Parmesan and prosciutto. Ferraris and Fiats. Ruins and the Riviera. Some of Italy’s greatest indulgences can be found up north. Italy’s Cinque Terre “Fabulous Five,” the pastel-hued cliffside fishing villages along the Mediterranean, start the count of the numerous joys you’ll experience on this Undiscovered Tour of Northern Italy. In addition to finding the freshest seafood along the coast, you’ll relish a balsamic vinegar tasting in the epicurean city of Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting near Verdi’s hometown of Busseto, a risotto lunch at a Vercelli rice factory, and a wine tasting in vineyard-dotted Gabiano. To spice things up, you’ll speed over to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, cruise to the yacht-filled harbor of Portofino, and strut your stuff down the streets of Milan. Leading you to the fabulous, the famous, and the fashionable, this tour is the way to see Northern Italy in style.
|May 26, 2023||from $4,199 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Fri May 26||MILAN, ITALY|
|2||Sat May 27||MILAN–BUSSETO–PARMA|
|3||Sun May 28||PARMA. EXCURSION TO MODENA & MARANELLO|
|4||Mon May 29||PARMA–LUCCA|
|5||Tue May 30||LUCCA–CINQUE TERRE–GENOA|
|6||Wed May 31||GENOA. EXCURSION TO PORTOFINO|
|7||Thu Jun 1||GENOA–GABIANO–TURIN|
|8||Fri Jun 2||TURIN|
|9||Sat Jun 3||TURIN–VERCELLI–MILAN|
|10||Sun Jun 4||MILAN|
Day 1 – Arrive in Milan, Italy
Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your tour director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 – Milan–Busseto–Parma
Style & taste in Northern Italy
Milan guided walking tour includes sights of the Sforzesco castle, the galleria, La Scala Opera House, and the Duomo. Free time before continuing to Busseto.
Busseto see the birthplace of composer Giuseppe Verdi with free time for lunch before a parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio (cheese-making factory).
Day 3 – Parma
Excursion to Modena & Maranello
Cathedrals & classic cars
Parma guided sightseeing includes sights of the cathedral, bell tower, and octagonal baptistry. Free time to visit the cathedral.
Modena – enjoy a balsamic vinegar tasting at the renowned acetaia leonardi.
Visit the ferrari museum. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Day 4 – Parma–Lucca
Treasured time in Tuscany
Lucca orientation walk, followed by free time this afternoon and evening.
Day 5 – Lucca–Cinque Terre–Genoa
Sights to sea scenic drive en route to la spezia.
Cinque Terre take a guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso. Free time before continuing the journey by train.
Day 6 – Genoa
Excursion to Portofino
The Italian Riviera genoa take a scenic drive and cruise to Portofino (weather permitting). Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening.
Day 7 – Genoa–Gabiano–Turin
Carafes at the castle Gabiano enjoy wine tasting and lunch at the castle.
Day 8 – Turin
Turin guided sightseeing includes sights of the mole Antonelliana and a visit to the cathedral.
Day 9 – Turin–Vercelli–Milan
The dish on risotto
Vercelli visit a rice factory followed by a risotto lunch.
Milan farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Day 10 – Milan
Safe travels until we meet again!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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