Culture and tastes of northern Italy Self-Drive

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Turin. Transfer from main italian airports available upon requests. to Transfer to main italian airports available upon requests, as well as customizable additional tours/days.

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Breath the real soul of the fashion capital by sipping a cocktail in the vibrant Navigli district Learn about the ancient art of Violin making from a local artisan in Cremona Discover the most genuine side of the Food valley and visit small villages, castles and food producers of Parma area Meet the local producers of the most excellent Italian products and taste Culatello, Parma ham, Aceto Balsamico, Lambrusco and Valpolicella wines Enjoy the slow life in the beautiful towns of Cremona, Parma, Mantua and Bergamo far from the tourist crowds Visit the hidden corners of Bologna, Verona and Milan thanks to our local buddy guides.
Day 1: Milan & Aperitif on Navigli Free afternoon to visit the city centre by your own and in the evening enjoy a walk with an aperitif on Navigli – discovering one of the most vibrant part of the city. Return to the hotel and overnight. Day 2: Milan-Cremona-Parma After breakfast, departure to Cremona. Visit of the old city centre and to a Violin maker laboratory. In the afternoon guided tour of the town.Overnight. Day 3:  Castles of Parma area, Verdi native town & Culatello Ham Tasting  After breakfast, you will have an entire day at disposal to discover the magnificent castles of the former Ducato di Parma.Typical lunch in trattoria.Return to Parma for the evening. Day 4: Modena Balsamic vinegar tasting- Bologna After breakfast departure to Modena for a guided visit to an Acetaia, a firm which produces the Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar, protected by the “DOP” brand (Protected Designation of Origin).  Tasting menu in the Acetaia.You can then stop in Maranello for a visit to Ferrari Museum to admire splendid unique models of the past and of the future and the permanent exhibition dedicated to the Formula One Championships (facultative)Day 5: Bologna walking tour – FICO Eataly World Tour from field to fork Breakfast. Meeting with our guide for an interesting visit of the town. Time at disposal for a pleasant walk in town and for lunch.Possibility to book and additional activity (cooking class, tasting laboratory) Return to the hotel and overnight. Day 6: Bologna-Mantua -Verona walking tour Breakfast. Departure to Mantua. Free time to explore this magnificent city by your own.Free time for dinner and overnight. Day 7: Garda lake – Valpolicella tasting – Bergamo Breakfast. Departure to Garda lake, on the way stop  in the wine region of Valpolicella for a visit to a wine producer including a guided tour of the cellars and the tasting of the famous red wines Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone. Proceed toward Garda lake and a visit of Sirmione. Here you can stop for a lunch in panoramic restaurant overlooking the lake. Proceed towards Bergamo. Visit of the old town “Bergamo alta” accessible by a funicular. Tasting menu for dinner in historical wine shop, where you will discover dishes of the typical tradition with different local wines. Overnight in Bergamo. Day 8: (Bergamo)-Milano & departure After breakfast, time to explore the city and end of the services. Depending on the aiport of departure transfer to Bergamo or Milan airport. Drop off the car and departure. The tour can be extended with extra nights in Verona/Garda lake/Milan We suggest to rent a car for this tour, but with some modifications it can be offered also with transfers by train.

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation in hotel 3* or B&B/countryhouse in double room (1 night in Milan, 2 nights in Parma, 2 nights in Bologna, 1 night in Verona, 1 night in Bergamo)
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided tour “Navigli walk with aperitif” in Milan
  • Visit to a violin maker laboratory in Cremona
  • Private guided tour of Parma
  • Visit to Soragna castle
  • Visit to the Verdi theatre in Busseto
  • Visit to a ham producer and tasting
  • Visit to Parmigiano Reggiano diary
  • Visit to a Balsamic vinegar producer with tasting lunch menu
  • Private guided tour of Bologna
  • Private guided tour of Verona
  • Visit and tasting in Valpolicella winery
  • Tasting dinner menu in wine shop in Bergamo
  • Breakfast

What’s not included

  • City tax (to pay on the spot)
  • Flights and transportation
  • Entrance tickets to Museums, Castles etc

Itinerary

Day 1: Milan & Aperitif on Navigli Free afternoon to visit the city centre by your own and in the evening enjoy a walk with an aperitif on Navigli – discovering one of the most vibrant part of the city. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 2: Milan-Cremona-Parma After breakfast, departure to Cremona. Visit of the old city centre and to a Violin maker laboratory. In the afternoon guided tour of the town. Overnight.
Day 3:  Castles of Parma area, Verdi native town & Culatello Ham Tasting  After breakfast, you will have an entire day at disposal to discover the magnificent castles of the former Ducato di Parma. Typical lunch in trattoria. Return to Parma for the evening.
Day 4: Modena Balsamic vinegar tasting- Bologna After breakfast departure to Modena for a guided visit to an Acetaia, a firm which produces the Traditional Modena Balsamic Vinegar, protected by the “DOP” brand (Protected Designation of Origin).  Tasting menu in the Acetaia. You can then stop in Maranello for a visit to Ferrari Museum to admire splendid unique models of the past and of the future and the permanent exhibition dedicated to the Formula One Championships (facultative)
Day 5: Bologna walking tour – FICO Eataly World Tour from field to fork Breakfast. Meeting with our guide for an interesting visit of the town. Time at disposal for a pleasant walk in town and for lunch. Possibility to book and additional activity (cooking class, tasting laboratory) Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 6: Bologna-Mantua -Verona walking tour Breakfast. Departure to Mantua. Free time to explore this magnificent city by your own. Free time for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Garda lake – Valpolicella tasting – Bergamo Breakfast. Departure to Garda lake, on the way stop  in the wine region of Valpolicella for a visit to a wine producer including a guided tour of the cellars and the tasting of the famous red wines Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso and Amarone. Proceed toward Garda lake and a visit of Sirmione. Here you can stop for a lunch in panoramic restaurant overlooking the lake. Proceed towards Bergamo. Visit of the old town “Bergamo alta” accessible by a funicular. Tasting menu for dinner in historical wine shop, where you will discover dishes of the typical tradition with different local wines. Overnight in Bergamo.
Day 8: (Bergamo)-Milano & departure After breakfast, time to explore the city and end of the services. Depending on the aiport of departure transfer to Bergamo or Milan airport. Drop off the car and departure. The tour can be extended with extra nights in Verona/Garda lake/Milan We suggest to rent a car for this tour, but with some modifications it can be offered also with transfers by train.
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