, producing Lugana wine, as well as olive oil.

    Continuation to Milan, dinner at your leisure.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Milan - City Tour

    In the morning meet with your guide for a visit to Milan city center. You’ll visit the famous Duomo, located in the most central point of the city: this grand Gothic cathedral took almost six centuries to complete and is the fifth largest cathedral in the world. You will then continue visiting the impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping centers, with two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in a spectacular glazed octagon. Passing through the Gallery you will arrive at Piazza della Scala, the square which houses the world-renowned Scala Theatre – Milan’s Opera House. Some of the greatest musicians and singers the world has ever known have performed here. The great finale of the tour is none other than Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, hidden away in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Lunch at leisure and free time.

    Return to the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 11

    MIlan - Full-day excursion to Lake Como

    Hotel breakfast. Free day in Milan to discover the city on your own.

    Today, we recommend you to a full-day excursion to Lake Como. You’ll start your tour of Como by visiting the historic center and enjoying some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques. The mild Mediterranean climate ensures an abundance of exotic and rare plants thrive year-round. In Bellagio, one of the most famous towns on the lake, you can follow the steep alleys running up from the lake and stop for a coffee or gelato at one of the lively cafes housed in grand historic buildings. Return to the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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  • DAY 12

    Depart to Milan Malpensa Airport to fly back home

    Today is our final day in our journey. After buffet breakfast at our hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for flight back home or to your next journey.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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What’s Included?

  • 11 nights in 4 Star Hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Private boat transfer in  Venice Apt – Hotel and Hotel to Tronchetto (meeting point with the driver)
  • Private Car with driver from day 4 to day 7/ day 9 and 12.
  • Half-day Venice tour
  • Spritz with finger food in Venice
  • Half-day Trento tour
  • Buonconsiglio Castle entrance fee
  • Half-day Verona tour
  • Cheese experience in Verona
  • Arena di Verona entrance fee
  • Wine tasting in Sirmione surrounding
  • HD Milan tour
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s last supper entrance fee
  • Please ask your travel consultant for pricing for the recommended/optional tours

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Venice
    • Guided tour in Venice city center
    • Basilica di San Marco
    • Marco Polo’s home and the Pantheon of Venice
    • Pass through the famous arches of Doge’s Palace
    • Walking tour with a stroll through the Mercerie
    • Venetian Palace
  • Tronchetto
    • Transfer by boat to Tronchetto
    • Head to Altopiano della Paganella with a few hours stop in Padua
  • Dolomites
    • Easy trekking with your guide
    • Visit a local farm to discover the bees world and the honey production, followed by a tasting
  • Lake Molveno
  • Verona
    • On the way to Verona, stop in Trento city center for a visit to the cozy city center with its Buonconsiglio castle, ancient buildings with frescoes, and the beautiful Piazza Duomo square and Cathedral.
    • Discover the spectacular city of Verona on a city tour
    • Gourmet cheese tasting
  • Milan
    • On the way to Milan, stop on Lake Garda, reaching Sirmione, a breathtaking medieval hamlet. You’ll then enjoy the tasting and visit to one of the local wineries, producing Lugana wine, as well as olive oil
    • Visit the famous Duomo
    • Explore impressive Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the world’s oldest shopping centers
    • Explore Piazza della Scala the square which houses the world-renowned Scala Theatre – Milan’s Opera House
    • Tour to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, hidden away in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

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