Awaken Your Senses in Northern Italy

Main destination Italy 8 Day Tour

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Awaken Your Senses in Northern Italy
Welcome to Italy where you will experience highlight of the Northern region. This 8-day journey will start in Verona, Italy where you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic lakes, vineyards and mountains. Enjoy cooking classes, wine tasting and bike tours as you blend wellness, relaxation and cultural immersion to its fullest!

Hotel:

  • Hotel Villa Quaranta

Included:

Meals:
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
Activities:
  • Private Boat Tour on Garda Lake 
  • Trekking on Monte Baldo
  • Cooking class and Wine Tasting at Tommasi Winery 
  • Day trip and guided tour or Verona 
  • Bike Tour on Valpolicella Hills
  • Wine tastings at Wine Estate Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the archaeological sites
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Taxes, Vat;

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Local municipality taxes according with hotel category
  • Drinks not mentioned, personal expenses, entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
Notes:
  • International flights should arrive and depart out of Verona Airport
Day 1

Welcome to Italy! Valpolicella wine region

Arrive at Verona airport and private transfer by bus with a local Fit4Travel assistant to your Hotel Villa Quaranta located in the Valpolicella wine region: immerse yourself in the pure thermal waters and relax in the Wine SPA, taste excellent cuisine combined with award-winning wine list. Experience the most relaxed version of yourself at Villa Quaranta: passion for wellness and safety ensured to the highest standards. Wellness is about beauty but also about restoring psychophysical well-being, which you can regain naturally through our thermal swimming pools. Local thermal water, Valpolicella wines and Lessinia stone: elements of Veneto territory that are the focus of our body regenerating treatments, to cultivate balance of the spirit and leave tension behind, even during the day. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. 
Welcome tasting dinner served at the Hotel Restaurant Borgo Antico with a selection of Valpolicella wines. Overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 2

Garda lake by boat

Morning buffet breakfast and wellness activities at the hotel. After breakfast, meet your local English-speaking assistant and transfer by bus to Sirmione village the “pearl of Garda lake”. 
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. Its wider part to the south is surrounded by morainic hills that were left following the glacier recession, while the narrow northern part is enclosed by the mountains that create its fjord-shape configuration and provide a very mild Mediterranean climate. The luminous environment, temperate climate, and flourishing vegetation - mainly olive and lemon groves, palms, cypresses, oleanders, and orange trees - along with the majestic landscapes are the background to the remarkable historical and cultural remains spread all around and make this lake the most charming in Italy. In Sirmione, board on a private speedboat for a boat tour of the south part of the lake. You will pass in front of the “Grotte di Catullo” and then head towards the eastern side of the lake, towards Garda, then you will see “Villa Canossa” and the picturesque Punta San Virgilio. The next stop, on the opposite bank of the lake, will be Fasano before arriving near Gardone. You will continue towards the Gulf of Salò and then navigate to Sirmione, passing in front of Isola del Garda and Rocca di Manerba. Finally, we make a stop at Sirmione for lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Return to your hotel after lunch and enjoy the rest of the day for individual activities. 
Dinner on own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 3

Trekking on Monte Baldo

Start your morning with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local English-speaking assistant and trekking guide and transfer by bus to Malcesine before taking the cable car to Monte Baldo. Seen from the south on a clear winter’s day, Mount Baldo stands in all its impressive beauty: a candid white peak and slopes already warmed by the first breezes of spring. Mount Baldo is the ideal place to observe many different animal and plant species and is perfect for hikers and enthusiasts who are able to appreciate and respect the enchanting nature of this area. Its geographic position allows for extraordinary panoramic views as if it’s suspended between the sky and earth. 
The Ring of Cola trek provides a very panoramic route which is easy and relaxing, suitable for everyone. It starts from the cable car station going north along the ridge of Monte Baldo and goes back to the cable car down to trail 651 and uphill on a comfortable white road. Lunch during the excursion included. 
Return to your hotel in the afternoon for leisure and relaxation. Dinner on own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 4

Wine Tasting and Pasta making class

Start your morning with a wellness activity and breakfast at the resort. After breakfast, meet a local English-speaking guide and transfer to the historic headquarters of Tommasi Family Winery to enjoy an unforgettable experience, getting to know the world of wine and the Valpolicella Classica area. 
The winery visit lasts about one hour and includes a complete tour, with information about the Valpolicella Classica area, the grapes, the “appassimento” (drying) method, the stages involved in making an Amarone, and a visit to the Storica and Magnifica ageing cellars. After the visit, the cooking class will begin with a professional chef. During this interaction, you will learn how to make 3 different types of pasta and how to cook 2 sauces to go with it. At the end of the cooking class, lunch is included based on your efforts paired with 5 wines. After lunch, transfer back to the hotel for leisure. Dinner on your own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 5

