Itinerary | Tour of Italy: culture, food, wine ... | 11 days - 10 nights

Roma, Assisi, Firenze, Genova, Torino, Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Milano, Verona, Venezia

The tour begins with the arrival in Rome, the eternal city, with its most important monuments, such as the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel with its magnificent frescoes, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and then to continue the Roman experience with a pizza cooking class. We will discover the medieval city of Assisi, the birthplace of San Francesco, and taste chocolate in one of the most famous chocolate factories in Italy. Continuation to the Renaissance city of Florence, rich in history, traditions, art and culture, and then towards Genoa, an ancient maritime republic, home to splendid artistic and architectural treasures, such as the magnificent Palazzi dei Rolli. We continue the discovery of Italy and its beauties, walking towards one of the main wine production areas of Piedmont, for a stop in a sparkling wine cellar in the Asti area. We will continue towards Turin, with its marvelous Savoy palaces, such as Palazzo Reale and Venaria Reale, a fascinating mix of architectural styles and marvelous gardens. Then we will move towards Lake Maggiore, one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. The Borromean Islands on which fascinating and ancient villas stand, have been much loved by Ernest Hemingway, and more recently, by the English Royals. We continue our tour to another lake, Lake Como, which has enchanted artists and travelers for centuries: from Flaubert to Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi and Vincenzo Bellini. You cannot miss a boat trip to Bellagio, a town that has preserved its historic center surrounded by ancient walls. After the beauty of the lakes, we will discover the capital of Lombardy, Milan, with the Piazza del Duomo and the famous Madonnina, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Castello Sforzesco. We will continue to Verona, a Unesco world heritage Site, a city with a harmonious integration of artistic elements from several diverse historical periods. To finish the tour, last but not least, the city of Venice. Venice and its lagoon are known all over the world for their unique beauty. Tests to the power of the Venetian Republic are still visible: the splendid squares, bridges, palaces, inside of which are preserved masterpieces by Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese and many others. You cannot miss an excursion of the islands of the lagoon, among which stand out Torcello and Burano.

Departure and Goodbye Bella Italia.