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Northern Italy Private Holidays - 15 Days

Northern Italy Private Holidays
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  • Visit 11 stunning destinations in 15 days.
  • Immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming Lake Como and its coast. Spot all the luxurious villas along the Lake coast.
  • Kiss your beloved one on the most famous literature lovers' balcony in Verona. Don't miss the famous Roman amphitheater, still in use.
  • Admire the Dolomites, the UNESCO Heritage mountain site, with impressive peaks and a unique views.
  • Meet Andrea Palladio, the greatest architects of the Renaissance, and his Vicenza buildings and villas.
  • In Padua, experience the original union among Science, Culture, and a great Saint veneration.
  • Remain speechless in front of Venice and its canals, its beautiful buildings forming an urban incomparable landscape and its unique magical atmosphere.
  • Let yourself be conquered by the beauty of Florence: the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) over the River Arno; the Brunelleschi dome dominating the city skyline; the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria, a real open-air museum; and finally the Uffizi Gallery.
  • Taste some Chianti red wine in local production wineries, together with a number of other food specialties: if Florence is a real gem, the Tuscan countryside and its smaller cities are no different.
  • Walk through the Siena contrade: this cute city is a real treasure, among the best preserved in Italy.
  • Enjoy the luxury of the Cinque Terre slow life, a true paradise at your own pace.
  • Finally, immerse yourself in the world capital of Fashion. Yet, remember: Milan surprisingly retains some of the greatest Italian artworks.

Day 1
Arrive in Milan and transfer to Lake Como.

The landing city in Italy is Milan, Italy's economic capital and the largest city in the North.

While Fashion and the City's unique style soon capture you, a driver with a private car will transfer you from Milan Airport, to Varenna on Lake Como.

Once in this lovely town, drop off your luggage and check-in at your chosen hotel and enjoy your lunch.

In the afternoon, get a nice cruise on the lake Como.

Admire its incomparable views and learn about Varenna and its hinterland's interesting historical anecdotes, from the rivalry with Como itself and Milan, to the traditional celebration of St. John on June 24th, throughout the city.

Admire the Vezio Castle, which dates back to early XII century. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the beautiful Castle gardens.

Day 2
Exploring the gorgeous Lake Como.

Today, you'll explore the countryside around Lake Como.

Admire a unique natural panorama.

The lake banks are rich in aristocratic residences.

Several jet-setters come on vacation here: artists, Hollywood actors, international politicians, soccer players and successful sportsmen.

Please, admire the marvelous Cernobbio and Moltrasio villas, along with the Villa Melzi botanical gardens in Bellagio, or simply enjoy these timeless outdoors moments in this unforgettable environment.

Day 3
Verona, with the most famous lovers, and the nicest Dolomites Alps.

Today you reach Verona. Here Shakespeare set the immortal classic “Romeo and Juliet”.

Hop-on for a City Sightseeing Tour, and let this city enchant you with the alleged Juliet's balcony, in fact once truly inhabited.

Or, visit the famous Verona's Arena, its beautiful squares filled with markets, especially on weekends, and its heart: Piazza Signori.

Leaving Verona after lunch, you will reach the Dolomites, a part of the Southern Alps, one the most important geological wonders of Italy.

The UNESCO declared these mountains World Heritage Site in 2009, and you will find all these peaks really impressive in their size, and unforgettable in their beauty.

Dinner is served in a traditional Tyrolean restaurant, where you can taste the generous regional cuisine of this latitude.

Day 4
Vicenza, on the trail of the Palladio buildings.

Vicenza, one of the Italy hidden jewels.

We suggest you to start from the wonderful Olympic Theater and continue along Corso Palladio: stunning buildings make up the most ancient city centre.

The tour goes on with a visit to Vicenza's main square, the Piazza dei Signori and the great Basilica Palladiana.

Here you can admire the clock tower with elements drawn by the young Palladio, as the porch and windows bearing his name.

In the afternoon, you can visit two of the most popular villas by Palladio, before returning to Verona.

UNESCO declared Vicenza, as a whole, and its Palladian Villas World Heritage.

Day 5
Padua, between Science and Faith.

Today, you'll visit Padova (Padua), a city that every year attracts pilgrims from all over the World to venerate Saint Anthony, one of the most beloved Saints in the Catholic world.

Hop-on for a City Sightseeing Tour, and discover the City.

Padua is home to a high ranked University and therefore maintains a strong imprint of young and dynamic city due to all the students coming from several European Countries.

Visit both the XIV Century Giotto's frescoes in the Cappella degli Scovegni (or Arena Chapel), and the University of Padua courtyard.

Here, a young Galileo Galilei used to teach Math and Science.

Even if you have nothing to do with religions, we suggest you to spend the afternoon visiting the most religious sites in Padua.

In particular, walk along the old Jewish ghetto winding streets, with its impressive buildings.

Then, enter the opulent and enormous St. Anthony Basilica, a beautiful building where, among others, the alleged Saint's relics are preserved.

