Italy – From Mountains to Sea
Plan to visit some interesting and out of the way sites in a small group, family style travel!
We will start and end in Venice, yet, in between… We shall visit Padua (St. Anthony’s Basilica), Verona (Romeo and Juliette’s balcony and the Arena) and Modena, where we will visit the Ferrari Museum and grounds.
Then, we go across the Apennines to the leaning tower of Pisa, and Viareggio, on our way to Cinque Terre.
Need a day to relax and explore? Lake Como is that place before we go through the Alps to Liechtenstein and Innsbruck seeing gorgeous valleys and towns on the way.
The Swarovski Museum and the Sound of Music city of Salzburg are next before we turn south to Cortina d’Ampezzo before arriving back to Mestre (Venice).
** Due to airfare and currency fluctuations, prices are subject to change until paid in full.
Not Included: Airline baggage charges, proposed future airfare surcharges; items not included in itinerary; items of personal nature charged in hotels (such as laundry, telephone calls, bar, etc); tips to guides and drivers.
Deposit: $ 500.00 per person with signed Reservation Form
- Hotel accommodations with private bath, breakfast and service charges.
- Lunch or Dinner daily as per itinerary.
- Land transportation.
- Sightseeing per Itinerary.
- Entrance fees to venues in Itinerary.
- Escorted by Mr. Raffaele Beltram
A proposed Itinerary of this trip follows:
Day 1 – Lv. US city, please inquire about possible airfare differential.
Day 2 – Arrive Venice; transfer to Hotel ALA or similar. Afternoon visit St. Mark’s Basilica and Square (D).
Day 3 – Morning visit Doge’s Palace. Take water bus to visit the islands of Murano, glass factories; continue by water bus to Burano, we may see through the house windows ladies doing lattice work (L).
Day 4 – Morning drive to Padua to visit St. Anthony’s Basilica and the Scrovegni Chapel which houses Giotto’s works. Continue to Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, the Arena. Afternoon drive to Modena (L).
Day 5 – Morning visit the Ferrari factory grounds and Museum (famous sports car). Drive through the Apennines to see the leaning tower of Pisa, then on to Viareggio on the way to the Cinque Terre (D).
Day 6 – Morning stroll and sailing between Cinque Terre towns, afternoon drive along the Mediterranean coast then north to the Lake Como area. Early evening arrival (D).
Day 7 – Day to visit Lake Como area, Villa Carlotta and Bellagio (D).
Day 8 – Morning departure for a full day driving through the Alps into Switzerland to visit Liechtenstein. Afternoon continue through the Austrian Alps via St. Anton to Innsbruck (D).
Day 9 – Today we visit of old town followed by a funicular ride to Seegrube for a panoramic view of the Alps. Afternoon visit the Olympic Ski Jump in Igls (D).
Day 10 – Morning visit to Swarovski Museum, continue to visit Salzburg (Sound of Music); Afternoon drive to Bad Gastein, famous spa resort with the salt mines (D).
Day 11 – Morning departure by placing the van on a train car bed and through a tunnel to Mallnitz, drive toward Lienz and on to Cortina D’Ampezzo in Italy, resort for the rich and famous. Stroll the Corso (D).
Day 12 – Morning drive around the Italian Alps then on to Venice, stay in Mestre. Evening dinner in Venice.
Day 13 – Morning transfer to the airport for flight home.
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