Venice - Treviso - Dolomites - Bassano del Grappa - Padua - Verona - Lake Garda

Veneto & Lake Garda Food & Wine Self Drive Tour

Destination
Venice - Treviso - Dolomites - Bassano del Grappa - Padua - Verona - Lake Garda
Dates From
01/04/2020
Duration
6 nights
7 days
Price From
1,950
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FOOD & WINE SELF DRIVE ITINERARY

This itinerary can depart any day between the 1st of April and the 31st of October, and is completely flexible!

Experience the decadent charm, ancient history and diverse landscape of the Veneto region during this fabulous, 7-day self-drive tour. The Veneto region offers countless of natural wanders and breathtaking landmarks. Venice is the region’s biggest draw due to its intricate canals, opulent palaces and beautiful squares. Explore the city’s main attractions such as the Doge’s Palace, Piazza San Marco and St. Mark’s Basilica. Drive to the beautiful town of Belluno until you reach Bassano del Grappa, a city known for its wooden bridge. Drive to Padua, one of the oldest cities in Italy. Explore the city at leisure. We recommend you visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, Prato della Valle, Ragione Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. Continue the charming city of Verona, known as the setting of William Shakespeare’s works, Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentleman of Verona. Visit the Arena ampitheatre, the Ponte di Pietra and Juliet’s famous balcony. After Verona, head to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Enjoy wine tastings in Peschiera del Garda and Bardolino.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 7-day car rental (category A with standard cover)
  • 6 nights 4–star charming hotels and/or historical residences
  • Daily breakfast & 4 meals based on traditional regional dishes
  • 4 guided tastings of food and wine from the Veneto region
  • Guided tour of Venetian Ateliers
  • Visit the town of Bassano del Grappa
  • Explore the cities of Padua and Verona

Itinerary

Day 1: Venice – Treviso

Collect your car and drive to your hotel in the Treviso area. Enjoy a traditional dinner of regional produce. (D)

Day 2: Venice

Depart for Venice and enjoy time at leisure to explore the city. In the afternoon, meet your guide for a tour of the exclusive Venetian Ateliers and discover Venice’s top handicraft traditions: velvets, brocades, marbleised paper, books and leather bindings, papier-mâché Carnival masks, gold and silver jewelry, beads and other wonders. (B)

Day 3: Dolomiti Bellunesi, Marostica, Bassano del Grappa

Head for the hills of the Belluno Dolomites and arrive at Bassano del Grappa at the base of Mount Grappa where the River Brenta flows into the Po. Stroll across the alpine bridge built by Palladio in the 16th century. Lunch will be served at a typical Trattoria, which will consist of a simple menu made up of the local seasonal produce. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of the Grappa Museum and taste some grappa and other spirits. This afternoon, we recommend visiting Marostica, the city of chess. (B, L)

Day 4: Padua – Verona

Drive to Padua, known for the Giotto frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel and the vast 13th century Basilica of St. Anthony, and enjoy time at leisure. Continue to Verona. Visit the market held in the Piazza delle Erbe e della Frutta where the season’s fresh produce is sold. Proceed to the old centre to see the Arena amphitheatre, the Ponte di Pietra (“stone bridge”), the Arco di Gavie arch and the Basilicas of San Zeno and San Fermo. Also see the Scaligeri graves, Castel Vecchio and Juliet’s famous balcony. Near San Zeno, stop at the Pasticceria Zeno Gelati e Cioccolato for an ice cream and chocolate pralines. Continue to your next hotel and enjoy dinner (B, D)

Day 5: Peschiera del Garda, Lake Garda

This morning, visit an oil mill on a boutique farm and taste the extra virgin olive oil. In the afternoon, visit a winery in Peschiera del Garda and taste the wine produced on the Lugana terrains. After the tasting, we recommend visiting Peschiera del Garda for a walk along the lake. (B)

Day 6: Bardolino, Lake Garda

In the morning, continue to Bardolino to visit a traditional cellar that produces quality red, white and sparkling wines. Then, enjoy lunch in a typical local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure and we recommend taking a boat trip on Lake Garda. (B, L)

Day 7: Verona

Return your car to Verona or a pre-arranged car depot of your choice. (B)

DATES & PRICES

Starts Ends Price Status Book
01/04/202031/10/2020From $1,950 p/p twin shareOn Request
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Exclusions

Single supplement (if required)
Optional excursions/sightseeing
City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the hotel
Meals and beverages other than those specified
Tips/Gratuities
Everything which is not clearly specified under inclusions

* Please note, price is subject to fluctuation and availability is subject to change until booked and confirmed *

An update from Italia Mia

23rd June, 2020

To all our wonderful clients,

We are excited to announce the office of Italia Mia has reopened!

For the time being our office opening hours are as below.

Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

We are practising safe social distancing, and we are advising if you are not feeling well that we communicate via telephone or email.

Thank you all, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


Sam, Hayley & Cosima