Itinerary Photos

The millenary position of a border country, a gateway to Italy from central-eastern Europe, has given Friuli Venezia-Giulia a seductive elegance, midway between the aristocratic and the cosmopolitan, an elegant, cultured reserve shining with the distinct charm of a frugal decadentism “fin de siècle”. This itinerary instills the rare, sometimes intoxicating, charm of this region, pursuing its sweet aroma in the historic cafes of the capital, admiring its marine reverberation with a circumnavigation on a sailing boat along the Karst coast, and still remembering the splendors of the Venetian dominion in a fabulous country castle that once hosted Casanova and Lorenzo da Ponte.

Detailed Tour Program

Fountain Italy Trieste Travel
1° day: Trieste

After arriving at the airport, meet with our driver for a private transfer to the Grand Hotel Duchi d’Aosta in Trieste, in the central Piazza Unità d’Italia. Enjoy the day at leisure and have dinner at Harry’s Piccolo Restaurant, the only establishment in the city to appear in the Michelin firmament with its two stars. Return to the hotel and rest for the evening.

Duino Castle Sea Trieste Italy Travel
2° day: Trieste

Have breakfast at the hotel and then meet with our guide for a walking tour of about 2 hours, during which you will stroll along the waterfront between Porto Vecchio and Rogers Station, with a stop in one of the historic cafes overlooking the sumptuous Piazza Unità d’Italia, many of which were inaugurated as early as the 1700s and and are still an essential meeting place for every true “triestino”, including famous writers and intellectuals. After an afternoon at leisure, take a sunset cruise in the Gulf of Trieste or a sailing trip to Duino, whose rough karst stone cliffs are dominated by the mighty castle dating back to the end of the 14th century; here the Czech-German family Thurn und Taxis hosted the poet Rainer Maria Rilke in 1912, who conceived and began his “Duino Elegies” here. Return to the hotel, have dinner at leisure and rest for the night.

Cave Trieste Grotta Gigante Travel Italy
3° day: Trieste - Grotta Gigante - Castello di Spessa

After breakfast at the hotel, take our private transfer to the Grotta Gigante, a wonderful karst cavity that contains the largest natural cave in the world. Continue on and check in at the Castello di Spessa Golf Wine Resort & Spa, a princely estate among the soft hills of the Collio, then enjoy lunch and a tasting of wines produced on site. During the afternoon you can try the 18-hole golf course or regenerate yourself thanks to the enotherapy treatments of the magnificent Vinum SPA. Return to the hotel, have dinner at leisure and rest for the night.

Piazza Erbe Verona Travel Veneto Italy
4° day: Castello di Spessa - Verona

Have breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and transfer to Verona. In the afternoon, experience a food and wine themed private visit of the city of Romeo and Juliet, whose center, rich in testimonies ranging from the Roman age (the famous Arena) to the Renaissance, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: discover various monumental sites, from Palazzo Melegatti to Piazza Erbe, historical and artistic references to the specialties of Veronese cuisine, such as “pandoro”, “pearà” and “risi and bisi. At the end of the tour, savour a tasting of local products. Have dinner at leisure and return to the hotel.

Olive Oil Valpolicella Veneto Italy Travel
5° day: Verona - Valpolicella - Verona

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and leave for a visit to another famous estate in Valpolicella; once there, enjoy a wonderful exploration of the surrounding vineyards aboard an EBike or MTB, a tour of the cellars (one of which boasts the largest barrel in the world) and a fantastic wine tasting. The wine tour could be replaced by a visit to Agricola il Giogo, an exclusive organic oil mill, which has won several awards and has been selected as one of the best 50 oil mills in the world by the FLOS OLEI guide. You will have the chance to visit the oil mill and taste its famed organic olive oils. In the afternoon, return to the hotel, enjoy dinner at leisure and rest for the evening.

Gondola Ride Canals Venice Italy
6° day: Verona - Venice

Have breakfast at the hotel, meet with our driver and depart for Venice, check-in at the “St. Regis” hotel and take your time to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a walk through the streets of the city and a characteristic gondola ride with a private guide. At the end of the tour, return to the hotel, where we recommend an aperitif on the veranda and a dinner in the prestigious restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute

Atelier Venice Costumes Nobility Travel Italy
7° day: Venice

Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a magic experience and enjoy the excitement of wearing one of the famous Venetian Atelier’s costumes. It’s a kind of magic as you stop time and express your personality by wearing one of the marvelous costumes of the atelier. You can choose gloves, jewelry and purses to transform yourself into an ancient Venice’s noble. And if you dare, go for a walk in the nearby St. Mark’s Square for a professional and private photo shoot (at an extra charge). Discover and lose yourself between the enchanting “streets” on the canals. Return to the hotel, have dinner at leisure and rest for the evening

Venice San Marco Aerial Lagoon Italy Travel Canals
8° day: Venice

After breakfast at the hotel, get privately transferred to the airport of your choice



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