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ROME - MILANAfter you check out, meeting in the lobby of your hotel and transfer at the selected time to the train station of Roma Termini. High speed train to Milan (3 hours aprox). Arrival to Milan and accommodation in the hotel.
MILAN - MONFERRATO AREA - TURINDeparture at 8.30 am from Starhotel Ritz, Via Spallanzani 40, Milan. TDeparture to the hilly area of Monferrato, in the South-east of the region Piedmont. Arrival to Acqui Terme, an old city founded by the Romans famous for its original aqueduct. In the old town, you can admire “La Bollente”, a beautiful white stone structure built to protect the amazing hot spring with water at 75°. After a short walk in the old town, departure to Casale Monferrato, the capital of the ancient Dukedom of Monferrato. The old town includes several beautiful buildings with different architectural styles, such as the Fortress, the Civic Tower and the Cathedral. Free time for lunch and departure in the afternoon to Turin, capital of the region, crossing the North of Monferrato with short stops in Moncalvo, A nice village at the top of several vineyards and Crea, where it is possible to visit the local Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage. Arrival to Turin, overnight at the hotel.
TURINBreakfast at the hotel. Full day dedicated to visit the town. Turin, of Roman origin, first capital of the Kingdom of Italy, main centre of car factory FIAT, cultural and university centre, it is nowadays the fourth biggest town of the country for inhabitants and the third for industrial development. In the morning, visit through the famous Savoy Route, including the Royal Palace, in Venaria, the greatest abode of the Royal Family. This imposing structure inspired the French architects during the project of the renovation of the Palace of Versailles, near Paris. Built in the second half of the 1600 by command of the Savoy Duke Charles Emmanuel that gave it as a gift to his wife, the palace presents the main central building as well as the largest park of the region. Then, continue to Superga, the second hill of the region. Here, visit to the Basilica, built at the beginning of the 1700 by command of the King of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus II as the dedication to the Virgin in order to celebrate the victory of the Piedmont Army versus France and Spain. Most graves of the family and the unique masterpiece of the Popes pictures, painted on cloth, are conserved inside. Break to have free time for lunch, coming back to the city centre. After lunch, visit of the downtown, including Piazza Castello, with Palazzo Madama, old Roman gate, residence of the Royal Family and finally Art Museum and the Royal Palace; the Mole Antonelliana, the major landmark of the city, built by the architect Alessandro Antonelli in 1873 and dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II: it houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the National Museum of Film; the Cathedral which hedges in the Shroud, a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion, Jesus, according to the catholic tradition; Piazza San Carlo, with its galleries in typical Piedmont style; walk through Via Roma and Garibaldi and free time to enjoy the everyday life of this amazing city. Overnight at the hotel.
TURIN - THE LANGHE - ASTI - TURINBreakfast at the hotel. Departure to La Morra, small village of the Middle Age. It grounds its richness on the so called "Red gold", the Barolo. Visit of a typical wine cellar in order to taste the best wines of the region. Then, continue to Grinzane Cavour, that houses the homonym castle and some of the main wine bars of the area. There, the first Italian Prime Minister, Camillo Cavour created the myth of the Barolo. In an amazing trip among hills and vineyards, arrive to Alba, town considered as the capital of the Langhe, district of hills and strong production of wines, known also as the regional leader in the ambit of buying and selling of truffles and chocolates (Ferrero, the multinational factory in the production of tea, chocolate, biscuits all over the world). Founded in the pre-Roman age, Alba had an important role in the Middle Age. Visit of the Cathedral, the old town centre with the road of business, Vittorio Emanuele and Cavour and the City Hall Palace. Free time for lunch. Then, route to achieve Asti. The city presents Roman and baroque style and tracks of the Middle Age and of the Renaissance. In the world, it is known due to its top-production of wines, of which the most important one is the Asti Spumante. Visit of the downtown. Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, Piazza Roma with the monument to Italy, the Red Tower, of the Roman age, the baroque palaces and the Middle Age towers. Back to Turin. Overnight at the hotel.
TURIN - COURMAYEUR - AOSTA - MILANBreakfast at the hotel. Departure to Fenis to look up to the castle, built in the XII century, located in the highest valley of the region. Built by command of the family Challant because of a reason of prestige, now it represents one of the most charming masterpieces of that age in all Northern Italy. Then, short walk in Courmayeur, small village located at the bottom of the Mont Blanc, the last Italian place before the frontier with France. Entered in the collective imaginary due to its 11 km long tunnel between Italy and France under the Mont Blanc, it presents a unique and wonderful landscape among the best and most fascinating peaks of the Western Alps. Next, departure to Aosta, capital of the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, the smallest region of our country, located in the middle of the highest mountains of the Alps. Old town, founded before Christ and partially built by the Romans according to the typical style of a Roman camp (core and parallel streets). Still today Roman tracks are extremely evident: Arch of Augustus, the Praetorian gates, the old entrances of the city and the modern district with the modern works, as the Cathedral and Piazza Chanoux with the City Hall. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Milan. End of our services.
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* Surcharge of Euro 95 pp in dbl and 189 in sgl due to major fair/event in Milan on Oct 14.
Itinerary as above according to the hotel option choice
Bus at disposal for the mentioned itinerary
English speaking courier (leaving from 9 participant; from 1 to 8 participant, only driver speaking English)
Barolo wine in La Morra and truffle in Alba tasting
Transfer from your hotel in Rome to Termini train station
High speed train from Rome to Milan (return ticket)
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Meals, entrance, porterage, hotels city taxes, extras and everything which does not appear on “PRICE INCLUDES.”
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1-05-2019 / 19-06-2019 / 16-10-2019
* departure on Oct, 16 will have a surcharge of Euro 87 per person in double room and Euro 174 in single due to a fair/event.
Note: tour starts and ends in the same hotel. We kindly ask to you to contact us for special quotation when your customer need a in/out transfer to a different hotel.
IN THE CITY OF TURIN A CITY TAX FOR ACCOMMODATION IS NOW COMPULSORY. EVERY CLIENT MUST PAY IT CHECKING OUT.
70% from 1 to 3 days before the departure
50% from 3 to 4 days before the departure
30% from 14 to 21 days before the departure
HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (comfort tour):
MILAN: STARHOTELS RITZ****, Via Spallanzani 40, Tel. +39/02 20551, https://www.starhotels.com/it/i-nostri-hotel/ritz-milano/posizione.html
TURIN: STARHOTEL MAJESTIC****, C.so Vittorio Emanuele II 54, Tel. +39/011 539153, http://www.starhotels.com/hotels/majestic/en/home.aspx
HOTELS ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR (luxury tour):
MILAN: STARHOTELS RITZ****, superior room, Via Spallanzani 40, Tel. +39/02 20551, https://www.starhotels.com/it/i-nostri-hotel/ritz-milano/posizione.html
TURIN: HOTEL PRINCIPI DI PIEMONTE*****, classic room, Via P. Gobetti 15, Tel. +39/011 55151, http://www.atahotels.it/hotel/principi-di-piemonte/