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Riding along the walls of Lucca
Verona, Italy During Summer Sunset
Lucca by Night
Le Marche - Italy's Adriatic Coast
Piemonte, Italy's Langhe Wine District
Torino, Capital of Piemonte Skyline
Villa Capra called La Rotonda at Vicenza (Italy) It's probably the most famous villa in the world

A Musical Tour of Northern & Central Italy: Opera, Food, Wine, Art & the Lives of Italian Musicians Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01525
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 12 days
  • Departs from : Bologna
  • Meeting Place : Airport or Hotel

Description

This unique experience is designed for people who love Operas, as well as, the culture of the Italian Peninsula, to which music belongs. The itinerary gifts to our travelers an interesting and curious combination of knowledge. It teaches and exemplifies how gorgeous and enormously rich Italy is in terms of beauty, nature, culture, art and gastronomy. We are honor to have a small group of people, in order to give you an opportunity of socializing with each other plus sharing the joys of travel with each other during this period of time. The itinerary is built on 12 days in order to cover most of the Northern Italy area while learning many different traditions, places and ways of attending Opera Festivals. These specific and extraordinary events are happening during the Summer time, synchronizing the excellent climate with the marvelous outdoor shows.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Pick up at Bologna airport or hotel and private guided tour of Urbino. Evening at the Opera Festival in Pesaro

Where we visit : Bologna, Urbino
Meeting Location : Airport or Hotel
Arrival to Bologna Airport OR arrive a day earlier and be picked up at the group hotel. Ride in the private van, with driver for our trip, (2 ½ hours,) to Urbino. In the morning, we have a private tour of Urbino, which Includes seeing the artist Raffaello’s house. Inexpensive lunch venues, of outdoors, is on your own, in this charming medieval town. Then our private transfer goes to Fano (30 miles) for the check in to hotel Augustus, with an afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner at 6 PM in the terrace of the hotel, which faces to the Adriatic sea. For those who are attending the Opera Rossini Festival with the.... they will have a private transfer to the Rossini theatre situated in Pesaro and back to the hotel later on. Overnight at HOTEL AUGUSTUS.
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - Le Marche Region - Ascoli Piceno & Pesaro - private full day tour

Where we visit : Ascoli Piceno, Pesaro
Private tour of Ascoli Piceno (1 hour and 45 minutes drive), in the morning, starting at 9.30 AM. Back to the hotel for a break and then at 4:30 PM be driven (7 miles) to visit Pesaro with a private guide, who lives there. Dinner at 6:30 PM in Pesaro with a private transfer to the hotel. Overnight at HOTEL AUGUSTUS.
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 3 - Time at leisure in Lucca and dinner in this beautiful Tuscan town

Where we visit : Lucca
Private transfer at 10 AM from Fano to Lucca (125 MILES) and check-in to hotel San Luca Palace (3 hours drive). Afternoon at leisure with dinner included at one of our recommended restaurants.

Overnight in Lucca.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 4 - Private guided half day tour starting at 10 AM then Opera Festival

Where we visit : Lucca
Half day private tour of Lucca starting at 10 AM. 
 
Lunch on your own. Afternoon at leisure. For those who are attending the Puccini Opera Festival "Butterfly" in Torre del Lago, attendees will have a private round trip transfer.

Overnight in Lucca.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 5 - Private half day tour of the Garfagnana area visiting the Windy Grotto. Evening at

Where we visit : Lucca, Castelvecchio
Depart at 8:45 AM from Lucca to the Garfagnana mountain area visiting "La Grotta del Vento" (The windy Grotto with tickets included) and then visiting the town of Castelvecchio nearby Barga which is the valley of the beautiful and good where Giovanni Pascoli the famous italian writer was stunned by this area and decided to live there. Back to Lucca for the afternoon at leisure. For those who are attending the Puccini Opera Festival "Tosca" in Torre del Lago, attendees will have a private round trip transfer.

Overnight in Lucca. 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 6 - Transfer to Piedmont with SPA & Dinner at Relais Sant' Uffizio

Where we visit : Cioccaro - Penango
Depart at 10 AM from Lucca to Piemonte (3 ½ hr drive) to get to Hotel Relais Sant' Uffizio and enjoy the thermal SPA as well as the sublime atmosphere and traditional gastronomy of the Piedmont Region. Dinner included.

Overnight at RELAIS SANT’UFFIZIO. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 7 - Transfer to Turin and private full day guided tour of the City

Where we visit : Turin
Private transfer at 9 AM from Relais Sant’ Uffizio to nearby Turin with check in to Grand Hotel Sitea and private full day tour of the City visiting Palazzo Madama, (Tickets included).

Overnight GRAND HOTEL SITEA, in Turin (Torino).
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 8 - Private transfer to Verona and

Where we visit : Verona
Depart at 9 AM from Turin to Verona (3 hour ride). Afternoon at leisure. For those you are attending the Verona Opera Festival "Carmen" in the evening they can easily walk few minutes to the Arena.

Overnight at "Residenza Antico San Zeno" located in Verona.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 9 - Private day tour of Vicenza & Padova (Padoa). Evening at the

Where we visit : Vicenza, Padua
Depart at 9 AM for a private day tour of visiting Vicenza and Saint Anthony of Padova (Padua) Church. 
For those who are attending the Verona Opera Festival “Aida” in the evening, they can easily walk a few minutes to the Arena.

Overnight at Residenza Antico San Zeno in Verona.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 10 - Full day Lake Garda

Where we visit : Lake Garda
Depart at 10 AM for Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy and Sermione area as well which is a spectacular area surrounded by water.

Evening at leisure and overnight at Residenza Antico San Zeno.
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 11 - Day at leisure with farewell dinner

Where we visit : Verona
Day at leisure and farewell dinner in Verona.

Overnight at Residenza Antico San Zeno.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 12 - Private transfer to airport

Where we visit : Milan
Private transfer from Verona to Bologna Airport (1 hour and 30 minutes drive to Bologna airport). 
Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 Star hotels with breakfast 5 dinners listed in the itinerary Private driver, tours, guides and transportation Parking, pay tolls & gasoline Tickets for museums/Villas listed in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. International fights
  3. Local City Hotel Tax Paid Directly to Hotel
  4. Meals not mentioned in the program
  5. Optional excursions during your tour
  6. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  7. Travel Insurance
  8. Opera Tickets

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