Italy Trip hosted by Daniele and Stefany: Lakes to Lagoon and Wine

Italy Trip hosted by Daniele and Stefany: Lakes to Lagoon and Wine

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Itinerary at a glace

Wednesday · June 15th Private Transfer from Milan Airport to Villa Flori Villa Flori (3 Nights)

Thursday · June 16th Full Day Lake Como Boat Excursion

Friday · June 17th Day of Leisure

Saturday · June 18th Franciacorta Wine Tasting En Route to Hotel Villa Cortine in Sirmione Villa Cortine Palace Hotel (2 Nights)

Sunday · June 19th Amarone Wine Tasting in Valpolicella

Monday · June 20th Explore Verona on the way to Venice Hotel Palazzo Stern Venice (3 Nights)

Tuesday · June 21st Private Excursion to Murano, Burano and Venissa

Wednesday · June 22nd Private Venice Walking Tour (4hr) Dinner in a Private Home in Venice with a Chef

Thursday · June 23rd Private Transfer to the Airport

DETAILED DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:

Private Transfer from Milan Airport to Villa Flori
Upon arrival to Milan MXP Airport, meet your private English-speaking driver (who will be holding a sign with your name) at the arrivals hall (after passport control, baggage claim and customs), and be transferred to your hotel. Includes a private transfer by Mercedes Sprinter minibus with an English-speaking driver.

Check into Villa Flori: The hotel occupies an historic villa, one of the most beautiful on Lake Como. Built in the 19th century by the Marchese Raimondi and subsequently the coveted residence of a series of noble Lombard families, it was transformed into a hotel in 1958 and then completely renovated in 2011. Firstly, the aim of the restructuring was to preserve the nuances of the 19th century atmosphere through the careful restoration of the delicate stucco work and enchanting floral frescoes, the gorgeous parquet floors and the details of the antique furnishings and fixtures. Secondly, the renovation made it possible to enhance the quality of hospitality with the most up-to-date comforts and facilities, from the lounge bar on the lakes edge and hi-tech services in every room and suite to the fitness centre and Turkish bath.

Room Category: Superior Room with a Lake View and a Balcony

Amenities: Breakfast included

Notes: VAT is included. The city tax is not included and is to be paid upon checkout.

Cancellation Policy: No penalty if canceled 30 days prior to arrival.

Welcome Reception: June 15th TBD

Day 2:

At 10AM meet your private English-speaking skipper (who will be holding a sign with your name) at Como public dock across the street from the hotel and depart for a fabulous excursion in a private Venetian water coach! Gliding over the lake, explore the enchanting villages that dot the coastline, including Tremezzo, where you admire Villa Carlotta—the spectacular 17th-century villa built for a Milanese marquis. From there, continue by boat to the elegant, luxuriant town of Bellagio, known as “the pearl of the lake,” thanks to its privileged position in the middle of Lake Como. Here, stop for a light lunch, and later, proceed with your skipper to ride along the coast back to your hotel! Includes a 6-hour excursion with an English-speaking skipper by a private Venetian boat; lunch is not included.

Day 3:

Day of Leisure

Day 4:

At 10AM After breakfast and checkout, meet your private English-speaking driver in the lobby of your hotel and be transferred to your hotel in Sirmione. En route, explore the lovely Franciacorta wine region, which extends from the foothills of the Alps to the shores of Lake Iseo! Visit a renowned local winery and enjoy a tasting of their celebrated sparkling wines. Then, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before rejoining your driver and continuing your transfer to Lake Garda. Includes a private transfer by Mercedes Sprinter minibus with an English-speaking driver, car and driver at disposal for 3 hours in Franciacorta and wine tasting; lunch is not included.

