While someone visits a city, the first impression comes from its architecture. Milan, well-known as the city of fashion and design, is a perfect mixture of the past and modernity. From the Sforzesco Castle with its medieval and Renaissance style to the eclectic style of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, from the spires of the Cathedral to the one of the Unicredit Tower, Milan is a window where You can see all the evolutions of the architecture through numerous centuries. If You are looking for the details of design, the integration between the architecture and landscape, You will find them at the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona and at the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice. Carlo Scarpa created the communications between exterior and interior by using play of light, play of water and play of materials. In Vicenza You will visit La Rotonda, the most famous villa designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio who had an important and authoritative influence on the architecture in the western world. Certainly You will be shocked by the trompe-l’œil on the stage of the Olimpic Theatre and then WOW! Besides the magnificent classic attractions that the city of water Venice can offer to the world, visiting the Venice Biennial will provide You with the updates of the architectural world. In Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance You will be amazed by the masterpiece of the Dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore, which is the most significant milestone for the architecture. No one can leave Tuscany without tasting its fantastic and excellent wines, here You will be surprised by a winery hidden in the sweet Tuscan hills with its perfect integration between the building and its surrounding environment, a real visual and gustatory enjoyment! Yes, we are now in the city of eternity Rome, in the past the majestic Colosseum avoided the congestion chaos with its ingenious system which is still the inspiration for the plan of the modern stadiums. Of course, the visit of the MAXXI Museum and Ara Pacis Museum will be the must-dos during this trip and after that get surprised by the “Square Colosseum”! There’s no doubt about the beauty of Naples, here we will lead you to see the hidden beauty of this city, some of the most beautiful subway stations of the world, everyone is different from another. They are designed by Dominique Perrault, Karim Rashid, Alvaro Siza, Oscar Blanca, Gae Aulenti, Alessandro Mendini, etc. Do you know what the Naples Underground is? Do you like to discover more secrets of the architecture in Italy following the paths of masters? Just join us!

Arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport and private transfer to the city center. Guided visit to the historical center of Milan. After lunch discover the Porta Nuova area with its recently built modern skycrapers. In case of Sunday You will have the chance to visit the observatory of the Palazzo Lombardia (only open on Sunday) to get a bird’s eye view of Milan. At the end of the tour You will visit Eataly, one of the most important Italian food stores. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Milan.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guided visit to the Pirelli tower (outside) and to the SS. Giovanni e Paolo Church (entrance). Then You will explore the CityLife area. After lunch guided visit to the Triennale di Milano (entrance), Casa Rustici, Velasca Tower (outside) and the San Francesco al Fopponino Church. Discover the quaint Navigli area with its Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese. Here You will feel art in the air. Overnight in Milan.

After breakfast transfer to Verona. Visit of Castelvecchio Museum. Discover the Arena, Piazza delle Erbe and the symbol of Verona – Juliet’s House. Continue to Vicenza, the city of the Renaissance architect Palladio. Visit of the Teatro Olimpico: together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vicenza, it became the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the Piazza dei Signori and La Rotonda – the Masterpiece of Palladio. Continue toward Venice. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Mestre.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the Venice Bienniale. After lunch visit of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, which is definitely the Sanctuary for the architecture and design lovers. Walk through the Piazza S. Marco, the Basilica di S. Marco and the Bridge of Sights (outside). You will visit the Olivetti Shop (entrance). Continue to the Grand Canal, visit of the Ponte di Rialto, ehich is one of the symbols of Venice. Here You will admire the best sceneries of the Grand Canal. Overnight in Mestre.

After breakfast transfer to Florence. Lunch at leisure at the Florence Central Market. Guided visit to the magnificent Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Its Dome (‘cupola’) is a landmark and symbol of the city. Discover Giotto‘s Bell Tower (’campanile‘), the Baptistery ’Gates of Paradise‘ and Piazza della Signoria. Visit of another one of the city’s most illustrious landmarks, the Old Bridge (‘Ponte Vecchio’). Visit Florence Opera House (entrance). Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Florence.

After breakfast transfer to Badia Antinori and visit the winery. Lunch and wine tasting. After lunch, visit to Italy’s most famous shopping outlet “The Mall”. At the end of the shopping, come back to the hotel in Florence.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Rome. Guided visit to the Auditorium Parco della Musica, which is Renzo Piano’s most representative work in Rome. Discover MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, which was built by Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid (entrance). In the afternoon visit to St. Angel Castle, St. Peter’s Basilica (outdide) in Vatican City and St. Peter’s Square. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Rome.

