Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.
Visit of Verona by private coach and guide: Verona historical centre, St. Anastasia, the Scaligeri Monuments, Piazza Erbe, Juliet’s House, Arena. Overnight in hotel.
Pick up in hotel with guide and transfer to San Floriano and San Giorgio Ingannapoltron (15km) the most beautiful romanic churches of the region; visit then to a marvellous Villa/cellar: a monumental complex positioned in the middle of a green valley surrounded by wooded slopes and marvellous vineyards. At the end of the tour there will be a tasting of wine with a little gastronomic buffet. After the visit lunch in a good farm holiday or back to the hotel. In the afternoon to Valeggio, home of tortellini, where you can visit the castle and enjoy stupendous views of the plain, of the Mincio river. In Borghetto you can enjoy a dinner in a typical restaurant.
The tour starts with the visit of Lazise where you will find impressive reminders of medieval splendours as well. Next to the small harbour is the Dogana Veneta from where for centuries the Republic of Venice controlled all commerce on Lake Garda. The story of oil-milling from its beginning as a rural activity to the dawning of the technological age, is the theme of the Oil Museum realized by the oil-mill in Cisano del Garda. The museum is a unique exhibition that shows how oil has been produced in rural society for over a thousand years. The tour continues to Sirmione, the most famous village of the area developed inside its castle. From Sirmione by private boat to the Garda island, which is now opened to the public. It offers a superb tour through italian, english gardens and two rooms of the impressive Neogothic- venetian Villa. The guests will be accompanied through the visit by the owner. Light refreshments will be served in the villa.
Visit the village of Soave enclosed within medieval city walls attached to the city’s ancient castle, later expanded by the Scaliger family and Venetians. Stop in a local wine cellar for a wine tasting. In the afternoon continuing to the Veronese Plain covers a wide area characterized by large rice plantations, churches, historic residences, and castles. It is an internationally recognized marshland oasis. One of the many possible discovery routes in the area begins in Isola della Scala, the most important centre for Vialone Nano rice cultivation. A visit to a local riseria, or rice farm, educates the visitor on the seasonal cycle of this grain, the importance of local springs in its cultivation.
After breakfast time at disposal before check out and departure to reach the airport for the flight back to England