A SPRITZ WITH DANTE

North coast tour: trip to Italy from Genoa to Venice

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La Superba, Dotta and Serenissima are waiting for you: set off on a tour along the north coast of the peninsula to visit Genoa, Bologna and Venice! Let yourself be enchanted by the landscapes of the Cinque Terre and the art of Ravenna before abandoning yourself to romanticism on the canals of Venice. Keep reading

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Genoa

A bite of focaccia on the streets of the ”Superba”

2 Nights

Piazza De Ferrari
Genoa at sunset
San Lorenzo Cathedral
The Porta Soprana
The enchanting Boccadasse
Royal Palace
The port of Genoa

Francesco Petrarca called it "La Superba" and De André sang about "that thick air full of salt and swollen with aromas".
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Recommended activities

  • Hiking experience in the Ligurian hinterland
  • Traditional food tour in Genoa
  • Guided tour of Genoa with aperitif
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Cinque Terre

The five pearls of the Eastern Ligurian Riviera

2 Nights

Panorama of Riomaggiore
Evening view of Manarola
Panorama of Monterosso al Mare
Riomaggiore at sunset
View of Vernazza
Panorama of Corniglia
Manarola by day

Located along the coast of the Ligurian Riviera di Levante, the Cinque Terre are splendid locations that attract many tourists every year for their scenic and natural beauty: they are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, all included in the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites.
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Recommended activities

  • Walking food tour in the Cinque Terre
  • Cinque Terre full day private tour with wine tasting
  • Cinque Terre boat tour with aperitif at sunset
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Modena

Modena, city of the bell tower - and balsamic vinegar

1 Night

The Piazza Grande
The countryside of Modena
The historic center of Modena
Modena Cathedral

Modena is the heart of Emilia-Romagna, the city of Ferraris and of the most famous footballers in Italy.
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Recommended activities

  • Modena private walking tour
  • Tour and tasting of balsamic vinegar at Acetaia Sereni
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Bologna

Three towers and a plate of lasagne: welcome to Bologna!

2 Nights

Asinelli Tower
Piazza Santo Stefano
Piazza Maggiore at sunset
Historic centre in Bologna

Three words: dotta, grassa and rossa, meaning learned, fat and red.
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Recommended activities

  • Street art bike tour in Bologna
  • Ascent to the Torre degli Asinelli and tasting of typical products
  • Electric bike tour on the Bolognese hills
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Ravenna

A salute to Dante and coloured mosaics

2 Nights

Ravenna Cathedral
Piazza del Popolo
Basilica of San Vitale
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Alleys of Ravenna

City of art and ancient capital of three empires - the Roman one of the West, the Goths and the Byzantines - Ravenna is a splendid city waiting to be explored.
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Recommended activities

  • Traditional tour and tasting at the Randi Vini farm
  • Full day private tour of Ravenna with entrance to the mosaics
  • Private visit of the Basilca of Sant'Apollinare in Classe near Ravenna
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Venice

Between a sip of a Spritz and colourful masks

3 Nights

Rialto Bridge
San Marco square at sunset
The Gran Canal
Gran Canal in the evening
Gondolas of Venice
The cathedral of Santa Maria della Salute
The Bridge of Sighs
Grand Canal
Grand Canal from above
The staircase of Rialto Bridge

Lovers dream of a gondola ride along the Grand Canal and passionate readers hope to shop in the magical Acqua Alta Library.
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Recommended activities

  • Excursion to the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Classic gondola tour
  • Armenian Venice private tour
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