20 Days: Luxury Trip To Milan Lake Como Venice Florence Rome Amalfi Coast
- Teatro la Scala
- The Last Supper
- Tour on Como Lake with a private boat
- Gondola ride by night
- Tour on the Lagoon of Venice by private boat
- SPA treatment for couples
- Truffle Tour in San M
- 3 nights at the Hotel Chateau Monfort 5****in Milan (Double superior room)
- 2 nights at the Hotel Casta Diva Resort 5*****L in Blevio (Como) (Double classic room with garden view)
- 3 nights at the Hotel Centurion palace 5****in Venice (Double superior room)
- 1 night at the Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais in in Polesine Parmense (Parma) ( Double superior room)
- 4 nights at the hotel Brunelleschi Palace 4****L in Florence (Double deluxe Duomo view)
- 4 nights at the hotel the First Hotel 5**** in Rome (Junior with a double bed and a family room area)
- 3 nights at the hotel Excelsior Vittoria 5***** in Sorrento (Double classic with sea view)
- Breakfast everyday at the hotels
- Exclusive dinner in Milan at the restaurant ‘Rubacuori’ of Hotel Chateau Monfort (4 courses without beverages)
- 2 tickets for the Ballet ‘Il Lago dei Cigni’ at La Scala Theatre in Milan on 6 May 2014
- Guided visit at the ‘Last Supper’ in Milan, painting by Leonardo da Vinci with pre-reserved entrance tickets and no waiting in line
- Tour on Lake Como including private English speaking guide and luxury boat
- Romantic dinner in Como at the restaurant ‘Navedano’ 3 Michelin ‘forkes’ (3 courses without beverages)
- Tuscan dinner in Florence at restaurant ‘La Pagliazza’ of Hotel Brunelleschi (3 courses without beverages)
- 1st Class Train tickets for 2 passengers from Venice to Florence
- Arrival transfer in Milan and departure transfer from Naples with private luxury car and English speaking driver
- Transfers in Venice with private Water taxis to/from the hotel
- Professional, personal, English speaking guide for tour in Venice
- Private gondola ride in the evening (60 minutes tour)
- Private elegant wooden boat for a tour of the lagoon in Venice including Cicchetti tasting
- Professional, personal English speaking guide for am half day tour in Florence
- Reserved pm spa Couple Treatment in one of the best Spas in Florence
- Professional English speaking driver and guide for the full day Truffle tour in Tuscany, including tasting and lunch
- Professional English speaking driver and guide for the half day tour in Pisa
- 5 star gourmet dinner with complete menu (wine excluded) in Rome
- Tour of Rome by-night with luxury car and English speaking driver
- Private Driver with luxury car and personal English speaking guide available for full day tour in Rome: Ancient Rome (Imperial Fora and Coliseum) and Vatican Museums included entrance tickets with ‘no waiting in line’ tickets
- Lunch at a typical Roman restaurant during the full day tour (3 courses without beverages)
- Wine tour in Montepulciano and Montalcino
- Wine tour in the area of Castelli Romani
- Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour in Amalfi, Ravello and Positano
- Guided Tour at the cheese factory in Sorrento, Hands-on, cheese demonstration, explanation of the entire process, making your own mozzarella, kit to wear, final tasting of all specialties
- Guided tour to a Limoncello factory and taste famous Limoncello of Sorrento
- Full day excursion with private boat up to Capri with English speaking Skipper including Tax and Gasoline
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- All meals not mentioned in the program
- All transfers not mentioned in the program
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES“
- Municipality taxes at hotels to be paid directly at hotels in each city
Day 1 - Milan
Arrival of your flight at Milan Malpensa airport. Meet your personal English speaking driver for a transfer, with your private luxury car, to your hotel in Milan: Hotel Chateau Monfort. The hotel will enchant you with its beautifully restored and elegantly furnished interiors, with an atmosphere and charm reminiscent of a romantic castle. Totally inspired by the concept of fairy-tale atmospheres, Château Monfort inaugurates a new kind of hotel: that of the Urban Château, a new context distinguished by a strong identity, creativity and imagination. Check in at hotel and time at leisure At 07,30 pm a dinner will be served for you at the restaurant of the hotel: Rubacuori restaurant. Overnight in Milan, Hotel Chateau Monfort 5*****.
Day 2 - Milan
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your personal English speaking guide at the hotel for a city tour, including the famous Teatro alla Scala from the outside and the Duomo Cathedral. After the tour, you will have the rest of the day and dinner at your leisure. At 07,30 pm meet at the hotel your personal English speaking driver for a transfer to the Teatro La Scala to attend to an opera. At 11,00 pm approx. end of the Ballet and transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Milan, Hotel Chateaux Monfort 5*****.
