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Best of Italy Tour #13

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive in Milan, Best of Milan Tour Overnight in Milan

Day 2 Cenacolo Tour, Milan By Night Overnight in Milan

Day 3 Como Tour Overnight in Milan

Day 4 Milan to Venice – chauffeur service Overnight in Venice

Day 5 Palazzo Ducale Tour Overnight in Venice

Day 6 Get Lost in Venice Tour Overnight in Venice

Day 7 Transfer to VCE, goodbay Italy!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

*Experience the bustling business, cultural, and fashion capital of Milan

*Explore Venice’s canals & grand palaces of La Serenissima

*Daily visit of Como

*Stop on the way and brief visit of Verona

Entrance fees of the highlights as listed in the itineraries are included

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Milan, Best Tour of Milan

Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Milan International Airport Malpensa, then transfer to the Hotel Rosa Gran – Starhotels Collection. Breathe the best of Milan. With your private guide you will visit the Duomo-Cathedral of Milan. The facade of the Duomo is a set of pillars, spires and statues in marble of Candoglia. The marble blocks were transported for hundred kms by the river from the cave to Milan. Second appointment to La Scala Theatre, worldwide recognized as Temple of Opera. Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Toscanini, Callas, Muti, Abbado, Béjart, Fracci, Bolle are just a few of the many artists who have made the history of the Theatre whose tradition is transmitted by the Academy of La Scala.The last stop is at Sforza Castle built by Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan in 15th century. Visit the rooms and the art collection of the lords of the Renaissance in Milan … the Sforza.

What’s included:

• Private Transfer from Apt Mxp to the Hotel Rosa Gran – Starhotels Collection

• 3 hours private chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours private multi language speaking guide

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 2 Cenacolo Tour, Milan By Night

When you arrive to Milan you can’t miss a trip into the historical and artistic heart of the city. With your private guide and your skip-the-line-ticket you will have an easy access to the Duomo-Cathedral of Milan and to the amazing masterpiece of Leonardo Da Vinci, the “Last Supper”. The facade of the Duomo is a set of pillars, spires and statues in marble of Candoglia. The marble blocks were transported for hundred kms on the river from the cave to Milan. The “Last Supper” is not properly a fresco because Leonardo painted it with a mixed technique but the result is amazing. It shows the final meal of Jesus Christ with the twelve Apostles. In the evening enjoy a panoramic tour of Milan by night with chauffeur service and an exclusive dining experience in a trandy and cool restaurant in the center of the city.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 3 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip the line ticket to Leonardo’s Da Vinci masterpiece “Last Supper”, Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan Duomo (excluding Sunday)

• 3 hours private chauffeur service by night, pick-up/drop-off at your Hotel

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 3 Como Tour

This private daytrip from Milan will make you discover Lake Como with its romantic sceneries. First stop in Como where your private guide will tell you about the city center and the Duomo. Close to Como Villa Olmo with its garden overlooking the lake. Villa d’Este in Cernobbio that inspired the architect on designing the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Let’s go on up to Tremezzo where is Villa Carlotta with its botanical garden and many art collection included works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez. Some villas are visible only from the boat and if you have time feel free to ask to your guide for hydrofoil tickets.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 10 hours chauffeur service, pick-up/drop-off at your hotel

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide

• Skip-the-line-ticket to Villa Carlotta

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 4 Milan to Venice with stop in Verona

Your private driver will be waiting for you and you will travel comfortably to Venice. During the transfer you’ll have an en-route stop in Verona. You will meet your official local guide and start a walking tour in the charming center of Verona. Starting from Piazza Bra, the city’s biggest square which holds the Arena, the world’s most well-preserved Roman amphitheatre. You will then cross the Victory Bridge and enter the heart of the city through the Roman Borsari gate. After you’ll reach Piazza delle Erbe, the famous market square and Piazza dei Signori (also named Dante’s Square). Next you will see the Scaliger Tombs and of course Juliet’s house. Here, inside the courtyard, you will see the famous balcony with the walls underneath covered in love notes. After the visit of Verona the trip will then conclude with the transfer to the car terminal in Venice. Discover not only one the most important art city in Italy, but also one of the world’s most sought-after destinations owing to its beauty, its uniqueness, and its culture: Venice. Start your stay in Venice the easy and stylish way with a private water taxi transfer from Piazzale Roma to the Hotel Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collection. Sit back and relax as you speed past the spectacular scenery of the Venetian Lagoon and canals in your comfortable, private ride.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Rosa Gran – Starhotels Collection to Venice car terminal Piazzale Roma

• 3 hours multi language speaking guide in Verona

• Lunch in a typical restaurant in Verona (beverages excluded)

• Private Transfer by private water taxi from Venice Piazzale Roma to the Hotel Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collection

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 5 Doge’s Palace Tour, Venice By Night

You will meet your private guide at your Hotel for a 2 hours walking tour. The Doge’s Palace in its Gothic Architecture awaits you and with your skip-the-lineticket you will have a privileged access. In the past it was the luxurious and sumptuous Doge’s residence nowadays is the most important Museum in Venice. You will see the Hall of the Great Council, Sala dello Scrutinio, the Doge’s apartments, the Museo dell’Opera the Stairs of Gold and the Palace Armory and Prisons. Take a picture of Bridge of Sighs and have easy access into the Saint Mark’s Basilica. It was built in 820 to preserve Saint Mark’s relics back from Alexandria. Enjoy a dinner in one of the best restaurant in Venice, in an intimate yet delightful location to experience authentic Venetian cuisine with the freshest seasonal ingredients.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 2 hours multi language speaking guide, meet the guide at your hotel (walking tour)

• Skip the line tickets to the Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica

• Dinner in a typical restaurant (beverages excluded)

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 6 Get Lost in Venice Tour

This is the best way to visit Venice outside the normal and most beaten trails. With your private guide enjoy this fabulous walking tour and discover this stunning city starting from Campo Santa Maria Formosa and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo with the Gothic Basilica one of the largest churches in the city and the Equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni was an Italian commander, who became captain-general of the Republic of Venice during 15th century. The Malibran Theatre were the Marco Polo’s house stood. Arrive to the majestic and elegant Rialto Bridge with its white Istria stone. The church of San Salvador with the Tiziano’s last work, the Annunciation. Last stop passing through Campo Manin to the unique open spiral staircase, la Scala del Bovolo.

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• 4 hours multi language speaking guide, meet the guide at your hotel (walking tour)

• Dinner in the Hotel

• Overnight stay in a Classic Room

 

Day 7 Transfer to VCE, goodbye Italy!

Your journey in Italy will end after breakfast, with a transfer to the VCE airport to catch your flight home or to your next destination. Arrivederci!

What’s included:

• Breakfast in the Hotel

• Private Transfer from the Hotel Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collection to Venice International Airport Marco Polo

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