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Arena di Verona Choir Festivals and Competitions Guggemusik Oberammergau / Sordevolo Jubilee 2016 in Rome Cities and Sights of Italy Warmth of Classical Southern Italy Taste of Northern Italy Hidden Treasures of Central Italy Flavours of South-Eastern Italy Colours of South-Western Italy Sicilian sunshine Gardens tour Lake Garda Lake Garda, Verona and Venice Lakes in Northern Italy and Milan Veneto: Art cities and Venetian villas Magic Italian Christmas Markets Christmas on Lake Garda New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda Carneval in Venice and Verona Formula 1 Treviso and its radicchio “the winter flowers” The spring of Prosecco Cooking, wine-cellars, culture 5 Important Wines in just 50 km Cookery course in Lake Garda MP3 Friuli


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Program: (3 days/2 nights) Day 1: Arrival at one of our hotels in Verona surroundings between Verona and Lake Garda or on Lake Garda: welcome drink, dinner and overnight stay.

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: After breakfast free time at your disposal. After lunch in hotel, departure by coach to Verona and guided tour of the town of eternal love, immortalized by Shaekespeare with his tale „Romeo and Juliet“. Visit of the most important monuments such as: the Arena, Piazza Bra, Piazza Erbe - the Herb Market Square, the Basilica of St. Zeno and the Scaliger family tombs. After the guided tour, enjoy the show in the arena. After the show, back to the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 3: After breakfast, departure.

• 2 nights, bed and breakfast in a 3* hotel on Verona surroundings or Lake Garda • 1 welcome drink • 1 dinner in hotel • 1 lunch in hotel • 1 opera in the arena of Verona (unnumbered seats) • Tour escort as per program

The itinerary as described does not include: • Single supplement on request • Europlan luxury coach as per program on request • Tourist tax where applicable


Choir Festivals and Competitions Our Choir Trips 2016-2017 Not only for adult choirs, but also for young choirs and bands

Verona Choir Competition

30 March – 03 April 2016 • 19-23 April 2017 (to be confirmed)

The romantic city of Verona was the setting of Shakespeare‘s classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Red-roofed and pastel-shaded, Verona lies in a bend of the river Adige as it winds its way south from the Alps. Apart from Rome itself, Verona is Italy‘s best preserved Roman city, with a Roman bridge, Roman gates and the famous Roman amphitheatre, the Arena of Verona. Verona is a well preserved Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance city, with beautiful frescoed churches and houses. Rich with tradition, this city is a perfect choral destination. The Verona Choir Competition is held in a local theatre of Verona where choirs have a maximum of fifteen minutes to perform their chosen pieces, judged by a panel of seven internationally acclaimed adjudicators. The Closing Ceremony ends with a grand procession from the reception through the city of Verona to the Roman Arena, where all guest choirs will join together to perform Va Pensiero by G.Verdi, Inno Alla Gioia by L. van Beethoven and Amazing Grace by J.Newton

The itinerary as described includes

• 4 nights in a 3* hotel situated in the southern area of Lake Garda (twin room with private bathroom, buffet breakfast and evening meal) • Participation in the competition including all charges • Participation in the opening concert • Half day sightseeing in Verona (excludes any entrance fees payable locally) • Day trip to Venice including a boat ride • Reception with an Italian Choir • Monetary Prize in Category 2 • Closing ceremony with snacks and wine, presentation of certificates for all choirs and a cup for every placed choir • Translation service throughout the stay

The itinerary does not include:

• Coaching as required throughout the festival • single supplement • city tax where applicable

Tuscany International Choral Festival

23-26 June 2016 • 15-18 June 2017 (to be confirmed)

The Tuscany International Choral Festival takes place each Summer in the medieval town of Montecatini Terme, in Tuscany. This festival offers an exciting program to choirs that includes up to four concert options as well as great sight-seeing. Tuscany was the ‘Birthplace of the Renaissance’ and has remained a culturally enriched region of Italy ever since. The region’s rolling hills and medieval art-filled towns have captivated people for centuries. The town of Montecatini Terme has been host to several famous guests including Toscanini and Gigli and has even provided inspiration to the Tuscan poet Giuseppe Giusti. And Puccini is believed to have composed the third act of La Bohème here. Choirs who wish to have a fourth choral performance can opt to prolong their festival stay by an extra night in Montecatini Terme and perform in one of the beautiful Catholic churches in Montecatini on the Sunday morning

The itinerary as described includes • • • • • • • •

3 nights in a 3*, 3* Superior or 4* hotel with breakfast 2 evening dinners in your hotel Opening ceremony at Spa Garden Tettuccio Three choral performances Half day excursion to Pisa or Lucca Full day excursion to Florence Closing ceremony at Villa Medici with dinner and drinks Local assistant throughout your stay

The itinerary does not include

• Coaching as required throughout the festival • single supplement • city tax where applicable


GUGGEMUSIK FESTIVAL EURO-CARNEVAL

14.01.2016-17.01.2016 VERONA History of the Euro Carneval The Euro Carneval was born in 1993 under the name “Guggemusik Festival”, but in recent years it has changed the wording of the name in order to give other types of folk musician the chance to participate. Guggemusik players are musicians with unusual instruments, from percussion to drums pushed on special trolleys, but they also include brass bands and wind players. The result, of course, is a type of music that it is impossible to classify into traditional genres: it is rather a collection of different styles, from jazz to rock, from classical to popular music, a particular repertoire which can even include classical texts from the Italian tradition typical of the Carneval period. In other words, Guggemusik is a mixture of notes, which the musicians perform without a score, simply improvising in the moment and mostly relying on solid experience. It is music that is spontaneous, fast and full of life. Guggemusik is originally from Switzerland, probably from Basel, where the first written notes of this genre were found dating from the beginning of the 10th century. Since then the tradition has become increasingly established and has spread rapidly to other neighbouring regions. The majority of the representatives of these musical Carneval groups are found in Central Europe, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Groups coming from all of these areas meet up once a year, precisely during the time leading up to Carneval. Twenty-one meetings have been held so far, in Verona and Prague, not forgetting Mainz, Wolfsberg, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Villach and Bolzano. Each group consists of around 30-40 musicians and the uniqueness of each formation lies in its costumes. They are always very colourful and original, creating, with this aspect of their choreography, a really unusual show. The imagination here has no limits and there are characters dressed as barbarians, or those with a traditional pointed hat and a cape covered in leaves and grass. The characteristic nature of each group is clear, however, and many groups wear new costumes every year. On the occasion of every Euro Carneval, therefore, the exponents of this ancient and unique folk tradition that is linked to Carneval are present. To the sound of the most diverse rhythms, and the sight of the most spectacular masks, the centre of every town and city becomes an outdoor stage. For all of the groups, therefore, a big attraction is being able to perform in the “Mosterkonzert” finale with all groups united together. This event cannot be defined as Carneval, but as merely a set of European customs and traditions.


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Since 1816, every five years, from June to September 400 people from Sordevolo perform the Holy Passion. Each aspect of the play: set design, production and direction, acting school etc. is handled by local human resources and techniques. The performance site is a wide open space, which is turned into a corner of Jerusalem. The text is a fifteenth century play in verses by the Florentine writer Giuliano Dati and is played by amateur actors. It is undoubtedly the greatest choral play ever performed in Italy.

