Journey from the gently rolling hills of Piedmont to the deep-blue lagoon waters of Venice on this exclusive tour through Northern Italy. Sample delectable red wines at a local vineyard, cruise along the glistening waters of Lake Como, savor traditional, mouth-watering cuisine while dining al fresco in the late afternoon sun, and get lost in the winding streets of Venice. Here, every new twist and turn of the cobblestones is full of surprises. From the towering splendor of the Alps to...
Turin – Arrive in Turin for a Half Day's Walking Tour
Your flight will arrive at Turin-Caselle Airport, where your private driver will meet you and chauffeur you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of Torino, Turin. Set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Alps and nestled alongside the River Po, this elegant city in Italy’s Northwest region boasts many important claims to Italian culture. Turin was the first capital of Italy from 1861-1865, although many of its stately palaces and impressive piazzas date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Today, it is best known for producing some of the finest chocolate and automobiles the world has to offer.
You will arrive at your deluxe hotel, and once you have had sufficient time to check-in, your guide will meet you in the lobby and escort you on a guided, half-day walking tour of this notable city. You will visit the iconic Mole Antonelliana, which is the prominent landmark with a 120m dome and spire that welcomes all to the city of Turin. It is also the tallest building in all of Italy. Here, you can ride the crystal elevator to the rooftop, where you can enjoy the best view in all of Turin with views of the Alps, the plains, and the charming city. In addition, you will witness the Palazzo Madama, which is the former palace of the 17th-century, Savoy Queen Madama Maria Cristina and has since been turned into a museum, and the Palazzo Reale or Royal Palace is a grand, Baroque building of brick, stone, and marble that showcases the city’s royal history. You will culminate your evening walk by visiting the most intriguing site in all of Turin: the Duomo di San Giovani. Considered by millions of Catholics to be the burial place of Jesus Christ, you will view the four-foot shroud that many believe to be the sheet of linen in which Jesus was buried.
Alba – Roam through the Piedmont Region on a Chauffeured Wine Tour
Alba – Truffle Hunting in Piedmont
Milan – Explore the Fashion Capital and View the Infamous Duomo
Varenna – Wander through Quaint Villages in Lake Como
Varenna – Embrace the Beauty of the Lake on a Private Boat Ride
Verona – Discover the Enchanting Village of Romeo and Juliet
Venice – Enjoy a Walking Tour of Venice and an Evening Gondola Ride
Venice – Observe the Ancient Art of Glassblowing and Lace Making
Venice – Depart for home from Venice Marco Polo Airport
- Luxuriate on a chauffeured tour through the Piedmont countryside, sampling the region’s premium and most exquisite wines
- Discover the art of truffle hunting with a trifulau and enjoy a private wine and truffle tasting lunch
- Comb through the finest Italian fashion in the bustling city of Milan
- Cruise along the tranquil waters of Lake Como and venture through expansive gardens and villas that overlook the lake
- Delight in a private walking tour through the ancient streets of Verona and witness the drama and charms of medieval romance
- Marvel at the spectacular Byzantine architecture that lines St.Mark’s Square on your private tour of Doge’s Palace and San Marco Basilico in Venice
- Witness a private demonstration of the ancient art of glass blowing and lace making on your tour of Murano and Burano
You will begin your magnificent tour of Italy in the stunning city of Turin, which is located in the beautiful Piedmont region. Its architecture and history delight every visitor, and you will take a private walking tour through these charming streets to learn about the royal heritage of the city and the elegant palaces that adorn the first capital city of unified Italy. You will then venture out into the countryside, through emerald rolling hills, to discover lovely vineyards and taste some of the most delectable wines that the country produces. Here, you will relax in the shade of an olive tree and sip wines that make your taste buds dance. The following day, your will indulge in the traditional truffle hunting, for which Northern Italy has become famous.
Fashionable Milan will be your next stop. Here, you will be escorted to the trendiest stores imaginable in Europe and shop until your heart is content. You can parade through the streets in your newest outfit to the elaborate Duomo that has captivated visitors for centuries. Of course, the perfect trip to Northern Italy is not complete without visiting the serenely beautiful Lake Como. Nestled quietly under the majestic Alps, you will enjoy a private boat excursion around the lake, stopping in idyllic villages along the way. You will be provided with the opportunity to visit the gorgeous villas that line the lake with their blossoming gardens that are full of hydrangeas, azaleas, and bougainvillea, all bursting with color.
Afterward, it will be time to return to the cities and see the charming city of Verona, which is known to be the place that Shakespeare based his iconic drama of Romeo and Juliet. While you are here, you will visit a 1st-century amphitheater that rivals the Colosseum in Rome before meandering through medieval town squares where knights and their ladies used to socialize. Finally, you will culminate your trip through the timeless and memorable city of Venice, where a private gondola ride awaits to show you the inimitable sights. As you memorable adventure through Northern Italy comes to a close, you can pull up a chair in one of the numerous waterside cafes on the Grand Canal and taste the city’s freshly caught seafood while you watch all of the boats float past you.
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$3,575 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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