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...
Venice – Striking Romance on the Grand Canal
Venice is a city of romance and elegance, a labyrinth of baroque palaces and hidden cobblestone lanes offering preferred seclusion. Water laps against the stone edges of historic canals and church spires create a graceful skyline enjoyed from the comforts of your private room. Your flight lands at Venice Marco Polo Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. Board a vaporetto, a water taxi, on the border of the Grand Canal. The waterway has acted as a highway, connecting island in the lagoon to the outside world for centuries, stretching two miles long. Your guide introduces you to the romantic ambiance emanating from the architecture and wooden plinths rising out of the water. The bordering facades date between the 12th century and the early 18th century, demanding your attention with the dramatic features of the Palazzo Grassi.
The structure was erected in the 1790s and was the last lavish palace erected in the city before the collapse of the Venetian Republic. The façade contains elements of baroque and neoclassical styles, offering a harmonious connecting between the historical aesthetics and the renovated modern architectural vision. After drifting along the rippling waters of the Grand Canal, your vaporetto leads you to the private dock of your stunning luxury hotel, known for offering the perfect blend of elegance in the aristocratic furniture and contemporary comforts with special attention to the little details.
Venice – Wander Amidst the Ancient Architechture
Verona – Find Elegance and Grace within the Palaces
Verona – The Joy of Shakespearean Italy
Verona – An Enchanting Alpine Stroll
Lake Garda – The Amorous Ambiance of Lake Garda
Lake Garda – A Fashionable Outing
Lake Garda – Stars Uncrossed
- 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
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.
$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.
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