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LIVE THE HISTORIC RACE MILLEMIGLIA

The most beautiful race in the word” has been defined by Enzo Ferrari: it is the Mille Miglia that during an exciting weekend of mid May transforms Brescia into the capital of unique vintage cars. Vibrant days to immerse yourself in all the things Mille Miglia has on offer with a touch of culture and relax on the shores of Lake Garda. In 2015 the race will run through Milan to celebrate Expo!

Fuel rather than blood flows through the veins of Brescian people.
Popular saying

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The first edition took place in 1927 and since then it has gained world renown with crowds of enthusiasts along the journey through the most pictoresque Italian landscapes from Brescia to Rome and return. Celebrity drivers among the competitors together with special guests and TV personalities will show the  most treasured cars.

Highlights

  • Meet and greet
  • 3-star hotel in the center of Brescia
  • Guided tour of Brescia
  • Return transfers to Salò

DAY 1 (Brescia)

Arrival at your hotel in Brescia. Meet and Greet. Free time for lunch and to assist to the technical checks and distribution of cars’ race numbers. At 6 pm the start of the the first car. Overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Brescia) 

After breakfast a half day guided walking tour inside the city center of Brescia to discover its monuments of different artistical perdiods. In the afternoon free time for shopping or to have a look at the Mille Miglia Museum where the history and a fashinating collection of some classic cars are on display.

DAY 3 (Salò)

After breakfast departure to Salò to visit this pictoresque resort with its narrow lanes full of shops or to take a boat trip to admire the beautiful panorama from the lake point of view. In the afternoon return back to Brescia and overnight stay. 

DAY 4 

Departure after breakfast.

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VISIT EXPO 2015 BY TRAIN

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the subject of Expo 2015 that will be hosted in Milan from May 1st to Octber 31st. Here your sensorial experience will be enhanced by visiting a wide variety of food pavillions and by taking part to spectacular events that will be performed thick and fast. What a wonderful opportunity for a round the world jump into different traditions and cultures and to discover the nearby area with Brescia and Lake Garda too. That’s all good food for thought: highly recommended!

Preserve and treat food as you would your body, remembering that in time food will be your body.
B.W. Richardson

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Brescia is a historic town located in the region of Lombardy between Milan and Verona. It’s provided with good transport links which make it an ideal connecting point to reach Lombardy Lakes’ disctict and the outstanding cities of Northen Italy (eg. Verona, Venice, Bologna and Turin) within a day trip. But first of all why not discover Brescia and its beauties among which there is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and monuments dating back from the Roman era up to the Venetian period of influence on the town ended in the mid 18th century.

Highlights

  • Meet and Greet
  • 4-star hotel in an elegant Villa in Brescia
  • Train tickets Milan – Desenzano
  • Entrance to Expo exibition
  • Eataly Light Lunch
  • Guided tour of Brescia

DAY 1

Arrival at your hotel in Brescia. Meet and Greet. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Expo 2015 Milan)

After breakfast  in an hour train trip you reach Milan for a full day visit to Expo. Return back to Brescia. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 (Brescia)

After breakfast a half day guided walking tour to explore the peculiar features of the historic centre of Brescia: the Roman area with Piazza del Foro, the Medieval heritage in Piazza Duomo with its cathedral and Palazzo Broletto, the Venetian-style Piazza Loggia with its clocktower. In the afternoon free time for shopping or to discover a few of its museums (eg. Monastic complex of S. Salvatore – Santa Giulia and Capitolium archeological area, UNESCO World Heritage site). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4 (Desenzano del Garda)

After breakfast a 30 minutes train trip to the beautiful Desenzano del Garda lake resort will let you have all the time for strolling among its lanes for shopping or for visiting its recently restored castle and Villa Romana or simply sunbathing on a beach immersed in a stunning panorama. Return back to Brescia. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5 

Departure after breakfast.

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JUMPING INTO EXPO 2015

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the subject of Expo 2015 that will be hosted in Milan from May 1st to Octber 31st. Here your sensorial experience will be enhanced by visiting a wide variety of food pavillions and by taking part to spectacular events that will be performed thick and fast. What a wonderful opportunity for a round the world jump into different traditions and cultures and to discover the nearby area with Brescia and Lake Garda too. That’s all good food for thought: highly recommended!

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on.
Josiah Gilbert Holland

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Expo 2015 will take place in Milan: a must-see event and even a great opportunity for visiting Lombardy region and Italy. Make the most of your time with our packages!

