MILAN’S GLAMOUR, THE LAKES CHARM, THE DOLOMITES BEUATY, THE RENAISSANCE CITIES, ROMEO AND JULIET AND VENICE’S UNIQUENESS.
An itinerary designed for those who want to combine the discovery of some of the most fascinating and evocative cities in Northern Italy with active tourism, and trekking excursions in the incredible scenery of the Dolomites, accompanied by an expert guide. The itinerary is available from June to September. During the winter season, it is possible to replace the days of trekking in the Dolomites with days on the ski slopes.
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PLACES VISITED: Verona; Mantua; Sabbioneta; Pomponesco; Gualtieri; Ferrara; Padua; Venice; Sirmione; Lake Garda; Dolomites; Milan; Lake Como.
DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS OF THE TOUR (DET):
1) Jewish sites;
2) Art cities;
3) typical italian villages;
4) Nature / landscapes;
5) 2nd World War sites;
6) Glamour / shopping;
7) Trekking and active tourism.
Arrival of the participants in Milan Malpensa. Transfer to Verona, check in at the hotel and start of one guided tour. We will visit the main attractions of the historic center such as the Arena, located in Piazza Bra and San Zeno Maggiore. These are two most of the most famous monuments in Verona. Lunch with Kosher meals in excursion course and continuation of the visit with the Piazza delle Erbe, the Loggia del Consiglio. The House of Romeo and Juliet and the Synagogue of Verona -one of the largest in Northern Italy -is a building of great charm and rare beauty, which preserves the original furnishings and decorations intact nineteenth century. In the evening, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Mantua. Upon arrival, meeting with the local guide and start of the visit of the city. We will visit the bridge and the castle of San Giorgio, Piazza Sordello (Duomo and Palazzo Ducale), the Scientific theater, Piazza delle Erbe. Visit to the important Jewish Ghetto and to the Synagogue. The Jewish community of Mantua is one of the oldest and most important in Italy. There Synagogue "Norsa-Torrazzo" takes its name from one of the oldest Jewish families in Mantua: i Norsa and has been declared a national monument, it is the only one left of the six that originally they constituted and enlivened the religious life and Jewish culture of the city. Lunch will be served in restaurant (Kosher meals) during the excursion. In the evening, return to Verona for dinner and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure for Sabbioneta: an Italian town of 4,216 inhabitants of the province of Mantua in Lombardy. It was declared in 2008 with Mantova World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is part of the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy and has been awarded the Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club. Meeting with the guide and visit of the main points of interest in the city such as Porta Vittoria, Piazza Ducale with adjoining Palazzo, the Synagogue, the Theater All & # 39; ancient palace Garden, gallery of the Ancients. Kosher lunch in progress excursion and departure for Pomponesco, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Return to Verona in the evening dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Ferrara. It is known for the buildings erected in the Renaissance by the Este, lords of the city, including the Estense Castle, with its luxurious rooms, the Palazzo dei Diamanti, seat of the National Pinacoteca of Ferrara and characterized by the facade covered in blocks of diamond-shaped marble, and finally the Cathedral of Ferrara, with a Romanesque façade with three spiers and marble bell tower. Upon arrival, meeting with the guide and visit of the main attractions of the city such as the Este castle, the Cathedral, Via delle Volte up to Via Savonarola. Kosher lunch during the excursion e continuation of visits to admire the beautiful Schifanoia palace, the Palazzo Ludovico il Moro and the Palazzo dei Diamanti. The tour of this beautiful city ends with a visit to the Jewish Ghetto, to the Synagogue and the Cemetery of Via delle Vigne. In the evening, return to the hotel in Verona for dinner e overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Padua. Upon arrival, meeting with the guide and start of the visit guided tour of the city. Passing through Via VIII febbraio you will arrive at the University and then continue up to Piazza delle Erbe, Palazzo della Ragione, the Cathedral, Piazza dei Signori, Prato della Valle and we will arrive at thePadua synagogue. The Italian synagogue, the only one left open for celebrations religious of the Jewish community of Padua and for guided tours, was founded in 1548 and relocated in 1617, it is a place of worship of great value and interest, characterized by the marble Aron polychrome and a pulpit in elm wood, a plant from the Botanical Garden that was hit and demolished by a lightning. Lunch in a restaurant (Kosher meals) during the visit. In the evening transfer to Venice. Check-in at the hotel, dinner and night tour of the city's streets. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure to prepare for Shabbat. In evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Shabbat day. In the evening dinner at the hotel and night boat ride. