2019 TOUR SCHEDULES:

Stay in an upscale country house that has been completely renovated, combining luxurious comfort with environmental sustainability.
Located on the top of a hill with view of Lake Garda, Quercia Belvedere Relais is surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. (See itinerary below)


TOUR ITINERARY

Walking Tour of Verona, Juliet’s Balcony

Arrive at Verona airport (Aeroporto Verona), private airport transfers included to your accommodation.

Cooking Classes
Cooking classes at Le Gemme di Artemsia.  Instructor Chef Andrea, assisted by Lara Perotti. The school overlooks Lago di Garda.

Walking Tour of Verona
Explore the charming city of Verona with a private walking tour. We’ll explore the glorious 16th century garden, Palazzo Giardino Giusti overlooking the city of Verona, recognized as one of the finest gardens of the Italian Renaissance for its nature, art and history.

Wine & Cheese Tour
Wine tastings at traditional and contemporary wineries.  Learn about the regional cheeses and sausages with a private tour of a Veronese cheese and sausage cellared at Corrado Beneditti.  Visit a working farm in Spiazzi di Caprino, in the Dolomite Mountain range, where Remo will serve his own cheese and sausages.

Giardino Giusti

Our second tour is the house and garden La Macchina Fissa – literally translated as “The Car Fixing Place”.  Located in the countryside outside of Mantova.  This is the home of American expatriate, Clark Lawrence.  In 1996, Clark created a haven for those who wanted to become part of an international community united by a love of art, literature, music and …gardening and food.  Clark will host us for the day. We will enjoy a farm-to-table lunch taken from his garden of unusual herbs, vegetables and fruits.  He will then show us the magnificent 200 piece contemporary art collection and his gardens.

Sanctuary of Madonna della Corona
A must see! Picturesque, historic mountainside church, circa 1625, with a tranquil atmosphere. The Sanctuary is located in Spiazzi in one of the most picturesque locations in northern Italy. It rises clinging on the rock of the mountains that surround it, overlooking the valley of the Adige river.

Restaurants
We will experience the culture and tradition of the local cuisine at various partner restaurants:

  • Ristorante “Le Rasole”, family casual
  • Osteria dai Coghi, contemporary cuisine with wines paired by the owner, Alex
  • Villa Feltrinelli (former home of Mussolini), a historic villa in Gargnano (Michelin starred dining)

Sailing on Lake Garda

San Nicolo

Sailing and dining on Lago di Garda on the San Nicolo’, a vintage 1925 masted ship, one of the last wooden sailing vessels in operation. Enjoy a catered dinner aboard by Chef Andre and his assistant, Lara of Ristorante le Gemme. Weather permitting, subject to change.


Join us!

Tour includes:

  • Private Roundtrip Airport transfers with private driver
  • 6 nights/7 days accommodations
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Gourmet Cooking Classes
  • Wine & Cheese Tour
  • Garden Tours
  • Private Walking Tour of Verona
  • Private meals at area restaurants
  • Transportation to excursions from hotel
  • Sailing & Dinner excursion

Total package $5000.00  USD (excluding airfare) Additional excursions are your responsibility, and we would be happy to provide suggestions. Deposit $2500.00 6 months in advance required to hold your reservation. Balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Once deposit is received, a detailed itinerary and welcome packet will be provided. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Extra services at your accommodation will be your responsibility.  Please plan on arriving a day or two in advance to acclimate and be ready for your adventure!  

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