Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre
This is the perfect vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. You’ll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Santa Margherita Ligure, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. You’ll enjoy an orientation of Lucca, a quaint medieval town with ramparts, and guided sightseeing in Milan, Parma, and Turin. But that’s not all…this Northern Italy & Cinque Terre tour offers much more! Globus has arranged out-of-the-ordinary experiences, so you can truly enjoy some of Italy’s gastronomic delights. You’ll partake in a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, a parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a risotto lunch at a rice factory in Vercelli, and a wine tasting in Gabiano. Visit Maranello, the birthplace of the Ferrari car, and visit the Ferrari Gallery. A tour highlight is Cinque Terre, the name given to five medieval villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea. Delight in the unique charm of the area and take in the breathtaking views. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery—you must witness it in person. Then, at the end of your tour, more scenery awaits you at Lake Maggiore, where you’ll spend three nights. Your guided sightseeing includes a boat ride and visit to the opulent Palace and stunning Gardens of Isola Bella. All services at Lake Maggiore, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. You’re sure to arrive back home from your time at Lake Maggiore and this Northern Italy & Cinque Terre tour with lots of photos and stories—an unforgettable and unique vacation experience!
MILAN A special welcome dinner at local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the GalleriaBUSSETO See the birthplace of Verdi; [LF] parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificioPARMA Guided sightseeingMODENA [LF] Balsamic vinegar tastingMARANELLO [LF] Visit the Ferrari GalleryLUCCA OrientationCINQUE TERRE By boat and trainSANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE Boat cruise to PortofinoGABIANO [LF] Wine tasting and lunchTURIN Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy ShroudVERCELLI[LF] Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunchLAKE MAGGIOREGuided sightseeing and boat ride to Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and peacock gardens Headsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 special lunches with wine in Gabiano and Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners with wine: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan
Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; boat ride to Portofino. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.