With its diverse landscape and rich culture, Northern Italy provides amazing opportunities for exploring rustic villages balancing on the sides of hills, magnificent baroque basilicas and sparkling lakes such as Como, Orta and Maggiore.
Northern Italy has a lot to offer - from the ancient history of its cities to its enchanting lakes and the coastline of the Italian Riviera with the dramatic cliffs of Poprtofino and Cinque Terre. Not forgetting the glamour of the fashion, people, motorboats, fast cars and of course renowned cuisine are all on offer at every turn.
Area: 301,338 sq km
Best Time to Visit
April – October is a perfect time to visit Northern Italy
May - Early October is best for the Italian Riviera – Liguria
- Driving a luxury Sports Car through spectacular Italian scenery
- Feel like a film star as you arrive by helicopter Transfer
- Take in the view from a Riva Speed Boat
- Wonder the scented Italian gardens
- dive into the local cuisine!
Food and Drink
Not just for something to do – food is an essential part of the Italian culture. Different regions have their own specialities along with locally produced wines.
As well as wines, local spirits are Grappa and Aperol – an Aperol Spritz is worth a try; and of course coffee features throughout the day starting with a cappuccino and ending with an espresso.
Mountains skirt the edge of crystal clear waters across the Italian lake district. Its beauty attracts tourists and A-listers alike; inspiring artists with the breath-taking views, peaceful landscapes and excellent wine. Pretty towns to mooch around, vineyards, warm weather and the delicious food are all to be enjoyed during your visit.
Writers have tried to describe the wonder and unique qualities of Venice but there are just no words to describe this most beautiful of cities. With its special vibe, its narrow lanes and packed squares Venice has always been a favourite for tourists. Accessible on foot but best explored by water, hop onto a water taxi or rent a gondola to experience this city at its best.
So much to see in this city, famous for its music and romantic past. It will always be connected to Shakespeare’s tragic love story, but there is so much more to the streets of Verona. Evenings are filled with music from the Roman amphitheater and the buzz from cafes that line the roads and piazzas.
The Italian Riviera stretches across the region of Liguria from Ventimiglia on the French boarder to Portovennere in the east. Genoa, Italy’s main commercial port, is at the centre and the area is speckled with mountain villages, beaches, hotels, beautiful views and Italian culture. The region is home to Sanremo – city of flowers, Cinque Terre – walking paradise, and traditional coastal villages. There are outstanding views for all who visit and there are great train and boat connections.
Capital of Italy’s automobile and design industry, there are more than forty museums in Turin. The Egyptian Museum, in the Palazzo dell’Accademia delle Scienze, is the second largest in the world. Turin is also renowned for its coffee and chocolate and a museum devoted to the latter will soon open.
Grand Hotel Villa d’Este
One of the most famous hotels in Europe, the resort is luxurious with beautiful gardens, rich interiors, elegant food, and professional service. Old charm, classic styled bedrooms and comfort can be expected at this grand spot adjacent to Lake Como.
Most of the rooms have a lake view at this hotel. Located right on the shore, it is just minutes from the city centre. Villa Flori has a strong history and has been recently restored. Expect contemporary comforts with 19th century charm.
Grand Hotel Villa d’Este
Boasted as one of the greatest hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller and Forbes Traveller, this grand resort is famed for its pretty gardens, stunning cuisine, celebrations, beautiful décor and excellent hospitality.
Palace Hotel Villa Cortine
Based on the hill in the centre of the Sirmione peninsula, this hotel has the splendour of the past. Marble from Verona, symbolic murals and historic décor makes for a special place to stay.
Not far from the well-known Catullo and Virgilio Spa, castle and Sirmione’s popular attractions this hotel is a four-star design hotel. It has been renovated and modernised with elegant furnishings. It is a great spot for visiting Sirmione and enjoying the majestic way of life.
If Venice were a performance, then this hotel provides the best seats. It is special in every sense and a stay here is truly memorable. It is just four minutes by private boat from San Marco, at the top of Giudecca Island and epitomises Venetian style.
This five-star hotel is situated in the highly regarded Palazzo Rizzo Patrol, formerly the French and Savoyan embassies. It boasts magnificent marbles, beautiful murals, stunning chandeliers and a special environment for you to absorb the magic of the city.
Bauer Il Palazza
This hotel is located in one of the most regal spots in Venice. The boutique style hotel is part of family history and luxury rooms sit behind the windows and gothic front. The hotel overlooks the city centre and Grand Canal as it meets the Giudecca Canal – the views offer the perfect place to relax.
Hotel Danieli is in a particularly special location, overlooking the Venice lagoon and just meters away from the Palazzo Ducale, dramatic St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, and the famed Bridge of Sighs. There are 225 rooms and suites, most have balconies over the water. The décor is rich with antiques, Murano glass and tapestries which represents the city’s heritage.
Four Seasons Milan
Not far from the financial district on the Via Gesù between Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, this hotel has just 118 rooms and suites. It is close to the high fashion shops where you can seek couture. Once a convent, the 15th century building offers a special stay.
Park Hyatt Mila
This boutique hotel has a perfect location in the centre of Milan. Not far from Piazza del Duomo and the Scala opera house, the hotel is adjacent to the renowned Galleria and you can walk to chic shops, the Stock Exchange and Financial District.
