Genoa > Sanremo > Porto Venere > Cinque Terre > Camogli > Portofino >
Santa Margherita Ligure > Monferrato Area > Turin > The Langhe >
Asti > Turin > Courmayer > Aosta > Milan
Day 1: MILAN – GENOA
Departure at 8:30 am from Milan to Genoa (departure is also possible directly from Genoa joining the group at 10:30 am). Seaport, one of the largest of the Southern Europe, the first in Italy; 6th city of the country, this town has an important history, as a Maritime Republic. Its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Visit of the modern zone of “Ancient Port”, restored for the 500 years of America discovery by Christopher Columbus. Here we find the Aquarius, the second biggest in Europe. Free time for lunch. Accommodation in hotel and free evening for personal interests. Overnight.
Day 2: : GENOA > SANREMO > GENOA
Breakfast at the hotel and outgoing to Sanremo, defined as the city of flowers and sun, known all over the world for the Italian Song Festival. Its economy is based on flower farming and tourism. This little town of Riviera di Ponente (Western Riviera), offers many possibilities of entertainment like beaches and nice promenades. Its famous Casino is situated on the top of the most elegant street of the town, where you can find shops of clothes and many others. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Genoa along the Rivera di Ponente and passing through characteristic villages. Overnight in the hotel.
Day3: GENOA – PORTOVENERE – CINQUE TERRE – GENOA
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Portovenere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Visit. Ferry to Cinque Terre. (if the weather conditions don’t permit the boarding, the visit will culminate in a panoramic tour in the minibus). The Heritage of the Unesco with its 5 fishermen villages, is unique in the World because of its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of its buildings. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, come back to Portovenere and then to Genoa. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: GENOA > CAMOGLI > PORTOFINO > SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE > MONFERRATO AREA > TURIN
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Camogli. Famous tourist centre, it offers one of the most suggestive examples of architecture of Liguria coast. Visit. Here, we invite you to try a slice of focaccia, typical local bread with its amazing variety, only produced in this area. Then, road to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, colored and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world.Visit.
Finally, stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera of Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf and free time for lunch. Transfer to Casale Monferrato, the capital of the ancient Dukedom of Monferrato. The old town includes several beautiful buildings with different architectural styles, such as the Fortress, the Civic Tower and the Cathedral. Free time for lunch and departure in the afternoon to Turin, capital of the region, crossing the North of Monferrato with short stops in Moncalvo, a nice village at the top of several vineyards and Crea, where it is possible to visit the local Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage. Arrival to Turin, overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: TURIN
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day dedicated to visit the town. Turin, of Roman origin, first capital of the Kingdom of Italy, main centre of car factory FIAT, cultural and university center, it is nowadays the fourth biggest town of the country for inhabitants and the third for industrial development. In the morning, visit through the famous Savoy Route, including the Royal Palace, in Venaria, the greatest abode of the Royal Family. This imposing structure inspired the French architects during the project of renovation of the
Palace of Versailles, near Paris. Built in the second half of the 1600 by command of the Savoy Duke Charles Emmanuel that gave it as a gift to his wife, the palace presents the main central building as well as the largest park of the region. Then, continue to Superga, the second hill of the region. Here, visit to the Basilica, built at the beginning of the 1700 by command of the King of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus II as the dedication to the Virgin in order to celebrate the victory of the Piedmont Army versus France and Spain. Most graves of the family and the unique masterpiece of the Popes pictures, painted on cloth, are conserved inside. Free time for lunch, coming back to the city center. After lunch, visit of the downtown, including Piazza Castello, with Palazzo Madama, old Roman gate, residence of the Royal Family and finally Art Museum and the
Royal Palace; the Mole Antonelliana, the major landmark of the city, built by the architect Alessandro Antonelli in 1873 and dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel I. It houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the National Museum of Film; the Cathedral which hedges in the Shroud, a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion, Jesus, according to the catholic tradition; Piazza San Carlo, with its galleries in typical Piedmont style; walk through Via Roma and Garibaldi and free time to enjoy the everyday life of this amazing city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: TURIN > THE LANGHE > ASTI > TURIN
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to La Morra, a small village of the Middle Age. It grounds its richness on the so called “Red gold”, the Barolo. Visit of a typical wine cellar in order to taste the best wines of the region. Then, continue to Grinzane Cavour, that houses the homonym castle and some of the main wine bars of the area. There, the first Italian Prime Minister, Camillo Cavour created the myth of the Barolo. In an amazing trip among hills and vineyards, arrive to Alba, town considered as the capital of the Langhe, district of hills and strong production of wines, known also as the regional leader in the ambit of buying and selling of truffles and chocolates (Ferrero, the multinational factory in the production of tea, chocolate, biscuits all over the world). Founded in the pre-Roman age, Alba had an important role in the Middle Age.
Visit of the Cathedral, the old town center with the road of business, Vittorio Emanuele and Cavour and the City Hall Palace. Free time for lunch. We visit a shop to taste a cream of white truffle, the most precious one. Then, route to achieve Asti. The city presents Roman and baroque style and tracks of the Middle Age and of the Renaissance. In the world, it is known due to its top-production of wines, of which the most important one is the Asti Spumante. Visit of the downtown. Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, Piazza Roma with the monument to Italy, the Red Tower, of the Roman age, the baroque palaces and the Middle Age towers. Back to Turin. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: TURIN > COURMAYER > AOSTA > MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel; departure to Fenis to look up to the castle, built in the XII century, located in the highest valley of the region. Built by command of the family Challant because of a reason of prestige, now it represents one of the most charming masterpieces of that age in all Northern Italy. Then, departure to Courmayeur, a small village located at the bottom of the Mont Blanc, the last Italian place before the frontier with France. Entered in the collective imaginary due to its 11 km long tunnel between Italy and France under the Mont Blanc, it presents a unique and wonderful landscape among the best and most fascinating peaks of the Western Alps.
Free time in the beautiful old town. Continuation to Aosta, capital of the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, the smallest region of our country, located in the middle of the highest mountains of the Alps. Old town, founded before Christ and partially built by the Romans according to the typical style of a Roman camp (core and parallel streets). Still today Roman tracks are extremely evident: Arch of Augustus, the Praetorian gates, the old entrances of the city and the modern district with the modern works, as the Cathedral and Piazza Chanoux with the City Hall. Free time for lunch and then, way back to Milan.
End of our services.
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