Northern Italy and Mille Miglia Tour
An unforgettable golf holiday in Northern Italy. Designed for a group of American tourists with a penchant for vintage cars (and for good wine!), This Experience concentrates in 10 days a large number of Italian activities and beauties to discover between Lombardy and Tuscany.
The Experience in brief:
- 10 days
- Cities visited: Milan, Brescia, Modena, Florence, Siena
- Golf Clubs: Gardagolf, La Bagnaia, Ugolino
- 5* accommodations
- All private transport
- All-inclusive treatment with dinners and gourmet lunches in selected and starred restaurants
- Extra premium activities: Mini Mille Miglia Race; Ferrari Museum; 5 Wine Tasting in 5 famous cellars to taste the Franciacorta, Amarone, Chianti wines; 2 Personal Shopping sessions in Milan and Florence; private visit to the Da Vinci’s Last Supper; Beethoven concert at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; private visit to the Contrada of Siena; trip on the Arno and many other exclusive activities
Landed in Malpensa, the first day is full of relaxation with the transfer to Lake Garda at two top-level accommodations: Hotel Villa Cortine in Sirmione or Lefay Luxury Resort & Spa in Gargnano, on the hills that offer an exciting view of the Lake.
The Experience then gets into full swing with a first premium activity that fascinates car enthusiasts from all over the world: a visit to the Mille Miglia in the reserved area for registering cars in the race, just before their race start in Brescia.
An excellent opportunity, this, to visit the historic centre of Brescia, with its two domes, the Roman Capitoline Temple (UNESCO site), the magnificent Museum of Santa Giulia, the imposing Castle and Colle Cidneo.
The third day of this Experience in Northern Italy also gives special motoring emotions with the Mini Mille Miglia Race: a group excursion around Lake Garda aboard historic Italian sports cars from the 60s and 70s!
The car tour ends on the hills nearby the Franciacorta area with an exceptional visit and Wine Tasting at Cantina Berlucchi, certainly one of the most renowned Franciacorta wineries in the world. Once back in the hotel on board the respective historic cars, there is still time for dinner at the Due Colombe restaurant in Bornato, 2 Michelin stars.
The 4th day is also dedicated to good wine with a double visit and double Wine Tasting at the family-run cellars Perla del Garda and Cantina Allegrini (or, alternatively, Cantine Bertani), both famous for their excellent Amarone.
On the fifth day, golf is finally played! The players of the group will be taken to the Gardagolf Country Club, a top-level club that has recently hosted the Italian Open and many other international competitions.
But this is an Experience designed also for non-golfers: those who do not practice golf in the group, instead of a gruelling wait in the hotel or an endless day melting in the thermal waters of a SPA, can enjoy extra premium activities specially set up for them!
In this case, a trip to Milan for a double date: first a shopping session with a personal shopper in the Milanese fashion district in search of refined boutiques and artisan workshops in which to buy unique pieces; then, an aperitif on a VIP terrace in the centre of the capital from which to admire its skyline followed by a private visit to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper on the 500th anniversary of his birth.
For both groups, golfers and non-golfers, the day ends with an exclusive private dinner in the famous library of the historic building of the Ugo da Como Foundation.
The sixth day opens the second part of the Experience in Northern Italy with the transfer to Tuscany. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Ferrari Museum in Modena before arriving in the afternoon at the two accommodation facilities that will host them in the Florentine tranche of the holiday: Florence Belmond Villa San Michele and Four Seasons. In the evening, a Beethoven concert conducted by celebrated Maestro Zubin Metha at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
The following day, two more visits and related Wine Tastings at the Amorelli and Fonterutoli wineries, the latter very exclusive and where a gourmet lunch will also be served, to appreciate the main wine of this region: Chianti! Back in Florence, guests will be able to participate in a Pizza Class, a group lesson to learn how to cook traditional Italian pizza at home.
The eighth day is dedicated to Florence, one of the most acclaimed Italian cities worldwide, with the 2 guided visits to the ancient silverware factory of the Pampaloni family and to some of the best art and artists ateliers in the historic centre of Florence.
On the ninth day, we get back to golf at the Royal Golf La Bagnaia, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Again, non-golfers will have the opportunity to participate in a specific and dedicated activity: a guided tour of the centre of Siena and, very characteristic and exclusive, a guided tour of a Contrada of Siena, to find out what it really means to live as a “Contradaiolo”.
Finally, the last day before the return, the third day of golf, this time at the Ugolino Golf Club, one of the most historic and exciting Italian course, followed by a trip on the Arno onboard the historic little boats “Barchetti“. The day ends with a dinner at Villa Pianigiani, a private noble residence from which to enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence.
The following day, transfer to Rome for the flight back home!
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