This indulgent hotel is located in Milan’s Golden Triangle of fashion and culture. The five star accommodation provides a panoramic view of heritage gardens and historic Milan. It is a special stay.
Principe di Savoi
This hotel dominates the piazza it sits on. The five-star accommodation has provided a special stay for international tourists and high society since the 1920s. There is a magical blend of historic luxury, modern design and technology at the Principe di Savoia. Very central, close to the main attractions and shopping areas.
Town House Galleria
This hotel is positioned on the second and third floors of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan’s world-famous shopping center. It is the first seven-star hotel in Europe and is adjacent to the Duomo Cathedral and La Scala opera house. It still is steeped in historic features like hand-painted ceilings, despite a large renovation.
Grand Hotel dei Castelli
Located on the Sestri Levante peninsula, this hotel has views of the natural park where rich Mediterranean plants sink into the sea. It feels like a different time with the historic charm, art and nature. You can easily reach the town centre, coastline and marina by using the private hotel lift.
Grand Hotel Savoia
Built in 1897 this hotel has a spectacular history and in its time has hosted members of the aristocracy and royal families of Italy and Europe, as well as political figures and other celebrities. The five-star hotel is a special spot in the centre of Genoa.
Marina Place Resort
Four-star boutique hotel with restaurant, café, business and gym. It is on the coastline and near the airport. It is a trendy spot offering something different. Attention to detail has been paid to ensure guests get the best comfort and style.
Principi di Piemonte
This is a five-star hotel in the city centre. It provides excellent views of Turin from its elegant height. It is a special hotel with charm, class and style, it attracts high-end guests.
Golden isn’t just a name, it is in the spirit of this hotel. It is a new luxury five-star space and opened for the Winter Olympic Games. It is renowned for being one of the most special hotels in Turin, it welcomes the elite and offers elegance as well as comfort.
Grand Hotel Sitea
This hotel is positioned in Risorgimento Turin, just off the Piazza San Carlo and not far from Pizassa Castello. The Grand Hotel Sitea offers tact and reserve. It has traditional service, an excellent location for those who want to get out into the city by walking and visit the old town.
Town House 70 Suite Hotel
Excellent service is offered at this small, boutique designed hotel. It has a perfect location in the heart of the city. There are 25 modern junior suits, 19 superior rooms and four single rooms in this historic building.
Relais San Maurizio Luxury Spa Resort - Santo Stefano Belbo
You won’t forget your stay at this special and romantic spot. It is a great space to relax and rejuvenate. The hotel offers 31 rooms, uniquely decorated, gardens and a park with enchanting trees. There is a large outdoor swimming pool which provides an astounding 360 degree vista of the beautiful landscape.
Albergo dell’Agenzia - Pollenzo
This location has charm and is an unusual spot. The four-star hotel is located in the neo-gothic country estate of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. It is situated close to Alba, between Langhe and the Roero regions.
Get behind the wheel of your own Ferrari on a tour of Italy
An expert Ferrari driver will introduce you to the world of Ferrari, clarify the finer details of the controls, explain the differences between the various models, the peculiarities of the engines (8-cylinder or 12-cylinder) and most importantly, give guidance on how to handle the F1 paddle-gear shifting behind the steering wheel! During the whole journey, the Ferrari and the tour director’s Alfa Romeo will be constantly in touch by mobile radio system.
The beauty of Lake Como
Sit back and enjoy this spectacular lake by boat. View the stunning Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello from the water and visit Villa Carlotta and explore the botanical gardens looking towards Lake Como. Make sure you visit Bellagio and explore the cobbled streets and enjoy a coffee at a lakeside cafe.
The lake framed by the mountains is certainly a memorable view
Head through the streets with your guide on this evening tour that will allow you to sample Venetian food and drink. Spain has Tapas and Venice offers cicchetti, in the local bars you will try a variety of what is on offer. Venetian food at it's best.
By water you will glide past all the magical sights and buildings that are iconic. View the La Fenice Theatre, Doges Palace and St Marks Bell Tower all from the comfort of your private gondola.
A unique opportunity to visit one of the most famous opera theatres in Italy. With your guide the theatre will unfold in front of you along with a chance to visit the museum boasting a collection of instruments and documents from the great Italian composers.
Grape to Glass
Explore the vineyards close to the shores of Lake Garda, You will have an explanation and tour of the vineyard and afterwards visit the cellars to see the ageing process. Finish the tour by enjoying a wine tasting session.
Hiking in Cinque Terre
Head out and explore the five lands of the Cinque Terre along the pathways between the hillside and the vineyards looking out towards the Ligurian coastline. Tailor make your hike to suit you and your guide will lead you on your hike through the stunning landscapes. A great way to finish the hike is to enjoy a Slow Food Lunch, the end to a perfect morning.
Flights are not included as part of this quotation. We can assist you with getting a quote for the flights that best coincide with your itinerary to the most relevant airports or if you would prefer to book independently then that is also fine. This gives you greater flexibility to choose your preferred carrier or use air miles should you wish to use them.
This example itinerary starts from £6395 per person based on 2 adults travelling on a B&B basis including activities and transfers. Should you wish to get a personalised quotation for your specific dates then please let our team know who will be happy to put together your perfect trip!
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