Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre with Milan Expo
About Cinque Terre, Italy
This is the perfect vacation for travelers who wish to visit a specific region in depth and learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of this part of Italy. Enjoy guided sightseeing in the main cities of Milan, Parma, and Turin, and two nights in the seaside resort of Santa Margherita Ligure. But this vacation offers much more! Enjoy a Parmesan cheese tasting in Busseto, a balsamic vinegar tasting near Modena, and a visit to the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello. The highlight is an included excursion to the world-famous Cinque Terre area, named after five small medieval villages standing on stony spurs along the Mediterranean coast, and includes train and boat rides (weather permitting). In Asti, enjoy a visit to a local nougat confectioner (departures July 10-August 21 visit the Tapestry Museum instead); and in Vercelli, a visit to a rice factory, followed by a risotto lunch. Transfer to Milan Expo; entrance ticket is included. All services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. An unforgettable and unique experience!
MILAN A special welcome dinner at local restaurant; guided walking tour, visit the Sforzesco Castle grounds and admire Duomo Square and the Galleria; a special farewell dinner at Calafuria Unione restaurantBUSSETO See the birthplace of Verdi; [LF] parmesan cheese tasting at a local caseificioPARMA Guided sightseeingMODENA [LF] Balsamic vinegar tastingMARANELLO [LF] Visit the Ferrari GalleryLUCCA OrientationCINQUE TERRE By boat and trainSANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE Boat cruise to PortofinoASTI [LF] visit a local nougat confectioner (departures July 10-August 21 visit the Tapestry Museum instead)TURIN Guided sightseeing, admire the Mole Antonelliana, walk through the historic center, and visit the cathedral that houses the Holy ShroudVERCELLI[LF] Visit a rice factory and enjoy a risotto lunchMILAN Entrance Ticket to Milan Expo Headsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast; 1 special lunch with wine in Vercelli; 2 three-course dinners: special welcome and farewell dinners in Milan
Motorcoach; boat and train ride at Cinque Terre; boat ride to Portofino. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.