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Italy's Treasures

Art, Food & Wine of Italy

Summary:

Vineyards, olive groves, and cities that float. Incredible history, indelible culture, and unforgettable cuisine. This is l’Italia at its most iconic. Enjoy the natural beauty and calm of the Alpine Lakes region. Snake along the edge of the sea to the med...

Duration
12 Days
Cities
7
Next Departure
25-Aug-2024
Starting at
USD 3,999.00
Price per day
USD 333.00
Tour Type
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  • Collette
 
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Collette
Tour
Italy's Treasures
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Art, Food & Wine of Italy
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Summary

Vineyards, olive groves, and cities that float. Incredible history, indelible culture, and unforgettable cuisine. This is l’Italia at its most iconic. Enjoy the natural beauty and calm of the Alpine Lakes region. Snake along the edge of the sea to the medieval villages of Cinque Terre. Aboard off-road vehicles, explore the marble quarries of Carrara, where Michelangelo obtained the marble for his statue of David. Relax during a leisurely 4-night stay at a Tuscan villa. At a family-owned villa, learn the fine art of creating Tuscan cuisine during a hands-on cooking class. Explore Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Discover Venice, a city of winding canals and bridges. From medieval masterpieces to bustling piazzas, be swept away by the legendary treasures of northern Italy.

Map: Italy's Treasures (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
Stresa, Italy - Tour Begins
Day 3
Stresa
Day 4
Stresa - Orta - Italian Riviera
Day 5
Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre - Italian Riviera
Day 6
Italian Riviera - Carrara Marble Quarries - Tuscan...
Day 7
Tuscany - San Gimignano - Tuscany
Day 8
Tuscany - Siena - Tuscany
Day 9
Tuscany - Florence - Tuscany
Day 10
Tuscany - Bologna - Venice
Day 11
Venice
Day 12
Venice - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (7): Bologna, Carrara, Cinque Terre, Florence, Siena, Stresa, Venice

Highlights

Attraction

  • Italian Lakes Region

City

  • Stresa

Attraction

  • Wine Tasting
  • Impact Moment

City

  • Italian Riviera
  • Cinque Terre

Attraction

  • Carrara Marble Quarries Off-Road Excursion
  • Tuscan Countryside
  • Italian Cooking Class

City

  • San Gimignano
  • Siena
  • Florence
  • Bologna
  • Venice

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Journey by boat to Isola dei Pescatori for a lovely welcome dinner.
  • Taste authentic Italian gelato from an award-winning ice cream parlor in San Gimignano.
  • Learn the art behind Tuscan cuisine during a hands-on cooking lesson.

Experience

  • Explore Lake Orta, one of Italy’s hidden treasures.
  • Discover colorful Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Explore the marble quarries of Carrara aboard off-road vehicles.

Optional, not included

Stresa: Lake Maggiore Cruise

  • Surround yourself in the beauty and grandeur found on the lakes of Northern Italy. Cruise along scenic Lago Maggiore passing the Borromean Islands sprinkled throughout this stunning lake. These petite but incredible islands are brimming with grand villas and exquisite, world-renowned gardens. Glide past Isola del Pescatore viewing the gulf of Baveno before making a stop at Isola Bella. Then we make our way along the cobblestone streets of the quaint town to the impressive, Baroque Borromean Palace and gardens. This famed palace is steeped in immeasurable wealth and regal pageantry. On your guided tour, surroundings will bring you back to the 17th century. Get a glimpse inside life as a royal as you stroll through the opulent halls superbly decorated with rare artwork and tapestries. Then, you’ll head outside to the perfectly manicured, tiered gardens that abut the lakeshore. Behold stunning views and the splendor of the gardens as we make our way through with an expert. Return to the boat for a cruise back to Stresa. Duration approximately 2 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 12 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    This option must be purchased at least 20 days prior to the tour’s departure. In the event that the option does not meet the minimum number of guests required to operate, guests who purchased the option will be refunded.
    Borromean Palace is closed from about the last week of October to mid-March. During this closed season, you will enjoy an extended cruise of the lake with a visit to Pallanza village instead. This option operates weather-permitting. Transportation is not required as this option is within walking distance of the hotel.

Venice: Venetian Serenaded Gondola Cruise

  • Experience the romance that can only be found in Venice – La Serenìssima – while traveling on its famous waterways. Partake in one of Venice’s most famous pastimes – a gondola cruise. Take a pleasant stroll toward the Grand Canal to board your gondola. As you relax in your elegant watercraft, your gondolier navigates the Grand Canal as well as smaller side canals. Admire the scenery as you listen to the melodic voice serenading you in true Italian style – just like in those romantic Italian movies! Duration approximately 1 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    This option operates weather-permitting.
    Duration of the gondola cruise is approximately 30 minutes. Gondolas hold 5 to 6 guests. Transportation is not included and in most cases not required as the start of this excursion is usually within walking distance.

Travel Package

 

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Stresa

Arrow Going To

Venice

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