Verona, the city of lovers

Start your morning with a wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel. Morning at free disposal to enjoy the hotel amenities or for individual explorations. In the early afternoon, transfer to Verona city center. Meet your local guide for a 3-hour guided tour of the beautiful city. In ancient Roman times, the city of Verona received its chess-board layout and was adorned with the Arena, the world's best preserved Roman amphitheatre that today still provides hours of good music and entertainment. The visit also includes the 14th-century house of Juliet, a lovers' venue and a very popular stop: in everyone’s mind Verona is linked to her image and her sad love story. Another 14th-century attraction consists of the bizarre 'Arche' of the Della Scala family, namely the stone lace structures pointing up to the sky that still harbor suspicions and mysteries. Along the way we will stop to see: Piazza Bra', Juliet’s house, Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Arche Scaligere and the courtyard of the Mercato Vecchio. After the tour concludes, you will enjoy aperitif in Piazza Delle Erbe to taste local aperitif Spritz with some snacks before heading to dinner at a typical restaurant in Piazza Brà. Return to the hotel after dinner. Overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 6

Day at leisure

Leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your day relaxing at the pool, swimming outdoors, letting yourself be surprised by the greenery of the centuries-old park. To enjoy the benefits of the thermal water while being caressed by the sun. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the fitness room which includes a gym dedicated to cardiovascular training exercises, stretching and an outdoor area for yoga or meditation. 
Lunch and dinner on your own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 7

Bike tour on Valpolicella hills

Start the morning with a buffet breakfast at the Hotel. This morning meet your English-speaking biking guide and get ready to start your bike adventure on the Valpolicella hills. The gentle road passes through old Mansions on secondary and dirt roads. We will stop at a San Giorgio in Valpolicella to visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712 AD where there are some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here, you will bike to a family Valpolicella Wine Estate Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde to have a guided visit of the vineyards, their wine cellars and learn more about the famous ‘Amarone’ wine. You will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and you will have lunch on their terrace overlooking the vineyards. Helmets and insurance for all are included and we will provide transportation to follow in case of necessity. Bike back to the property after lunch to enjoy the rest of the day at your disposal.  
Special farewell dinner at the Hotel restaurant. 
Overnight 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
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Day 8

Arrivederci!

Buffet Breakfast in hotel and checkout. Private transfer to Verona airport and ends of our services. 
Meals: Breakfast
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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Italy! Valpolicella wine region

Arrive at Verona airport and private transfer by bus with a local Fit4Travel assistant to your Hotel Villa Quaranta located in the Valpolicella wine region: immerse yourself in the pure thermal waters and relax in the Wine SPA, taste excellent cuisine combined with award-winning wine list. Experience the most relaxed version of yourself at Villa Quaranta: passion for wellness and safety ensured to the highest standards. Wellness is about beauty but also about restoring psychophysical well-being, which you can regain naturally through our thermal swimming pools. Local thermal water, Valpolicella wines and Lessinia stone: elements of Veneto territory that are the focus of our body regenerating treatments, to cultivate balance of the spirit and leave tension behind, even during the day. Lunch and afternoon at leisure. 
Welcome tasting dinner served at the Hotel Restaurant Borgo Antico with a selection of Valpolicella wines. Overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-1303989429.jpeg
Day 2

Garda lake by boat

Morning buffet breakfast and wellness activities at the hotel. After breakfast, meet your local English-speaking assistant and transfer by bus to Sirmione village the “pearl of Garda lake”. 
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. Its wider part to the south is surrounded by morainic hills that were left following the glacier recession, while the narrow northern part is enclosed by the mountains that create its fjord-shape configuration and provide a very mild Mediterranean climate. The luminous environment, temperate climate, and flourishing vegetation - mainly olive and lemon groves, palms, cypresses, oleanders, and orange trees - along with the majestic landscapes are the background to the remarkable historical and cultural remains spread all around and make this lake the most charming in Italy. In Sirmione, board on a private speedboat for a boat tour of the south part of the lake. You will pass in front of the “Grotte di Catullo” and then head towards the eastern side of the lake, towards Garda, then you will see “Villa Canossa” and the picturesque Punta San Virgilio. The next stop, on the opposite bank of the lake, will be Fasano before arriving near Gardone. You will continue towards the Gulf of Salò and then navigate to Sirmione, passing in front of Isola del Garda and Rocca di Manerba. Finally, we make a stop at Sirmione for lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Return to your hotel after lunch and enjoy the rest of the day for individual activities. 
Dinner on own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-812713270.jpeg
Day 3