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Venice DAY 1:

Milano, Garda, Verona

(approx. 175 km) Benvenuti a Milano! We begin our discovery of Milan with a guided tour including a visit to the incredible Duomo, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. The highlight of our day in Milan is the visit to see Leonardo da Vinci’s celebrated wall painting “The Last Supper”. Next, we board the coach for Sirmione, situated on the narrow peninsula in the southern waters of the Lake Garda - the largest Italian lake. The narrow streets and pretty piazzas make strolling through the town a pleasure and there is free time to explore the 13th century castle and the Grotte di Catullo – ruins of a Roman villa situated at the end of the peninsula. We then head inland for tasting of the famous Lugana white wine. We proceed to our hotel in the Verona area for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 2:

Verona, Padova, Brenta, Venice

(approx. 135 km) After breakfast we meet our guide in Verona. Together we visit this charming city of Roman origin and the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The tour includes the legendary Juliet’s balcony and Piazza Bra,

location of Arena, the largest Roman amphitheatre after the Colloseum in Rome. The Arena dates back to the 1st century A.D. and is still in use for the world famous opera festival held during the summer. The charming narrow streets and picturesque piazzas make the city a pleasure to explore. Next, we proceed to Padova for a guided tour of the town including a walk to the University, the Herb Market Square and the Basilica of St. Antonio. Later, we visit the Villa Pisani - one the most famous Palladian villas of the Riviera del Brenta. We travel to the Venice area to our hotel for dinner and 2 nights accommodation. DAY 3:

Venice

Today we enjoy the fabulous city of Venice! Our guide will introduce us to the wonderful atmosphere of this unique, floating city of shimmering waterways, elaborate bridges and great palaces: St. Mark’s square with its splendid cathedral and the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. At the end of the tour free time to explore the bridges over the lagoon, the characteristic narrow Venetian streets, the shops, the old bars, the typical canals and scenic spots. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 4:

Venice, Ferrara, Ravenna, Montecatini

(approx. 390 km) After breakfast, we proceed to the city of Ferrara where we discover the broad streets and impressive palaces. The town is still surrounded by more than 9 km of ancient walls which preserve the imposing Castello Estense, the most iconic building of the town. Next, we continue on to Ravenna, where you can discover the Byzantine city, with its precious mosaics at your own pace. Later we continue towards the thermal city of Montecatini Terme to our hotel for dinner and 2 nights accommodation. DAY 5:

Montecatini, Florence, Montecatini

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(approx. 100 km) We spend the entire day exploring Florence – the city known as the “cradle of Renaissance”. Our local guide will introduce us to the many delights of this city: the Duomo, with its iconic red-tiled dome and the beautiful Ponte Vecchio -home to 43 jewellers’ shops - Piazza della Signoria with its palace, also known as Palazzo Vecchio, and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Free time at leisure to explore Florence and its many treasures such as the world famous Uffizi Gallery. Back to the hotel in Montecatini for dinner and overnight accommodation. GROUP DEPARTMENT EUROPLAN TOUR OPERATOR • T +39 045 6209440 • F +39 045 6209411 • groups@europlan.it • www.europlan.it


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Montecatini, Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena

(approx. 170 km) After breakfast we leave for Lucca - a place of true beauty. Majestic city walls encircle a Roman and Medieval centre with an ancient arena, over time transformed into the oval Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Tiny churches and narrow streets make add to Lucca’s charm. Next, we proceed to Pisa to discover whit our guide the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its well-known symbol - the leaning tower. We continue on to San Gimignano, a fabulous little medieval village famous for its towers, which dominate the wonderful Tuscany countryside. At the end of this unforgettable day we travel to the Siena area for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 7:

Siena, Montepulciano, Perugia

(approx. 130 km) Today, we visit the marvellous city of Siena. Surrounded by olive groves and Chianti vineyards, Siena is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. Built on three hills, the city is crossed with wide boulevards and narrow streets that lead to the historical centre of the city. Here we find the Piazza del Cam-

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Florence po with its Torre del Mangia – famous for the annual Palio horse races, and the cathedral of Siena. Our journey continues to Montepulciano, a characteristic medieval village. We make a stop to taste some of the most-renowned Tuscan wines. Our trip takes us on to Perugia - a charming old city perched on top of a hill with beautiful panoramic views. We tour its winding streets to arrive at the heart of the city with its Fontana Maggiore. We proceed to our hotel in the Perugia area for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 8:

Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Orvieto, Rome

(approx. 245 km) After breakfast, we venture to Assisi: the town of Saint Francis, patron saint of Italy. Accompanied by our guide we visit the Rocca Maggiore and to the Basilica of Saint Francis, with its famous paintings by Giotto and Cimabue. We see some of the numerous churches where Francis preached peace and serenity, and which still characterize this medieval town. We then head to Todi, the medieval town of the poet Jacopone da Todi, located on a hill along the shores of the Tiber River. We visit its walls and its historic Piazza del Popolo. Our trip then continues in discovery of Orvieto, built on a cliff of compressed volcanic ash , overlooking the valley. With our city guide we take a cable car up to the historical centre – location of St. Patrick’s Well and spectacular world-famous Gothic cathedral. The day ends when we arrive at our Rome-area hotel for dinner and 2 nights accommodation.

Tiber: the heart of Catholicism. At the end of this memorable day we go to our hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 10:

Rome, Naples, Pompei, Sorrento (approx. 275 km)

After breakfast, we venture to Naples, a city of many faces, colours, flavours and traditions. With our guide we visit the historic Vomero, the narrow streets of the popular Spanish Quarter and breathe in the dreamlike atmosphere of San Gregorio Armeno and the romantic charm of Mergellina. It is all Napoli

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Rome

Today, the Eternal City will astonish us! Walking through its streets is like travelling back in time, between the ancient Roman ruins, monuments, marvellous squares, fountains, gardens and villas as well as temples and churches of all ages - each one revealing stunning paintings, statues and altars. With our guide we visit Rome both by coach and on foot, and have free time available to admire this amazing city: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the National Monument “Altare Della Patria”.... all waiting to be discovered! Don’t miss Vatican City across the

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and all of it will fascinate and captivate you! We then head to Pompeii for a guided visit of this site rendered immortal by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The excavations are the only archeological site that can show us daily life in Roman town. At the end of the day, we proceed to our hotel in Sorrento area for dinner and 2 nights accommodation.

of Sorrento, take a boat to glamorous Capri, with its suggestive corners, its history, its cuisine and its hospitable people; take the coastal drive to Amalfi and Positano, the beautiful pearls of the Amalfi Coast famous for the breath-taking views of the sea. In the evening dinner and overnight stay in your hotel in the Sorrento area.

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A day of relaxation and leisure at your hotel or the opportunity to explore the local sights: stroll through the quaint streets of the pretty clifftop town

Check out from hotel after breakfast. Arrivederci!

Cities and Sights of Italy (12 days/11 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2 hours guided tour of Milan • Entrance to view Leonardo DaVinci’s Last Supper • Wine cellar visit with Lugana Doc wine tasting • 2 hours guided tour of Verona • Entrance to Villa Pisani on the Riviera del Brenta • Transfer by private boat from Tronchetto to San Marco and return • 2 hours guided tour of Venice • 2 hours guided tour of Florence • 2 hours guided tour of Pisa • 2 hours guided tour of Siena • Wine cellar visit with wine tasting and light lunch in Montepulciano area

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2 hours guided tour of Assisi 2 hours guided tour of Orvieto 2 hours guided tour of Rome 2 hours guided tour of Naples Entrance to Pompeii excavations and guided tour • Services of a Tour Escort for the whole duration of the tour • Coach as scheduled • 11 nights with half-board (breakfast and dinner) in 3 or 4 star hotels as per programme (1 night in Verona area; 2 nights in Venice area; 2 nights in Montecatini Terme area; 1 night in Siena area; 1 night in Perugia area; 2 nights in Rome area; 2 nights in Sorrento area)

All itineraries can be modified to suit your requirements

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Warmth of classical Southern Italy