Check in to Villa Cortine: The Villa Cortine is a precious stone set in Sirmione.- The jewel of Lake Garda -Villa Cortine is unique for its tranquility.-First class service-Comfort and long history- The grand Neo-classical style villa has a rich beauty that has been lovingly preserved in paintings. – Mosaics – Precious marble and frescoes – The main part of the hotel is located in the extension to this Palladian villa and is more contemporary in style while still oozing old world charm.- The location is superb.- Set upon a hill in the heart of the peninsula of Sirmione and surrounded by fragrant parkland and impressive statues and fountains- The fountain of Neptune greets guests as they arrive at the main entrance to the villa.- The interior is equally impressive. – The cocktail bar with mosaics- The lounge with precious frescoes and the decorated ceilings all take one back in time in search of those long-lost tastes and sensations.- The 54 rooms are luxurious.- Spacious and elegantly furnished- Most offering views over Lake Garda or the park- Villa Cortine offers guests plenty of opportunities to relax.- The comfortable lounge with TV and reading areas- The heated outdoor swimming pool- The clay tennis court – The fully equipped private pier with sundecks from June to September an the relaxing lunch time barbeque- In the evenings, guests may enjoy gourmet dining by candlelight on the open air terrace or in Le Gardenie restaurant.- Both serving high quality local Italian and international cuisine.- Villa Cortine Palace Hotel is a hotel of great quality and prestige-An unforgettable stay is guaranteed.

Amenities: Breakfast included

Room Category: Superior with Partial Lake View

Notes: VAT is included. The city tax is not included and is to be paid upon checkout.

Cancellation Policy: No penalty if canceled 45 days prior to arrival.

Day 5:

Discover the beauty of the Valpolicella region—known as the “pearl of Verona”—and learn about the history and tradition— along with tastings!—of the local Amarone wines, considered one of Italy’s best. Begin with a visit to the magnificent Villa Novare di Bertani in Valpolicella, an elegant neoclassical villa built in 1735, where the first Amarone wine bottles were stamped, and for a tour of their romantic English-style gardens. Then stop for a delicious lunch at a local trattoria, whose specialty is the region’s signature dish—tortelloni all’Amarone. Then visit another beautifully situated winery, for a tasting of their exquisite wines. Afterwards rejoin your driver and ride through the scenic vineyard-clad countryside back to your hotel. Includes a full-day excursion (approx. 8 hours) with a private English-speaking guide and driver by Mercedes Sprinter minibus, a visit to 2 wineries with tastings; lunch is not included.

Day 6:

After breakfast and checkout, meet your private English-speaking driver in the lobby of your hotel and be transferred to Piazzale Roma in Venice. En route, make a stop in Verona and meet your private English-speaking guide for a fascinating exploration of the highlights of this enchanting city that include the magnificent Piazza Bra and Roman Arena, Juliet’s legendary balcony, Piazza Erbe, Piazza Dante, the remarkable Scaliger Tombs, as well as an incredible panorama of the Adige River. At the end of your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your transfer. Upon arrival to Piazzale Roma, meet your private English-speaking assistant and be transferred by Venetian boats to your hotel. Includes a private transfer by Mercedes Sprinter minibus with an English-speaking driver, a 3-hour walking tour with a private English-speaking guide and admissions, car and driver at disposal for 4 hours in Verona (extra time included for shopping and or exploring in Verona) and a private transfer by two Venetian boats with an English-speaking assistant in Venice; lunch is not included.

Arrival to Venice at 5PM

*Free upgrade to wooden luxury boat subject to availability

Check in to Palazzo Stern: Hotel Palazzo Stern is a Moorish palace facing the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice. Situated in the museum area of the city, steps from Saint Mark’s Square, the hotel offers a great service and attention to every guest’s need. Easily reachable by boat (Taxi boat or vaporetto, the vaporetto stop is a few meters from the hotel) and in walking distance to Piazzale Roma. The hotel has been recently renovated, all the rooms are large and furnished in venetian style with all comforts.

Amenities: Breakfast included

Room Category: Deluxe Room

Notes: VAT is included. The city tax is not included and is to be paid upon checkout.

Cancellation Policy: No penalty if canceled 8 days prior to arrival.

