You will reach Venice in less than an hour after leaving your hotel. The most beloved and dreamed city in the world. You would need weeks to explore and discover all of its treasures of art and history, but one day is enough to be conquered by its charm and beauty.
Certainly not to be missed are landmarks such as St. Mark's Square with the Doge's Palace and the St. Mark's Basilica, as well as the grand luxury of the palaces parading on the Grand Canal from a boat tour, or a romantic gondola ride. However, what is indeed the best way to enjoy Venice is to leave the beaten path of the traditional routes and abandon yourself in the maze of the "calli", discovering hidden and secret corners, even more evocative and memorable.View in Google Maps
It only takes a few minutes by car, bus or taxi to be downtown Padua, one of the most charming and authentic cities of art in Italy, home of a University since 1222.
Here you can experience a wide range of emotions and activities: from shopping in the pedestrian area of the Listòn, to Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel (whose visit must be booked at least two days in advance, and we will be happy to take care of it for you) to the oldest Botanical Garden in the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The real pleasure of Padua is a walk in the narrow streets of its historical center that open to scenic squares, where you can stop for a coffee or a spritz. By the way, before going back to the hotel, we recommend an aperitif at Caffè Pedrocchi, one of the most representative historical Italian coffee shop, created at the beginning of the nineteenth century with the purpose of being "the most beautiful coffee shop in the world".View in Google Maps
Historical villages, villas, castles and abbeys. All in a natural landscape of gently rolling hills. This is the beauty of the Euganean Hills to be discovered in an itinerary by car in a day of country-chic charm.
You cannot miss a visit to the medieval village of Arquà Petrarca, the fortified towns of Monselice, Este and Montagnana, the Castle of Catajo in Battaglia Terme, a country castle that looks like an illustration out of a book of fairy tales; the imposing medieval castle of Valbona, and the monumental baroque garden of Valsanzibio, in Villa Barbarigo Pizzoni Ardemani.
In addition, enjoy the pleasure of walking along the Wine Road of the Euganean Hills, among vineyards and olive trees, where you can stop and taste the wine, oil and typical products of this beautiful land.View in Google Maps
An itinerary among the magnificent eighteenth-century Venetian villas, built by noble Venetian families as their country residences on the banks of the Brenta river. The spectacular villas, with their beautiful gardens, can also be admired on board a boat that sails along the river.
A fascinating and relaxing day among grand palaces and works of art reflecting the Venetian splendor of the eighteenth century and the pleasure of a natural landscape that seems to have been created specifically for the joy of living.View in Google Maps
In just over an hour, you can reach downtown Verona, a Unesco World Heritage city. All you need is a walk through its historical center to understand the reason. Its monuments are the culmination of the history of art: from the spectacular Arena of Roman times, to the medieval grandeur of Castelvecchio and the Scaliger Bridge, to the Renaissance and Baroque palaces.
Verona is an art book to be browsed with your own eyes while strolling along its historical center. And if you add to this the Shakespearean suggestions of Romeo and Juliet, a day in Verona becomes a moment of magic to be cherished forever in your heart.View in Google Maps
Treviso can be reached in just one hour by train. There you can admire the arcades, shops and historical workshops of a refined provincial town that preserved almost intact its medieval appearance downtown. Its canals in the city center, which evoke the charm of Venice in a pleasantly quieter environment deserve a visit. Calmaggiore, the street that connects Piazza dei Signori to Piazza Duomo, is perfect for shopping among the boutiques and art shops.View in Google Maps
In two and a half hours, you can reach Florence, the Italian city beloved by art enthusiasts.
The historical center, among medieval alleys and Renaissance palaces, still looks like the one of the times of Dante, Giotto, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Even a quick day trip offers the opportunity to breathe the atmosphere of the authentic beauty of Florence. The train stops right in front of the church of Santa Maria Novella, a marvelous jewel of Renaissance architecture. In a few steps, you are right in the heart of the city, in Piazza del Duomo, with Brunelleschi's dome and Giotto's bell tower.
In a few minutes you can reach Piazza della Signoria and stand before the Uffizi. And for the travelers of our modern times, there is one more pleasure to experience not available to Dante: shopping among the great names of Italian fashion.View in Google Maps
With a high-speed train trip of just over two hours, you can be downtown Milan: the Italian capital of fashion and shopping.
Art lovers will appreciate the spectacular Gothic Duomo, the Teatro alla Scala, temple of Italian opera, as well as Castello Sforzesco with its museums and again the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie featuring Leonardo's Last Supper.
Any recommendations for your shopping? Via Brera is the perfect place for jewelery shopping and it also features perfumeries and antique shops, while for art and antique enthusiasts the Navigli is the place to go. Certainly, you cannot be missing a stop at the Quadrilatero della Moda, where the most prestigious Italian and international brands have their boutiques and showrooms. Make sure to explore Via Montenapoleone, Via Verri, Via della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea and Via Manzoni.View in Google Maps
In just over an hour, you will be on the venetian shores of Lake Garda. Here you can take a ferry or a hydrofoil for a romantic cruise on the lake that will stop along the most beautiful locations on the shores of the lake.
Do not miss Sirmione, with its historical center full of roman and medieval history. Malcesine, thanks to its small castle on the lake, is memorable. Here you can take the cable car that climbs 1,760 meters up Mount Baldo for a spectacular view of the lake. In Gardone Riviera, Vittoriale is a must-see: poet Gabriele d'Annunzio's house, with the charming atmosphere of the gardens and the memories of his adventurous life awaits you.
For those who love charming villages on the shores of the lake, do not miss elegant Lazise with its colored houses and the Nordic atmosphere of Riva del Garda.View in Google Maps