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Spend a week traveling with us for an escorted tour of Northern Italy, and let the landscape, art, food and wine transform you into an honorary Italian. This vacation explores some of Italy’s most charming and iconic destinations, including Milan, Parma, Bologna, and Verona. Cosmos Lite is the first à la carte touring approach that lets you may explore as you wish—from active excursions, to gazing upon classic masterpieces, to full foodie experiences. So do as the Italians do… at your own pace to soak up the culture like a Northern Italy Explorer.From the fashionable city of Milan to the classic cuisine of Parma and Bologna, your days are yours to spend as you please. Ask your Tour Director for recommendations, or tap your CosmosGO app for directions to the best spots to eat. Your Cosmos Lite tour continues to the World Heritage Site of Mantua’s center and the Gonzaga dynasty art collection. Next, get romantic in Verona, setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. You’ll travel to the heart of the Prosecco wine region in Treviso—the quintessential north Italian town—and just 45 minutes from Venice. You may choose to spend a leisurely day in Treviso, or take a complimentary round-trip train ride to explore the canals and classic architecture of Venezia.Your Cosmos Lite tour includes everything you love about Cosmos European guided tours—comfortable accommodations, deluxe transportation, expert Tour Director, and logistics handled. Without set itinerary schedules, you’re free to choose the excursions and activities that are perfect for you. Visit MyCosmos to pre-select your favorite excursions and enjoy your Northern Italy vacation your way, every day.
Day 1: Arrive in Milan, Italy.
Early or Fashionably Late—At Your Pace
Start your adventure in the city of fashion. Arriving early will give you a chance to explore the city with the help of your CosmosGO app. Milan is always buzzing with exhibitions, events, and nightlife, so go out and explore. Meet your Tour Director in the late afternoon for a chat about the best ways to make the most of your free time.
Day 2: Milan.
Indulge in the Art of Aperitivo
Start your day by taking advantage of our included city orientation tour by motorcoach. You’ll get familiar with local landmarks before taking the day for your own sightseeing or shopping in the central fashion quarter. Sample local specialties like risotto alla Milanese or indulge in an aperitivo in one of the lively bars in the Navigli quarter. (B)
Day 3: Milan.
Enjoy another day to discover the city at your own pace or take an opportunity to venture out and spend the day in Como. Make your cruise reservation on MyCOSMOS to see the quiet but elegant town on the lake—a favorite destination of the rich and famous. (B)
Day 4: Milan—Parma—Bologna.
Marvelous Menus and Venues
Now we’re on to Parma. If you are a food lover, this is the place for you! UNESCO’s Creative City of Gastronomy has everything you need for an authentic Italian feast, including Parma ham and Parmigiano cheese. Feed your soul as well as your palate with a visit to Parma’s city center and its wealth of ornate churches and monasteries, fine-arts museum, and a celebrated theater, all within walking distance of each other. We invite you to join one of our optional tours, or ask your Tour Director for tips on the best sights, venues, and menus, all ready to find with CosmosGO. (B)
Day 5: Bologna.
Traditions and Tantalizing Tastes
Bologna has three nicknames: “la dotta” (the learned one), due to its ancient university tradition, “la grassa” (the fat one), due to its opulent food tradition, and “la rossa” (the red one), thanks to the red bricks of the town center—now also associated with the traditional color of the Ferrari, conceived in the area. Discover which of Bologna’s personalities suit you best through a choice of optional activities or exploration on your own. (B)
Day 6: Bologna—Mantua—Verona—Treviso.
Masterpieces in Art & Shakespeare
Mantua’s center is a World Heritage Site, and thanks to the Gonzaga family dynasty, a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces. Take a stroll inside the city walls. Then, in Verona, relax in the Piazza Bra and marvel at the Roman Arena while sipping a glass of Valpolicella or Amarone. Discover the Shakespearian connection with the medieval quarters on an optional walking tour to get acquainted with the setting for Romeo and Juliet. Continue to Treviso, a true Italian town set at the foot of the Alps. (B)
Day 7: Treviso or Venice.
Your tour now takes you to the heart of the Prosecco wine region in Treviso, which typifies the small north Italian town with its traditions and beauty. With Venice just a 45-minute train trip away, your round-trip train ticket is complimentary to and from Venice Santa Lucia Station. You can choose to spend as much time as you wish exploring Venice or just spend a romantic evening before returning to Treviso for the night. (B)
Day 8: Treviso.
Your adventure ends in Treviso this morning. (B)
Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
Extra nights per person in Milan:
in single room $83-$203, in twin $52-$107, in triple $45-$90
Extra nights per person in Treviso:
in single room $89, in twin $55, in triple $50
Porterage at hotels is not included on Cosmos Lite vacations.
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