Milan & Lake Garda – Fashion, wine & nature
A deep dive into Milan’s fashion world, peppered with some exclusive special experiences. Visit of the main monuments of the city, guided discovery of the city’s street food, culinary excellences and best coffee places. Wine tastings in Franciacorta area. Discovery of Lake Garda shores and natural beauties with final days in Verona and Valpolicella wine disctrict. Throughout the trip you will enjoy visits with professional private guides and luxury car with top level drivers, but we are always open to CUSTOMIZE EVERY DETAIL OF THE TRIP ON YOUR PERSONAL REQUESTS.
MILAN, capital of world fashion, home of the fanciest brands on earth. We will open the doors to niche ateliers, renowned boutiques and fashion museums. Indulge also in street food and coffee tasting. We will then enjoy a full day in FRANCIACORTA and LAKE ISEO area to sip the tastiest wines in the region before moving to LAKE GARDA area. Final stop will be in VERONA and its VALPOLICELLA wine district.
LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
Milan, Franciacorta, Lake Garda, Verona, Valpolicella
ELEMENTS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
1) Fashion World;
3) Food & Wine experiences;
4) Art cities;
5) Exclusive Experiences.
Arrival of clients at Milan’s airport in the morning, transfer from the airport to Milan, accommodation in hotel.
We will have a guided half day tour of MILAN, the world capital city of fashion and design. This metropolis is the capital city of Lombardy, home of the Italian Stock Exchange and famous for its exclusive restaurants and shops.
Strolling through the city’s downtown area we will visit its main attractions, such as the majestic gothic DUOMO, whose roof top (ticket not included) can be reached by elevator or on foot to enjoy on a clear day a fantastic vista of the city all the way to the Alps; we will then walk past the elegant GALLERIA, the world famous LA SCALA THEATRE (and eventually its Museum) and we will finally take the taxi (to be paid on the spot) to the convent of SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE which hosts the world famous fresco “THE LAST SUPPER” by Leonardo Da Vinci (tickets included). Accommodation at the hotel in the evening.
We will enjoy a PERSONALIZED EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE in the extraordinary DOLCE AND GABBANA STORE in Milan. We will step into the boutique early in the morning to taste a delicious BREAKFAST arranged just for you and your party in a very special and delightful space. We will trace back the Sicilian roots of the brand eating typical delicacies coming from the wonderful island. After breakfast you will marvel at the boutique’s masterpieces with a personalized visit where, at the end, you will receive a CUSTOMIZED GIFT to remember this unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else. We will then meet a professional PERSONAL SHOPPER to enjoy a half day shopping experience in Milan’s fashion district. In the afternoon we will have some free time to shop on ourselves.
After breakfast in hotel, a private car will take us to enjoy a new extraordinary insider access. Milan is known worldwide for its Fashion sense and the Milanesi are perhaps amongst the coolest people in the entire country. While in Milan, we won’t miss the opportunity to VISIT A FASHION ATELIER whose philosophy embodies perfectly the soul of the city. In the fashion district of Milan is nestled an historic Atelier behind whose curtains expert artisans and creative designers have been bringing to life timeless masterpieces. SURROUNDED BY HISTORIC SEWING MACHINES and pedals on one side, and avant-garde FABRICS THAT LIT UP IN THE DARK on the other – we will truly witness the marriage between the glorious ancient traditions and the present times. After a guided tour of the atelier, we will meet with our expert guide who will take us to discover the hidden wonders of the city center, while tasting the specialties of the LOCAL STREET FOOD (included in the rate), from its “Panzerotti” to its sweet treats.
After breakfast in the hotel our fancy day begins with a guided visit of PALAZZO MORANDO, an aristocratic mansion now hosting Costume Moda Immagine, a sort of MUSEUM OF FASHION, where 18th-century fine fabrics, garments and accessories are on display. We will then take a taxi (not included) to continue to the sanctuary of Giorgio Armani’s creations, the ARMANI SILOS (tickets included). This spectacular building houses a UNIQUE SELECTION OF THE FASHION DESIGNER’S CREATIONS from 1980 until today: dresses, sketches, technical drawings and detailed descriptions of the clothes, pictures of the celebrities who have worn Armani’s garments and the themes that have inspired Giorgio throughout his life. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy some final shopping before departure.
Breakfast at the hotel, morning at leisure. At 12pm we will meet our guide at hotel’s lobby to indulge in a FOOD DISCOVERY OF MILAN with a tasty tour of the FANCIEST COFFEE PLACES in town. Overnight in Milan.
After breakfast a private car will take us to FRANCIACORTA area. In Franciacorta is produced a sparkling wine with DOCG status. It is produced using the traditional method from grapes grown within the boundaries of the territory of Franciacorta, on the hills located between the southern shore of Lake Iseo and the city of Brescia. We will visit TWO DIFFERENT WINERIES where local producers will unveil their production secrets and lead a Franciacorta wine tasting at the end of the tour. In the afternoon our private driver will take us to the PANORAMIC SHORES OF LAKE ISEO driving around the lake while stopping in the two most charming lakeside towns. Overnight in Lake Garda area.
After breakfast our private driver will take us to SIRMIONE where we will enjoy a 2-hour long BOAT TRIP ON LAKE GARDA, reaching up to the fascinating town of Gardone while passing by the picturesque Garda Island. Once back to Sirmione, a private guide will lead us to the visit of Sirmione, one of the most beautiful and elegant sites on Lake Garda, with a Medieval castle literally inside the lake. After lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, enjoy a free stroll in the town before getting back to the hotel with our private driver. Overnight in Lake Garda area.
Day at leisure to freely enjoy lake Garda beauties. Overnight in Lake Garda area.
With a private transfer we will reach the northern part of Lake Garda to enjoy a FULL DAY HIKING with a professional guide. We will start walking from Riva del Garda (73 mt) following the old road to Ledro valley. The road is a panoramic point to Garda lake and this walk has been VOTED AS ONE OF THE 10TH BEST PANORAMIC HIKING ROUTES IN EUROPE. Estimated duration of 5-6 hours. It will be possible to have lunch (not included in the rate) in a selected restaurant in Pregasina. Distance 9 Km. Vertical height 450 mt. This is an easy hiking.
Day at leisure to freely enjoy lake Garda beauties. Overnight in Lake Garda area.
Breakfast at our hotel and then check out to reach with our driver the stunning city of Verona, home to Shakespeare’ s Romeo & Juliet. After checking in at a 5* hotel in the heart of the city, we will meet an expert guide that will unveil the highlights and the secrets of the city with a half day tour. From Juliet’s Balcony, to Romeo’s house, the ancient roman amphitheatre “Arena”, the picturesque square of “Piazza delle Erbe” and the cathedral, we will visit the best in town (any ticket of the tour will be paid on the spot eventually). Our local guide will also lead us to places only locals go to, offering the unique chance to taste the best street food, always paired with excellent wines.
After breakfast our private driver will drive us to precious Valpolicella hills surrounding Verona, an area packed with vineyards producing premium wines such as the Amarone of Valpolicella, one of the most renowned and loved Italian wines together with Barolo, Brunello and Bolgheri. We are going to enjoy a guided tour with final tasting in two different wineries selected among the greatest ones in the area, but still very different one from the other.
After all the drinking and tasting we will fortunately have a driver take us back to the hotel in the afternoon.
Day at leisure to freely enjoy Verona’s beauties. Overnight in Verona area.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure with a private driver to reach Milano Malpensa airport. End of services.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2 participants||4 participants||6 participants|
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 5,650||€ 4,200||€ 3,650|
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Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 2850 - Included flights
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
from € 1200 - Excluding flights
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