Highlights

  • 4-star hotel in an elegant Villa in Brescia
  • Half board
  • Entrance to Expo exibition
  • Eataly Light Lunch
  • Guided tour of Brescia
  • Entrance to Vittoriale

DAY 1

Arrival at your hotel in Brescia. Meet and Greet. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Expo 2015 Milan)

After breakfast departure to Milano to visit Expo 2015. Return back to Brescia for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 (Brescia)

After breakfast a half day guided walking tour to explore the peculiar features of the historic centre of Brescia: the Roman area with Piazza del Foro, the Medieval heritage in Piazza Duomo with its cathedral and Palazzo Broletto, the Venetian-style Piazza Loggia with its clocktower. In the afternoon free time for shopping or to discover a few of its museums (eg. Monastic complex of S. Salvatore – Santa Giulia and Capitolium archeological area, UNESCO World Heritage site). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 4 (Gardone Riviera)

After breakfast departure to Gardone Riviera for a visit to the Vittoriale, Gabriele D’Annunzio’s House full of original  memorabilia and its gorgeous gardens in which there is an open-air amphitheatre, the warship Puglia and other weird artefacts. Free time for lunch or for a stroll on the lakeside promenade. Return back to Brescia for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5 

Departure after breakfast.

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IMAGINE EXPO MILAN 2015

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the subject of Expo 2015 that will be hosted in Milan from May 1st to Octber 31st. Here your sensorial experience will be enhanced by visiting a wide variety of food pavillions and by taking part to spectacular events that will be performed thick and fast. What a wonderful opportunity for a round the world jump into different traditions and cultures and to discover the nearby area with Brescia and Lake Garda too. That’s all good food for thought: highly recommended!

  

There is no body but eats and drinks.
But they are few who can distinguish flavors.
Confucio

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Expo 2015 will take place in Milan: a must-see event and even a great opportunity for visiting Lombardy region and Italy. Make the most of your time with our packages!

Highlights

  • 4-star hotel in an elegant Villa in Brescia
  • Entrance to Expo exibition
  • Hands-on cooking session
  • Guided tour of Malpaga Castle
  • Boat excursion to Montisola
  • Visit and tasting in a Franciacorta wine cellar

DAY 1

Arrival at your hotel in Brescia. Meet and Greet. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Expo 2015 Milan)

After breakfast departure to Milano to visit Expo 2015. Return back to Brescia for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 ( Malpaga Castle – Franciacorta Outlet)

After breakfast departure to Malpaga, near Bergamo, for a guided visit of its castle immersed in 330 hectares of land. A special cooking class divided in three segments (theory, showcooking, individual practice) will enable you to put your skills into preparing a few traditional recipes of our region. On the way back to Brescia, time for shopping at “Franciacorta Outlet Village”. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 4 (Franciacorta – Montisola)

After breakfast departure to the well-renowned Franciacorta area and visit of one of its charming wine cellars: the wine-making procedures and a tasting of some of its exquisite distillates such as Franciacorta’s Saten will be the must of your day. Free time for lunch on the beautiful lake shore of Iseo and then an excursion by boat to stunning Montisola, a small mountain island in the middle of Lake Iseo. Return back to Brescia for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5 

Departure after breakfast.

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VINTAGE ATHMOSPHERE

The most beautiful race in the word” has been defined by Enzo Ferrari: it is the Mille Miglia that during an exciting weekend of mid May transforms Brescia into the capital of unique vintage cars. Vibrant days to immerse yourself in all the things Mille Miglia has on offer with a touch of culture and relax on the shores of Lake Garda. In 2015 the race will run through Milan to celebrate Expo!

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
Oprah Winfrey

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The first edition took place in 1927 and since then it has gained world renown with crowds of enthusiasts along the journey through the most pictoresque Italian landscapes from Brescia to Rome and return. Celebrity drivers among the competitors together with special guests and TV personalities will show the  most treasured cars.

Highlights

  • Meet and Greet
  • 4-star hotel in Brescia
  • Entrance to the hotel’s Spa
  • Guided tour of Brescia
  • Return transfers to Salò

DAY 1 (Brescia)

Arrival at your hotel in Brescia. Meet and Greet. Free time for lunch and to assist to the technical checks and distribution of cars’ race numbers. At 6 pm the start of the the first car. Overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Brescia) 

After breakfast a half day guided walking tour inside the city center of Brescia to discover its monuments of different artistical periods. In the afternoon free time for shopping or to have a look at the Mille Miglia Museum where the history and a fashinating collection of some classic cars are on display.

