October 2022 / October 2022
Detailed day by day description
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TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Carrani or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage).
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departure at 8:30 am from the hotel starhotel ritz in milan to genoa (departure is also possible directly from genoa, from the hotel best western moderno verdi joining the group in the lobby at 10:45 am). seaport, one of the largest of the southern europe, the first in italy; 6th city of the country, this town has an important history, as a maritime republic. its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. visit of the modern zone of “ancient port”, restored for the 500 years of america discovery by christopher columbus. here we find the aquarius, the second biggest in europe. free time for lunch. accommodation in hotel and free evening for personal interests. overnight.
breakfast at the hotel. today you will be invited to taste focaccia, a typical local kind of bread in both versions, regular and with cheese. departure to rapallo, famous tourist centre. visit of the old town where a long promenade ends with the beautiful castle of dragut. then, road to santa margherita, beautiful seaside city of riviera di levante (eastern riviera), located in the tigullio gulf. lunch at your own. in the afternoon, visit of portofino. around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. in the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. finally, return to genoa with a panoramic road. overnight at the hotel.
breakfast at the hotel and departure to portovenere, a fishermen village located at the end of la spezia gulf. visit. ferry to cinque terre (if the atmospheric conditions doesn’t permit the boarding, the visit will be with a panoramic itinerary by bus/minivan and train.) heritage of the unesco, these 5 fishermen villages, symbolize a group unique in the world for its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of their buildings. visit of the little village of vernazza and monterosso, the biggest of the five villages, characterised by long beaches and narrow streets full of restaurants and handcraft shops. lunch at your own. in the afternoon coming back to genoa. overnight at the hotel.
breakfast at the hotel and outgoing to the western coast of liguria. arrival to laigueglia, a picturesque and little village of fishermen with its nice corners and small beaches. visit. later, departure to finalborgo, a typical medieval village at the bottom of the mountains where the alps meets the apennines. lunch at your own. departure in the afternoon to turin, capital of the region, crossing the north of monferrato with short stop in crea, where we will visit the local monastery, a unesco world heritage. arrival to turin, overnight at the hotel.
breakfast at the hotel. today, in the langhe you will be invited to taste a glass of an extraodinary local red wine: barolo. morover, you will discover products made with both white and black truffles. departure to asti. the city presents roman and baroque style and tracks of the middle age and of the renaissance. in the world, it is known due to its top-production of wines, of which the most important one is the asti spumante. visit of the downtown: santa maria assunta cathedral, piazza roma with the monument to italy, the red tower, of the roman age, the baroque palaces and the middle age towers. later, continue to alba, town considered as the capital of the langhe, district of hills and strong production of wines, known also as the regional leader in the ambit of buying and selling of truffles and chocolates (ferrero, the multinational factory in the production of tea, chocolate, biscuits all over the world). founded in the pre-roman age, alba had an important role in the middle age. visit of the cathedral, the old town centre with the road of business, vittorio emanuele and cavour and the city hall palace. lunch at your own. in the afternoon, through an amazing trip among hills and vineyards, arrive to grinzane cavour, that houses the castle with the same name and some of the main wine bars of the area. there, the first italian prime minister, camillo cavour created the myth of the barolo and la morra, a small village of the middle age. it grounds its richness on the so called “red gold”, the barolo. visit of the old town with great views towards the langhe hills. then, back to turin. overnight at the hotel.
breakfast at the hotel. departure to fenis to look up to the castle, built in the xii century, located in the highest valley of the region. built by command of the family challant because of a reason of prestige, now it represents one of the most charming masterpieces of that age in all northern italy. then, departure to courmayeur, a small village located at the bottom of the mont blanc, the last italian place before the frontier with france. entered in the collective imaginary due to its 11 km long tunnel between italy and france under the mont blanc, it presents a unique and wonderful landscape among the best and most fascinating peaks of the western alps. free time in the beautiful old town. continuation to aosta, capital of the autonomous region of aosta valley, the smallest region of the country, located in the middle of the highest mountains of the alps. old town, founded before christ and partially built by the romans according to the typical style of a roman camp (core and parallel streets). still today roman tracks are extremely evident: arch of augustus, the praetorian gates, the old entrances of the city and the modern district with more recent buildings, as the cathedral and piazza chanoux with the city hall. lunch at your own and then, way back to milan. end of services.