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS

Rome Caserta Naples Sorrento

Trapani

Palermo

Selinunte Agrigento

Taormina Siracusa Noto

Roma

DAY 1:

Rome

Our tour begins with the discovery of the wonders of the Eternal City. Walking through its streets is like travelling back in time, between the ancient Roman ruins, monuments, marvellous squares, fountains, gardens and villas as well as temples and churches of all ages - each one revealing stunning paintings, statues and altars. With our guide we visit Rome both by coach and on foot, and have free time available to admire this amazing city: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the National Monument “Altare Della Patria”.... all waiting to be discovered! At the end of this memorable day we go to our hotel near Rome for dinner and 2 nights’ accommodation. DAY 2:

Rome

After breakfast we return to the historical centre of Rome to further explore the capital. The Vatican City, the heart of Catholic Christianity, awaits us beyond the Tiber River. With our guide we admire the magnificent and extremely vast Vatican Museums, which represent one of the largest and most interesting museum complexes in the world, with the incomparable Sistine Chapel famous for Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. Free time for sightseeing of Rome until we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 3:

Rome, Tivoli, Montecassino, Caserta

(approx. 250 km) After breakfast we leave Rome to continue towards Tivoli and its villas. With our guide we visit the baroque Villa d’Este, a masterpiece of the Italian garden, with its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, water games. We then continue to the Imperial Villa Adriana, the most important and complex villa that remains from the Roman era. We then continue to Montecassino and visit the Abbey, beautifully raised from the ruins of four destructions- the last of which took place during the Second World War. Finally, we head to our hotel in Caserta area for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 04:

Caserta, Naples, Pompei, Sorrento

(approx. 90 km) After breakfast, our next destination is the Royal Palace in Caserta - an his-

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torical residence that once belonged to the Royal House of Bourbon - with its vast park with gardens, fountains, waterfalls and sculptures. Our journey continues towards Sorrento and its hillsides, where we sample the delights of genuine typical products from the Campania region: pizza, mozzarella cheese and limoncello! Sorrento, a charming little town famed for its hospitality, will enchant you with its narrow streets and its quaint historical centre. We proceed to our hotel in Sorrento area for dinner and 2 nights’ accommodation. DAY 5:

Sorrento and the surrounding area

A day of relaxation and leisure at your hotel or the opportunity to explore the local sights: stroll through the quaint streets of the pretty clifftop town of Sorrento, take a boat to glamorous Capri, with its suggestive corners, its history, its cuisine and its hospitable people; take the coastal drive to Amalfi and Positano, the beautiful pearls of the Amalfi Coast famous for the breathtaking views of the sea. In the evening dinner and overnight accommodation in our hotel in the Sorrento area. DAY 6:

Pompei, Napoli, Palermo

(overnight on the ferry) After breakfast we leave for Pompeii for a guided visit of this site rendered immortal by the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The excavations are the only archaeological site that can show us daily life in a Roman town. We continue to Naples, a city of many faces, colours, flavours and traditions. With our guide we visit the historic Vomero, the narrow streets of the popular Spanish Quarter and breathe in the dreamlike atmosphere of San Gregorio Armeno and the romantic charm of Mergellina. It is all Napoli and all of it will fascinate and captivate you! Free time before boarding the ferry for overnight sailing from Naples to Palermo in Sicily. Please note dinner and breakfast are not included on the ferry. DAY 7:

Palermo, Monreale, Monte Pellegrino, Mondello, Palermo

( approx. 50 km) We begin with a half-day guided tour of Palermo - regional and provincial capital of Sicily - starting from the old part of the city with the Royal Palace, the Palatina Chapel and the cathedral. After we visit the town of Monreale famous for its cathedral, and cloister decorated with Byzantine mosaics including the depiction of Christ Pancreator. In the afternoon optional ex-

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12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS cursion to Monte Pellegrino described by Goethe as the most beautiful promontory in the world with its spectacular views of the city, surrounding mountains and sea. After a visit to the sanctuary of Saint Rosalia- the patron saint of the city – we make a stop at the small fishing village Mondello with its marvellous beach, where you will have free time. Dinner and 2 nights’ accommodation in our hotel Palermo area. DAY 8:

Palermo, Erice, Trapani, Selinunte, Palermo

(approx. 340 km) After breakfast we travel to Erice, the medieval hilltop town of Monte San Giuliano. Tme to admire the Norman castle and the cathedral and to make a stop at a bakery shop to taste the typical almond pastry of Erice. We continue on to Trapani, the ancient Dreapanum, with his historical centre situated on the headland pointing out to the sea. In the afternoon we visit the archaeological park of Selinunte with its acropolis and ruins of ancient Greek temples. We return to our hotel in Palermo are for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 9:

Palermo, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Taormina

(approx. 370 km) Following breakfast we head to Agrigento for a morning visit and guided tour of the Valley of Temples. Here we can admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde - one of the best preserved Doric temples in the ancient Greek world - the Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. We continue on to the town of Piazza Armerina where we have a short break for a tasting of typical Sicilian food such as olive paté, olives, marmalades and wine followed by a guided tour of the Villa Romana del Casale - famous for a t beautiful collection of late-Roman mosaics. After time to see the city and its cathedral we continue to Taormina to our hotel for dinner and 3 nights’ accommodation. DAY 10:

Taormina, Etna, Taormina

(approx. 130 km) After breakfast we take a morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The area surrounding the volcano constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy. The great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we encounter en route to Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt) is amazing. From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. We visit at a local honey producer to taste quality honey and have the opportunity to try local wine. In the afternoon we return to Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau of the steeply sloping Monte Tauro which dominates the Ionian

Selinunte coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina. Opportunity to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. We return to our hotel in Taormina area for dinner and accommodation.. DAY 11:

Taormina, Noto, Siracusa, Taormina

(approx. 300 km) After breakfast we begin our full day excursion with the first stop in Noto known as the Baroque capital of Sicily. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island where we have a guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman amphitheatre, the Greek theatre, the Ear of Dionysus, the Cave of the Cordari and the Island of Ortigia - the most ancient part of the city with its stunning cathedral. We return to our hotel in Taormina area for dinner and accommodation. DAY 12:

Taormina

Check out after breakfast. Arrivederci!

Warmth of classical Southern Italy (12 days/11 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2 hours guided tour of Ancient Rome • 2 hours guided tour of Baroque Rome • Entrance to the Vatican Museums with guided tour • Entrance to Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli with a guided tour • Entrance to the Abbey of Montecassino • Entrance to the Royal Palace in Caserta • Light lunch with typical product tasting in Sorrento (mozzarella, pizza, limoncello) • Entrance to the excavations of Pompeii with a guided tour • 2 hours guided tour of Naples • Ferry crossing Napoli - Palermo (taken at night)

• 2 hours guided tour of Palermo • Guided visit of the archaeological site of Selinunte • Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento • Sicilian specialities tasting (olives, olive paste, jams and wine) • Guided tour of the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina • Guided tour of the archaeological park in Siracusa • Services of a Tour Escort for the whole duration of the tour • Coach as scheduled • 10 nights with half-board (breakfast and dinner) in 3 or 4 star hotel as per program (2 nights in Rome area, 1 night in Caserta area, 2 nights in Sorrento area, 2 nights in Palermo area, and 3 nights in Taormina area) and 1 night on accommodation only basis on the ferry crossing.

