SABAH VEYA ÖĞLEDEN SONRA
1/2 GÜN - HERGÜN
The tour starts from Piazza del Duomo; where you will visit the Galleria, the Duomo Cathedral. The Piazza della Scala is named after the world's most famous operahouse built in the neoclassic style by the architect Piermarini.
Opposite the Scala stands Palazzo Marino. The Piazza Mercanti is the ancient heart of medieval Milan. The Castello Sforzesco is one of Milan's most famous monuments. Piazza Sant'Ambrogio takes its name from the ancient Basilica of St. Ambrose, the oldest church in town, named after the patron saint of Milan. The Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, one of the most fascinating monuments of the Lombard Renaissance, was designed by Bramante. On the lefthand side of the church is the entrance to the Cenacolo Vinciano (Last Supper) painted by Leonardo da Vinci, the work in which Leonardo perhaps expressed the greatest mark of his genius. In Sempione Park there is another outstanding monument, the Arc of
Peace, in neoclassic style. She Famedio (monumental cemetery), in Lombard-Gothic style, is a real open-air museum of modern and contemporary funeral art. The Piazza Duca d'aosta, Piazza della Repubblica.
İTALYAN GÖLLERİ VE DAĞLARI
UZUN TAM GÜN
The tour leaves Milan not later than 08,30 a.m. By motorway reach Sesto Calende, a small town on the Ticino River banks located where the river leaves Lake Maggiore. Sravelling on the west bank of the lake tourists reach Stresa, one of the most charming and renowned Italian lake resorts.
Boat from Stresa on an excursion tq the Borromean Islands: first visited is Isola Bella, which is well known for the Borromeo palace built in the seventeenth century. Then tourists are boated to vIsIt the Isola Madre: an expanse of rare trees and exotic flowers, where white peacocks, parrots and pheasants of every variety live quite freely.
Then cross the lake to Pallanza for lunch. In the afternoon you will see the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto, then boat to Laveno, which is situated on the west bank of the lake, from where tourists continue to Gavirate and enjoy a panoramic view of the Varese lake.
At approx 5 p.m. tourists reach Como, the main town on the homonymous lake dominated by mountains. Short walk and break for tea at the Imbarcadero restaurant-bar. Tourists leave Como and go-back by motorway to Milan, where
arrival is expected at approx. 08,00/08,30 pm.
AKŞAM YEMEKLİ MİLANO GECE TURU
Milan by night is diferent. Yes, you can enjoy a pleasant evening and have fun in Milan by night, the Milanese way ...! Our proposal is to spend the first part of the evening in a characteristic restaurant in the old district of "i Navigli".
The name comes from il Grande Naviglio, a canal which used to be, even before the old coaching days, the only way of transportation for people and merchandise in and out of Milan. Today the district maintains a certain "atmosphere" which makes it different from all the other districts of Milan.
Our motorcoach will pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the resrauranl. You will have the opportunaty to admire en route some of the important illuminated churches monuments: Sant'Angelo Church, the Castle, the Basilica of San Lorenzo and Sant'Ambrogio. Dinner will be served while Italian folk and modern songs will create for you a pleasant atmosphere of relaxation and joy.
The cuisine is good, the wine, too. You can drink as much wine as you wish, but not too much, as the second part of the evening brings you to a select and exclusive disco of Milan, the Nepentha, where you will enjoy dancing and have a drink. At around 01,00/01,30 a.m. the coach will take you back to the hotel.
PAVİA VE CHARTERHOUSE GEZİLERİ
SABAH VEYA ÖĞLEDEN SONRA - YARIM GÜN (HERGÜN)
This tour is another festival of arts featuring the town of Pavia 35 km. from Milan. The town is famous for its university one of the oldest in Italy, and Church of San Michele (XII century, an example of Lombard Romanesque with a sandstone facade originally constructed under the Lombard kings and burnt in 1004 A.D. Another important monument toube seen is the Basilica of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro (Romanesque style Xllth centutry) where the remains of King Liutprando, the philosopher Boetius, and the relics of St. Augustine are housed.
Nineteen km. from the centre of the town stands the Charterhouse Monastery "Certosa di Pavia", which is said to be one of the most magnificent buildings in the world. Its founder was Gian Galeazzo Visconti. He started to build it as a family mausoleum in 1396. It was completed 250 years later. The Chartreuse is a mixture of architectural styles, and it is perhaps the finest p!ece of elaborate and richly adorned Renaissance archItecture in existence.
Other interesting features of Pavia are: the medieval towers, the Castello Visconteo (masterpieces of Foppia, Correggio, Bellini) and the covered bridge (XIV century) with its hundred pillars.
MİLANO, NAVİGLİ VE VİGEVANO
The tour starts ideally at 08,00 a.m. from Piazza del Duomo: where we will visit the Galleria, the Duomo Cathedral, the piazza della Scala is named after the world's most famous opera house built in neoclassic style by the architect Piermarini. Opposite the Scala stands Palazzo Marino.
Thé Piazza Mercanti is the ancient heart of medieval Milan. The Castello Sforzesco is one of Milan's most famous monuments. Piazza Sant'Ambrogio takes its name from the ancient Basilica of St. Ambrose, the oldest church in town. Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, one of the most fascinating monuments of the Lombard Renaissance, was designed by Bramante. On the lefthand side of the church is the entrance to the Cenacolo Vinciano (Last Supper) painted by Leonardo da Vinci, the work in which Leonardo perhaps expressed the greatest mark of his genius.
