Verona, Valpolicella, Lake Garda & Veneto Villages

5 Nights & 6 Days

Vicenza • Verona • Valpolicella • Lake Garda • Merano • Asiago • Bassano del Grappa

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Transfer from VCE airport to you hotel. Overnight in a elegant villa in the charming Venetian Countryside.

Day 2: Vicenza & Verona

Meet your driver and transfer to Verona. En route stop in Vicenza and free time the explore the city of Palladio.Continue to Verona and check in at hotel.In the afternoon,discover the city with your private guide.We’ll start our exploration of Verona with Roman Arena and then continue to Piazza delle Erbe,the Market Square, Piazza dei Signori . You’ll have plenty of time to admire the many monuments, inside courtyards, the architecture as well as the hidden spots and streets of Verona. The city was celebrated by Shakespeare, the setting for Romeo and Juliet and where the Capello family lived. We’ll visit the courtyard of the House of Juliet.Verona is a city with lots of choices to enjoy a wonderful meal.Make sure to try the local specialties, polenta with anchovies, tortellini Valeggio, great risottos and gnocchi. Overnight in Verona.

Day 3: Valpolicella & Lake Garda

Meet your driver guide at hotel in Verona and transfer to Merano, in Alto-Adige, the northern Italian region bordering Switzerland. Your first stops are in Valpolicella. The countryside of Verona is enchanting. Valpolicella is famous because off its vineyards and wine ,but also because of its aristocratic villas,its Romanesque churches and its stone and marble quarries. We will take you to one of these country villas to admire the architecture and landscape and you can also taste the different wines from this area. We’ll enjoy a wine tasting in a typical Valpolicella Wine Estate.

We’ll then drive north along the eastern shore of the lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, a view of deep blue water in contrast with brilliant green and white of the Alps. Vineyards, olive groves and lemon trees are grown throughout the region and the wines and olive oil produced here are excellent. Beautiful small villages are spread out along the coast: Bardolino,Garda, Brenzone,Malcesine,Torri del Benaco. The medieval castles, the Romanesque churches , the small harbours filled with coloured fishing boats and the variety of flowers and trees you’ll see will enchant you. We’ll arrive late afternoon in Merano.
Overnight in Merano.

Day 4: Free Day - Merano & The Dolomites

After breakfast you’ll have the day free to discover the breathtaking beauty of Merano, a vibrant spa town, surrounded by the Alps. It’s known for its spacious parks, Spa’s, easy walking routes, botanical gardens and waterways. They’ll invite you to linger and enjoy the green and pleasant atmosphere of the old town. The region of Alto Adige, also known as South Tyrol was part of Austria until 1918 and the language that you’ll hear is often German.
Overnight in Merano.

Day 5: Asiago, Bassano Del Grappa and The Veneto Trails

Driver guided tour to Asiago and Bassano del Grappa with drop off in Vicenza.The Asiago Plateau rises to an altitude of 3,281 feet. This enchanting landscape hosts green forests that are completely covered by the wintertime snow . A precipitous road – with ten hairpin turns along the way – climbs upward from the plain offering up a magnificent scenery of vast fields, villages decorated by high bell towers and a crown of peaks in the backdrop. Bassano del Grappa is a small but beautiful Italian village known for wonderful Palladian architecture and unique foods and wines. The city lies at the foothills of the Alps, where the Brenta river emerges from the southern end of the Brenta valley and begins its traverse of the low lands past Vicenza and Padua on its journey to the Adriatic.The town is famous for the “grappa ”, made from distilling the remains from the winemaking process. You’ll arrive late in the afternoon onto the Venice mainland, where your hotel is located: near the Laguna if you want extend your staying or the airport if you’ll make your way home.
Drop off in Venice Countryside.

Day 6: Venice

Transfer to VCE Airport.