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Taste of northern Italy Verona Turin

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

Venice

Milan Parma

Riviera Levante Florence

Milano DAY 1:

Milan, Lake Maggiore, Turin

(approx. 230 km) Welcome to Milan! Our tour begins from Milan with a guided visit taking us on exploration of the city of fashion and Expo. We will visit the incredible Milan Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, and the Sforza Castle. We will then continue towards Stresa, the pearl of Lake Maggiore. Its panoramic and architectural beauty and mild climate make it a popular tourist destination. We will venture off by boat to the stupendous Borromean Islands, which form the backdrop to the marvelous landscape of the lake. At the end of the day, we will head back to our Turin-area hotel for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 2:

Turin

(approx. 50 km) After breakfast, along with our guide, we will head to the Venaria Reale, famous as the Palace of the Royal House of Savoy and surrounded by magnificent gardens. We will then go to the Stupinigi Hunting Residence, an

elegant architectural masterpiece. Later, we head back to Turin, a majestic city that leaves nothing wanting: the Cathedral, obelisks, grand squares and boulevards, the Castle, and the Piazza San Carlo are all waiting for you! We will have free time to climb the awe-inspiring Mole Antonelliana or visit the renowned Egyptian Museum. We will also have a proper break at one of the city’s historic cafés to enjoy Bicerin, a local hot drink in Turin. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 3:

Turin, Alba, Langhe, Portofino, Riviera Levante

(approx. 250 km) After breakfast, our day will begin by travelling to Alba, heart of the Langhe, at the center of a landscape of rolling hills and lush vineyards. We will have free time to explore this small village known as “the city of 100 Towers.” We will then go visit a traditional wine cellar where our taste buds will rejoice tasting some classic wines and local products. Portofino awaits us! After Rapallo, we will reach this corner of Paradise by boat; a handful of colorful houses at the end of a deep inlet. Transfer to hotel in Riviera di Levante area for dinner and overnight stay.

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8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS DAY 4:

Riviera Levante, Cinque Terre, Parma

(approx. 200 km) We will head off with our guide from La Spezia to visit to Cinque Terre, the five delightful villages that cling to sheer cliffs, surrounded by green hills; a natural kingdom of wild scents trapped in time. The journey will take place both by train and by boat. At the end of the unforgettable day, we will go to a hotel in the Parma area for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 5:

Parma, Maranello, Verona

(approx. 190 km) Today will be dedicated to learning about wine and food. After breakfast, we leave for Parma where a local guide will lead us on the discovery of this small and elegant city, rich in noble monuments and precious works of art. You cannot miss the Piazza del Duomo and the grandiose Parco Ducale. Parma is also noted for its local products: Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, which we will taste in a traditional cheese factory, and Parma ham, which we will sample in a local prosciutto factory. Then we will be off to Maranello and the Ferrari Museum, followed by a visit to a vinegar cellar to discover the secrets of traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Towards the evening, we will head to our Verona-area for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 6:

Verona, Lago di Garda, Verona, Mestre

(approx. 200 km) After breakfast our coach will take us to Sirmione situated on the narrow peninsula in the southern waters of the lake Garda, the largest Italian lake. The narrow streets and pretty piazzas make strolling through the town a pleasure and we will have free time to explore the 13th century castle and the Grotte di Catullo, a ruined Roman villa situated at the end of the peninsula. We then head inland to experience the olive tasting of the famous olive oil of the lake Garda. Later we will go back to Verona. Together with our guide we visit this charming city of Roman origin and the setting for Sheakspeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The visit includes the legendary Juliet’s balcony and

Taste of northern Italy (8 days/7 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2-hour guided tour of Milan • Private boat excursion: Stresa – Isola Pescatori – Isola Bella – Stresa • Entrance to Borromeo Palace on Isola Bella • Full-day tour guide for Venaria Reale, Stupinigi Palace and Turin • Entrance to Venaria Reale • Entrance to Stupinigi Palace • Tasting and light lunch in the Langhe • Boat to Rapallo – Portofino and return • Excursion to Cinque Terre through to La Spezia by train and boat • 2-hour guided tour of Parma • Visit to cheese factory and Parmesan cheese tasting • Visit to prosciutto factory and prosciutto tasting • Entrance to Ferrari Museum in Maranello • Visit to vinegar cellar with balsamic vinegar tasting • Visit to oil mill with olive oil tasting • 2-hour guided tour of Verona • Transfer by private boat to Tronchetto – San Marco and return

• 2-hour guided tour of Venice • 2-hour guided tour of Florence • Full-time tour operator throughout the duration of the tour • Bus as programmed • Overnight stays in half board (breakfast and dinner) in 3 or 4 star hotels as programmed (2 nights in the Turin area; 1 night in the Riviera di Levante area; 1 night in the Parma area; 1 night in the Verona area; 2 nights in Venice area).

Piazza Bra, which accommodates the largest Roman amphitheatre after the Colisum in Rome. The Arena dates back to the 1st century A.D. and is still in use for the famous opera season in the summer. The charming narrow streets and picturesque piazzas make the city a pleasure to explore. Next, we proceed to an hotel in the Venice area for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 7:

Venice

Today we will enjoy the fabulous city of Venice! Our guide will introduce us to the wonderful atmosphere of this unique, floating city of shimmering waterways, elaborate bridges and great palaces: St. Mark’s square with its splendid cathedral and the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. At the end of the tour free time to explore the bridges over the lagoon, the characteristic narrow Venetian streets, the shops, the old bars, the typical canals and scenic spots. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay. DAY 8:

Venice, Florence

(approx. 255 km) After breakfast we will go to the “cradle of Renaissance”: Florence. Our local guide will introduce us to the many delights of this city: the Duomo, with its iconic red-tiled dome and the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, that is home to 43 jewellers’ shops, Piazza della Signoria with its Palazzo, also known as Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. It’s time to say “Arrivederci”! For those who wish to further explore Italy this tour can be combined with our tour “Hidden Treasures of Central Italy”

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Hidden treasures of central Italy

Montecatini

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

Florence Arezzo

Bolsena

Perugia Spoleto

Rome

Toscana DAY 1:

Firenze, Montecatini

(approx. 50 km) Benvenuti a Firenze, the “cradle of Renaissance”, where we will spend the first day. Our local guide will introduce us to the many delights of this city: the Duomo, with its iconic red-tiled dome and the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, that is home to 43 jewellers’ shops, Piazza della Signoria with its Palazzo, also known as Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Free time at leisure to explore Florence and as many as 1.700 masterpieces in the world famous Uffizi Gallery. At the end of this day we will go to our hotel in Montecatini area for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 2:

Montecatini, Vinci, Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini

(approx. 130 km) The day is dedicated to the discovery of marvelous Tuscany. After breakfast, we leave for Vinci, the town where Leonardo was born. It is located in the center of lush countryside which gives it a unique and highly striking appearance. The church of Santa Croce preserves the baptismal font where Leonardo was baptized. The Leonardo museum is located within the castle. Next, we proceed to Pisa where our guide will lead us to discover the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its well-known symbol: the leaning tower. We will then leave for Lucca, a place of true beauty. Majestic city walls encircle a Roman and Medieval center with an ancient arena, now tranformed in a semicircular square Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Tiny churches and narrow streets make of Lucca a real beauty. At the end of this unforgettable day we will get to the hotel in Montecatini for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 3:

Montecatini, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Siena, Arezzo

(approx. 240 km) We continue the visit of our Tuscany and after breakfast head toward San Gimignano; walking along the streets of San Gimignano is like taking a dive into the middle of medieval times. Streets, piazzas, palaces, simple houses, churches make the town charming and unforgettable. Its famous towers dominate the valley from the top of the hill. We then continue to Monteriggioni, a small jewel immersed in the hills of Siena, which appears suddenly like a crown placed on the summit of the hill. It’s a medieval town born within a ring of walls which is still intact, distinguished by fourteen towers, which surround the unique piazza. To conclude, we reach Siena, one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Rising up from the top of three hills, the city is crossed by broad boulevards and narrow alleys which lead

