PAVIA AND VERONA

Day 1

Arrival in Verona, guide tour of the city. You will spend your day walking by the Arena, the Archeological Museum, the ancient doors of the Old Town, the Ponte di pietra, the Arche Scaligere, the house of Juliet, the buildings realised by the architect Michele Sanmicheli, teacher of Andrea Palladio. His elegant masterpieces are all over the city. Dinner in a typical osteria on the Adige River. Transfer to the Hotel and overnight.

Day 2

Breakfast and visit to the Valpolicella hills which surround the city. Visit to one of the greatest winery in the area where you will be offered a light lunch accompanied by wine tastings. Free shopping afternoon in the city. Aperitif and dinner in a typical villa of Veneto Region tasting typical dishes.

Day 3

Food tour of the city. You will walk in the city with a real Veronese men. You will enjoy listening to the different stories about the local cuisine and about some funny curiosity.

After lunch in a typical restaurant, you will spend the afternnon going shopping in the little gastronomy shops and in the local markets.

If you’ll choose Verona during Summer, you will have the possibility to take part to one of the amazing Operas in the massive Arena di Verona.

Day 4

Breakfast and transfer to Pavia. You will arrive at about 11 and you will check in in your hotel room. Guided walking tour in the old town: the church of the Virgin of the Mount Carmel, considered one of the best representative example of the Lombard Gothic style, the Basilica of Saint Peter in Ciel d’Oro, dating back to middle ages, the Castel of the Visconti Lords, where the Civic museum takes place, the medieval towers, the elegant Piazza della Vittoria, the beating heart of the city, with its underground market, the Basilica of Saint Michael the Major, in which the emperors Berengario and Fredrick Barbarossa were crowned.

You can not miss Borgo Ticino, quaint little neighborhood known for its colourful houses by the Ticino river and the Ponte Rientro or Ponte Vecchio, which cross the river.

Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5

Transfer to the Certosa di Pavia, an amazing monastry far only few kilometers from the centre of Pavia. The Certosa, belonging to Certosini monks, in camposed by the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Mercy, by the Big and Little Cloisters and by the Palazzo Ducale where you can visit the museumof the Certosa. Then, the visit continues in Corteleona to visit the Castle, luxurious residence build by King Liutprando, and then in Belgioioso where we can find the well – known Castle, in origin belonged to Galeazzo II Visconti and then, with Barbiano family, become a little mansion where all the members of the aristocracy can meet. You can not miss a walking across the wonderful garden of the castle.

Transfer to the hotel and overnight.

Day 6

Check out and departures.