Passion Play of Sordevolo Featuring Biella & Stresa
Passion Play of Sordevolo Featuring Biella & Stresa Flyer
8
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7
Nights

DAY 1 I MILAN I BIELLA
Upon arrive into Milan, you will be met by your Tour Escort and transferred to your hotel in Biella. After check-in, enjoy some free time to begin exploring or relaxing. This evening there will be a Welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

DAY 2 I BIELLA I TORINO I BIELLA
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a city tour of Torino which includes a visit of the Cathedral, where the Holy Shroud is kept and also entrance to the National Cinema Museum. The Museum is more than just a museum, visitors of this place become explorers, authors, actors, and spectators. Later on, we continue with a visit to Eataly Torino. Walking into Eataly is like entering the Land of Oz. Here you will receive a voucher in which you can exchange for lunch at one of the many food stands. Have some free time to walk around before returning to the hotel. Balance of the day is free. (B,L)

DAY 3 I BIELLA I PIEMONTE I BIELLA
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for a morning visit to a local cheese factory. Here we will have the opportunity to witness the production of cheese in the Piemonte region, followed by a tasting. Afterwards, we continue onto Desana for a visit to a Agricultural farm where many of the types of rice are produced. After the visit of the fields, continue to the shop where you will have the chance to taste the different types of Rice. Afterwards, continue onto Biella and enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Biella. Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

DAY 4 I BIELLA I OROPA I SORDEVOLO I BIELLA
After breakfast, an exciting day of discovery awaits you as we will drive to the Sacro Monte di Oropa (Sacred Mountain of Oropa). Here we will find one of the nine Sacred Mountains of Piemonte and Lombardy. The 12 chapels, plus another seven nearby, create a devotional path and inside each chapel is a depiction of scenes of the Virgin Mary's life. The path culminates on top of the hill with the Crowning of Mary. We will also have a chance to visit the old Basilica. Return to Biella. In the early evening, we depart for Sordevolo. Sordevolo is the village where, every 5 years, a Passion Play is performed, with all the actors being locals. Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Sordevolo before we attend this remarkable performance of "The Passion of Christ". Return to Biella for overnight. (B,D)

DAY 5 I BIELLA I STRESA
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Stresa on the waters of Lake Maggiore. Stresa has skyrocketed from being a simple village of fisherman to a first class international resort. After check-in, enjoy an afternoon boat ride to visit the Borromean Islands in the middle of Lake Maggiore. Here we will visit Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) to see the 17th century Borroemo Palazzo, followed by a visit of the largest island Isola Madre (Mother Island) to see its Botanical Garden. Afterwards, return by boat to Stresa. This evening enjoy a lovely dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 6 I STRESA I MILAN I STRESA
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for a full day excursion to Milan. Enjoy a guided tour with a visit to the glamorous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping gallery and the medieval Sforza Castle. Next, you'll tour the breathtaking Duomo, one of the world's largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. You'll also see the fabulous La Scala, one of the world's best-known opera houses. Enjoy some free time before returning to Stresa. (B)

DAY 7 STRESA I COMO I STRESA
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for an excursion to Como. Como is at the southern tip of the lake and is known for its silk industry. We will have some time to stroll around and see what Como has to offer. Return to Stresa for overnight. This evening enjoy a lovely Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

DAY 8 I STRESA TO USA
Morning transfer to the airport for return flight home. (B)
  • 7 nights' accommodations at indicated First Class hotel or similar
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 dinners at local restaurants including wine, mineral water, and coffee
  • lunch voucher for Eataly
  • Rice tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Sightseeing as indicated, including local guide and all entrance fees
  • Professional English speaking tour director throughout
  • Passion Play ticket preferred seating
  • Touring and transfers by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Porterage of 1 piece of luggage per person at hotels
  • Stay Tax
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

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