After breakfast guided visit to the city landmarks – the Colosseum (outside), the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world, the Arch of Constantine and the Roman Forum (outside). After lunch visit of the Pantheon, a magnificent ancient temple in Rome, its dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. Discover the luxuriant Piazza di Spagna, the baroque style of Piazza Navona, the spectacular Trevi Fountain and Ara Pacis Museum (entrance). Overnight in Rome.

After breakfast visit of the EUR area. The most representative building at EUR is the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, known as the “Colosseo Quadrato” (Square Colosseum). Other notable buildings are: Palazzo dei Congressi and Museo della Civiltà Romana. Visit of the Dio Padre Misericordioso Church. Travel towards Naples area. Visit of the Good Volcano Shopping Center. Transfer to the city center to visit Castel Nuovo, Castel dell’Ovo and Galleria Umberto. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Naples.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the subway stations: Toledo station and Università station. Then visit of the Naples Underground. Transfer to Rome. Check in and overnight in Your 4* selected hotel in Rome.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out and tranfer to Fiumicino Airport.

MILAN

Guided visit to the historical center of Milan. First You will visit the Theater alla Scala with its neoclassic style, built in the late 18th century and Piazza della Scala with its Statue of Leonardo da Vinci. Visit to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, known as the living room of Milan and Duomo – the Cathedral of Milan. You can enter the Cathedral and go up on the terrace (optional, to be paid apart) to enjoy the fantastic view of this city. You will also visit the important and well preserved Sforzesco Castel with its medieval and Renaissance style. Nearby the Castel you will visit the Civic Aquarium (outside) built for the first Expo of Milan in 1906 with its charming Liberty style (Art nouveau). After lunch guided visit the Porta Nuova area with its recently built modern skycrapers. In case of Sunday you will have the chance to visit the observatory of the Palazzo Lombardia (only open on Sunday) to get a bird’s eye view of Milan. Visit the “Vertical Forest”, two famous green buildings. Then visit to Piazza Gae Aulenti (Gae Aulenti Square) with its new buildings and Corso Como famous for its fashion shops. At the end You will visit Eataly, one of the most important Italian food stores.

Guided visit to the Pirelli tower (outside) designed by the famous architect Gio Ponti, then visit to the SS. Giovanni e Paolo Church (entrance) designed by two architects Luigi Figini & Gino Pollini.  Then You will visit the CityLife area planned by other internationally renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, Isozaki, and Libeskind. After lunch guided visit to the Triennale di Milano (entrance), Casa Rustici designed by rationalist architect Terragni, Velasca Tower (outside) designed by the BBPR firm after the World War II and the San Francesco al Fopponino Church by Gio Ponti which is full of character and modern features. Visit to the quaint Navigli area with its Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese, constructed in the 13th century. In the past Naviglio Grande was an important canal for the transportation of Milan, now it became a good place for relaxing and recreation. Here You will feel art in the air.

VERONA

Visit to Castelvecchio Museum. Restoration by the architect Carlo Scarpa, between 1959 and 1973, has enhanced the appearance of the building and exhibits. Scarpa’s unique architectural style is visible in the details for doorways, staircases, furnishings, and even fixtures designed to hold a specific piece of artwork. Visit of Arena, Piazza delle Erbe and the symbol of Verona – Juliet’s House.

VICENZA

Discover Vicenza, the city of the Renaissance architect Palladio. Visit of the Teatro Olimpico, The trompe-l’œil onstage scenery which gives the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585 for the very first performance held in the theatre. The Teatro Olimpico, together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vicenza, became the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the Piazza dei Signori and La Rotonda – the Masterpiece of Palladio.

VENICE

Visit of the Venice Bienniale which in the odd-numbered years, it’s Biennale of Arts and Biennale of Architecture in the even years. The famous Venice Film Festival is also part of the Venice Biennale. After lunch, visit of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a 16th century building, Architect Carlo Scarpa designed interior, exterior, and garden elements and spaces on the ground floor of the historic building. Full of details and design, it’s definitely the Sanctuary for the architecture and design lovers. Visit of the Piazza S. Marco, Basilica di S. Marco and the Bridge of Sights (outside). You will visit the Olivetti Shop (entrance), designed by Carlo Scarpa, too. Continue to the Grand Canal, visit of the Ponte di Rialto, completed in the 16thC, this stone bridge is one of the symbols of Venice, the shops along the passageway make it particularly picturesque. Here you will admire the best sceneries of the Grand Canal.

