7 DAYS TOUR: Milano – Imbersago bike – Franciacorta – Lago Maggiore – Mantova – Verona – Bergamo
DAY 1 – MILANO
Milano is one of the most important cities in Italy. It is not only the capital of style and fashion and a lively city which several restaurants, pubs and discos for nightlife, but it is also known for its museums and wonderful monuments; for example the main square with the beautiful cathedral (the “Duomo”), the “Castello Sforzesco” with its huge “Parco Sempione”, the church of “Santa Maria delle Grazie” (with Leonardo’s painting “Last Supper”) and the Brera.
This features make Milano a city interested both in past and in the future.
Morning: transfer from Vaprio d’Adda to Milano and half day guided visit of the city (lunch not included).
Afternoon: free time for shopping or other individual activities. Return to Vaprio d’Adda for dinner and overnight in 4* country hotel.
DAY 2 – FRANCIACORTA
Franciacorta is a splendid region in the heart of Lombardy. Not far from Milan, it lays down on the Iseo Lake shores. Its cultural, historical and natural heritage is sprinkled in a wonderful verdant frame, on the gentle slopes of the ancient morainic hills that make Franciacorta an area worthy of discovering, tasting and breathing. Franciacorta tour aims to discover its famous wine cellars and the Franciacorta wine, highly renowned both in Italy and abroad, thanks to the perseverance and determination of its producers.
Transfer to Franciacorta. Guided visit of a winery. A unique and charming landscape able to combine tradition, passion, knowledge and modernity. A fascinating journey, narrating the Franciacorta: an extraordinary wine, a single territory, a rigorous and successful method.
Bike rides and picnic into the vineyards.
After lunch transfer to Franciacorta outlet Village and free time for shopping. This outlet is a little settlement of purchases. Between streets and squares you can shop in peace and quiet in over 160 fashion boutiques, offering prestigious clothing brands, furniture, lifestyle and more with discounts from 30% to 70%. A food and wine store concept inside the center makes the Outlet Village a place to combine shopping with the discovery of the tastes of the extraordinary territory of Brescia, famous for good wine and food.
Return to Vaprio d’Adda for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 – MONTISOLA
Montisola or Monte Isola is a little beautiful island in the middle of Iseo Lake. A mountain in an island …visit it and love it. Magically you will be caught by the fishermen’s villages that time has jealously guarded, protecting them from the habits of those who live frantically nearby cities. Walks in the streets and listen to the water that rocks carefully the naet (old fishermen’s boats). The perimeter of the island measures 11 kilometers and has 12 historic centers: Siviano, Carzano, Masse, Cure, Menzino, Novale, Olzano, Peschiera Maraglio, Port of Siviano, Sensole, Senzano and Sinchignano. In Montisola cars are not allowed and to visit the island is possible only by bicycle or bus. You can walk enjoying the quiet green and spectacular views on the Brescia coast and on the Bergamo coast. At the highest point of the island (600 meters high) there is the Sanctuary of Ceriola. From here the view is astonishing.
Recently (June 2016), it has became famous thanks to the important event of “Floating Piers”, the artificial path on the lake made by bulgarian artist Christo that has attracted a lot of tourists from all over the world.
Morning: transfer from Vaprio d’Adda to Sulzano; ferry boat tour on the lake (with taste of typical goods on board) until Montisola.
Lunch in the centre of Montisola.
Afternoon: guided visit of a typical little old boatyard and Net Museum, than transfer to Vaprio d’Adda for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 – LEOLANDIA (CAPRIATE SAN GERVASIO)
“Leolandia” is an entertainment center in Capriate San Gervasio, a little village not far from Vaprio d’Adda; it’s mainly suitable for family with children, but it offers shows and attractions people of all ages and some educational tours for schools. It houses also an aquarium, a reptile house among spiders, snakes and iguanas and an open area with farm animals and a collection of parrots.
Its historic attraction, which is still present and completely restored, is Italy in miniature, with 160 little reproductions of the most beautiful monuments of our country. That’s the reason why some years ago this park was called “Minitalia”. Along the way are also positioned 12 talking statues, that represent the symbol characters of regions (such as Julius Caesar, Mia Martini and Eduardo De Filippo) who tell their story and particularities of their territory.
DAY 5 – PARCO DELLA PREISTORIA
Along its shady path, interposed by stretches of water, more or less 50 life-size reconstructions of several prehistoric species of dinosaurs (and also primitive men) have been inserted.
The Prehistoric Park offers also other attractions, such as a botanical garden, a museum, an area where some animals are almost free, places for pic-nic and games for kids, a labyrinth and the well known little train that let the guests to take a look to all the park in few minutes.
Full day in the park (transfer from Vaprio d’Adda to Rivolta d’Adda and free lunch inside the center) Return to Vaprio d’Adda for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 – VERONA – “AQUARDENS”
“Aquardens” is a big thermal park located in a charming region (Valpolicella) and near Lago di Garda.
It has both indoor and outdoor cold and hot pools, a particular area where it is possible to have moments of total relax and a Spa, where you can benefit from a special treatment or a massage.
These thermal baths are suitable for both family and young couples, thanks to its entertainment offers addressed to half day visitors or full day guests.
Full day in the park (transfer from Vaprio d’Adda to Valpolicella and free lunch inside the center). Return to Vaprio d’Adda for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 – BERGAMO
City of Bergamo is well known for its suddivision into two different areas: High City, the hystorical part surrounded by walls and, as its name suggests, situated in a higher position, and Low City, which can definied as the economic and cultural heart of Bergamo.
The peculiarity of Bergamo is obviously its High City which is mainly a pedestrian area, because of the structure of its territory and the tight alleys and squares.
Morning: transfer from Vaprio d’Adda to Bergamo, guided visit of Low City and before lunch funicular from Low City to High City
Lunch in local restaurant in High City
Afternoon: guided visit of High City, than transfer to Vaprio d’Adda for dinner and overnight.
Summary: 7 days + 7 nights
- Private transfer for all activities in comfortable air-conditioned vans
- 7 nights in Hotel with breakfast
- 7 dinners in local restaurant
- 3 lunches in local restaurant (Franciacorta, Montisola and Bergamo)
- Half day guided visit of Milano
- Guided visit in Franciacorta’s cellar and taste + vineyards walking
- Ferry boat tour on Iseo Lake + guided visit in Montisola (boatyard and net museum)
- “Leolandia” ticket
- “Prehistoric Park”
- Guided visits of Bergamo, both Low City and High City, and funicolar ticket