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The following itinerary is an example of a possible route with various activities.
It can reorganized to fit your interests, budget and schedule. It can also be combined with any of the other programs on our website.
Upon your arrival in Milan at Malpensa International Airport you will be met and transferred by a private driver. He will bring you to your downtown Milan hotel. After checking in, the rest of the day is at your leisure to create your own urban adventure and form your first impression of MIlan. Rest up and later enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant around your hotel.
Milan - 1° Overnight
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide. Start with a visit to the Sforzesco Castle Grounds. Then, visit Duomo square with its magnificent gothic Duomo, the glass-domed Galleria, and admire the famous La Scala Opera House.
After lunch, pick up your hire car at train central station and head south to spend your first night in the beautiful city of Parma, world-famous for its ham and parmesan cheese. On your way, we suggest to stop at Busseto to see Giuseppe Verdi’s birthplace.
Parma - 2° Overnight
Today after your breakfast in hotel, go around this beautiful town of Parma and admire its Romanesque cathedral, the bell tower, and the octagonal baptistry, made of pink Verona marble.
After lunch, we suggest to take a guided culinary tour around Parma for a Parmesan Cheese tasting at a local caseificio or an excursion to an original ham factory, then, for a real food lovers, enjoy a Balsamic Vinegar tasting near Modena, and learn all about this typical Italian product.
Continue to nearby Maranello, birthplace of the Ferrari automobile, for an exciting visit to the FERRARI GALLERY. Later come back to Parma and after dinner in a typical osteria, overnight.
Parma - 3° Overnight
After breakfast drive south to Lucca, chek in at your downtown hotel and then enjoy a walk through this quaint medieval town with its ramparts, and spend time in its pretty center. To enhance your stay, we suggest to dinner outing to an agriturismo to try out Tuscan specialties.
Lucca - 4° Overnight
A scenic day! Drive to La Spezia on the Mediterranean Coast. Here park your hire car and take your first contact (including a BOAT RIDE, weather permitting) with the CINQUE TERRE, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name dates back to the 15th century and is derived from five medieval little villages standing on stony spurs along five miles of the rocky coastline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.
When your tour is finished, drive to the beautiful seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. Dinner
Santa Margherita Ligure - 5° Overnight
Today’s highlight is a BOAT CRUISE on the Mediterranean Sea to nearby Portofino, a small fishing village with brightly colored houses that became home to the “rich and famous.” Later, back in Santa Margherita, time to relax and to browse through the attractive little shops. An optional excursion to Genova is available.
Santa Margherita Ligure - 6° Overnight
After breakfast at your hotel drive into the Langhe area and through the vineyards to Gabiano, where a WINE TASTING, followed by lunch, awaits you at Castello di Gabiano before continuing to Turin, capital of Piedmont and birthplace of the Fiat automobile. This evening you may wish to try out one of Turin’s restaurants.
Turin - 7° Overnight
During your sightseeing with a Local Guide, admire the amazing 548-foot-high Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, and walk through the historic center to visit the CATHEDRAL that houses the Holy Shroud.
Turin - 8° Overnight
After breakfast at your hotel, drive north and along the way stop in Vercelli to visit an original RICE FACTORY, and enjoy a risotto lunch before haeding to Lake Maggiore. Upon arrival to Stresa check in at your hotel and rest of the day is at your leisure to relax along the banks of the lake.
Stresa - 9° Overnight
This morning after breakfast at your hotel take a sightseeing includes a boat ride to Isola Bella for a visit to its opulent Palace and gardens.
Stresa - 10° Overnight
Today let your travel assistant suggests you some experiences to explore the beautiful lake Maggiore and its area. Later dinner and overnight.
Stresa - 11° Overnight
Today after lunch leave the Lake Maggiore and drive south to Malpensa International airport. Drop off the car hire and check in at your hotel.
Milan Malpensa airport - 12° Overnight
Arrivederci! After breakfast at your hotel reach your airport Malpensa Terminal for your connecting flight and head back home.