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to its heart: Piazza del Campo with the Torre del Mangia tower and the Duomo. At the end, we will return to our hotel in the Arezzo area for dinner and the overnight stay. DAY 4:

Arezzo, Assisi, Perugia

(approx. 130 km) After breakfast we depart to discover Arezzo, an ancient city which gave birth to many famous characters of Italian literature. We will freely visit the fabulous Piazza Grande, the Duomo, the Roman amphitheater, the Tower, and the Town Palace before continuing on our trip toward Assisi, the city of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy. Our guide will accompany us to the Rocca Maggiore and the Basilica of the Saint with its famous paintings by Giotto and Cimabue. We will visit the many churches where Francis preached peace and serenity, which still today characterize this medieval town. In the evening, we will reach our hotel in the Perugia area for dinner and the overnight stay. DAY 5:

Perugia, Spello, Bevagna, Spoleto

(approx. 75 km) After breakfast we depart to discover Perugia and with our guide we visit this picturesque ancient city located on top of a hill, from which one can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view. The many streets running up- and downhill make Perugia the pearl of central Italy. We will follow them until we arrive at the fulcrum of the city, the Fontana Maggiore fountain. At the end of the visit we continue toward Spello, a beautiful town ensconced among beautiful olive groves, which climbs uphill until reaching the towers, up through small streets and alleyways beautified by multicolored flowers. Next stop is Bevagna, one of the few plains towns of Umbria… a rest for the legs! Crossing the historic center to arrive at the splendid Piazza Silvestri gives the sensation of entering a film. At the end of the day, we head for our hotel in the Spoleto area for dinner and the overnight stay. DAY 6:

Spoleto, Todi, Bolsena

(approx. 95 km) After breakfast we reach Spoleto and with our guide we visit this splendid city, nestled among green trees and beautified by the majestic Duomo and monumental castle. The entire historic area is focused on the ups and downs of small pedestrian streets. Afterwards, we leave for Todi, the medieval city of the poet Jacopone da Todi. The town is located on a hill that

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8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS dominates the valley of the Tiber river. We will visit this concentration of beauty among which its walls and the historic Piazza del Popolo, the People’s Square, stand out. Last but not least, we arrive at Bolsena for dinner and the overnight stay. DAY 7:

Bolsena, Civita Di Bagnoregio, Orvieto, Viterbo, Rome

(approx. 180 km) After breakfast today, we leave for Civita di Bagnoregio, an ancient town abandoned by its inhabitants but not by tourists who are fascinated by this fairytale like place, connected to the rest of the world by an infinite bridge. It’s called “the city that dies” because of the slow collapse of the tufa stone walls. We continue with the discovery of the beauties of Orvieto, which rises up on a tufa cliff that dominates the valley. A cablecar will take us to the Well of Saint Patrick, where our itinerary begins with our local guide, reaching the spectacular gothic Cathedral which is famous throughout the world. Now Viterbo awaits us, the medieval city of ancient origins historically known as the City of Popes for having been the seat of the papacy in the past. With our guide we will visit the Palace of the Popes, the Duomo of San Lorenzo and some of the many churches in the city. The day ends with the arrival at the hotel in the Rome area for dinner and the overnight stay.

Bolsena

DAY 8:

Rome

Today, the Eternal City will surprise us! Walking through its streets is like traveling backwards in time among ancient Roman ruins, monuments, marvelous piazzas, fountains, gardens, villas, and churches of all historic periods where each time one discovers amazing paintings, statues and altars. We will visit Rome with our guide in the morning both in a bus and by foot, and we will have free time available to admire this incredible city: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the altar of the Country await us! Our tour ends here. In the afternoon you will be able to visit the Vatican City across the Tiber, the heart of Catholic Christianity. The time has come to say goodbye with a warm ARRIVEDERCI!

For those who wish to further explore Italy this tour can be combined with our tours “Colours of South-Western Italy” or “Flavours of South-Eastern Italy”.

Arezzo

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Hidden treasures of central Italy (8 days/7 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2 hour guided tour of Florence • Entrance to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Vinci • 2 hour guided tour of Pisa • Full day in San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena • 2 hour guided tour of Assisi • 2 hour guided tour of Perugia • 2 hour guided tour of Spoleto • 2 hour guided tour of Orvieto • 2 hour guided tour of Viterbo • Guided tour of Rome • Accompaniment for the whole duration of the trip • Bus according to the program • Overnight stays with half pension plans (breakfast and dinner) in 3 or 4 star hotels according to the schedule (2 nights in the Montecatini Terme area; 1 night in the Arezzo area; 1 night in the Perugia area; 1 night in the Spoleto area; 1 night in the Lago

di Bolsena area; 1 night in the Rome area) The itinerary as described does not include: • Tourist tax where due • Drinks with meals • Entrances to parks, monuments and museums (unless otherwise specified in the section “The price includes”) • Transfer on arrival and departure • Porter services • Tips, extras and personal expenses • Anything else not included in section “The itinerary as described includes”.

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Flavours of south-eastern Italy

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS

Pescara Rome

Trani Matera

Bari

Brindisi

Taranto Otranto

Brindisi DAY 1:

Rome

Our tour begins with the discovery of the wonders of the Eternal City. Walking through its streets is like travelling back in time, between the ancient Roman ruins, monuments, marvellous squares, fountains, gardens and villas as well as temples and churches of all ages - each one revealing stunning paintings, statues and altars. With our guide we visit Rome both by coach and on foot, and have free time available to admire this amazing city: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the National Monument “Altare Della Patria”.... all waiting to be discovered! At the end of this memorable day we go to a hotel near Rome for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Rome, Tivoli, Pescara

(approx. 210 km) After breakfast we return to the historical centre of Rome to further explore the capital. The Vatican City, the heart of Catholic Christianity, awaits us

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DAY 3:

Pescara, Castel Del Monte, Trani

DAY 2:

Otranto

beyond the Tiber River. With our guide we admire the magnificent and extremely vast Vatican Museums, which represent one of the largest and most interesting museum complexes in the world, with the incomparable Sistine Chapel famous for Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. We then leave Rome to continue towards Tivoli and its villas. With our guide we visit the baroque Villa d’Este, a masterpiece of the Italian garden, with its impressive concentration of fountains, nymphs, grottoes, water games. We then continue to the Imperial Villa Adriana, the most important and complex villa that remains from the Roman era. Next we proceed to our hotel in Pescara area for dinner and overnight accommodation.