In Sempione Park there is another outstanding monument, the Arc of Peace, in neoclassic style.
The Famedio (monumental cemetery), in Lombard-Gothic style, is a real open-air museum of modern and contemporary funeral art. Four course lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon departure by coach to Vigevano along the picturesque Navigli (Canals).
Visit of the town, princely residence of the Viscontis and Sforzas: the Castle, the magnificent Ducal Square and the Cathedral.
Return to Milan around 06,00/06,30 p.m.
MİLANO VE BERGAMO
TAM GÜN (HERGÜN)
In the morning visit as in Milan in half day, our tour "A" Lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon departure for Bergamo and arrival in Bergamo. It is yet another cultural highlight, being one of the seven art cities of Lombardy. Since the XIX century, the town has been divided in two by age and by altitude: Città Alta (the Upper Town) and Città Bassa (theLower Town).
A funicular links the two parts of the town. Most of the sights are in the Upper Town, which has maintained its medieval structure and characteristics and is surrounded by walls: while Citta Piana, is modern, as is the town centre. In the Città Piana we visit the Palazzo dell' Accademia Carra, said to be among the best of the Northern art collections.
In the Città Alta we visit the Cathedral (rebuilt in 1483), the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria Maggiore (1137 - 1355),
with a Baroque interior.
The Renaissance Cappella Colleoni (14th century facade; with sculpture and ceiling frescoes by G.B. Tiepolo) is our next stop. Opposite the Cathedral is the Baptistery (1430 rebuilt in 1843) and nearby is the Gothic Palazzo della Ragione and Palazzo del Broletto.
The church with Palazzo Scamozzi (XVith century) and tbe museum surround the Piazza Vecchia, the old town centre. Here we also find a memorial to Sorquato Tasso, the poet, whose family lived in Bergamo.
BERGAMO VE BRESCİA GEZİSİ
TAM GÜN (HERGÜN)
In the morning, departure ideally at 8,00 a.m. for Bergamo, which is divided into the low and the high town; the low town reached an organic urban order at the end of the last century. The high town is surrounded by arcades and from its middIe rises the famous Torre dei Caduti. From Palazzo della Ragione walk to the asymmetrical Piazza del Duomo, with the Cathedral and the house of the Archbishop.
Bergamo is a city still surrounded by wonderful arcbitecture, including the Cappella Colleoni, which stands in all its architectural beauty. Other important masterpieces are the Church of St. Maria Maggiore and the house of the Archbishop.
Bergamo is a city still surrounded by walls dating back to the sixteenth century. Last place to visit is the Castle Fortress, with its splendid view. Lunch in a Spical restaurant.
In the afternoon departure for Brescia, nowadays the second economic centre of Lombardy and visit of the town: the Capitoline Temple, St. Giulia's, the Church of St. Maria in Solario, the famous Broletto, St. Francesco's, the Square of the Loggia, the Cathedral and the Rotonda (ancient round church).
Return to Milan at around 07,30/08,00 p.m.
İNTERCİTY VENEDİK TURU
UZUN TAM GÜN (HERGÜN)
For Lord Byron, Venice " leases me as much as I expected, and I expcctcd much ..... For Shelley "Venice is a sonderrully fine city". Our one-day tour to Venice aims to be an introduction to a city which is unique in the world. You will either love her or not! If you will love her, then you will return to see more of her.
If you do not love her, then you will count this experience as a must, at least once in a lifetime. In both cases you will not regret having accepted our "nash tour to Venice" Your Venetian lifetime experience starts early in the morning when you will be picked up at your hotel by our tour leader and private transportation to the Central Railway Station of Milan to take the intercity Vivaldi train (Italian composer and violinist from Venice, XVIII century) at 7,05 a.m. Arrival in Venice at 10 00 a.m., where you meet our local guide who will take you for a sightseeing tour from the railway station to St. Mark's Square, walking through the picturesque streets of Venice (the calle).
When in St. Mark' s Square you will visit the Cathedral, the Doges Palace and walk through Ponte dei Sospiri (Venetian dungeons). Lunch will be served at the Venetian restaurant Il Colombo and you can enjoy a meat or fish menu.
After lunch at approx. 02,30 p.m. a private motorboat will take you on a promenade of the Laguna, visiting the islands of Murano glass handicrafts factories), Burano and Torcello.
At 6,15 p.m. approx. you will be back in St. Mark's Square for shopping untill 7,30 p.m., then return to railway station by private motorboat.
Departure at 08,10 p.m. with the Intercity Vivaldi fast train and arrival in Milan at 10,50 p.m; on board of the fast train is possible to dine in the train's restaurant (dinner is not included in our price). From Milan Railway Station you will be accompanied to your hotel. The excursion is over. What do you think about Venice? Do you feel the way Byron and Shelley did, or is your impression less enthusiastic than theirs?
Included in our price are: trasportation by Intercity Vivaldi train with 2nd class ticket (with reserved seats), guided tour in Venice (as per program), four courses lunch at the restaurant in Venice; excursion by motorboat to the Islands; return private transportation by motorboat to the railway station in Venice; assistance during the whole excursion.