The Navigli area features an abundance of restaurants, ranging from pizzerias to fine seafood haunts, while Piazza del Duomo, boasting the Milan Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the world guarding the city’s cobblestoned streets since 1385, opens to shops, theatres, museums, and galleries in the city centre.
One of the most exclusive Italian destinations. For art, design, architecture, fashion and food. You can find the most amazing shops, building, gardens, restaurants as soon as you start searching...
Big fashion names can be found in the Corso Buenos Aires or Corso Vercelli, and cultural sights are plentiful...
And if you have the time to explore…the food is simply outstanding...
Teatro alla Scala
Opera fans and theatre lovers, this is the perfect Milan activity for you and an experience you’ll never forget! Join this La Scala Theatre and museum tour for a unique opportunity to discover the secrets of one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
Visit the La Scala Museum, home to a fascinating collection of costumes, musical instruments and portraits. You'll also pass through the La Scala Theatre foyer and see its beautiful auditorium, stage and pit orchestra from the boxes!
You can also visit the theatre museum and bookshop, where you can admire paintings and musical instruments dedicated to great Italian composers, and learn more about the opera house’s history. See portraits of famous Italian maestros, such as Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini.
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Italy's second-largest lake, Maggiore is one of Europe's more graceful corners. Arrayed around the lakeshore are a series of pretty towns: Stresa, Verbania, Cannobio and, on the Swiss side of the border, Locarno, and these serve as gateways to gorgeous Maggiore islands.
Behind the towns, wooded hillsides rise, strewn with decadent villas, lush botanical gardens and even the occasional castle. Further still from the lake shore, but not as far as you might think, the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland provide the perfect backdrop
Marble, stucco, tapestries and paintings Baroque at its most astonishing
Palazzo Borromeo was commissioned by Carlo III in 1632 and dedicated to his wife Isabella D'Adda, from whom the island takes its name.
The heart of Palazzo Borromeo, the Galleria Berthier is a mosaic of over 130 paintings including masterpieces, top-level artworks and, following a practise that is recurrent in other noble collections of the period, a number of copies of the great masters of the past of the calibre of Raphael, Correggio, Titian and Guido Reni.
Pebbles and fragments of tufa, stucco and marble decorate the six grottoes created at the wishes of Vitaliano VI Borromeo to amaze his guests and protect them from the summer heat. A unique and very striking project that seems to transport you into a magical marine world.
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Castles and Villas
Beautiful villas and imposing fortresses and castles are located around the lake and its islands and bear witness to the history and culture enriching the charm of this place: the Castello Visconteo of Locarno, the Rocca of Arona and the Rocca Borromea Angera which now houses a doll's museum.
The XVIII century Villa Ponti in Arona and Villa Treves in Belgirate, which hosted Gabriele D'Annunzio and Giovanni Verga among its guests, are just some of the very interesting villas.
Villa Ducale and Villa Pallavicini with its zoological park are located in Stresa, whilst the splendid Verbania hosts many beautiful villas such as Villa Giulia and Villa Taranto and the nearby Villa San Remigio.
Botanical gardens, parks and nature reserves
Nature lovers will find Lake Maggiore the ideal place to spend their holidays thanks to the many botanical gardens, including Villa Taranto with more than a thousand plants, Alpinia extending over 40,000 sq.m., the Camelia Park in the Locarno and the gardens located in the various islands.
There are also many natural reserves such as the National Park of Val Grande and the Natural Park of the Ticino Valley, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
Genoa was once Italian’s most important port, a rival to Venice. Christopher Columbus was born here, Marco Polo dictated his accounts of his travels through Asia from a Genoese Prison, and it is home to Italy’s oldest football club.
It’s crammed full of narrow carrugi, old markets, small museums and huge palaces, with a plethora of art, antiquities and delicious food.
Genoa has a huge collection of impressive Renaissance noble houses, which house impressive collections of art. From the Palazzo Rosso, which is home to works from Van Dyke and Rubens, to the Palazzo Spinola, home to the World Culture Museum, Genoa has a diverse and high calibre of offerings for the culture vulture. It’s the perfect place for you to reacquaint yourself with the Renaissance.
Tip: Visit the Palazzo Reale. This former Savoy Residence features the splendid Hall of Mirrors, which is worth the €10 entrance fee alone.
Due to a mild climate and advantageous location, nestled between sea and mountains, the entire region is home to a rich and diverse variety of plantlife. Genoese Noblemen have long been taking advantage of this and, as a result, the city is littered with some beautiful villas with spectacular gardens.
Some of the most scenic gardens include the Villa Durazza di Pallavicini and the Villa di Negro, which is also home to the Museum of Oriental Art. As well as an impressive collection of renaissance frescoes, the Villa di Principe comprises a huge sprawling garden
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Focaccia, Pesto, Pannedolce - "Genoa Cake" - Liguria has gifted the world with some of its finest foods. It’s easy to sample some of Genoa best delicacies. Head to a focacceria to sample some of the best focaccia in the country. Traditionally eaten plain, but you’ll also find it sold with numerous toppings, from onions to pesto...