(approx. 290 km) After breakfast we head towards Castel Del Monte, Andria in Puglia where we visit this little treasure trove of history and culture, built on a rocky spur. The castle still stands isolated on a promontory of unspoilt countryside and retains

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8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS its dramatic magnificence. At a farmhouse in the area we enjoy a tasty snack with typical products of Puglia. We then continue to Trani, where the harbour, full of colourful boats, overlooks the cathedral and the castle, the two jewels of the town. We then proceed to our hotel for dinner and 4 nights’ accommodation. DAY 4:

Matera, Alberobello, Locorotondo

(approx. 195 km) After breakfast our guide awaits us in Matera. Falling in love with this town is very easy! It’s impossible not to remain enchanted by its famous “Sassi” full of history, its famous small but equally beautiful rock churches, the huge square in the centre - revealing an archaeological site- and Belvedere, overlooking the ancient village houses and caves... We find a magical atmosphere not only in Matera, but also in Alberobello, towards which we continue our journey. Walking through the streets of this town, which is overlooked by the beautiful and unique trulli, is like being catapulted into another world of timeless charm. The last stop of our day, but not the least important, is the village of Locorotondo, so named for its characteristic round shape, on the summit of a hill. The charm of its streets and the old town with its whitewashed houses will delight. At the end of this unforgettable day we return to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 5:

Taranto, Brindisi, Ostuni

(approx. 190 km) After breakfast we go to Taranto, also known as the city of the two seas (Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo) where an iron swing bridge connects the old town to the new town - an important harbour with the reflection of two castles in its waters. We continue to Brindisi, a maritime city of many different aspects. With our guide we visit the Norman Cathedral, the Roman column and Piazza della Vittoria. To end the day we head to Ostuni, known as the White City, which enchants all ... Its characteristic whitewashed houses are built on a hill and unfold in a maze of narrow streets. The day has come to an end and we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 6:

Lecce, Otranto

(approx. 310 km) After breakfast with our guide we visit Lecce, full of rich artistic and architectural heritage, where the bizarre and rich Baroque style dominates. Each corner of Lecce offers amazing views: the cathedral, the amphitheatre, the old City Gates and the Basilica of Santa Croce, a jewel of Baroque art. Later we proceed to Otranto, also known as the “Gateway to the East”, with its bastions, its dense network of narrow streets, the castle and the cathedral. Its historical and artistic beauty will remain in your heart forever! On the journey back to our hotel, we stop in a typical winery in Salento to

Tivoli taste the excellent wines of Puglia. We then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 7

Castellana Grotte, Canosa di Puglia, Bari

(approx. 250 km) Today we visit the fascinating Castellana Caves - an extraordinary natural spectacle in the karstic underground. We walk through the picturesque scenery formed by stalactites, stalagmites, fossils, canyons and caves until we reach the wonderful White Cave. Later we continue towards Canosa di Puglia, where there is time to see the important archaeological sites. The journey continues towards Barletta, with its narrow intersecting streets in the historic centre that encompass the main monuments: the Colossus of Bronze and the Cathedral. In the evening we proceed to our hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 8:

Bari

(approx. 90 km) It’s the last day of our tour, culminating with a visit to Bari - rich in Arabic and Norman tradition and culture. The city is made memorable by the scents that permeate the Old Town, its beautiful promenade and the impressive basilica. We leave you with a warm ARRIVEDERCI!

Flavours of south-eastern Italy (8 days/7 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2 hours guided tour of Rome • Entrance to the Vatican Museums with a guided tour • Entrance to Villa d’Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli with guided tour • Farmhouse visit and light lunch with tasting of typical products • 2 hours guided tour of Matera • 2 hours guided tour of Lecce • Winery visit with wine tasting in Manduria • Entrance to the Caves of Castellana with guided tour • 2 hours guided tour of Bari • Services of a Tour Escort for the whole duration of the tour • Coach as scheduled • 7 nights with half-board

(breakfast and dinner) in 3 or 4 star hotels as per programme (1 night Rome area, 1 night Pescara area, 4 nights Castellaneta Marina/Cisternino area, and 1 night Barletta/Trani area)

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The itinerary as described does not include: • Tourist tax where due • Drinks with meals • Entrances to parks, monuments and museums (unless otherwise specified in the section “The price includes”) • Transfer on arrival and departure • Porter services • Tips, extras and personal expenses • Anything else not included in section “The itinerary as described includes”.

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Rome

Our tour begins with the discovery of the wonders of the Eternal City. Walking through its streets is like travelling back in time, between the ancient Roman ruins, monuments, marvellous squares, fountains, gardens and villas as well as temples and churches of all ages - each one revealing stunning paintings, statues and altars. With our guide we visit Rome both by bus and on foot, and have free time available to admire this amazing city: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the National Monument “Altare Della Patria”… all waiting to be discovered! At the end of this memorable day we go to a hotel near Rome for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 2:

Rome, Montecassino, Caserta

(approx. 250 km) After breakfast we return to the historical centre of Rome to further explore the capital. The Vatican City, the heart of Catholic Christianity, awaits us beyond the Tiber River. With our guide we admire the magnificent and extremely vast Vatican Museums, which represent one of the largest and most interesting museum complexes in the world, with the incomparable Sistine Chapel famous for Michelangelo’s Last Judgement. Next, we leave for Montecassino and visit the Abbey, beautifully raised from the ruins of four destructions- the last of which took place during the Second World War. After, we proceed to our hotel in Caserta area for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 3:

Caserta, Napoli, Sorrento

(approx. 450 km) Following breakfast, our next destination is the Royal Palace in Caserta - an historical residence that once belonged to the Royal House of Bourbon - with its vast park with gardens, fountains, waterfalls and sculptures. Our journey continues towards Naples, a city of many faces, colours, flavours and traditions. With our guide we visit the historic Vomero, the narrow streets of the popular Spanish Quarter and breathe in the dreamlike atmosphere of San Gregorio Armeno and the romantic charm of Mergellina. It is all Napoli and all of it will fascinate and captivate you! At the end of the day we proceed to our hotel in Sorrento area for dinner and overnight accommodation. DAY 4:

Sorrento and the surrounding area

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local sights: stroll through the quaint streets of the pretty clifftop town of Sorrento, take a boat to glamorous Capri, with its suggestive corners, its history, its cuisine and its hospitable people; take the coastal drive to Amalfi and Positano, the beautiful pearls of the Amalfi Coast famous for the breath-taking views of the sea; or explore Pompeii, a place made immortal by a catastrophic volcanic eruption, excavated to reveal everyday life in a ancient Roman town. In the evening dinner and overnight stay in your hotel in the Sorrento area. DAY 5:

Sorrento, Paestum, Civita, Pizzo Calabro

(approx. 50 km) Today we leave Sorrento and proceed towards Calabria. Our first stop will be a guided tour of Paestum – an important archaeological site of ancient Greek heritage. We will be able to admire the well preserved city walls and the majestic temples in Doric style. Then we will stop for a walk in Civita, quiet village overlooking the Ionian Sea. The city is also called “The Land of the Devil’s Bridge. Its landscapes are defined among the most beautiful of the Calabria. In the late afternoon we arrive at the hotel in Pizzo Calabro for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 6:

Pizzo Calabro, Tropea, Pizzo Calabro

(approx. 60 km) After a well-earned rest, today our guide will accompany us to visit Pizzo and Tropea. Pizzo Calabro, a beautiful village perched on the coast on a promontory, in addition to being a major fishing centre is a popular tourist resort known for its beautiful coastline and its mild climate. Strolling along its picturesque historic centre we have the opportunity to taste the famous truffle of Pizzo, traditional ice cream from the local artisan bakery Tropea is the pearl of the “Coast of the Gods,” the earthly paradise where the famous braids of red onions and chillies excel. From the cliffs overlooking the sea we can enjoy a unique spectacle. We then return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 7:

Pizzo Calabro, Scilla, Reggio Calabria, Giardini Naxos, Taormina

(approx. 190 km) After breakfast, our guide will accompany us to Scilla, a beautiful town situated on a promontory that overlooks the Straits of Messina, a fishing village, known for its castle. The next destination is Reggio Calabria, which preserves the charm of antiquity with its Aragonese castle, the Greek walls, the Roman ther-

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8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS mal baths and the museum that contains the majestic Riace Bronzes. With the ferry we reach Messina, located on the extreme north-east point of Sicily and from there we go to the Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily, cradle of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. We proceed to our hotel in Taormina the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. DAY 8:

Taormina

Our journey has come to an end. After breakfast, with our guide we visit Taormina, the beautiful city that releases art, culture, architecture and history from every corner. The visit to the Greek-roman theatre is definitely worth it! The time has now come to say goodbye with a nice ARRIVEDERCI!

