Northern Italy

Northern Italy

October 8 - October 21, 2014

Activity Level:  Moderately Active

Benvenuti! This exciting itinerary takes you from the Alps to the Adriatic for an all-encompassing exploration of the very best of northern Italy.

Tour highlights:

  • In Stresa, take a tour of stunning Isola Bella, an island located in the middle of Lake Maggiore
  • Journey to the fashion capital Milan, a contemporary city filled with fascinating historical structures
  • Take a boat ride from Portovenere to the Cinque Terre, made up of five cliff hanging villages that look as if they have been sculpted out of the mountainside
  • Spend the day in Portofino, exploring this luxury port and enjoying local seafood
  • Spend the day exploring Florence, where you'll see Michelangelos David, visit the Duomo, and wander along the Piazza della Signoria
  • Stop by Castellina in Chianti for a tour and wine sampling; this is the only region that produces authentic Chianti Classico
  • Explore the lesser-known region of Volterra, which was the center of Etruscan art from the 9th century BCE through the 4th century
  • Walk amongst the towers of San Gimignano, known for its collection of 14th- and 15th-century art masterpieces
  • Take a walking tour of Venice, where you'll stop at the Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and the Rialto district

Extend your stay in Italy with the optional post-tour extension to Venice, where you can explore this magical city by foot or on a romantic gondola.

Price: $3,595 land only or $4,999 with group air from Seattle (air price includes $704 in taxes and fees)
Single Supplement:  $695

Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

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