La Dolce Vita
2 days in Verona & 1 day in Florence
OHH! ITALY offers you a tailor-made nine-day tour that will take you on a spectacular journey through the sights and sounds of Italy in the comfort of our luxury Mercedes minivan.
Arrival Airport: MARCO POLO
Departure Airport: LEONARDO DA VINCI
city: ROME LEONARDO DA VINCI-FIUMICINO APT
Discover the city of Romeo and Juliet
On DAY1, after the welcome and check in at the hotel, discover the city of Romeo and Juliet with this fantastic walking tour of Verona in the company of our guides. You will start from the central Piazza Bra, site of the Liston, Gran Guardia palace, Town Hall and the imposing Arena that was once able to seat up to 30,000 people. Marvel at its pink-tinged marble before going to the Castelvecchio, the fortress and noble residence built by Cangrande II della Scala in 1354. Enjoy the scenic views and take photos from the summit of the bridge. Walk along the ancient Roman Postumia road to Borsari Gate, and follow the Decumanus Maximus to the Forum in the old city center. Now known as Piazza delle Erbe, the square is home to a lively market and the center of the city’s nightlife. Then enter Piazza dei Signori, Verona’s most beautiful square, ringed by elegant palazzi. See the Gothic funerary tombs of the Arche Scaligere, dedicated to the Della Scala family that ruled Verona from the 13th to 14th century. Continue to the city’s largest church, Basilica of St. Anastasia, a Gothic masterpiece. Then, it’s time to visit the house of Juliet and admire the famous balcony where, according to the stories, she leaned out to talk to Romeo. Leave a message, take a picture in\n front of the statue, or read Shakespeare’s verses.
Villafranca and Masi Winery
On DAY2, head to Villafranca, a picturesque town close to Verona. Here you will visit the Nicolis Museum of Cars, Technology and Mechanics, one of the most prestigious private museums in Europe. The Nicolis Museum was one of the first associates of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of Archives and Business Museums. Luciano Nicolis, the founder of the Museum, was an entrepreneur from Verona. He has merged his passion for technology and mechanics to create this ultramodern steel and glass building (6.000 sq m) and the museum that has always been open to the public and is now one of the most important cultural reference points in the area. It houses 8 collections of extraordinary numbers: 200 cars, 110 bicycles of great cycling champions, 100 motorbikes, 500 cameras, 100 musical instruments, 100 typewriters, 100 Formula 1 steering wheels, but also small airplanes and other original works of human talent. The historical archive and the library are full of documents that will satisfy even the most demanding of researchers and tell the story of the evolution of contemporary society through the history of transport. In the afternoon discover the Masi Winery, the best in the Valpolicella region. “Masi Wine Experience” is the culture and hospitality project that includes Masi’s historic headquarters in Valpolicella, but also offers entry to other centres of hospitality where the winery’s spirit and philosophy have become the guiding principles. One of these is the Tenuta Canova in Lazise at Lake Garda, where the authenticity of the food and wine is a charming surprise. Tenuta Canova offers a refined welcome to those passionate about wine and looking to discover its secrets. The visit starts with an excellent view across the vineyards towards the rolling hills of Valpolicella with its mountainous backdrop. Visitors can see the drying house, with the appassimento of the grapes; and the cellar where the famous Campofiorin, one of Masi’s iconic wines, is matured; furthermore, the wine shop and the restaurant offer a tasting of the entire Masi wine range and the chance to pair the wines with food inspired by local culinary tradition.
History of the Marchesi Antinori company
On DAY3, after breakfast, travel to Florence in our luxury Mercedes minivan (about 3 hours). After a typical Florentine lunch overlooking the hills of Chianti, you will discover one of the most famous wineries in the world, Antinori. Experience the architecture, the flavors, and the emotions that will reveal both the full majesty of the winery and the intensity of its most representative wines. The winery is a milestone in the history of the Marchesi Antinori company: built entirely with locally sourced materials, respectful of the surrounding environment and taking great care to preserve the Tuscan landscape. It has become a place to discover the pleasures of living and breathing wine and to understand its life cycle: pressing, fermentation and aging – all without interfering with the wine’s quality.
On DAY4 our private luxury Mercedes minivan will be available for transfer you to the airport. Lunch and Dinner are included if purchased.