Fashion & Speed

2 days in Rome, 2 days in Florence, 1 day in Maranello, 2 days in Milan & 2 days in Venice

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: MALPENSA
code: MXP
city: MILAN MALPENSA APT
Departure Airport: LEONARDO DA VINCI
code: FCO
city: ROME LEONARDO DA VINCI-FIUMICINO APT

DAY 1

Discover the heart of Rome

On DAY 1, after the welcome and the check in at the hotel, discover the heart of the capital of the ancient Roman Empire on a half-day tour with our guides. Where else could your visit start if not the symbol of the Eternal City? Naturally we mean the Colosseum, the largestamphitheater in the world, and the scene of bloody battles between gladiators. Continue to the old town to admire the Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain, the largest of the Baroque fountains of Rome, still fed by an ancient Roman aqueduct from 19 BC. We recommend you throw a coin into its waters to ensure a return to the Eternal City. Our private tour will turn your visit into an unforgettable experience!

DAY 2

Cinecittà is the Cinema

On DAY 2, visit the hub of the European film industry. Cinecittà is the perfect place to experience cultural entertainment that is also fun and relaxing. Cinecittà is The Cinema. Every one of its corners reflects the alluring architecture and icons of the glorious cinematic world that lives here. Every costume, set, camera, accessory, every tree and decoration speak the universal language of celluloid dreams and of the digital world. The visits are suitable for everyone. If you are not a cinema fan, you might certainly become one; if you already love the big screen, you will be delighted to discover the unexpected opulence of Cinecitt\u00e0. Your visit to the Studios will be a sensorial experience, unique and all-involving, and it begins as soon as you pass through the historical entrance and head towards the green, rich with cinematic references.

After lunch, you will travel to Florence in our luxury Mercedes minivan (about 2,5 hours).

DAY 3

Hot Air Balloon flight over the Chianti Region

On DAY 3, experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a 1-hour VIP hot air balloon flight over the Chianti Region.

The adventure begins at dawn, as soon as you arrive at the take-off field, but depends on weather conditions. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have completed their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket and begin your float to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and ancient castles, enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the rolling hills of the renowned Chianti wine region with its famous vineyards and silver grey olive groves. As the balloons are directed by the breeze, each flight is unique. Admiring the timeless beauty of Italy from a privileged perspective is the experience of a lifetime. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne – it’s a tradition of ballooning – and a locally sourced breakfast to celebrate your adventure. A cross-country drive back to the launch field in the chase vehicle will conclude your early morning excursion.

After a traditional 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 winemaking and to understand its life cycle: pressing, fermentation and aging – all without interfering with the wine’s quality.

DAY 4

Hot Air Balloon flight over the Chianti Region

On DAY 4, discover the secrets of Italian craftsmanship by reliving the history of two of the most world-renowned fashion brands – Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo – on an exclusive private visit. From its vantage point overlooking the beautiful Piazza della Signoria in the heart of old town of Florence, the Gucci Museum‘s location could scarcely be more auspicious, or apt.
The museum itself is housed within the Palazzo della Mercanzia, a building whose history is deeply entwined with that of Florence itself. Followingits restoration Palazzo comprises a series of rooms devoted to a thematic exploration of Gucci’s icons and milestones. Whilst the basement houses the Gucci Archive, the public displays located on the ground and upper floors of the building showcase Gucci’s prolific output across a multitude of design disciplines from sportswear and travel equipment to high fashion and jewellery.

The Ferragamo family founded the Ferragamo Museum in May 1995 to acquaint an international audience with the artistic genius of Salvatore Ferragamo and the role he played in the history of footwear and international fashion.
Like most corporate museums, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and its archives stem from the vision of an entrepreneur. In this case it has been Salvatore Ferragamo’s widow, Wanda – who has headed the company since the founder’s death in 1960 – and their six children. The eldest, Fiamma, has managed the company’s core footwear and leather goods business after her father’s death. She stood at this project’s helm on behalf of her family and brought it to life, shaping its strategy with the assistance of historians and archivists.