Day 7:

Meet your private skipper at the hotel’s private dock and depart on a full-day exploration of the Venetian lagoon. Includes private transportation by a Venetian boat at disposal for 8 hours; visit to a La Fornasotta, a Murano glass factory. Gabriele Urban, a talented Master Glass Maker and a dear friend of Daniele’s family will give us a demonstration. We will also visit another island in the Venetian Lagoon; the colorful village of Burano, which is known for its lace and bright-colored houses. If time permits, we will stop at Venissa. Venissa was restored by the Bisol family of Prosecco fame, and in it grows the Dorona di Venezia variety, native to the Venetian Lagoon and cultivated for centuries until nearly becoming extinct after the great flood of 1966. https://www.lafornasottamurano.com/

Day 8:

Meet in the hotel lobby at 9AM for a visit of Doge’s palace and Basilica of St. Mark. Leaving the square and following an “off the beaten path” itinerary, arrival to the Rialto area. Admire a rooftop view from the Fondaco dei Tedeschi mall over the Grand Canal. Then crossing the Rialto bridge to reach the market area, where the tour will end. This tour lasts approx. 4 hours giving a good introduction to the city history and its main highlights, offers a view of the most precious interiors of the most important monuments of the city. At night from 7:30-10:30PM, meet your private English-speaking assistant in the lobby of your hotel and be accompanied to your private apartment where you enjoy dinner in an incomparable setting! At your apartment, your private English-speaking chef prepares your dinner for you while you enjoy a splendid apartment with a gorgeous view of Venice. What better way to enjoy Venice than in an authentic Venetian apartment with dinner prepared for you by a talented chef? After dinner, return to your hotel independently.

 

Includes one-way assistance with a private English-speaking assistant, apartment rental and a meal prepared for you by a professional chef; wine is not included.

Day 9:

Private Transfer to the Airport
After checkout, meet your private English-speaking assistant in the lobby of your hotel and be transferred by Venetian boats and a Mercedes vehicle to Venice Marco Polo Airport for your flight. Includes a private transfer by 2 Venetian boats with an English-speaking assistant and Mercedes Sprinter minibus with an English-speaking driver. *Free upgrade to wooden luxury boat subject to availability.

PRICING AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

Pricing $11,100 per couple

Deposit upon booking is $750 ($250 is non-refundable)

-2nd deposit of $1470 is due June 15, 2021

-Final payment of $8880 is due April 29, 2022

-Reserve your spot by February 26, 2021

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Stefany can provide travel insurance quotes.

-All services provided by Perfetto Traveler (tours, transfers, hotel reservations, etc.), are only confirmed upon receipt of clients’ final confirmation and payment (security deposit or total amount).

-Price is based on 10 people, MAX 16. The price is determined upon the number of people joining us. In the event 8 people sign up, the difference in price is $924 per couple.

Perfetto Traveler Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy: Hotels and Villas: Perfetto Traveler will respect the cancellation policies of individual hotels and villas.

Ground Services: Any cancellations between the confirmation and 45 days’ notice will be subject to the greater of USD 400 (administrative and processing fees) or 20% of the total charge for services.

Between 44-30 days’ notice will be subject to 40% of the total charge.

Between 29-14 days’ notice will be subject to 50% of the total charge.

Within 14 days prior to arrival, all payments will be completely non-refundable.

Cancellation notices will only be accepted by email at stefany@largaytravel.com.

Cancellation for workshops and event tickets only (when they are booked): In the event of the cancellation of workshops or tickets to museums, operas, concerts, the Palio, or other special events, 100% of the cost will be charged and no refund will be granted.

Closures or Delays: Perfetto Traveler will not be held responsible in the event that unforeseen circumstances result in venue closures or delays, extend the client’s trip, or force a change in arrangements. Perfetto Traveler will make every effort to find suitable alternatives in the event that a selected service cannot be provided.

Overtime: Please note that additional charges may occur for extra hours of services not included in this itinerary.

Luggage Capacity: In order to avoid any inconvenience during your travels, please be aware of the following restrictions regarding luggage size. In order to avoid any inconvenience during your travels, please be aware of the following restrictions regarding luggage size. Should your luggage be too large for your vehicle, Perfetto Traveler will make every effort to accommodate you, but you will be held responsible for any additional fees and/or waiting time incurred.