A Taste Of Modern Italy

Multidestination
Created: Monday, January 7, 2019 - Departure: Monday, May 6, 2019
price per person From
US$5,409
Based on 2 adults
About
Break free from traditional notions and ancient history with a two-week tour that offers a very different, millennial Italy. Starting with Milan, the modern heartbeat of the nation, take a trip through cities that celebrate what Italy has become in the new millennium. Fashion, food, and high culture are waiting to be explored.
Created: Monday, January 7, 2019 - Departure: Monday, May 6, 2019
Destinations: Milan, Bologna, Parma, Alba, Turin
Themes
Gastronomy
History
Wine Route
Activities
Your Day to Day
06 May
1. Milan
Stop
About the city: With something almost Northern European in the air, yet exuding Italian style, Milan is Italy's most cosmopolitan city. The capital of Lombardy is both hardworking and glamorous - powerful in businesses from finance to fashion and, of course, football. But what gives Milan its certain something is its status as the epicentre of Italian fashion and interior design. International fashionistas, designers, supermodels and paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs: Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage. This is certainly one of the best places in Italy to shop, or windowshop. Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and as such, is unsurprisingly business-like in appearance. At first glance, it lacks the wow factor, but if you take time and are determined to explore Milan’s streets, you’ll access its aesthetically appealing gems – and they do exist. Cut through the modern metropolitan bustle, and you will stumble across impressive churches and palaces, the pretty Navigli area, the chic Brera district and lively university quarter, and no need to mention a landmark such as the Duomo, or that the city is impressively home to Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century masterpiece The Last Supper. Milan cannot be faulted when it comes to having a good time. The Milanese know how to party – and they don’t waste time getting started. Nightlife tends to kick off at 6pm; enjoying an aperitivo in which locals unwind with post-work drinks and nibbles before heading home is the rule rather than exception. So whether you’re looking for cut-price fashion, an alternative city break or a chance to paint the town red, Milan has undoubtedly got it covered.
06 May
Transport from Milan to Bologna
Train - ZZ9535-2PR0VZ12201322
12:20 PM - Milano Centrale
1:22 PM - Bologna Centrale
1h 2m Nonstop
Transport type: 9535
Cabin Class: Economy
06 May
2. Bologna
Stay
About the city: People have strained themselves over the years inventing nicknames for wondrous Bologna: la Dotta, the learned, for being the home of Europe’s oldest university, an institution which still attracts thousands of students; la Grassa, the fat, for being a gastronomic marvel with more and better restaurants than many world capitals; finally Bologna Rossa, due to its leftist politics. Stroll among the endless miles of porticos which grace the burnt-orange buildings, and catch the energy which hums quietly in the streets. Check out the elegant galleries of vie dell’Indipendenza and via Ugo Bassi. At piazza Nettuno and Maggiore the crowds gather under the Corinthian columns of the Palazzo del Podestà, shifting in the afternoon with the shade to the steps of the Basilica of San Petronio, a huge Gothic structure with a spectacular doorway. In the fountain outside, the bronze Neptune and Attendants splash happily. The two towers to the west of piazza di Porta Ravegnana are considered the symbol of the city. You can climb the taller of the two for a great view of Bologna and the Po valley. The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region is rich in history, art, culture, cuisine and music, and is often overlooked in favour of the country’s more well-known tourism honeypots nearby but is all the more appealing for it.
06 May
Accomodation
5 Nights
Art Hotel Commercianti
89%
At 0.2 km from the center
BED AND BREAKFAST SUITE CLASSIC
With a stay at Art Hotel Commercianti, you'll be centrally located in Bologna, steps from Piazza Maggiore and 13 minutes by foot from University of Bologna. This 4-star hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from...
11 May
Car rental
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Bologna
BOLOGNA RR STN
10:00 AM - May 11, 2019
Turin
TURIN IKEA
7:00 PM - May 18, 2019
09 May
Tickets
Transport from Bologna to Parma
No Transportation Selected
11 May
3. Parma
Stay
About the city: "Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its prosciutto ,cheese, architecture, music and surrounding countryside. It is home to the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world. Parma is divided into two parts by the stream of the same name. The district on the far side of the river is Oltretorrente. MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS • Museo Glauco Lombardi is a particularly interesting and well done museum documenting the life of Maria Luigia, second wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duchess of Parma. • Piazza Duomo is where you'll find the city's cathedral and the baptistry, both built in the late 12th century. The baptistry was designed by Benedetto Antelami and is constructed from a pink marble called rosso di Verona. • Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is where the original Roman Colony, founded in 183 BC. Today the modern square contains shops and restaurants, as well as the Palazzo del Governatore with a facade dating to 1760 and an astronomical clock. • Palazzo de la Pilotta is a sixteenth century complex of buildings constructed as court to the famed Renaissance Farnese family."
11 May
Accomodation
3 Nights
Mercure Parma Centro Stendhal
83%
At 0.8 km from the center
BED AND BREAKFAST Deluxe Room
With a stay at Mercure Parma Centro Stendhal, you'll be centrally located in Parma, within a 10-minute drive of University of Parma and Fiere di Parma. This 4-star hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Palaz...
12 May
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Transport from Parma to Alba
No Transportation Selected
14 May
4. Alba
Stay
About the city: Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. It is considered the capital of the UNESCO Human Heritage hilly area of Langhe, and is famous for its white truffle and wine production. The confectionery group Ferrero is based there. The city joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in October 2017.
14 May
Accomodation
4 Nights
Castello di Guarene - Relais & Châteaux
96%
At 5.7 km from the center
ROOM ONLY Luxury Room (Castle)
Located in Guarene, Castello di Guarene - Relais & Châteaux is in the suburbs, within a 10-minute drive of Francone - Cantina and Teatro Sociale George Busca. This 5-star hotel is 4.5 mi (7.3 km) fro...
15 May
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Transport from Alba to Turin
No Transportation Selected
18 May
5. Turin
Stay
About the city: Turin, popularly known as the city of the car, is located in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy. The river Po and the Alps circumscribe this beautiful city, which offers visitors a feast of baroque architecture, ornate art nouveau cafés and museum collections covering everything from Egyptology to contemporary art. The heart of the city since Roman times is based on the Piazza Castello, Castle Square, surrounded by arches, each built at different periods. Nearby, the royal palaces of the Savoy House, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Reale, lie with modest splendour. If Florence has its Duomo, Turin has its Mole Antonelliana. Crowned with a massive dome and conical spiral, the high building is the symbol of the city. Go up the glass elevator to the observation deck to get the best view of the city and before sunset, a superb view of the neighbouring Alps. Turin has proved to be more than an industrial city. To get a sense of the city’s urban revival stroll along its beautiful porticoes for some fine shopping and stop to enjoy a Vermouth before being delighted by its delicious cuisine.
18 May
Accomodation
2 Nights
NH Torino Santo Stefano
89%
At 0.5 km from the center
BED AND BREAKFAST Double room
With a stay at NH Torino Santo Stefano in Turin (Historic Centre), you'll be steps from Turin Cathedral and 4 minutes by foot from Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale). This 4-star hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5...
19 May
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price per person From
US$5,409
Based on 2 adults
Trip summary
2 Adults
5/6/2019 - 5/20/2019
Nights 14
This Trip Includes
Destinations 5
Flights/Trains 1
Accommodations 4
Cars 1
Activities 4

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