FLORENCE

Guided visit to the magnificent Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. Its Dome (‘cupola’) designed by the Renaissance architect Brunelleschi, is indeed a landmark and symbol of Florence. Giotto‘s Bell Tower (’campanile‘), the Baptistery ’Gates of Paradise‘ and Piazza della Signoria are just like an open-air museum. Continue to visit another one of the city’s most illustrious landmarks, the Old Bridge (‘Ponte Vecchio’). Then visit the Florence Opera House (entrance).

BADIA ANTINORI

Visit to Badia Antinori and the winery. Designed by Archea Associati, it became an example of the perfect integration of the architecture into the landscape. Antinori Winery has an excellent reputation in Tuscany region, it belongs to Antinori family for generations, the family has been involved in the production of wine for over 629 years. Being passed from each generation to the next, each generation actively involved in the wine business, both uphold the tradition and also a pioneering spirit and innovation. Lunch and wine tasting.

THE MALL OUTLET

The Mall is one of the biggest shopping center of Italy. Florence is the headquarters of many luxury brands and the Mall brings together a collection of the world’s most exclusive brands.  This is a famous outlet gallery of the most exclusive designer in the world at the very best prices. 

ROME

Guided visit to the Auditorium Parco della Musica, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, and was completed in 2002 (outside), this complex consists of three separate giant beetle like halls, an open-air theatre, new and original, is Renzo Piano’s most representative work in Rome. MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts was built by Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid (entrance). In the afternoon visit to St. Angel Castle, St. Peter’s Basilica (outdide) in Vatican City and St. Peter’s Square, built between 1506 and 1626, one of the most important symbols of the Catholic Church. St Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world and the most magnificent example of Renaissance architecture; it covers approximately 23,000 square meters, can accommodate more than sixty thousand people, the church houses works of many famous artists such as Michelangelo’s Pietà and Raphael’s mural painting.

Guided visit to the city landmarks – the Colosseum (outside), the largest Ancient Rome Amphitheater, is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. Built in A.D. 72-82, the Colosseum can accommodate about 55,000 spectators; the Arch of Constantine , next to the Colosseum,  is the largest surviving Roman triumphal arch and the last great monument of Imperial Rome. The Roman Forum (outside). Visit of the Pantheon, a magnificent ancient temple in Rome, its dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The luxuriant Piazza di Spagna, the baroque style of Piazza Navona, the spectacular Trevi Fountain and Ara Pacis Museum designed by the American architect Richard Meier (entrance).

NAPLES

Visit of the Centro commercial Vulcano Buono (Good Volcano Shopping Center) designed by Renzo Piano. Transfer to the city center to visit Castel Nuovo, Castel dell’Ovo and Galleria Umberto.

Visit of the EUR area. EUR is a residential and business district inRome, located south of the city centre. The most representative building at EUR, and the symbol of this architectural style, is the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, known as the “Colosseo Quadrato” (Square Colosseum). Other notable buildings are: Palazo dei Congressi and Museo della Civiltà Romana. Then visit of the Dio Padre Misericordioso Church, designed by Richard Meier.

Visit of the subway stations: Toledo station and Università station. The subway stations of Naples are the most beautiful of the world, everyone is different from another. They are designed by Dominique Perrault, Karim Rashid, Alvaro Siza, Oscar Blanca, Gae Aulenti, Alessandro Mendini, etc. Then visit of the Naples Underground (2H), the Ancient Greek aqueducts and the air raid shelters during the World War II, now it’s a special and charming attraction of Naples.

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Milan, Lombardy, Italy: 45.458626, 9.181873
Verona, VR, Veneto, Italy: 45.438384, 10.991622
Venice, VE, Veneto, Italy: 45.440847, 12.315515
Vicenza, VI, Veneto, Italy: 45.545479, 11.535421
Florence, FI, Tuscany, Italy: 43.769560, 11.255814
San Casciano in Val di Pesa, FI, Tuscany, Italy: 43.658355, 11.188767
Leccio, Reggello, FI, Tuscany, Italy: 43.698603, 11.464209
Roma, Rome, Italy: 41.902783, 12.496366
Naples, NA, Campania, Italy: 40.851775, 14.268124
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Milan, Lombardy, Italy

MILAN
From the Sforzesco Castle with its medieval and Renaissance style to the eclectic style of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, from the spires of the Cathedral to the one of the Unicredit Tower, Milan is a window where You can see all the evolutions of the architecture through numerous centuries.