In the afternoon, you will discover why Florence is your natural choice for shopping, not only for high fashion but also for theunique gifts and souvenirs. Italy is known worldwide for its high quality and striking design – and Florence is an excellent showcase for both. Milan is commonly nominated as the design headquarters of Italy – but those in fashion know that Palazzo Pitti, with its fashion fairs, has definitely put Florence on the map for cutting-edge and innovative design. Just the number of quality shops and flagship stores testifies to the city’s growing importance in this sector. Since the 14th century, Via Tornabuoni has housed beautiful, stately palaces of nobleFlorentine families such as Antinori and Strozzi. Now you will find boutiques for Gucci, Prada, Pucci, Cartier and Bulgari there, to name but a few. This area is growing and expanding, including Via della Vigna Nuova where you can find shops for Etro, Lacoste and Montblanc and Via del Parione where you will find lots of specialty stores, ateliers and workshops. Our Personal Shopper will take you on a meticulous personalized journey to discover where innovation and culture cross paths, revealing the most seductive side of shopping in Florence.

DAY 5

Ferrari driving experiences

In the morning of DAY 5 you will be transported in our luxury Mercedes minivan to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (about 1 hour). ” Live the dream” is the claim that welcomes visitors, promising an immersive, unique experience. The Ferrari Museum focuses on Ferrari’s present andfuture, whilst remaining deeply rooted in the Prancing Horse’s extraordinary history. A permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 and the World Championship, complete with cars and a “pit stop wall” where visitors can gain an understanding of telemetry and pilots’ in-race driving behavior, is flanked by five rooms that host themed exhibitions with wide-ranging appeal. The space dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, rather than a museum in the traditional sense of the word, is a fascinating, exciting event that manages to combine truly unique elements: in the futuristic 2,500 m2 pillar-free hall visitors can get up close and personal with the many cars exhibited, but also experience a show that – through an immersive biopic screened using 19 projectors – tells Enzo Ferrari’s incredible life story, spanning 90 years, taking them through his various incarnations: from the child who discovered racing at the beginning of 1900 to the pilot; from the manager of Scuderia Ferrari to the manufacturer with so many triumphs to his credit.

After a light lunch at the official Ferrari restaurant, buckle your belts and live life in the fast lane with our Ferrari driving experiences. It is safe to say that we have all dreamed of testing out the advanced automotive at least once in our lives so we have decided to make those dreams come true. You can choose between a relaxing drive in the hills or an adrenaline-packed race on the F1 track. In addition, you can decide which model of Ferrari you would like to drive and the length of your driving experience.

In the late afternoon, travel to Milan in our luxury Mercedes minivan (about 1,5 hours).

DAY 6

La Scala del Calcio in Milan

On DAY 6, after the welcome and the check in at the hotel, head to San Siro Stadium, the symbol of football in Milan. Visitors get the chance to see the usually inaccessible parts of the stadium, such as the changing rooms, the stands and walk through the tunnel of Champions to get intothe legendary pitch of La Scala del Calcio. You will reconnect with old memories through the Museum of A.C. Milan and F.C. Inter. Realize your dream and savour the emotion of entering the most characteristic stadium in the world, supported by experienced staff. The museum’s exposition accompanies you through 100 years of football history written by both Milan teams. After that you will move on to “Mondo Milan“, an exhibition experience that presents A.C. Milan trophies in a unique way, and narrates the club’s history through the innovative matching of rare historic memorabilia with the most advanced interactive technologies. An experience that allows you to live the emotions of A.C. Milan’s 115 years ofhistory, a unique mix of success, shadows and lights from the past blended with the present of a modern multimedia-oriented club. From the Hall of Fame to the Ballon d’Or Winners Room, from the Trophy Room with the most important cups won by A.C. Milan to date to the holographic theatre: memories and testimonies merge with the club’s history to create a climax of emotions. At the end of your Football Experience, you will have a fantastic meal at Cucina Milanello, the official A.C. Milan restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be introduced to Italy’s most stylish city. Stop by the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a19th century glass-vaulted arcade. Visit the grand medieval Sforza Castle and fortress, once the seat and residence for the ruling family of Milan, now a home to several of the city’s museums and art collections. Next, tour the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, moststriking Gothic cathedrals. Then admire Milan’s most famous opera house, the magnificient La Scala theatre. Last but not least:Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper, housed at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

DAY 7

Alfa Romeo Museum

In the morning of DAY 7 you will have some free time for a relaxing walk in Milan city center. Our guides will be available for any request.

