Gondolas on the Grand Canal with Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background

A Romantic Escape to Venice, Verona and Lake Garda for Star-Crossed Lovers

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Milan

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Lovers can embrace in the open and indulge in private luxury during your customizable Northern Italy itinerary, designed for the perfect romantic escape. Gondolas glide through the narrow canals of Venice. Decadent paintings cover the walls and ceilings of 17th-century villas overlooking the banks of the Brenta Canal. Storybook castles continue to guard the narrow cobbled lanes of small towns on the shores of Lake Garda. From capturing the passionate spirit of Shakespeare’s Juliet in Verona to...

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet in Verona during a private luxury tour of the city’s enchanting myths, histories, and charm
  • Embrace the beauty of the Grand Canal in Venice during a luxurious introductory tour of the famous waterway lined with elegant palaces
  • Cruise down the Brenta Canal from Venice to Padua for a delightful look at antique villas and tranquil towns
  • Discover fairytale castles sprouting from mountain promontories while visiting the town of Arco in the Dolomite foothills
  • Treasure the fashionable ambiance of Milan, which embodies passion and love through the architecture and artwork on display around the city, including the collected early 16th-century love letters of Lucrezia Borgia
  • Stroll along the lakeside promenades and medieval cobbled lanes of charismatic towns bordering Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake  

Detailed Description

Follow the romance along the Grand Canal and the shimmering shores of Lake Garda during your 8-day tour of Northern Italy. The splendors of Venice welcome you upon your arrival at Marco Polo Airport. Your private transfer leads you to the shores of the Grand Canal for a private introductory tour along the renowned waterway. Settle into the comforts of your centrally-located hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. The following morning, your guide leads you on a private tour of Venice, highlighting the iconic monuments and the local culture for a balance of charm, grandeur, and romantic appeal.

Next, you travel along the Brenta Canal, enjoying the private splendors of historic villas once connected to the Venetian Republic along the narrow waterway. Enjoy the beauty of the artwork and pleasures of the countryside en route to Padua. Your guide leads you on a remarkable tour of Padua before continuing to Verona for the evening. Discover the wonders of Verona with your privately guided tour, finding cobblestone streets, Roman ruins, renaissance architecture, and the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet, who embodies the spirit of love and romance in the city. Then, you venture into the Dolomite Mountains with a guide leading you to serene villages. Explore preserved castles and delight in sharing the panoramas of the snowcapped mountaintops.

You transfer to the shores of Lake Garda, taking the day to traverse the scenic roads to visit captivating towns. Wander hand-in-hand through lakeside castles and relish a boat ride for views of the northern foothills. Venture to Milan for an excursion highlighting the fashion, history, and artwork of Lombardy’s capital city. View the Duomo and fabulous filigree of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, along with witnessing the love letters of Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of Pope Alexander VI. On the final day, your private transfer greets you at the hotel and escorts you to Verona Villafranca Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,195 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 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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