Trekking on Monte Baldo

Start your morning with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local English-speaking assistant and trekking guide and transfer by bus to Malcesine before taking the cable car to Monte Baldo. Seen from the south on a clear winter’s day, Mount Baldo stands in all its impressive beauty: a candid white peak and slopes already warmed by the first breezes of spring. Mount Baldo is the ideal place to observe many different animal and plant species and is perfect for hikers and enthusiasts who are able to appreciate and respect the enchanting nature of this area. Its geographic position allows for extraordinary panoramic views as if it’s suspended between the sky and earth. 
The Ring of Cola trek provides a very panoramic route which is easy and relaxing, suitable for everyone. It starts from the cable car station going north along the ridge of Monte Baldo and goes back to the cable car down to trail 651 and uphill on a comfortable white road. Lunch during the excursion included. 
Return to your hotel in the afternoon for leisure and relaxation. Dinner on own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-1196502094.jpeg
Day 4

Wine Tasting and Pasta making class

Start your morning with a wellness activity and breakfast at the resort. After breakfast, meet a local English-speaking guide and transfer to the historic headquarters of Tommasi Family Winery to enjoy an unforgettable experience, getting to know the world of wine and the Valpolicella Classica area. 
The winery visit lasts about one hour and includes a complete tour, with information about the Valpolicella Classica area, the grapes, the “appassimento” (drying) method, the stages involved in making an Amarone, and a visit to the Storica and Magnifica ageing cellars. After the visit, the cooking class will begin with a professional chef. During this interaction, you will learn how to make 3 different types of pasta and how to cook 2 sauces to go with it. At the end of the cooking class, lunch is included based on your efforts paired with 5 wines. After lunch, transfer back to the hotel for leisure. Dinner on your own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-846307198.jpeg
Day 5

Verona, the city of lovers

Start your morning with a wellness activity and breakfast at the hotel. Morning at free disposal to enjoy the hotel amenities or for individual explorations. In the early afternoon, transfer to Verona city center. Meet your local guide for a 3-hour guided tour of the beautiful city. In ancient Roman times, the city of Verona received its chess-board layout and was adorned with the Arena, the world's best preserved Roman amphitheatre that today still provides hours of good music and entertainment. The visit also includes the 14th-century house of Juliet, a lovers' venue and a very popular stop: in everyone’s mind Verona is linked to her image and her sad love story. Another 14th-century attraction consists of the bizarre 'Arche' of the Della Scala family, namely the stone lace structures pointing up to the sky that still harbor suspicions and mysteries. Along the way we will stop to see: Piazza Bra', Juliet’s house, Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Arche Scaligere and the courtyard of the Mercato Vecchio. After the tour concludes, you will enjoy aperitif in Piazza Delle Erbe to taste local aperitif Spritz with some snacks before heading to dinner at a typical restaurant in Piazza Brà. Return to the hotel after dinner. Overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-625441228.jpeg
Day 6

Day at leisure

Leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your day relaxing at the pool, swimming outdoors, letting yourself be surprised by the greenery of the centuries-old park. To enjoy the benefits of the thermal water while being caressed by the sun. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the fitness room which includes a gym dedicated to cardiovascular training exercises, stretching and an outdoor area for yoga or meditation. 
Lunch and dinner on your own and overnight in Valpolicella Countryside. 
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-1034183700.jpeg
Day 7

Bike tour on Valpolicella hills

Start the morning with a buffet breakfast at the Hotel. This morning meet your English-speaking biking guide and get ready to start your bike adventure on the Valpolicella hills. The gentle road passes through old Mansions on secondary and dirt roads. We will stop at a San Giorgio in Valpolicella to visit the 13th Century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712 AD where there are some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here, you will bike to a family Valpolicella Wine Estate Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde to have a guided visit of the vineyards, their wine cellars and learn more about the famous ‘Amarone’ wine. You will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and you will have lunch on their terrace overlooking the vineyards. Helmets and insurance for all are included and we will provide transportation to follow in case of necessity. Bike back to the property after lunch to enjoy the rest of the day at your disposal.  
Special farewell dinner at the Hotel restaurant. 
Overnight 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Hotel Villa Quaranta
GettyImages-1287500516.jpeg
Day 8

Arrivederci!

Buffet Breakfast in hotel and checkout. Private transfer to Verona airport and ends of our services. 
Meals: Breakfast
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