Cultural tour of Italy, Verona to Milan
Travel mostly by train on a cultural tour of the beautiful towns and cities of the north, exploring their crafts, architecture and, of course, food.
Padua Verona Lake Garda motorboat to Punta San Vigilio Mantua Valeggio sul Mincio Sigurtà Park and Garden Ponte Visconteo winery visit Cremona Lake Como Milan visits to craftsmen’s workshops
€960To€1300 excluding flights
Price variation depends on the seasonality of hotel rates
Description of Cultural tour of Italy, Verona to Milan
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Italy inspires awestruck sayings more than perhaps any country in Europe: 'All roads lead to Rome'; 'See Naples and die' (referring to its intoxicatin...
Europe may be the world’s second smallest continent, with some of its tiniest nations, but it finally lays to rest, with ease, the whole ‘size isn’t e...
5 Reviews of Cultural tour of Italy, Verona to Milan
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 22 May 2023 by Inge Kirkwood-BleysWe most enjoyed the small group tours in Tuscany. Our guides were very informative and it was pleasant to be in a very small group. And, of course the scenery and the old villages were beautiful. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Aug 2022 by Colin JohnstonGiovanna was incredibly helpful in organising my trip and adjusting it according to my interests and budget. She obviously wanted to show the best of North Italy. I recommend this tour operator unreservedly. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Oct 2022 by Sheila ThomasIt was a good mix of places to visit. Some places were more beautiful than others, but all had enormous history and so all of them were interesting. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019 by Ambika ThandavanI found the entire vacation memorable, and especially enjoyed the wine tour as well as the visit to the mosaic artist's workshop Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Nov 2017 by Hooi LeeThe local delight in Amalfi is very delicious, especially seafood. The architecture in Rome in very unique. Awesome trip! Read full review
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PlanetWe use the train as the main mean of transport, when places cannot be reached by railways, we rely on local companies to operate the transportation service. On Lake Garda, we prefer to work with a company which has introduced the first boat with zero impact on the environment in the lake area; we are talking about an electric boat that makes use of the most advanced technology to reduce to zero the boat emissions and consequently the air and water pollution. The use of this boat will not only have a positive impact on the lake environment but it will also allow you to enjoy the lake at its best without the annoying noise of the jet engine, surrounded only by the sound of running water under the hull.
Along this itinerary you will come across many historical buildings and places which stand witness to an ancient culture and the passing of different historic ages. The preservation of such heritage is quite a hard task for the local administrators because many attractions are unknown to most of the visitors who come to Italy every year and who tend to limit their visits only to famous cities. By visiting these smaller towns, you will help with the maintenance of their rich cultural heritage which can be kept safe for future generations
PeopleOn this tour you will have the opportunity to visit some craftsmen’s workshops and local food laboratories to discover ancient arts like violin making or the art of making hand made tortellini. These competencies belong to the rich Italian cultural heritage and they are still alive thanks to the efforts and hard work of dedicated artisans. You will experience an authentic journey into the Italian crafts and discover the real Made in Italy while supporting the survival of old craftsmanship rooted in a far away past. The possibility to discover old crafts goes beyond the experiences that we suggested here, we have a wide range of visits and workshops that we can arrange for you and include in this programme according to your interests and what you like best. Artisans will open for you their workshop’s doors, unveil their secrets and share their story rooted in their lands. At the tortellini laboratory you can ask to see how the ladies still make tortellini every day by hand.
Artisans have a tale to tell and share with passion, you will discover the soul of your destination through the words of unique storytellers. In the historic center of most of the towns that you will visit, you will find traditional shops run by generations of the same family and you will have the chance to buy typical local products. You will realize how these shops stand out from the rest of the commercial offer and with no effort, you will be able to buy like a local. We can provide some suggestions on request and in case of need, do not be afraid to ask people for help, the English language is not of common knowledge in small towns but rest assured that people’s open and friendly attitude overcomes any communication issue
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