Traveling with Odyssey Travel & Tauck Tours.
Romancing the senses... is an apt description for experiences you'll enjoy on this 11-day journey at the top of Italy's boot. Feast your eyes on Leonardo Da Vinic's The Last Supper in the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Michelangelo's Rondanini Pieta in Sforza Castle and Caravaggio's The Supper at Emmaus at the Brera Art Gallery during two nights at the Grand Hotel et de Milan. Drink in the aquatic beauty of idyllic island villas on Lake Maggiore and Lake Como from your accomidations at the Grand Hotel des lles Borromees, your home for two nights. Travel along Tauck's scenic Yellow Roads to the medieval town of Bergamo for a guided visit and get a taste of rural life in the Franconian wine region during a sparkling wine tasting lunch at a family-owned vineyard.
Sped the next two nights romancing the history of Verona, founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD, at Due Torri Hotel, a restored XIV century home located steps from Juliet's balcony in Romeo and Juliet.
En route to Bologna, stop in Modena to see how the king of cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano, is crafted at a local factory.
You'll discover that speed is king at the futuristic Enzo Ferrari Museum, and at the opposite prevails at a typical "azienda" where balsamic vinegars it produces are slowly aged from 18-25+ years. Your taste buds are in the for more culinary treats during your twno-night stay at the Grand Hotel Majestic Gia Baglioni, where dining Italian style includes a cooking class demonstration.
Venetian pleasures during two nights at The Gritti Palace, Venice include a boat cruise to the islands and an exclusive after-hours visit to St. Mark's Basilica. Fnid all the day-to-day itinerary details at Tauck.com or with an Odyssey Travel agent.