Duration: 10 Days
Parmesan and prosciutto. Ferraris and Fiats. Ruins and the Riviera. Some of Italy’s greatest indulgences can be found up north. Italy’s “Fabulous Five,” the nickname for the gelato-coloured, cliffside fishing villages along the Mediterranean, start the count of the numerous joys you’ll experience on this Undiscovered Tour of Northern Italy.
In addition to savouring the freshest seafood along the coast, you’ll relish a balsamic vinegar tasting in the epicurean city of Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting near Verdi’s hometown of Busseto, a risotto lunch at a Vercelli rice factory, and a wine tasting in vineyard-dotted Gabiano. To spice things up, you’ll speed over to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, cruise to the yacht-filled harbour of Portofino, and strut your stuff down the streets of Milan. Leading you to the fabulous, the famous, and the fashionable, this tour is the way to see Northern Italy in style.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Milan! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
MILAN Guided walking tour includes a visit to the Sforzesco Castle grounds and museum. See the Galleria, La Scala Opera House, and the Duomo. Free time before continuing to Busseto.
BUSSETO See the birthplace of Verdi with free time for lunch before a Parmesan cheese tasting at a local Caseificio (cheese-making factory). (B) 99 mi / 160 km
PARMA Guided sightseeing includes sights of the cathedral, bell tower, and octagonal baptistry. Free time to visit the cathedral.
MODENA Balsamic vinegar tasting at the renowned Acetaia Leonardi.
MARANELLO Visit the Ferrari museum. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 112 mi / 180 km
LUCCA Orientation walk. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 99 mi / 160 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucca with a dinner outing to an Agriturismo to sample Tuscan specialties. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Scenic drive en route to La Spezia.
CINQUE TERRE Guided boat ride (weather permitting) to Monterosso. Free time before a train trip to Rapallo. (B,D) 124 mi / 200 km
RAPALLO Scenic cruise to Portofino (weather permitting). Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
GABIANO Wine tasting and lunch at the castle. (B,L) 143 mi / 230 km
TURIN Guided sightseeing includes sights of the Mole Antonelliana and visit the cathedral. (B)
VERCELLI Visit a rice factory followed by a risotto lunch.
MILAN Farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (B,L,D) 130 mi / 210 km
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)