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Colours of south-western Italy (8 days/7 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2 hours of guided tour of Rome • Entrance to the Vatican Museum with a guided tour • Entrance to the Abbey of Montecassino • Entrance to the Royal Palace in Caserta • 2 hours of guided tour of Naples • Entrance to the archaeological park of Paestum with a guided tour • Full day guide for Pizzo and Tropea • Full day guide for Scylla and Reggio Calabria • Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina • Guided tour of Taormina • Accompaniment for the whole duration • Bus as scheduled • Nights with half-board (breakfast and dinner) in a 3 or 4 star hotel as per program (1 night in Rome, 1 night in Caserta, 2 nights in Sorrento, 2 nights in Tropea, 1 night in Taormina)

The itinerary as described does not include: • Tourist tax where due • Drinks with meals • Entrances to parks, monuments and museums (unless otherwise specified in the section “The price includes”) • Transfer on arrival and departure • Porter services • Tips, extras and personal expenses • Anything else not included in section “The itinerary as described includes”.

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Palermo In the afternoon visit of the archaeological park of Selinunte that contains the ruins of the temples and the Greek Acropolis. On to Agrigento. Overnight.

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In the afternoon arrival by yourself at the hotel in Taormina area. The clients will find an information brochure at the hotel reception. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. DAY 2:

Taormina mare, Castelbuono, Cefalù, Palermo

(approx. 300 km) Breakfast in Hotel. Briefing with the tourguide and departure to Castelbuono, a medieval town especially famous for the castle which its name derives and around which the city grew up in the 14th century. Here you will admire, walking on the streets, the medieval castle and the church of Matrice Vecchia. Continuation to Cefalù to visit this lovely medieval town and its famous cathedral Arabo-Normanno, one of the most beautiful churches in Sicily, built by Ruggero II, the first King of Sicily. Continuation to Palermo. Arrival at the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight. For the clients that will start the tour on Sunday fromPalermo: free arrival at hotel, dinner and overnight.

Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Taormina Beach

(approx. 370 km) Breakfast in hotel. In the morning visit of Agrigento and guided tour of the Valley of Temples, where you can admire the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concorde, one of the best preserved doric temples in the whole greek world, the Temple of Ercules and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Continuation to Piazza Armerina in the afternoon including a short break to have a tasting of typical Sicilian food like olive paté, olives, marmelades and wine. Hereafter you will have a guided tour of the Villa Romana del Casale, famous for the most beautiful collection of late-Roman mosaics and later on also the city with its Cathedral. Continuation to Taormina beach, where you will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Taormina. DAY 6:

Taormina Beach, Etna, Taormina

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Palermo, Monreale, optional: Monte Pellegrino, Mondello

(approx. 50 km) After breakfast in hotel half-day guided tour of Palermo, regional and provincial capital of Sicily. We will start the visit from the old part of the city with the Royal Palace, the Palatina Chapel and the Cathedral. Afterwards you will visit Monreale famous for its Cathedral with Byzantine mosaics figurating Christ Pancreator and its Cloister. In the afternoon optional excursion Monte Pellegrino with its spectacular views of the city, its surrounding mountains and the ocean and the sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, the patron of the city. Goehte once described Monte Pellegrino as the most beautiful promontory in the world. Continuation to the small fishing village Mondello with its marvellous beach, where you will have 1 hour freetime. Dinner and overnight in hotel at Palermo. DAY 4:

Erice, Trapani, Selinunte, Agrigento

(approx. 340 km) Breakfast in Hotel. Visit of Erice, the medieval town on the summit of Monte San Giuliano. Here we can admire the Norman Castle and the cathedral. Stop at a bakery shop to taste the typical almond pastry of Erice. Continuation to Trapani, the ancient Dreapanum, with his medieval district situated on the headland pointing out to the sea.

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(approx. 130 km) Half board in hotel. In the morning excursion to Mt. Etna, the highest peak of Sicily and the most active volcano in Europe. The territory surrounding the vulcan constitutes the “Park of Etna”, one of the largest protected areas in Italy: You will be astonished about the great variety of vegetation and landscapes that we will meet along the way before arriving at the “ Silvesti Craters” (about 1.900 mt). From here on you will have the option to continue the excursion by jeep. Stop at a local beekeeper to taste quality honey and have a winetasting and to see how he is produced. In the afternoon visit of Taormina, situated on a rocky plateau on the slopes of the steeply dropping Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast from Capo Sant’Andrea to Capo Taormina.Possibility, to visit the Greek-Roman theatre, the 2nd largest classical theatre in Sicily. Re-entry in hotel. Overnight. DAY 7:

Taormina Beach, Noto, Siracusa

(approx. 300 km) Half board in Hotel. Full day excursion. First stop in Noto to discover the beautiful baroque in Sicily. On to Syracuse, one of the most interesting archaeological sites of the island. Guided tour at the Archeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysus,, the Cave of the

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8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS Cordari, Island of Ortigia, the most ancient nucleus of the city with its stunning cathedral. Re-entry in hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight. DAY 8:

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Sicilian sunshine (8 days/7 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 2 hours guided tour of Palermo • 2 hours guided tour of Selinunte • 2 hours guided tour of Agrigento (Valle dei Templi) • Guided tour of Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina (entrance fees not incl.) • 2 hours guided of Siracusa • Almond pastry tasting in Erice • Tasting of typical local products near Agrigento • Honey and wine tasting on Mt. Etna • Services of a Tour Guide for the whole duration of the circuit • Coach for the whole duration of the tour • 7 nights with half-board (breakfast and dinner) in 3 or 4 star hotels as per program (3 nights in Palermo and 4 nights in Taormina)

The itinerary as described does not include: • Tourist tax where due • Drinks with meals • Entrances to parks, monuments and museums (unless otherwise specified in the section “The price includes”) • Transfer on arrival and departure • Porter services • Tips, extras and personal expenses • Anything else not included in section”The price includes”. • Optional excursion to Mt. Pellegrino and Mondello (Euro 20,00)

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Magic Italian Christmas Markets

Program: from the 6th to the 24th December

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Day 1: Arrival and accommodation in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda. Welcome drink. Dinner and overnight stay.

This refined, naturally eavened cake is the fruit of an ancient confectionery art. It is the traditional Christmas cake of Verona and probably got its name from its characteristic golden color, due to the eggs in its recipe. Some think it comes from an ancient, more humble family cake that the Veronese used to bake for Christmas: “nadalin”, a star-shaped cake, decorated with sugar, pine-seeds and anisette. The “real” history of Pandoro as we know it today starts in Verona towards the end of ‘800.

Day 2: After breakfast departure to Bolzano. Here the Christmas market is perhaps more important than elsewhere due to the great Germanic and Austrian traditions. The large Christmas market of Bolzano begins in the centre at Walther Platz, the city’s main square, and from there extends throughout the whole of the historic centre where you can admire not only the stands but open air museums, and performances for the young and old. In the afternoon visit Merano’s Christmas market where you can find typical hand-made gifts crafted by Tyrolese artisans. On the way back to the hotel a short stop in the town of Garda for a taste of Vin Brulè, a typical winter beverage of the area made with spiced hot wine. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. Day 3: After breakfast departure to Trento to visit its typical Christmas market, with kiosks and stands that sell many types of local merchandize and hand-crafted products. In the afternoon stop at Arco to visit the traditional Habsburg market in the antique district assembled by little houses built in Austro-Hungarian style. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Day 4: After breakfast departure to Venice. Guided visit of St. Mark’s square, the Rialto Bridge and other interesting sites of this enchanting city built on the water on a pleasant walking tour through the Venetian alleys and across the canals. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Day 5: After Breakfast departure to Verona for a sightseeing tour. A walk through the historic centre to see the most significant monuments of the city such as the ancient Roman Amphitheatre called the Arena, Juliet’s balcony, the Scaliger Family Tombs, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra, where you can visit an international exhibition of Christmas mangers displayed inside the Arena. Break for cappuccino and pandoro, a typical cake eaten only during the Christmas festivities in Verona, today famous world round. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. Day 6: Departure after breakfast.