Farinata, is another popular snack in Genoa. This gluten free, unleavened pancake made from chickpea, flour, oil and water, is cooked in a large hot circular tin and served in small slices...
Try a quick lunch of fried fresh seafood or frittelle and...
...if you’re feeling particularly Genoese, try some traditional Ligurian dishes, such as Torta Pasqualina.
Finish it off with a Gelato and a passeagiata!
Head to the Portico di Sottoripa, the caruggi which runs parallel to the port. This arcade is stuffed full of small focacceria, pasticceria, friggatorie, gelateria and schiamadde and is the best places to sample Genoese street food.
The charming city of Florence housing famous art galleries...
Florence is a treasure trove of art and architecture, with numerous museums and galleries. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the Tuscan capital is sprinkled with terracotta and ancient Carrara marble, as well as grand buildings and monuments that proudly stake their claim for admiration.
Boasting vast iron and glass structure, Piazza San Lorenzo is one of the most authentic covered market places in Florence, with fruit and veg stalls, Tuscan trinket sellers, and historic restaurants.
Masterpieces of modern fashion come in plenty on Florence’s hip Via dei Calzaiuoli and Via de Tornabuoni, which boast high-end boutiques, filled with haute couture pieces.
After long days of traditional dining and market strolling, visitors can head to the Piazza Michelangelo for sunset shots, live music and Italian atmosphere at its finest.
Friendly local people are warmly greeting tourists from dozen countries and sometimes making a tiny, funny mistakes in tourist's languages...:-)
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Once a maritime power to rival Genoa and Venice, modern Pisa is best known for an architectural project. But the world-famous Leaning Tower is just one of many noteworthy sights in this compelling city. Education has fuelled the local economy since the 1400, and students from across Italy compete for places in its elite university.
This endows the centre of town with a vibrant cafe and bar scene, balancing an enviable portfolio of well-maintained Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas with a lively street life dominated by locals rather than tourists – a charm you will definitely not discover if you restrict your visit to Piazza dei Miracoli.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a centuries-old icon that has been both a cultural icon and major tourist spot for people around the world.
From taking centuries to build, the Leaning Tower of Pisa has an odd history that goes all the way back to the 12th century. Construction of Tower took approximately two centuries to complete
Venturing throughout the city, and you will soon discover that there are quite a few Pisani structures that suffer from foundation instability.
The San Nicola 12th century church and 11th century San Michele Degli Scalzi church have the same leaning issue. However, they do not top San Michele Degli Scalzi which has a 5-degree tilt.
Rome has been around for almost three thousand years and yet carries all that weight of history with a dolce vita lightness of heart. It’s a city that combines the intimacy and human scale of a village with the cultural draws of a historic, art-laden European metropolis.
Classical ruins and early Christian places of worship stand next to – or sometimes lie beneath – Renaissance palazzos and Baroque fountains. But there are also great neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops and a buzzing aperitive scene.
The golden rule for visitors? Don’t try to cram too much in. Rome moves at a slower pace than many northern cities, and to enjoy it you should take time out in pavement cafés as well as ticking off all the big cultural draws.
When faced with a holiday destination as big and as iconic as Rome, it's hard to know where to begin - so why not let us guide you through the crème de la crème of the city’s sights! These sights include the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, Palatino and the Roman Fanfare.
Busy though they may be, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience when spending a morning or afternoon walking in the footsteps of the Romans, the world’s most famous artists, Popes and figures from hundreds of years of Italian history.
Rome, Palazzo Colonna
In heart of Rome, A few steps from Piazza Venezia, Palazzo Colonna offers the visitor one of the most magnificent testimonies of the Roman baroque.
La Gallery Column and its salons are in fact one of the wonders of Rome and are the setting for an impressive collection of works of art: paintings, sculptures and furnishings from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.
The aforementioned landmarks need no fanfare and little selling before you will find yourself being carried towards them alongside a wave of other tourists.
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The Itinerary 15 days / 14 nights
Day 1. After arriving in Milan you will begin your trip
Day 2. Enjoy your second day in Milan and stay overnight
Day 3. Enjoy your third day in Milan and stay overnight
Day 4. Train from Milan to lake Maggiore and stay overnight
Day 5. Enjoy your second day near lake Maggiore and stay overnight
Day 6. Enjoy your third day near lake Maggiore and stay overnight
Day 7. Train from lake Maggiore to Genoa (via Milan, total time 3,5 hours) and stay overnight
Day 8. Enjoy your second day in Genoa and stay overnight
Day 9. Train from Genoa to Florence, start to enjoy the treasure trove of art and architecture and stay overnight
Day 10. Enjoy your second day in Florence and stay overnight
Day 11. Morning train from Florence to Pisa, enjoy your day, come back to Florence and stay overnight
Day 12. Train from Florence to Rome and stay overnight
Day 13. Enjoy your second day in Rome and stay overnight
Day 14. Enjoy your third day in Rome and stay overnight
Day 15. Have a good breakfast in your hotel, have few hours in Rome and fly back home.
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