DAY 1 ARRIVAL-VERONA CITY OF LOVERS 

Morning arrival at Verona Airport

Private transfer from Airport to Hotel

Time at own leisure to relax after flight. Walking tour in the city center : through the historical centre of Verona, with its crenelated towers and its inner courtyard s and well-curbs, hovers the spirit of William Shakespeare (British by birth but Venetian by choice) who gave Verona universal fame as a romantic city. You'll visit Juliet's House, Romeo's house, Roman Bridge, Roman theatre, Scala family tombs.

Overnight at Hotel 4* 

Day 2 VERONA-GARDA LAKE-VALPOLICELLA 

Private excursion to Sirmione a lovely village on the Garda lake

Departure from Hotel with private car, driver

Arrival , meeting with the guide and private guided walking tour of the village

After the tour time for lunch (lunch not included)

Departure to Valpolicella: because of its old history that goes back to the Roman Age, Valpolicella Classica is an extremely complex wine producing area. There are more then 400 wineries in Valpolicella Classica, each with its own history, values, style and character.

Visit to the winery of the descendants of Dante Alighieri : Dante Alighieri spent several years of his exile in Verona. His son, Pietro, came to love the beauty of the city and its countryside, and so decided to remain in the area, purchasing the Casal dei Ronchi in Gargagnago estate (possessione) in the heart of the historic Valpolicella region in 1353. Twenty-one generations later, both house and estate still belong to Dante's direct descendants.

Tour of the winery and final tastings.

Return to Hotel in Verona

Overnight at Hotel 4* 

DAY 3 VERONA-BOLOGNA & THE TWO TOWERS 

Private transfer from Hotel to Train station

High speed train from Verona to Bologna 2nd class train tickets

Upon arrival private transfer to Hotel and accommodation at hotel. Lunch on own

Departure for a walking guided tour of the city center . Bologna, chief town of the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, has been given three nicknames: “La dotta”, erudite, because of its well-known medieval University. The University of Bologna, foun-ded in 1088 probably by a board of intellectuals led by the famous Italian writer Giosuè Carducci, is the most ancient Western academy. The nickname “la rossa”, red, is due to the color of its roofs, the most amazing way to see them is from the tower “degli Asinelli”. The symbol of Bologna is made, in fact, of two towers, Garisenda and Asinelli, both towers were built around 1110 by the families who gave them their names. It is also called "la rossa" because, excluding short pauses, it has historically been politically towards the left, with its mayors coming from the communist or left wing parties. Bologna is also called "la grassa" which means fat because of its delicious cuisine; in many "trattorie"you can taste all traditional Bolognese plates such as tortellini, lasagne, mortadella and many more. During the walking tour the guide will explain some intresting stories and traditions of the city (not an history boring tour )and will bring travellers to the top of the Asinelli tower for watching the red roofs of the city. The Asinelli tower is the tallest lea-ning tower of Italy. There is no lift so reaching the top means walking up 498 steps and it’s well worth it.

The walking tour will end in a typical Osteria for tasting some of the most delicius dishes of the Emilian cuisine. Dinner not included

After the dinner return and overnight at Hotel 4* 

DAY 4 BOLOGNA- PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, LAMBRUSCO WINERY AND BALSAMIC VINEGAR-FARM TO TABLE COOKING CLASS 

After breakfast private transfer to the Parmigiano Reggiano dairy. Private tour during the production cycle and visit to the cattle shed and to the maturation room. The cheese maker will welcome the group in his dairy with the story of the family dairy .

After the visit transfer to the dairy shop for tastings of Pamrigiano of different ages

Visit to a balsamic vinegar producer

Private tour of the production of balsamic vinegar , the black gold of Modena, and final tastings.

Lunch in a typical trattoria with tasting of balsamic vinegar. Transfer and visit to a winery of Lambrusco. The tour starts in a museum of ancient tools used for picking grapes and it ends in a room with big barrels. Final tastings of 2 types of Lambru-sco . Private transfer to ta farmhouse for a special cooking class . Travellers will learn how to make pasta with rolling pin like tortelloni and tagliatelle . A funny lesson made by a grandmother .

Dinner in the farmhouse with tastings of the pasta made during the class and other typical dishes of the Bolognese tradition.

After dinner private transfer from farmhouse to hotel in Bologna

Overnight at Hotel 4* 

DAY 5 CARPIGIANI ICE CREAM MUSEUM & MASTERCLASS-MARANELLO & FERRARI EXPERIENCE 

Departure from hotel after breakfast for the Carpigiani Factory . Carpigiani is one of the most famous factory for the ice cream machines . The museum features an interactive tour that highlights three principal themes regarding gelato: the evolution of gelato over time, the history of production technology, and the places and ways it is consumed.

After the Museum tour an exciting class with a master intructor from Carpigiani Gelato university for learning how to make gelato and sorbetto.

At the end transfer to Antica Moka an elegant restaurant with a traditional , innovative cuisine for lunch.

After lunch transfer to Maranello , the little town where Enzo Ferrari built his great factory of supercars.

Visit to the the Ferrari Museum

Now it's time for a real driving experience on a Ferrari California! 20km test drive on the road of Maranello and surroundings.

Return to Hotel in Bologna .

Time at own leisure for the dinner

Overnight at Hotel 4* 

DAY 6 BOLOGNA-FLORENCE 

Private transfer to the train station. High speed train from Bologna to Florence 2nd class train tickets. Upon arrival private transfer to Hotel and accommodation at hotel

Private tour of the city with Uffizi Gallery entrancees included

Return to Hotel and time at own leisure for the dinner

Overnight at Hotel 4* 

DAY 7 FLORENCE-CHIANTI TOUR 

Private car and driver for the day. The driver will pick-you up at the train station and will take you to the chianti region.

You'll visit a special winery and enjoy half day for the truffle hunting.

Through this activity you can experience something unique, fun, and exciting, discovering the unknown world of the truffle, much appreciated on the steaming dishes offered in top restaurants. Under the guidance of an expert truffle hunter and his faithful dog, you will venture out in search of the precious tuber. Around the hills between Siena and Florence, in the beautiful and relaxing environment, we will choose the location of the walk, according to the truffle season and weather conditions. At the end of the walk you will be able to sample some truffles paired with Chianti wine: all within the magical atmosphere of the cellars of the winery farm. Lunch in the cellars of the winery with wine tastings

Return to Hotel in Florence

Overnight at Hotel 4* 

DAY 8 Departure

Private transfer from Hotel to Airport. 

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