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Milan to Padova – Italian Northern Gems

by Travelive Team

Milan, Lake Como, Verona, Padova, Bologna, Parma

14 Nights/15 Days

  • 3 Nights Luxury Accommodations in Milan
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations in Lake Como
  • 3 Nights Luxury Accommodations in Verona
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations in Padova
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations in Bologna
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations in Parma
  • Private Lake Como Tour
  • Amarone and Valpolicella Wine Region Tour
  • Walking Tour of Verona
  • Walking Tour of Bologna with Tasting Experience
  • Tour of Parma Countryside
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast daily


Day 1 Milan

Welcome to Milan, Italy’s most fashionable city. At Milan Malpensa International Airport, you will be welcomed by your private driver and transferred to your luxury hotel. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure, discovering the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Ask your travel consultant for their favorite restaurants, cafes, and entertainment.

Day 2 Milan – Day at leisure

You’ll have today to explore on your own, visit famous sites, enjoy shopping and of course try the famous Italian cuisine. Alternatively, ask your Travelive agent to create a tailor-made tour based on your preferences.

Day 3 Transfer from Milan to Lake Como

A scenic and relaxing drive will take you to one of the most cosmopolitan areas in Italy, Lake Como.

Day 4 Lake Como Tour

This is the perfect opportunity to discover the picturesque Lake Como with this tour. You will start your day with a leisurely drive around the shores of this lovely lake and marvel at all your magnificent surroundings like the views of the grand villas of the Italian nobility, most of which, have now been bought by wealthy industrialists or movie stars. You will also have some time to explore at your own pace, which will allow you to saunter along the lakefront, explore the Medieval center, or if you want to enhance today’s experience, take the funicular that will take you to Brunate.

Day 5 Transfer from Lake Como to Verona

Today’s transfer will take you to the historic city of Verona.

Day 6 Amarone and Valpolicella Wine Region Tour

After meeting your English-speaking driver, you will take a relaxing and picturesque drive around the Valpolicella and Amarone trails. Amarone is a raisin wine made from a mixture of native grape varietals following strict guidelines. The bunches are harvested later and are left to dry and shrivel before the vinification, so that sugar and flavor, once water evaporates, reach a higher concentration. Your tour will take you across a territory where vineyards are interrupted by little villages or by the occasional church, and where local wineries hide the secrets of some of the most coveted Italian wines. You will have the opportunity to visit two of them and taste the Amarone, but also the Ripasso, a wine with an especially strong body and alcohol content, because it undergoes an extended maceration with the pomace of grape skins and seeds left by the fermentation of Amarone. In between the wine tastings, one of which is accompanied by local appetizers, your driver will be glad to give you additional information and tips in case you wish to enjoy some free time in a couple of Valpolicella villages.

Day 7 Walking Tour of Verona

Verona’s fame transcends Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story immortalized by Shakespeare. This city brims with history and monuments, begging for exploration on a guided tour. From the ancient Arena, hosting operatic performances, to the Gothic marvel of the Scaliger Tombs, Verona captivates at every turn. Wander Piazza delle Erbe, where a medieval fountain, crafted from Roman remnants, evokes ancient allure. Admire Juliet’s balcony, then delve into the exquisite Gothic splendor of St. Anastasia’s Basilica, a hidden gem that leaves visitors spellbound by its magnificent interior.

Day 8 transfer from Verona to Padova

From Verona you will be transferred to the beautiful city of Padova.

Day 9 day at leisure in Padova

Padova boasts a rich history, Renaissance architecture, and a vibrant cultural scene. Home to the renowned University of Padua, it blends tradition with modernity seamlessly.

Day 10 Transfer from Padova to Bologna

Day 11 Walking tour of Bologna with Wine Tasting Experience

Bologna is one of the richest and most interesting cities in Italy and during today’s tour, as you are exploring its streets with your guide, you will discover why it was given various nicknames: the red one, the learned one, and the fat one. This tour is a combination of art and eno-gastronomic traditions. You will visit Piazza Maggiore, the city’s main gathering place, which opened in the 13th century with its famous statue of Neptune, the Basilica of San Petronio, the Medieval Market, the Two Towers, and the Archiginnasio, the first permanent seat of the University with the Anatomical Theatre. You will then make a stop at Majani’s shop, a traditional chocolate maker where solid chocolate was invented. You will not want to miss the visit to Atti’s shop, which is a must in Bologna, where you will learn the history of tortellini and tagliatelle. The tour will end at Tamburini’s shop, where, while hearing the history of Mortadella, you will taste some delicious local produce such as Mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano, and salami, accompanied by local wine.

Day 12 Transfer from Bologna to Parma

A relaxing drive will take you to Parma. You will have the afternoon to relax, enjoy the amenities of your hotel, or have a quick walk around the town.

Day 13 Parma Countryside Tour

Embark on a leisurely countryside journey near Parma, delving into two of Italy’s culinary treasures: Parmigiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma. Explore a Prosciutto production facility and a Parmigiano cheese dairy. Your guide and driver will lead you to a charming local farm, allowing you to savor these delectable Italian delicacies paired with regional wines. Enjoy a relaxed culinary adventure, immersing yourself in the flavors of Parma’s finest offerings.

Day 14 Tranfer Parma to Milan

On your last day, you will be transferred back to Milan. You’ll have the rest of the day for some last-minute souvenir shopping or to visit a gallery. If you wish, you can ask your Travelive agent to arrange a tour for you.

day 15 Departure

After breakfast, you will meet your driver and be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back.

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