Northwest Italy is yours to explore on this tailored tour that leads from the rich city of Turin to the spectacular coastline of the Cinque Terre and the magic metropolis of Milan. Every step of the way, you will treat yourself to the tantalizing flavors of Italian cuisine and witness the breathtaking unspoiled backdrops of Italy’s countryside while learning more about the local culture and heritage.
Turin - European Elegance Floods Turin’s Cityscape
You will touch down in Turin and transfer to your accommodation stationed in the heart of this elegant, European city bursting with distinct characteristics. There is no denying the subtle charms that emanate from the city’s luxuriant tree-fringed avenues and chic art cafés. Turin’s allure stems from the qualities that are unique to its skyline, those that you will soon lap up as you leisurely stroll around its lively neighborhoods. From bejeweled palaces to golden light-flooded town squares, you will be welcomed to the enchanting atmosphere of Italy’s glitzy northern Piedmont capital.
Turin - Italy’s Exemplary Art and Cuisine
Behind Turin’s beautiful facade lies a wealth of age-old history dating back thousands of years to eras when Roman soldiers wandered these Italian parts. Their influence can still be seen today in the resplendent baroque churches and stately squares that dominate its districts, which you will tour today. Cruising the buzzing boulevards past towering steeples, you will soon arrive at a collection of coveted restaurants serving enticing Italian cuisine paired with delectable wines boasting worldwide accolades. Spend the day immersing yourself in the distinguished Italian flavors and appreciating the visionary art housed in Turin’s spectacular galleries.
Barolo - Whimsical Scenes and Saccharine Wines in Langhe
You will transfer from Turin to the glorious rolling green hills of Alba in the greater Langhe region. Nature is left unspoiled in these proliferating hinterlands, presenting bountiful fields veiled in vineyards and forested corners covered in rare white truffles. These scenes are among the many marvelous spectacles you will capture as you settle in at a distinguished wine estate poised on Barolo's viridian ridges. Saccharine scents and wondrous whiffs of prestigious wines and the salty smack and smooth textures of locally produced cheeses will seduce your palate while you watch the world go by.
Genoa - A Ravishing Retreat to the Italian Coast
You will descend the flowered fields of the Italian countryside after breakfast this morning, making your way to the charming port city of Genoa. Spend your afternoon enjoying historical discoveries with your evening spent alongside the sprawling sapphire sea. Your tour of Genoa will introduce you to the evocative old-world heritage that fringes its antique districts. Patched together by a series of boutique shops and fragrant bakeries, all reflect the modest origins of this maritime destination. Wandering back alleys to discover beloved eateries, you will absorb the delicious aromas and tantalizing treats that Genoa’s culinary curators are known for.
Cinque Terre - Immaculate Panoramas from Monterosso al Mare
Italy’s Cinque Terre, a collection of 5 stunning seaside towns hemmed into the jagged cliffs of the Italian Riviera coastline, will sweep you away from the moment you wrap around the headlands to witness the pastel-colored buildings flanking the silver sands of Monterosso al Mare. The little Italian commune is drenched in cultural heritage that will slowly reveal itself as you meander the narrow walkways weaving between its eye-catching colorful buildings. Climbing the steep footpaths that ascend the summits surrounding the town, you will soon arrive at panoramic viewpoints showcasing the spreading citrus orchards and evergreen vineyards carpeting Italy’s landscape.
Cinque Terre - Cruising the Captivating Italian Coastline
The Cinque Terre spans a breathtaking slice of the Italian coastline, a white sand, and cliff-circled expanse that you will be delighted to explore by boat today. Heading out from port, you will notice the water glistening below as you slowly glide around the bay’s olive-green headland to see what lies beyond Monterosso al Mare. Your escape across the turquoise sea will bring you to the banks of Riomaggiore, a stunning village dressed in multi-colored buildings and home to a series of honored seafood restaurants. Settle in to enjoy delicious dishes crafted around the fresh catches of the day.
Cinque Terre - Picturesque Moments in Portovenere and Palmaria
You will continue your seafaring discoveries today as you cruise once more over the translucent seascape, only this time from the banks of the spirited Portovenere town to the forested island of Palmaria. On land, in Portovenere, you will be dazzled by the romantic ambiance that reverberates across the town from its towering century-old castellos, and at sea, on Palmaria Island, you will be besotted with the preserved environmental wonders that drape its untamed wilderness. From historic finds to beautiful images, you will be blown away by the eminent magnificence of these two iconic destinations.
Milan - Magic in the Fashionable Metropolis
Glamorous travelers and history buffs alike will be thrilled to conclude this splendid tour of Italy in the dazzling cityscape of Milan, the country’s visionary modern metropolis. Buzzing with a palpable atmosphere that sweeps you off your feet, you will be mesmerized from the moment you step onto its bustling streets. You may spend your first afternoon in Milan whichever way you please, either taking it slow and appreciating the hidden gems found between the walkways or wallowing in the spirited energy at decadent bars dotting its ritzy districts.
Milan - Your Last Italian Supper
You will tour Milan today, both through its mouth-watering collection of contemporary cuisine and its astonishing series of admirable art pieces. Your tour will begin with a stroll through the vibrant neighborhoods where the fragrances of boiling pasta seep through the sun-drenched streets and the images of modern architecture dominate the vistas. Explore the curious flavors of many marvelous delights before you continue to Milan’s astonishing galleries and castles boasting catalogs of Europe’s greatest works of art. From Da Vinci’s Last Supper to the collections of Sforza Castle, the emblematic pieces will come to life during this absorbing tour.
Milan - A True Italian Inspiration
Distinct design sits at the forefront of Milan’s culture, and this will be no more prevalent than when you peer out of your window and gaze upon the astounding architecture sprinkling its rapturous skyline. As you reminisce about the magnificent memories of your endearing Italian tour, you will feel a great sense of fulfillment, having been inspired by one of the world’s most captivating countries. This inspiration will stay with you as you pack your belongings, transfer to the international airport, and make your way back home.
- Slowly peruse the spirited districts of Turin to uncover the delectable cuisine and astounding art pieces found within chic restaurants and acclaimed galleries on a guided cultural immersion tour
- Indulge yourself in the wondrous flavors of northwest Italy’s finest wines as you taste test a collection of prestigious bottles while gazing over the glamorous emerald hills of the Langhe region
- Retreat to the historic port city of Genoa to wander its evocative Old Town and discover the delicious flavors of its cherished culinary scene on a guided food tour of its age-old eateries
- Ascend the steep steps that soar to the summits surrounding the Cinque Terre commune of Monterosso al Mare to capture the remarkable panoramas that spread across Italy’s untouched landscape
- Set sail across the turquoise waters of the Cinque Terre to marvel at the many colorful villages speckling its coastline and to ravish the succulent seafood dishes served at revered restaurants in Riomaggiore
- Escape to the historic, colorful town of Portovenere to witness the mesmerizing castellos overhanging its skyline and journey to the wildlife haven of Palmaria Island to swoon over its unspoiled splendors
- Wallow in the whimsical atmosphere that veils the modern metropolis of Milan as you opt to slowly galavant its hidden districts or splendidly soak up the spirited ambiance at buzzing bistros
- Let the flavors and art of Milan seduce you during an extensive tour of the city’s beloved cuisine and its staggering art galleries home to some of Europe’s most memorable masterpieces
$2,855 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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