Magic Italian Christmas Markets (from the 6th to the 24th December) The itinerary as described includes: • 5 nights, bed and breakfast in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda • Welcome drink • Vin Brulè tasting • Cappuccino and pandoro break • Entrance to the Mangers exhibition • Tour escort/guide as per program.

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Christmas on Lake Garda

Program: from the 23rd to the 27th December 23.12: Arrival and accommodation in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda. Welcome drink. Dinner and overnight stay. 24.12: After breakfast departure to Trento to visit the typical Christmas market, where kiosks and stands sell every type of local merchandize and hand-crafted products. In the afternoon stop at the town of Arco to visit the traditional Habsburg market in the antique quarter assembled by little houses built in Austro-Hungarian style. Return to the hotel for Christmas Eve dinner. Overnight stay. 25.12: Breakfast. Morning free before Christmas lunch with turkey. In the afternoon departure to Garda for a refreshing walk and visit to the little Christmas market. Tastes of Vin Brulè, typical winter beverage of the area, made with spiced hot wine. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. 26.12: After breakfast departure for Verona for a sightseeing tour. A walk through the historic centre to see the most significant monuments of the city such as the ancient Roman Amphitheatre called the Arena, Juliet’s balcony, the Scaliger Family Tombs, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra, where you can visit an international exhibition of Christmas mangers displayed inside the Arena. Break for cappuccino and pandoro, a typical cake eaten only during the Christmas festivities in Verona, today famous world wide. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel. 27.12: Departure after breakfast.

Nativities For approximately 25 years now in Verona, an international exhibition of nativities is displayed inside the Arena during the Christmas period featuring hundreds of works originating from all over the world.

Christmas on Lake Garda (5 days/4 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 4 nights, bed and breakfast in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda • Welcome drink • Christmas Lunch • Vin Brulè tasting • Cappuccino and pandoro break • Entrance to the Mangers exhibition • Tour escort/guide as per program.

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New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda

Program: from 29th to the 2nd January (5 days/4 nights) 29.12: Arrival and accommodation in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda. Welcome drink. Dinner and overnight stay. 30.12: After breakfast departure for Venice. Guided visit of St. Mark’s square, the Rialto Bridge and other interesting sites of this enchanting city built on the water on a pleasant walking tour through the Venetian alleys and across the canals. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. 31.12: After breakfast departure for Trentino/South Tyrol to dive into the magical atmosphere of the traditional Christmas markets where kiosks and stands sell many types of local merchandize and hand-crafted products. On the way back to the hotel a short stop in the town of Garda for a taste of Vin Brulè, a typical winter beverage of the area made with spiced hot wine. Return to the hotel in the early evening to get ready for the gala dinner with music, entertainment and champagne at midnight to wish you a…

Lights, Christmas trees, special decorations, the Original Santa Claus coming from Lappland, Christmas Markets, shows… and a really magic atmosphere!

Happy New Year! 01.01: Brunch in the late morning and departure for Verona for a sightseeing tour. A walk through the historic centre to see the most significant monuments of the city such as the ancient Roman Amphitheatre called the Arena, Juliet’s balcony, the Scaliger Tombs, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra, where you can visit an international exhibition of Christmas mangers displayed inside the Arena. Break for cappuccino and pandoro, a typical cake eaten only during the Christmas festivities in Verona, today famous world wide. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel. 02.01: Departure after breakfast.

New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda (from the 29th December to the 2nd January) The itinerary as described includes: • 4 nights, bed and breakfast in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda • Welcome drink • 3 dinners at the hotel • 1 brunch in hotel on 01/01 • Bus pass for Venice • Watertaxi in Venice • Vin Brulè tasting • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner • Cappuccino and pandoro break • Entrance to the Mangers exhibition

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Carnival in Venice and Verona

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(Dates may be subject to variation) Program: (5 days/4 nights) Day 1: Arrival and accommodation in a 3* hotels on Lake Garda. Dinner and overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast coach tour with our tour escort to Verona, city of eternal love immortalized by Shakespeare with his tale of “Romeo and Juliet”: Panoramic ride to the hills surrounding the city. Visit to the Arena, the ancient Roman amphitheater; the Basilika of St. Zeno; the Herb Market Square; and the Scaliger family tombs. In the early afternoon the celebrations of the Veronese Carnival begin with Papa del Gnocco (the Dumpling King) symbol of Verona. Taste of gnocchi and Veronese wine or sweets at the outdoor stands. A colourful parade begins in Corso Porta Nuova and ends at St. Zeno‘s Basilica. Return to Hotel and overnight stay. Day 3: After breakfast departure for Venice. The coach will arrive at the coach parking area of Tronchetto. Proceed on private watertaxi through the canals to St. Mark’s Square, where a city guide will take us on a tour of the centre. Afternoon dedicated to celebrating one of the most beautiful Carnivals of the world with the Venetian people. Return to Hotel and overnight stay. Day 4: Free morning. In the early afternoon visit to Sirmione where along with the large Roman ruins “Catullus’ Caves”, there are famous hot water springs known for their healing properties since ancient times. Return to Hotel and dinner. After dinner the Hotel will celebrate Carnival by offering typical carnival desserts “frittole and sossole” and wine for all. Overnight stay. Day 5: After breakfast, departure.

Carnival in Venice and Verona (5 days/4 nights) The itinerary as described includes: • 4 nights, bed and breakfast in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda • Welcome drink • 3 dinners at the hotel • Watertaxi in Venice • Farewell dinner in hotel (4th day) • Bus pass for Venice • Tour escort/guide as per program.

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Day 2: After breakfast meeting with our guide in “Piazza dei Signori” for a tour of Treviso with its renowned sights, like the Civic Tower (Torre Civica), the Palace of the Prefecture and the “Palazzo dei Trecento” (City Hall), in which magnificent frescoes can be admired. The city of Treviso was surrounded by walls of which some remains are still visibile at “Porta dei SS Quaranta”. Treviso is a city of water, through which a web of rivers and canals run. Finally, we walk through narrow streets and return to Piazza dei Signori. In the early afternoon we proceed by bus to Villa Sandi, one of Palladio’s jewels of Venetian architecture of 1622, located on the hills of Valdobbiadene in Montello. The villa is decorated with stuccoes, figures in relief and chandeliers in Murano glass. Important personalities such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Antonio Canova, and the painter Schiavoni have lodged here and bear witness to a glorious past. Now it is the official base of the Villa Sandi winery and a point of reference for the wine culture in Italy and in Europe. Sommelier courses, special events and conducted tastings take place every year bringing together art and wine expertise. To finish a toast with a glass of Prosecco, accompanied by a snack. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Isola

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Golfo di Orosei

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Capo Bonifati

Punta Alice

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Crotone Capo Colonna

Capo Vaticano

Isola Lipari

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The itinerary as described includes: • 4 nights, bed and breakfast in a 3* hotel on Lake Garda/Verona • 1 welcome drink • 2 dinners in Hotel, beverage not included C. Ferrato• 1 dinner in a old mill (3 rice dishes + rice cake) incl. ¼ lt wine and ½ lt water and 1 grappa per person C. Carbonara• 1 pasta dinner incl. ½ lt wine and ½ lt water per person • 1 visit of a cheese factory with cheese taste

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