Milan, Lombardy, Italy
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Verona, VR, Veneto, Italy

VERONA
Visit to Castelvecchio Museum. Restoration by the architect Carlo Scarpa, between 1959 and 1973, has enhanced the appearance of the building and exhibits. Scarpa’s unique architectural style is visible in the details for doorways, staircases, furnishings, and even fixtures designed to hold a specific piece of artwork. Visit of Arena, Piazza delle Erbe and the symbol of Verona – Juliet’s House.

Verona, VR, Veneto, Italy
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Venice, VE, Veneto, Italy

VENICE
Besides the magnificent classic attractions that the city of water Venice can offer to the world, visiting the Venice Biennial will provide You with the updates of the architectural world.

Venice, VE, Veneto, Italy
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Vicenza, VI, Veneto, Italy

VICENZA
Discover Vicenza, the city of the Renaissance architect Palladio. Visit of the Teatro Olimpico, The trompe-l’œil onstage scenery which gives the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585 for the very first performance held in the theatre. The Teatro Olimpico, together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vicenza, became the UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the Piazza dei Signori and La Rotonda – the Masterpiece of Palladio.

Vicenza, VI, Veneto, Italy
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Florence, FI, Tuscany, Italy

FLORENCE
In Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance You will be amazed by the masterpiece of the Dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore, which is the most significant milestone for the architecture.

Florence, FI, Tuscany, Italy
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San Casciano in Val di Pesa, FI, Tuscany, Italy

SAN CASCIANO IN VAL DI PESA
Visit to Badia Antinori and the winery. Designed by Archea Associati, it became an example of the perfect integration of the architecture into the landscape. Antinori Winery has an excellent reputation in Tuscany region, it belongs to Antinori family for generations, the family has been involved in the production of wine for over 629 years. Being passed from each generation to the next, each generation actively involved in the wine business, both uphold the tradition and also a pioneering spirit and innovation.

San Casciano in Val di Pesa, FI, Tuscany, Italy
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Leccio, Reggello, FI, Tuscany, Italy

LECCIO, REGGELLO
The Mall is one of the biggest shopping center of Italy. Florence is the headquarters of many luxury brands and the Mall brings together a collection of the world’s most exclusive brands.  This is a famous outlet gallery of the most exclusive designer in the world at the very best prices. 

Leccio, Reggello, FI, Tuscany, Italy
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Roma, Rome, Italy

ROME
We are now in the city of eternity Rome, in the past the majestic Colosseum avoided the congestion chaos with its ingenious system which is still the inspiration for the plan of the modern stadiums.

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Naples, NA, Campania, Italy

NAPLES
Do you know what the Naples Underground is? Do you like to discover more secrets of the architecture in Italy following the paths of masters? Just join us!

Naples, NA, Campania, Italy

The rate includes

  • 10 Overnights in 4 star hotels on bed & breakfast basis;
  • Private transfers and coach service as in the program;
  • Private assistant during the whole tour;
  • Ticket for the Triennale of Milan;
  • Guided Architecture tour of Milan (12H);
  • Castelvecchio Museum ticket in Verona
  • Tour guide in Verona
  • Teatro Olimpico ticket in Vicenza
  • La Rotonda Villa ticket
  • Tour guide in Vicenza
  • Venice Biennial ticket
  • Querini Stampalia foundation ticket
  • Olivetti Shop ticket
  • Tour guide in Venice (6H)
  • Guided visit of Firenze Opera House;
  • Visit of Antinori winery and wine tasting
  • Guided tour in Florence (3H);
  • Guided visit of MAXXI Museum and ticket
  • Guided tour in Rome (9H)
  • Ara Pacis Museum ticket
  • Guided tour in Napels (3H)
  • One day ticket for Metrò of Naples
  • Guided tour at the Naples Underground and ticket

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  • Single supplement ;
  • Tips to driver and guides;
  • Hotels and meals for the driver and the assistant
  • Lunches and dinners;
  • Porterage;
  • Coach ZTL taxes & parking;
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the rate include”

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