Day 6
Venice, between gondolas and specialties to taste.

Move to the Adriatic Sea coastal. Meet the lagoon and archipelago that form Venice.

Known in the Renaissance as the Serenissima and now considered the most romantic city on the planet, there is much to see in this fascinating city.

Among other attractions, don't miss the Rialto Bridge with its facing.

Then, the Campanile (the bell tower) that soars upwards and dominates the skyline.

Finally, the graceful domes and the amazing mosaics inside the San Marco Basilica, iconic landmark of this unique metropolis.

Take a tour through the canals in a romantic gondola.

Linger in the famous bacari, typical Venetian bars where you can taste some ombrine (croakers) or nizioleti (small dishes that resemble Spanish tapas), and a cicheto (glass of wine) or a spritz (a typical Venetian cocktail).

In this way, Venice is definitely a lucky charm for the rest of the trip.

Day 7
Venice, explore the City of Channels symbols.

Today, we dig deeper into Venice.

First things, first: in the middle of everything, the beautiful and elegant Piazza San Marco (San Marco Sq.), where you can visit the Basilica and the Palazzo del Doge (the Duke's Palace).

Discovery the Venetian lagoon by the Hop On Hop Off service, and the freedom of movements it provides.

From St. Mark's Square to the Bridge of Sighs, from the beaches of the Lido, to the glass artifacts from Murano.

Along the waterfront, you'll encounter the legendary Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), romanticized by Byron: here, those condemned to death could have their last glimpse of the beloved Venice.

Day 8
Florence: the cradle of Renaissance.

Today, you'll go to Tuscany, to visit Florence.

When you reach the city, walk on the most famous streets: and please note how easily you can breathe Arts and Culture in the Medici capital.

Take a City Sightseeing tour and welcome to the heart of the Italian Renaissance!

After a delicious Tuscan lunch, you're greeted by your tour guide who will take you on an exciting journey through some of the greatest Italian masterpieces, as well as an amazing architecture.

The Accademia Museum in Florence is the main city Art school and home to, the famous “David” by Michelangelo, one of the most famous sculptures in Art history.

In the very heart of Florence, don't miss the Santa Maria del Fiore Basilica, better known as the Florence Duomo (with its enormous Dome).

You can also visit the Dome's Museum, which collects Art objects and documents of great historical importance.

On outside, focus your attention onto the massive dome and the incredible Baptistery doors, Michelangelo himself dubbed "the Gates of Paradise."

Finally, admire the panoramic city view from the nearby Giotto's bell tower, with its rich decorations of coloured marbles.

Day 9
Art and Culture in Florence.

A one-day trip to Florence is not enough.

Therefore, today you will find out everything you lost yesterday, starting from the Uffizi Gallery, the main Art museum in Florence, one of the largest and most famous in the World.

The Uffizi gathers an impressive collection of masterpieces by the highest Renaissance geniuses, including (among so many others) the "Spring" and "Birth of Venus" by Botticelli, or the famous "Medusa" by Caravaggio.

Many Florence Churches are worth a visit, for their splendid architecture, beautiful interiors and the monumental tombs of some great local citizens.

One church that deserves attention is Santa Croce (the Holy Cross) - the largest Franciscan church in the World - with its multicoloured facade and funerary monuments.

Here you will find the tombs of some great Italian Renaissance artists and thinkers, including Ghiberti, Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

Changing the scene, you may cross the famous Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) and, while admiring the view, you may buy some precious jeweles exhibited on the bridge.

Now, you deserve a rich and hearty meal in a local trattoria, perhaps enjoying an authentic Fiorentina steak (if you like steaks, of course!), with a good bottle of Chianti red wine.

Day 10
Siena and the countryside, the rich and inimitable Tuscany Region.

Leaving the charming streets of Florence, you'll be back in the Tuscan province, with its unparalleled landscapes and countryside.

On this Tuscany tour, the first stop is the so-called “Chiantishire”, the Chianti wine region, one of the great wine regions in the World.

This generous land produces red wines and inimitable, refreshing and sparkling white wines, perfectly complement the local cuisine.

Today, lunch is served in one of the farms in the surrounding area, where you can taste traditional dishes and great wines.

In the afternoon you'll reach Siena, the historic town best known twice a year for its Palio, a horse race between riders representing local contrade (districts), in the Piazza del Campo.

Siena owns one of the best preserved Medieval urban landscape, full of beautiful Art galleries.

You may visit the sumptuous interior of the Cathedral, and walk around the Piazza del Campo, one of the world's most spectacular outdoor places.

Day 11
The Siena "Contrade" and the locals' strong sense of belonging.

On the 2nd day in Siena, look deeper into the city life and find out why they are so proud to belong to this city and to their own district.

The starting point is the amazing Cathedral: dozens of mosaics, telling the stories of pre-Christians gods and heroes, decorate its floor. Here, you will find a series of sculptures by Michelangelo, including a self-portrait.

Stroll around the Contrade, as Siena districts are called: they strongly characterize the local people's identity and sense of belonging.

