An itinerary to learn about the history and architectural beauties of Milan. We will then move to Lake Garda, with Sirmione and its millenary history. We will finish in two cities of the Veneto Region that are among the most beautiful and romantic in the world
Milan is the city of fashion in Italy and in the world. But before leaving you to go shopping, the guide will lead you to discover the city center, with a visit to the Duomo (outside and inside, optional terraces), the Castle (from outside) and the La Scala theater (from outside). We will visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the famous shopping district.
We suggest you to try the typical “risotto alla Milanese” or a delicious “cotoletta”
Santa Maria delle Grazie is the place where Leonardo painted his masterpiece. The church, in the heart of Milan, is an important testimony of Renaissance art in Italy: divided into a nave and two aisles, reflects the style that was typical of Lombardy at the beginning of the Renaissance period. The Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is also famous for the magnificent work of Leonardo Da Vinci here.
“Il Cenacolo”, or also known as “L’Ultima Cena” (The Last Supper), is one of the most famous paintings in the world and is the only wall painting by Da Vinci visible nowadays.
Sirmione is located in the southern part of Lake Garda, is a village with ancient charm with its architectural beauty of great value and breathtaking views. During the visit we’ll admire the splendi Scaligero Castle (entrance ticket included), symbol of Sirmione and welcomes visitors at the entrance of the historical town centre, and the Grottoes of Catullus that preserves the remains of one of the major residential villas in northern Italy.
With the guide you will visit Piazza Bra, from where you will find yourself in front of the majestic Arena of Verona, a Roman amphitheatre that is still used to host opera performances during the summer season.
Verona is famous for the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet…the house of Juliet is in Via Cappello. Entering the courtyard of this fifteenth-century building there is a bronze statue of the Shakespearean heroine… It is said that she is the guardian of true love, so touching her breasts would bring good luck! To the left of the statue would be the place where Romeo and Juliet secretly married.
Not only Shakespeare, but you will also take a look to Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, the Stone Bridge, the only one left from Roman times, which will lead us to the Roman theatre. The walking tour will end at Piazzale Castel San Pietro, from here you can admire the panorama and enjoy wonderful views of the entire city, including its ancient towers and bridges over the Adige.
The guide will show us the beauty of Vicenza, a town in Veneto famous for the work of Palladio. Piazza dei Signori is the center of the city, our attention will be captured by the Palladian Basilica that stands out on the square: the genius of Andrea Palladio succeeded in uniting several existing public buildings and each other in a single project, the Basilica. It will be enough to turn to the other side of the square to find the Loggia del Capitaniato that shows us a different period in the artistic development of Palladio.
After having had an idea of the genius of Palladio in Vicenza, a visit to Villa La Rotonda is a must: the artist’s masterpiece. Perfect and symmetrical in its construction, it was designed in 1566, it looks majestic and exciting thanks to its elevated position.
We will visit the exterior of the villa with a dome vault, 4 facades and 6 columns of the Ionic order. The interiors are equally spectacular and do not forget the remarkable park that opens all around.
The guide will tell in every detail the history of maritime Venice, strolling around the cobbles, exploring neighborhoods, such as Cannaregio and the sight-laden enclaves of San Marco and Rialto.
You will cross the Rialto Bridge and then amble past Marco Polo’s House, where the intrepid explorer is said to have been born. Continuing the walking tour through “Campo San Bartolomeo” you will see the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, where many of the city’s doges lay buried and will reach the “Scuola Grande di San Rocco”, a palace rich with Tintoretto art. The walking tour ends at St. Mark’s Square… “Piazza San Marco” is the heart of Venice.
As the largest square in the city St Mark’s Square has always been the location of important government buildings and other facilities central to the goings on in Venice. The main buildings in the square are the Basilica di San Marco (visit of the interior), Palazzo Ducale and Torre dell’orologio.
Murano and Burano are the most famous islands of the Laguna, the first stop of this visit will be Murano. The village is famous for its glassblower and their glass art. You will learn tricks of the trade, such as how minerals add color to glass sculptures. Afterward, take some time to explore the picturesque island of Murano and visit other workshops in the area.
Hop on board the boat for a ride to nearby Burano, home of traditional lace-making workshops. Your guide will tell you the history of Burano lace and watch local craftswomen weave and stitch finely detailed lace in the local tradition. Enjoy some free time to explore the island and its local shops.
Tour on request for groups or small groups
Price from € (min. 10 participants)