DAY 3 (Salò)

After breakfast departure to Salò to visit this pictoresque resort with its narrow lanes full of shops or to take a boat trip to admire the beautiful panorama from the lake point of view. In the afternoon return back to Brescia and overnight stay. 

DAY 4 

Departure after breakfast.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE 2015

What about spending your New Year’s Eve in Lake Garda enjoying a superb Gala Dinner with music and entertainment? And the day after… relaxing and pampering yourself with bespoke treatments and massages in a peaceful atmosphere. This dream can come true with our 3-days package conceived for this special occasion.

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

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The Vittoriale, perched above Gardone Riviera hillside, was Gabriele D’Annunzio’s private Villa full of weird memorabilia that tell the story of this unique outstanding artist, poet, intellectual figure of the 19-20th C.

Highlights

  • 3-star hotel near Lake Garda
  • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner
  • Relax in Wellness Center
  • Guided tour of Brescia
  • Tasting in a Lake Garda wine cellar
  • Entrance and guided vistit to Vittoriale

DAY 1

Arrival at your hotel near Lake Garda. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 (Brescia)

After breakfast a half day guided walking tour to explore the peculiar features of the historic centre of Brescia: the Roman area with Piazza del Foro, the Medieval heritage in Piazza Duomo with its cathedral and Palazzo Broletto, the Venetian-style Piazza Loggia with its clocktower. In the afternoon free time for shopping or to discover a few of its museums (eg. Monastic complex of S. Salvatore – Santa Giulia and Capitolium archeological area, UNESCO World Heritage sites). Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 (Gardone Riviera – Manerba del Garda)

After breakfast departure to Gardone Riviera for a visit to the Vittoriale, Gabriele D’Annunzio’s House full of original memorabilia and its gorgeous gardens in which there is an open-air amphitheatre, the warship Puglia e other weird artefacts. Lunch will be in Manerba del Garda at Cantina Avanzi, famous winery since 1931 where you will take a visit accompanied by a tasting of a selection of their distillates. Return to the hotel for New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner with musical entertainment.

DAY 4 (Lake Garda)

After breakfast you will have the whole day at your disposal. Suggested activities: why simply not to take advantage of the hotel SPA or to take an optional excursion to Sirmione for a stroll and visit to the Catullo’s Grottoes or to the Aquaria Thermal Welness Center wide relaxation area overlooking the lake? Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 5  

After Breakfast departure.

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DAINTY WHITE MORSELS

Not only sparkling wines: “Franciacorta in Bianco” is a well reputed exhibition where you can taste a wide selection of different types of cheese and dairy products. Get yourself ready for a full immersion in white mouth-watering delights and experience a hands-on cooking session too.

You have to be a romantic to invest yourself, your money, and your time in cheese.
Anthony Bourdain

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Alpe del Garda, perched in the hilltop village of Tremosine overlooking Lake Garda, is a local creamery with a farm and restaurant offering natural local products e.g. Formagella di Tremosine, ricotta and yoghurt.

Highlights

  • Meet and greet
  • 4-star hotel in Lake Garda
  • Visit and tasting in a Lake Garda creamery
  • Lunch in Alpe Del Garda restaurant
  • Hands-on cooking session in Brescia
  • Transfer to Franciacorta in Bianco exibition

DAY 1  

Arrival at your hotel in Salò. Meet and Greet. Time at your disposal for getting around its lively center.

DAY 2 (Tremosine – Limone) 

After breakfast departure to Tremosine to visit Alpe Del Garda creamery and lunch at their restaurant. The afternoon will be at disposal in Limone del Garda: a stroll among its narrow cobbled lanes full of shops or a visit to a typical lemon garden or a boat trip to Riva del Garda or Malcesine. Return to your hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 3 (Franciacorta – Brescia) 

After breakfast you’re heading for Castegnato to “Franciacorta in Bianco”: a must-see exhibition of the excellences of dairying on display in the stalls of the best Italian producers. Not exclusively for cheese-lovers! In the afternoon, a 2 hours hands-on cooking class to put your skills into preparing the famous Italian pizza will complete this journey for your palate. Return to your hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 4  

Departure after breakfast.