You will get to know the most important features of some outstanding cities of Northern Italy such as Venice, Verona and Brescia through the love stories of famous literary or historical characters.
The measure of love is to love without measure.
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Venice doesn’t need any spot or advertising: a must-see, striking, unrivalled, timeless, stunning scenario!
- 4-star hotel in Venice
- Typical lunch in Brescia
- Entrance to Vittoriale
- Guided tour of Verona
- Entrance to Parco Giardino Sigurtà
- Full day cruise in Venice
Arrival at your hotel in Brescia. Meet and Greet. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2 (Brescia)
After breakfast, you will meet your guide for a walking tour of the city centre. Brescia with its bygone relaxing athmosphere has been the perfect set for literary and historical love affairs such as the one between Ermengarda and her husband King Carlo Magno; Andreuola and Gabriotto described in a novel of Boccaccio’s Decameron; the poet Ugo Foscolo and Marzia Martinengo. Follow their tracks and Brescia will be disclosed to your eyes with its historic monuments dating back to the Roman period and the Medieval era such as Piazza del Foro, the beautiful Duomo Vecchio Cathedral and Palazzo Broletto. Lunch in a typical restaurant and in the afternoon time at your disposal for shopping or discovering other important museums such as recently included in Unesco World Heritage List Monastic complex of S. Salvatore and S. Giulia. Overnight stay.
DAY 3 (Gardone Riviera – Sirmione)
After breakfast, departure to Gardone Riviera on Lake Garda: visit of the Vittoriale, House of Gabriele D’Annunzio, a brilliant intellectual of the past century and the gardens with his Mausoleum. The countless pieces of memorabilia collected inside the Prioria remind of his most famous love affairs with the actress Eleonora Duse and the Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka. Free time for lunch in Gardone Riviera and then board from a cruise to Sirmione laying in a charming peninsula renowned for Aquaria Thermal Center and Catullo’s Caves, remainings of a roman villa. In its medieval Castle once lived Ebengardo with his darling Arice but their love ended tragically: Arice was killed by a pasionate suitor and in his turn Ebengardo stabbed him to death. Transfer to Desenzano and overnight stay.
DAY 4 (Verona – Parco Giardino Sigurtà)
After breakfast, departure to Verona, a true gem among the Italian historic cities has always enchanted its visitors and world renowned for the Summer Opera Season at the Arena. Legend and reality are mixed in Romeo and Juliet’s tragical love story set in this romantic city where you can visit Juliet’s House with her famous Balcony and her tombston, the Roman theatre and Castelvecchio with a guided walking tour. Don’t to forget to get an eyeful to its elegant boutiques in via Mazzini or among the stalls in Piazza delle Erbe. Free time for lunch. You will spend the afternoon in Parco Giardino Sigurtà, one-of-a-kind oasis of green covering an area of 600.00 sqm not far from Lake Garda. Scenic gardens with original box-hedging, pictoresque coreographical settings with gushing fountains, the beautiful Great Old Oak and the Maze will all surprise you. Return to your hotel in Desenzano for the overnight stay.
DAY 5 (Venice)
After breakfast departure to Venice, the most romantic city in the world, it is icon in itself a one-of-a-kind open air museum. Venetian was the most famous lover Giacomo Casanova. Lose yoursef in the maze of its canals, discover its glorious historical heritage or indulge yourself in a romantic ride on a “gondola“. In the afternoon, a look at Palazzo Ducale and the famous Bridge of Sighs and a guided tour through the calli from Piazza San Marco to Rialto. Overnight stay in Mestre, near Venice.
DAY 6 (Venice)
After breakfast, a day cruise to the islands of the lagoon Murano, Burano and Torcello. In Murano you will be shown the ancient art of glassmaking by a master of art who will give shape to some objects in front of your eyes. Burano famous for its lace factories and its fishermen’s houses painted in bright colours. In Torcello you will admire S. Fosca Church and S. Maria Cathedral with beautiful mosaics. On board you will taste a typical Venetian lunch based on fish. Back to the hotel and overnight stay.
After breakfast departure.