Finally, the tour ends with a visit to a glass artisan's workshop, where you will discover the traditions and techniques of artistic glass craftsmen, and buy souvenirs.

The afternoon is free, and Siena is there for you, at your convenience: you may want to discover other local beauties, including the Art Gallery and the San Domenico Church.

Day 12
The Pisa Leaning Tower and breathtakingly Cinque Terre.

Before you reach the Cinque Terre, probably the nicest place to visit during this holiday, you'll stop one last time in Tuscany.

In Pisa, the countryside rolling hills and broad meadows converge on one of the worldwide famous icon: the unmistakable Pisa “Leaning Tower”.

At lunch, you can enjoy the hearty Tuscan dishes for the last time in a typical Pisa restaurant.

Early in the afternoon, you will reach the Cinque Terre, five small fishing villages in a stretch of coast: probably, the nicest place to visit during this holiday.

After the check-in in the chosen hotel, walk along the coastal paths: note the spectacular views and the contrast between the Liguria terraced cliffs, and the brilliant blue sea, sparkling in the sun.

Day 13
The Cinque Terre: where the mountains meet the sea.

Today you are free to explore as you like the Cinque Terre at your own pace: enjoy this peaceful and serene Italian Eden in full.

In particular, walk on the Sentiero Azzurro (Blue Track), where you can linger along the Via dell'Amore (the Love Road), between Riomaggiore and Manarola.

Enjoy local culinary delights coming from the Liguria countryside, like the pesto sauce (which was invented here).

You'll find out it is completely different from any pesto sauce you have already tasted.

Or, you could go trekking through the various paths climbing the mountains, from the sea.

Finally, you may simply find your favourite corner in one of these picturesque five villages, and slide your day with a good book and a cappuccino.

Experience the sweet life that everyone wants live in Italy.

Day 14
Milan, its visible and hidden wonders.

After a short ride through the beautiful Italian countryside, you'll find yourself strolling through Milan, the World fashion capital and home to an amazing collection of some great Italian artworks.

The "Fashion Quadrilateral" area is full of the greatest and most famous designers ateliers, as well as emerging young talents, whose windows offer the latest trends in clothing.

A guided tour of this bustling city includes the Milan Dome, the gigantic Gothic Cathedral - one of the largest worship places in the world.

Then follow the impressive rusty coloured the Sforza Castle battlements and walls, one of the largest strongholds of Europe, where the Duke of Milan used to live, up to early XVIII Century.

At Lunch, you may taste the typical Milanese dishes.

Your tour ends at the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church.

Small and a bit hidden, here you can admire something really extraordinary: the most famous fresco in the World, "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci.

Well, tonight in Milan will be the last night in enchanting Italy: it is worth living it big.

Day 15
Time to go home.

After Hotel check-out, a private car will take you to the Milan airport, where you can get aboard the flight that will take you home.

And we are sure that, once at home, the magic you experienced, the friends you met, the artworks you admired, and the specialties you tasted in the last two weeks will fill your heart and mind.

And, ultimately, your hands will soon become busy, writing the program of your new journey to do right away. Destination?

Italy, of course: to continue your tour in this amazing Country!

Price, from €2,520.00 per person, includes:

  • V.A.T.
  • 14 nights accommodation in the chosen Hotel
  • Airport transfers to/from the chosen Hotel
  • Transfers tickets within Italy, by 1st class “Frecciarossa” or "Italo" High-speed Train
  • Gondola Tour in Venice
  • Florence Uffizi Museum entrance ticket
  • City Sightseeing tour in Florence, Pisa, Milan, Verona, Venice, Padova
  • Guided tours or activities,
  • 14 breakfast meals,
  • 14 lunch meals
  • 14 dinner meals
  • Customized trip planning
  • Assistance during your trip

Price doesn't include:

  • International R/T flight
  • the City Tax, where applicable
  • Optional tours not included in the planned trip, to be bought locally
  • Tips, and any further extra
  • Everything not included in the previous section
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FAQs

Are there any fixed departure dates?

Like all our private tours, the Northern Italy Private Tour has no fixed departure dates. In this way, it’s easier for you to customize the tour according to your needs.

How many people can participate in the Northern Italy Private Holidays at the same price?

The reported price per person relates to people sharing a double hotel room. The same price can be applied to up to 15 people traveling together. For larger groups, please contact our dedicated team. For people wishing to sleep in a single room, a supplement will be applied.

Which kind of hotel category does the labelled price relate to?

The published tour price is from Euro 2,520.00 per person, sharing a double/twin bedroom, in 3 star hotels. The price for 4 stars accommodation is from Euro 3,780.00 per person sharing a double/twin bedroom. The price for 5 stars accommodation is from Euro 5,040.00 per person sharing a double/twin bedroom.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD$2,520/person
2,520
Total $ 2,520 USD

Trip Facts

  • R/T flights, Private Transfers
  • From 1 to 15 people
  • From 0 mt., to 3,000 mt. O.S.L.

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