Food & Wine: Treviso & Pistoia
Food & Wine: Treviso & Pistoia Flyer
7
Days
6
Nights

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • 13 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 lunch at a farmhouse in the countryside
    - 6 dinners at hotels
  • Wine, mineral water, coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Assistance of a professional tour director for the entire length of the tour
  • Wine and Food tasting including:
    - Wine tasting in Pordenone area
    - Coffee & chocolate tasting in Trieste
    - Wine tasting in Aquileia
    - Cheese & ham tasting in San Daniele
    - Food tasting & tour in Bologna
    - Cooking class (hands on) at Hotel Villa Cappugi in Pistoia
    - Wine & oil tasting in Lucca area
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees
    - Stop in Sirmione for a visit
    - Excursion to Trieste & Aquileia
    - Excursion to Lucca & Pisa including the Baptistery
    - Walking tour of Florence including the Accademia Gallery
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Baggage handling
  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
DAY 1 I MILAN I SIRMIONE I TREVISO
Arrival in Milan and meet your tour leader outside the Customs area. Board your bus and depart towards Sirmione. Stop in Sirmione for a quick visit and time to enjoy a local pastry paired with Italian Coffee. Continue on to Treviso and check in to your hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 I TREVISO I TRIESTE I AQUILEIA I TREVISO
After breakfast, depart for the Trieste area for a full day excursion. Here we will visit the city of Trieste including a stop for a delicious coffee & chocolate tasting at Bar Caffe Specchi. Enjoy some free time for lunch. Before we leave Trieste, we will visit Castello Miramare. Then, we will continue towards Aquileia for a wine tasting in a local winery. Return to Treviso and enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

DAY 3 I TREVISO I FRIUL I AREA I TREVISO
Today we will experience a full day in the Friuli area. While there, we will taste some of the finest cheeses in Italy. Then it is on to San Daniele for a visit of a Prosciuttificio (ham factory). San Daniele ham is the pride of the area, and is well known all over the world by gourmets who appreciate its sweet and refined taste, the delicate flavor and the perfect balance between its winning taste and genuine nutritional properties. We will also enjoy lunch in the prosciuttificio restaurant. To complete our day, we will stop at Pitars Winery and indulge in some wine before returning to the villa. Dinner will be at the hotel tonight. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 I TREVISO I BOLOGNA I PISTOIA
This morning we depart Treviso for Pistoia. On the way, we will stop in Bologna for a walking tour. We will also sample some of the local delicacies such as mortadella, parmigiano, wine and chocolate. We continue on to Pistoia. Once we arrive at the Villa Capuggi, we will enjoy a hands on cooking lesson. Dinner will be at the hotel tonight. (B,D)

DAY 5 I PISTOIA I PISA I LUCCA I PISTOIA
Today we will visit two Tuscan treasures: Pisa and Lucca. Gateway to the Tuscan hills, Pisa is a medieval city of architectural masterpieces, and in its heyday, one of Italy's most powerful maritime republics. We will see Pisa's symbol - the Leaning Tower. Originally intended as a bell tower it's the most well-known of the buildings comprising the Campo dei Miracoli, or field of miracles. Site of Galileo's gravitational experiments, the tower began to tilt even before it was finished and the angle has increased alarmingly. We will also see the Baptistery, a perfect example of transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style. Continue to the walled city of Lucca. Once a Roman town and birthplace of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini, Lucca is known as "the city of the hundred churches".On the way back to the hotel, we will and a stop at Il Poggio for an olive oil and wine tasting before returning to the Villa. Dinner will be at the hotel tonight. (B,D)

DAY 6 I PISTOIA I FLORENCE I PISTOIA
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we depart for our excursion to Florence. Start your tour with a visit of the Accademia, famous worldwide for housing one of Michelangelo's masterpieces - the "David". From the classic elegance of Brunelleschi's Duomo and Baptistery to the magnificent Piazza della Signoria and the breathtaking city view from the famous Boboli Gardens, Florence inspires and delights at every turn. We will also have some free time for lunch & shopping. Return in the late afternoon to the hotel. Dinner will be at the hotel tonight. (B,D)

DAY 7 I PISTOIA TO USA
Depart for the airport for our flight back to the US. (B)

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