In the afternoon you will have the chance to visit the renovated Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese. Its six floors bind together past, present and future and reflect the achievements of an extraordinary brand, its vehicles, technology and style. The lines of Alfa Romeo have changed the way we imagine car design; its vehicles and drivers have set the pace for competition on the track; and its technologies have redefined the standards of innovation. Alfa Romeo’s legacy is beauty, speed, strength and steady production; but its heart is a passion for driving.

DAY 8

Discover the secrets of Venice

In the morning of DAY 8 travel to Venice in our luxury Mercedes minivan (about 2 hours). After a light lunch in downtown Venice, a tour will help you discover the secrets of the floating city. Take a journey in the history of music in the Museo della Musica, an exhibit dedicated to one of the artistic expressions that has contributed to the greatness of Italian culture: the making of stringed instruments. Venice was a workshop for great violin makers. Their excellent craftsmanship was evident in the experimentation and production of the musical instruments, always perfectlyresponsive to the new requirements of the sonorities which came to define those times. The collection, housed in the beautiful Church of San Maurizio, covers a time span of 300 years of Italian violin making and includes splendid examples of the different regional schools.

Then you will discover, hidden in its own little courtyard, the elegant staircase Contarini Del Bovolo. It is an example of transition from Gothic to Renaissance style architecture in Venice with its peculiar spiral (\u2018bovolo‘ in Venetian dialect) stairs going up the outside of the building instead of the inside. From the top there is a lovely view of Venetian roofs and spires. The tour continues with the visit of the world-famous La Fenice theater. Founded at the end of the 18th century, La Fenice quickly became the go-to theatre for the opulent premieres of some of the most famous operas in the world. With a seating capacity for over 1,000 people, La Fenice boasts excellent acoustics, a 98-member orchestraand 66-person opera chorus, a dedicated local audience and a large international following. The tour will end with a 1-hour boat ride on the Grand Canal of Venice, where you will see dozens of palazzos, mansions, churches, and iconic bridges that span the waterways as well as a romantic sunset that you will never forget.

DAY 9

San Erasmo Island

In the morning of DAY 9 your English speaking guide will take you to the island of San Erasmo, just 15 minutes by boat from Venice. In the 16th century it was covered in vineyards. Michel Thoulouze and his family decided to relaunch the wine production on the island using the traditional methods of the local farmers and the expertise of Lydia and Claude Bourguignon (Doctors of the Earth) and Alain Graillot (whose Crozes Ermitage wines have a worldwide reputation). The resulting wine, Orto, has all the character of this special island and is the only wine cultivated within the territorial boundaries of Venice. A tour of the winery is a unique experience demonstrating the dedication that goes into every stage of production, artisanal in care and refined in technology. Here, a glass of wine awaits to reveal the secrets behind a great passion.

In the afternoon, enjoy an amazing fashion and shopping tour in the historic centre of Venice: from luxury boutiques to Venetian craft shops called “botteghe”. This experience combines the enhancement of the Veneto region with the best Italian production in high fashion – clothing, footwear, accessories. In the most famous fashion streets of Venice, you will find the boutiques of the prestigious Italian and international brands. Even a simple visit to these stores becomes an incredible experience because they are located in old buildings of extraordinary beauty, adorned with stucco, columns and frescoes. They are situated within the San Marco area: Calle Larga XXII Marzo, Calle Vallaresso, Frezzeria, Spadaria and Le Mercerie. We offer you an amazing shopping experience, which is focused on quality, personalization, and the fulfillment of your wishes, away from the mass-market tourist itineraries and scrupulously careful about privacy \u2013 luxury is more than designer garments. Venice is also famous for antique or retro jewels and gorgeous costumes for the well-known Carnival, held in the early spring of each year.

DAY 10

Departure

On DAY10 our private luxury Mercedes minivan will be available for transfer you to the airport. Lunch and Dinner are included if purchased.

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