Day 3 - Milan
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your personal English speaking guide and personal driver at the hotel for a visit at the famous painting ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo Da Vinci. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Milan, Hotel Chateaux Monfort 5*****.
Day 4 - Milan - Blevio ( Como Lake)
After breakfast and check out at the hotel your personal English speaking driver is waiting for you for a direct transfer to Blevio (Como), at your hotel: Casta Diva resort & Spa 5*****L. It is located on the east side of Lake Como, in the lovely village of Blevio; it consists of seven villas for a total of 73 rooms plus 2 private Villas and it is surrounded by a luxuriant botanic park over an area of approximately 26,000 sqm. A place of excellence and exclusivity, perfect for a romantic weekend or a week of vacation on the lake. After check in, you will have the afternoon at leisure so to enjoy the several facilities of the hotel such as the wellness area of the Spa or the swimming pool At 08,00pm your private English speaking driver will meet you at your hotel for a transfer to Dinner location. We choose a very special, first class restaurant ‘Il Navedano’ where you will enjoy a romantic dinner with a unique menu. After dinner transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at Casta Diva resort & Spa 5*****L.
Day 5 - Blevio - Tour on Como Lake
After the breakfast, you will have time at leisure for your lunch and at about 3,00 pm you will get the complimentary shuttle bus of the hotel to reach Como in order to get a private boat for a splendid tour on the Lake. In Como you will also meet your private English speaking guide that will illustrate the many beauties of the lake. After a 3 hours tour, you will be back in Como where you will be transferred back to your hotel with the shuttle bus. Dinner at leisure. Overnight at Casta Diva resort & Spa 5*****L.
Day 6 - Lake Como - Venice
After breakfast you will have the whole day at leisure. Overnight at Casta Diva resort & Spa 5*****L.
Day 7 - Venice
After breakfast and check out at the hotel your personal English speaking driver is waiting for you for a direct transfer to Venice, at Piazzale Roma. Here meet your personal English speaking assistant and driver with your private boat, for a direct transfer to your hotel in Venice: Hotel Centurion palace 5***** Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Venice, Hotel Centurion palace 5*****.
Day 8 - Venice
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel , meet your private English speaking guide for a walking tour in Venice, also discovering the most famous Canals. Lunch is free. In the evening, at 6,00 pm, enjoy your private gondola ride tour: the tour begins at Bacino Orseolo, just behind Saint Mark’s Square, following smaller but unbelievably beautiful secondary canals such as Rio dei Barcaioli where Mozart lived and Rio dell’Ovo to reach, at the end, the Grand Canal. From here, to your right you will enjoy the spectacular view of the Rialto Bridge from the water, and to your left imposing ‘palazzi’ such as Ca’ Farsetti, seat of the municipal government, and Palazzo Grimani, the largest building overlooking the Grand Canal which now hosts the Court of Appeals. The tour continues down Rio San Luca where you can pass by Palazzo Manin, ancient residence of the last Doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, that today hosts the Bank of Italy’s Regional headquarters, just before returning to end at Bacino Orseolo. Free Dinner. Overnight in Venice, Centurion palace 5*****.
Day 9 - Venice
After breakfast at your hotel you will have the morning at your disposal. At 3,00pm meet the pilot of your elegant wooden boat at your hotel for living a wonderful tour on the Lagoon of Venice. Against the backdrop of the Punta della Dogana, an area that divides the famous Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal, you begin a tour of discovery around "floating" Venice. Your first stop will be the enchanting Island of San Giorgio, where you will be able to admire its splendid church, founded in the VIII - IX centuries and built entirely from wood, with its old bell tower from which it is possible to enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the lagoon. Continuing on to another island, San Servolo, you will visit its psychiatric prison and old pharmacy: it will be amazing to plunge into the past and breath the atmosphere of another epoch with the splendors of a long vanished Venice. Along the journey, while you are aboard your boat, you will taste the delicious "cicchetti”, prepared with traditional, local ingredients, while sipping from the best wines available in the region. After your tour, you will return to your hotel, certain to have become acquainted with Venice and its surroundings from the best perspective...that is, from its lagoon. Overnight in Venice, Centurion palace 5*****.
Day 10 - Venice/Florence
After breakfast and check out at the hotel, your personal English speaking driver with your private taxi boat will transfer you directly to venice train station. Here get a direct train to Florence. At the train station in Florence meet your personal driver that will transfer you to your hotel: Hotel Brunelleschi Palace 4****L. This is an exclusive, romantic hotel in Florence, right in the city center. Its close position to the Dome, to Piazza della Signoria, to the Uffizi and to the other town treasures creates an absolute fervent, wrapping and romantic atmosphere. From Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code “When can I see you again?” Langdon reeled momentarily, lost in her eyes. “When?” He paused, curious if she had any idea how much he had been wondering the same thing. “Well, actually, next month I’m lecturing at a conference in Florence. I’ll be there a week without much to do.” “Is that an invitation?” “We’d be living in luxury. They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi.” Check in at the hotel and afternoon walking city tour with your personal English speaking guide. The tour is also including a visit the Uffizi Gallery Museum, together with the imposing Duomo: your guide will bring you leisurely on a tour that will certainly remain in your heart. After this visit you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi Palace 4****L.
