Northern Italy's Highlights & Cinque Terre

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
10 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Milan : Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum, and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria
  • Busseto : See the birthplace of Verdi; parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificio
  • Parma : Guided sightseeing
  • Modena : Balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Maranello : Visit the Ferrari Museum
  • Lucca : Orientation
  • Cinque terre : By boat (weather permitting) with a Local Guide and by train
  • Rapallo: Boat cruise to Portofino
  • Gabiano: Wine tasting and lunch
  • Turin : Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy Shroud
  • Vercelli: Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunch
  • This is the perfect “off the beaten path” vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy
  • You’ll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca

Short Description

Parmesan and prosciutto. Ferraris and Fiats. Ruins and the Riviera. Some of Italy’s greatest indulgences can be found up north. Italy’s “Fabulous Five,” the nickname for the gelato-colored, cliffside fishing villages along the Mediterranean, start the count of the numerous joys you’ll experience on this Undiscovered Tour of Northern Italy. In addition to savoring the freshest seafood along the coast, you’ll relish a balsamic vinegar tasting in the epicurean city of Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting near Verdi’s hometown of Busseto, a risotto lunch at a Vercelli rice factory, and a wine tasting in vineyard-dotted Gabiano. To spice things up, you’ll speed over to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, cruise to the yacht-filled harbor of Portofino, and strut your stuff down the streets of Milan. Leading you to the fabulous, the famous, and the fashionable, this tour is the way to see Northern Italy in style.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN MILAN
End City MILAN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Destinations

Italy

Attractions & Cities Visited

Cinque Terre La Spezia Lucca Milan Parma Turin

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALYWelcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

MILAN–BUSSETO–PARMA MILAN Guided walking tour includes a visit to the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum. See the Galleria, La Scala Opera House, and the Duomo. Free time before continuing to Busseto.
BUSSETO See the birthplace of Verdi with free time for lunch before [LF] a Parmesan cheese tasting at a local Caseificio (cheese-making factory). (B)
99 mi / 160 km

Day 3

PARMA. EXCURSION TO MODENA & MARANELLO PARMA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the cathedral, bell tower, and octagonal baptistry. Free time to visit the cathedral.
MODENA [LF] Balsamic vinegar tasting at the renowned Acetaia Leonardi.
MARANELLO [LF] Visit the Ferrari museum. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
112 mi / 180 km

Day 4

PARMA–LUCCA LUCCA Orientation walk. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
99 mi / 160 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucca with a dinner outing to an Agriturismo to sample Tuscan specialties. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 5

LUCCA–CINQUE TERRE–RAPALLO Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE Guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso. Free time before a train trip to Rapallo. (B,D)
124 mi / 200 km

Day 6

RAPALLO. EXCURSION TO PORTOFINORAPALLO Scenic cruise to Portofino (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

Day 7

RAPALLO–GABIANO–TURIN GABIANO [LF] Wine tasting and lunch at the castle. (B,L)
143 mi / 230 km

Day 8

TURIN TURIN Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Mole Antonelliana and visit the cathedral. (B)

Day 9

TURIN–VERCELLI–MILANVERCELLI [LF] Visit a rice factory followed by a risotto lunch.
MILAN Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,L,D)
130 mi / 210 km

Day 10

MILAN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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NYX Hotel Milan by Leonardo Hotels

Featuring a rooftop terrace with views on Milan skyline, NYX Milan by Leonardo Hotels is located in Milan city center, a few minutes' walk from Stazione Centrale Train Station and from Milan Fashion District. Local art is the soul of the city. NYX Hotel Milan embraces that by featuring astonishing artworks by great Milanese artists as part of the hotel design. All 299 guestrooms are fully air-conditioned with 40" HD flat-screen TV with international channels, minibar, and in-room safe. The hotel features an in-house restaurant offering local and international specialties, and a cozy lounge bar. Free Wi-Fi and a business center are also at guests' disposal.


Milan
Italy
Piazza IV Novembre 3

Starhotels Du Parc

Contemporary 8-story hotel in the Liberty style; located in the heart of Parma, adjacent to the Parco Ducale; multilingual staff.


Parma
Italy
Viale Piacenza, 12/C

Best Western Grand Hotel Guinigi

Modern hotel located near the historic center, offers tasteful decor, meeting facilities, restaurant & bar; staff is multilingual.


Lucca
Italy
Via Romana,1247

Grand Hotel Bristol

Dating back to 1908, this elegant 83-room property is characterized by its Liberty-style façade and sits on a hillside overlooking the Italian Riviera surrounded by fragrant plants. An exclusive rooftop restaurant offers al fresco dining on its terrace and the seasonal outdoor pool area with sun deck and bar offers stunning views of Portofino's Promontory. Other facilities include a Retro American bar and a wellness area with fitness room, Finnish Sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby; access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally).


Rapallo
Italy
V.Aurelia Orientale 369

Starhotels Majestic

Modern Hotel in traditional 5-story building in corner location across from central train station & bus terminal.


Torino
Italy
Corso V.Emanuele 54

Crowne Plaza Milan City

Crowne Plaza Milan City Hotel is located just 600 yards from Milano Centrale Train Station and is also next to Sondrio Metro Station, with direct links to Milan Cathedral and La Scala Opera House. Its 109 guest rooms are sound proofed and spacious; they feature a modern-style decor with satellite TV, air conditioning and Free Wi-Fi, while the elegant marble bathrooms include a bathrobe, slippers, and a toiletry set. The Crowne Plaza's breakfast buffet features an array of sweet and savory food including freshly made Italian cakes and pastries. The in-house restaurant serves international cuisine for lunch and dinner while the lounge terrace - overlooking the hotel¿s Winter Garden - is the perfect place for evening cocktails and R&R. Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym that face the skyline of Milan and a wellness area offering a Turkish bath, a sauna, and beauty treatments on request. 15


Milano
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Via Melchiorre Gioia, 73

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