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Sirmione. It is one of the most beautiful and characteristic places in the area of Lake Garda. It really looks like a small floating island on Lake Garda. Not surprisingly the its name derives from the Greek syrma, which means "tail", "strip", "wake" precisely because it rises, slightly detached from the rest of the mainland, overlooking the water. It is extremely impressive the entrance to the town, structured like a drawbridge that is introduced into the arch between the very high walls of the castle, within which there is the inhabited village full of shops, clubs, points of restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors, all of which tend to be luxurious, very refined. The cobblestone is really typical of the ancient countries, although it has been renovated and is very smooth and comfortable, it gives a touch more charm to the whole context. Upon arrival, meeting with the guide, and visit of this splendid village. Kosher lunch will be served during the excursion. In the evening, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel, visit to Lake Garda by boat. Starting from the Sirmione peninsula e after having skirted it, we will move towards the Rocca di Manerba, an imposing cliff below Garda, we will pass in front of the Island of San Biagio, the Island of Garda, the private island of the Borghese counts- Cavazza and then continue towards the magnificent Costa Romantica, between Salò and Gardone Riviera, where you expect an entrancing mix of architecture and nature. Afterwards we will cross the lake and reach the beautiful Punta San Vigilio, picturesque and romantic peninsula where we suggest you stop for lunch. After this stop, we will sail towards the Gulf of Garda, where we will meet the magnificent Villa Canossa, and we will end the tour returning to Sirmione. In the evening, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Canazei. Canazei is a tourist resort in the Dolomites. TO not far from the Pordoi, Sella and Fedaia passes, it is part of the Dolomites ski area Superski, which has a large number of downhill slopes. A cable car goes up to the panoramic terrace of Punta Rocca on the Marmolada with a stop at the Museum Marmolada Grande Guerra 3000M, complete of exhibitions on the First World War. Sass Pordoi offers views that reach as far as the Alps Swiss and Austrian. Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure for relaxation, Spa, activities individual. Kosher lunch during the excursion. In the evening, return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for a tour of the Dolomites. The tour starts in the direction of Pozza di Fassa and Vigo di Fassa up to Bolzano. From here take the road up to Nova Levante e to Lake Carezza (1,534 m). It is possible to leave the car in an equipped parking area and reach the lake through the pedestrian access. This lake is special because the surface reflects colors surprising and, in the background, the Latemar is reflected in the crystal clear waters. The path continues between hairpin bends towards the thirty Val di Fassa. On a beautiful day, the sunlight creates particular reflections reddish on the walls of the Rosengarten, which dominates on the left. Traveling calmly to savor the view, it takes about an hour to get to Passo Pordoi. The Pordoi is one of the passes most fascinating Dolomites is located at 2,239 m of altitude and the air is fresh even on the hottest days sunny. The pass is well equipped with car parks and historic eateries popular with visitors.
The adventure continues towards Arabba, the tourist resort of the Dolomites located higher up, at 1,601 m of share. Leave the state road to continue on the SP244 and reach Corvara, at the foot of the mount Sassongher, in Alta Badia again in the province of Bolzano. To close the tour you pass Passo Gardena (2,121 m) descending into the valley, which welcomes motorists as in a hug. The road continues without stopping between Selva Gardena, Santa Cristina and Ortisei up to provincial 64 direct to the Alpe di Siusi. Kosher lunch served during the excursion. At the end of the tour, return to Canazei for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day entirely dedicated to a trekking excursion accompanied by an expert guide. Kosher lunch served during the excursion. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel and last half day trekking excursion. At the end, I return to hotel to freshen up and change and departure for Milan. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure, Shabbat day. In the evening Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and start of the guided tour of the city. A day dedicated to discovering the main attractions of this magnificent city: the imposing Cathedral, emblem of the Lombard metropolis, from which the main streets of the urban fabric branch off Milanese; the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II; the refined Teatro della Scala, one of the most important theaters famous in the world. Kosher lunch served during the excursion. Visit to the Synagogue of Via Guastalla. The central synagogue of Milan, built in 1892, rebuilt in 1947 and renovated again in 1997, is the main place of worship of the Jewish community of Milan. Since 1993 it has taken the name of Central Temple Hechal David u-Mordechai. In the evening accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Como, meeting with the guide and visit of the city. Yes he will walk among medieval palaces, towers and walls. You can admire: the Basilica of S. Abbondio with its fourteenth-century frescoes, the imposing Porta Torre, the ancient districts of the fortified city, the evocative Basilica of S. Fedele, the civic tower and the Broletto, the Cathedral. Continue to the lake of Como and start of the boat trip to visit the most beautiful places on the lake. The stop in Varenna and Villa Olmo. Kosher lunch served during the excursion by boat or on land. Possibility to end the day with a bath. In the evening return to Milan for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2 participants||4 participants||6 participants|
|From 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023||€ 9,340||€ 6,410||€ 5,590|
ADDED OPTIONALS (1 DAY EACH):
1) VENICE BY BOAT, including Chioggia, Murano, Burano, Torchiello and the Lido (night in Venice or Sirmione);
2) VICENZA, Renaissance city (night in Verona or Venice);
3) Possibility of arriving from Padua to Venice by boat along the Brenta Riviera (no more than 2 hours of navigation with a visit only to the most beautiful villas);
4) SIRMIONE AND LAKE GARDA (night in Sirmione or Verona);
5) GARDALAND (night in Sirmione or Verona);
6) BERGAMO AND CRESPI D’ADDA;
7) TOUR OF THE TYPICAL VILLAGES: Valeggio S / Mincio, Borghetto and Cartellaro Lagusello (from Verona);
8) SHOPPING IN AN OUTLET IN VENETO BETWEEN 2 VISITS (2 hours);
9) MILAN: SHOPPING AND VISIT (night in Milan);
10) PORTOFINO, RAPALLO, SANTA MARGHERITA, PORTO VENERE-Golfo dei Poeti (night in Milan).
CONCERTS / ACTIVITIES:
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