Day 11 - Florence
After your breakfast you will be ready for a splendid day: you will discover Montepulciano and Montalcino. You will be chauffeured in luxury car from the magnificent medieval village of Montepulciano and taken to one of the most famous wineries in the region, home to the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (meticulously produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes: those that the Tuscans define as “the true table wine”). Here, you will be able to taste the wines, including the famous ‘Asinone’, guided by an expert wine steward and accompanied by a variety of delicious local delicacies including local organic cheeses and coldcuts. After, your driver will escort you to the second wine tasting, you will discover where the legendary land of Brunello di Montalcino at the ‘Casato Prime Donne’ Winery. Savor the renowned Brunello Riserva, and enjoy a guided tour of the winery, which we hope will leave you with lasting memories of this day and the flavors that have tantalized your palate. After the wine tasting and light lunch you will come back to Florence, at your hotel. In the late afternoon you will enjoy a very special SPA treatment for couples in the center of Florence, only 10 minutes walking from the hotel, in one of the most Exclusive spas. Spa Treatment Includes: TWO relaxing couple body massage, Intense relaxing, care and restorative body massage with sweet and nurturing movements that encourage a profound sense of well being. TWO aromatherapy face massage, with iris and lily extracts combining a deep hydrating and oxygenating action with a special relaxation technique. TWO acqua journey, exfoliating and smoothing Turkish bath, warm indoor pool, spa lounge with herbal tea... Dinner at your leisure. Overnight in Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi Palace 4****L.
Day 12 - Florence Truffle Tour in San Miniato
Breakfast in Hotel. Meet your English speaking driver at the hotel and transfer to San Minato. The woods and hillsides of San Miniato don’t just offer historic monuments, wines and oils of outstanding quality, they also hold a special treasure: truffles. Hereabouts you can find truffles of every size and type, depending on the season, and enjoy them on the spot in the local cuisine. This will be a memorable experience because we will escort you to the king of the truffles. Among his many records is that of having found the biggest, most valuable truffle in the world. During the truffle hunting they will describe the following topics: truffle environment/ special symbiosis between the truffles and the trees / biological cycle / the dog: training techniques. You will take the paths around San Miniato with the “truffle seekers” and his dogs in an out and out truffle hunt. Then, sit down for a full meal including truffles and local wine. Truffle finger food (truffle sauce, truffle bruschetta, sandwich cream, white spread), dwarf peaches with truffle, fried truffle Polenta, pecorino cheese & truffle honey. Spinach/vegetable or potatoes flan with goat cheese and truffle. Risotto with truffle fondue. Tagliolini pasta with truffle butter. Fried eggs or pork escalope with truffle. Truffle surprise! At the end of lunch your driver will escort you back to the hotel in Florence. Tonight your dinner will be served at the restaurant of the hotel: Osteria La Pagliazza, where you can enjoy the best ingredients of the Tuscan culinary tradition. Overnight at Hotel Brunelleschi 4****L .
Day 13 - Florence Pisa
Breakfast in Hotel. Meet your English speaking driver at the hotel and transfer to Pisa. Meet your personal English speaking guide in Pisa and be ready to discover one of the most and wonderful cities of Italy. The tour begins in the central Piazza Dei Miracoli, famous for its Leaning Tower and for the many beautiful architectural structures that distinguish this city. You will discovered the many aspects of this fascinating town, named after a Greek city from which it is believed originated the first inhabitants. A town, who thanks to its Tower, has become a symbol in Italy and in the world. It is so evocative and characteristic, that it has been proposed as one of the seven modern wonders of the world. After your tour, you will be accompanied back to your hotel in Florence. Day 14 - Florence/Rome After your breakfast and check out at the hotel in Florence, you will meet your personal driver that will bring you directly to Rome, at your hotel. Check-in at the First, Luxury art hotel 5*****L and time to relax. Located at the very heart of the city, this is a place where luxury and feeling at home interweave to create a new hospitality experience. In the evening, at 08,00pm your driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to have dinner in a truly unique restaurant, recognized by the American Academy of hospitality Sciences with a winning 5 star Diamond Award (Ristorante Aroma Palazzo Manfredi) which will leave you speechless. You will be offered a complete dinner, with expertly cooked, uniquely flavored dishes all prepared by a highly skilled chef. After this culinary experience, your driver will accompany you on a drive "by night" throughout Rome's magnificent monuments. During these two hours, you will stop along the way to admire and take photographs under the city's nighttime lights. After your tour, you will be accompanied back to your hotel. Overnight at the First, Luxury art hotel 5*****L.
Day 15 - Rome Ancient Rome and Vatican Museum
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast on the splendid terrace of your hotel with a 360° view of Rome, your driver and personal guide will be available for you for the entire day. Begin with a transfer from your hotel to the Colosseum for a visit there and at the Imperial Fora. After the visit transfer towards the area of the Vatican Museum to have lunch; it will be served in a very nice and choosy restaurant in a walking distance from the Museum, where you will taste several gourmet specialties of the Italian cuisine. You will have, then, a guided visit at the Vatican Museums also including Saint Peter's Basilica. Dinner at your disposal. Overnight at the First, Luxury art hotel 5*****L.
Day 16 - Rome
After breakfast at your hotel , today is at your leisure to discover on your own the secrets of the Eternal City or to have shopping . Overnight at the First, Luxury art hotel 5*****L.
Day 17 - Rome, wine day in the Castelli Romani area near Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, your driver and personal guide will be waiting for you at the hotel for a day of wine tasting in on the outskirts of Rome with visits to wineries, so to taste the best wines accompanied by some characteristic foods of the Latium region. Afternoon and dinner at your disposal. Overnight at the First, Luxury art hotel 5*****L.
Day 18 - Cheese making in Sorrento and tour on the Amalfi Coast
Early in the morning after a good breakfast on a terrace with sea view, you will find your personal driver waiting to take you, to one of the oldest Cheese factory of the Peninsula Sorrentina. It is a family run cheese factory: here, during the day you will discover all the secrets of how they make the Fresh Mozzarella every day since 1940. You will enjoy: - how they produce the best cheeses Sorrento has to offer. - practical demonstration of how they create mozzarella from the simple cow’s milk - final tasting of all own specialties in their welcoming tasting room: mozzarella, caciocavallo, provolone del monaco and caciotta. At the end of the tasting with the driver and the guide transfer to a the lemon grove, with elucidations about the typical “Sfusato Amalfitano” lemon. You will discover how they made Limoncello liquor every day and everything about the steps of this production.
The tour will end with the limoncello and the typical local liqueurs tasting. Lunch will be free and then, meet your driver for a transfer, by way of a charming and pleasurable scenic route, to Ravello, the city of music on the Amalfi Coast with a panoramic view in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty; here, you will meet your private guide who will accompany you on the discovery of the beauty of this town, including its Romanesque Cathedral. At the end of your visit, your driver will bring you to the nearby town of Amalfi, one of the oldest maritime republics. Once in Amalfi you will have free time to explore the beauty of this small village. You and your guide can walk around this splendid cliff town overlooking the sea to discover its secrets: for example, the history of the ceramics of this place that dates back to ancient times and the stunning Duomo of St. Andrea. Proceed to Positano, just before the final transfer to your hotel in Sorrento. Overnight at Excelsior Vittoria 5*****L.
Day 19 - full day tour in Capri with luxury private boat and Skipper
On this day, you will have the chance to enjoy the splendid sea surrounding the strip of land that is the Sorrentina Peninsula and discover the secrets of the Island of Capri. Your personal driver will meet you at the hotel and will bring you to the port where you will embark on your private boat with private English speaking Skipper and transfer to Capri. During the journey you are able to breathe in the healthy brackish sea water while admiring the gorgeous Sorrento Coast. Only a boat trip among the most beautiful views of the island, many of which are inaccessible on land, can offer a complete visit of Capri. By boat, in fact, you can reach small hidden coves where you can swim or get a suntan and enjoy the full the beauty of the island. The excursion includes the trip around the island so to appreciate at its best the beautiful sceneries, like the Faraglioni Rocks, the numerous caves like the White Grotto, the Emerald Grotto and the Blue Grotto, famous all over the world for its intense azure color, “Tiberius’s Leap”, where, according to legend, the Roman emperor used to throw down to the rocks disobedient servants and unwelcome guests. During the tour there is a stop for a pleasant swim in the crystal-clear waters and a tour of the island on foot to see its incredible attractions. Transfer back to the port of Sorrento with your private boat. Once arrived at the harbor of Sorrento you will meet your driver, who will transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at Excelsior Vittoria 5*****L.
Day 20 - Sorrento/Naples BYE BYE ITALIA!!!!
After breakfast and check out at hotel your personal driver will escort you to Naples Airport, Capodichino, for your flight back home.