MANTEGNA TOUR - Milan, Florence and Pisa

A multi-colored trip from Milan, the Fashion Capital of Italy, to Florence, the land of Dante, Leonardo da Vinci and Giotto, enjoying Italian gourmet delicacies on the way!


  • 5 full Days + 5 Nights
  • Type of Tour: circular
  • Start and end in: Milan



  • 5 nights with European Breakfast
  • 2 3-course dinnners (wine not included)
  • Private transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vans
  • Visit of a Parma ham factory with tasting in Parma
  • Visit of a Balsamic Vinegar “Acetaia” in Modena
  • Admission to Museo Ferrari in Maranello
  • Admission to Galleria degli Uffizi OR Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence
  • All taxes and tips


Day 1 – PARMA and MODENA

Welcome to Italy! Your Tour Leader will meet you at the hotel. Let’s have a coffe together, just to know each other! Let’s get to Parma in Emilia Romagna, the region of Northern Italy between the Po River and the Appennine Mountains. Parma is known for its delicious food products: the Parma ham called Prosciutto di Parma and the famous Parma cheese called Parmigiano Reggiano. We will visit a producer of Parma ham, a very special way to get into the production culture of the area and to discover how these true gastronomic gems are made.  In the afternoon we will move to Maranello, near Modena, where the famous sports car manufacturer Ferrari is based. Modena is called “the capital of engines”: actually the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini and Maserati are located in the area. In Maranello we’ll visit Museo Ferrari, not just a collection of the past, but an extraordinary experience of the world of Ferrari and sports car racing! After a long and interesting day we will go back to the country house in Castelvetro, where we will have dinner enjoying Prosciutto di Parma and Mortadella sausage with Gnocco Fritto, Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh pasta with ragu’ sauce, sipping a glass of Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro sparkling wine!
Overnight in Castelvetro


This morning we will move to the estate of a Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Producer, to delight in the unique, enticing taste of traditional balsamic vinegar! A very interesting and tasty experience! Then in early afternoon we will transfer to Florence.
Overnight in Florence


Welcome to Florence, the land of Giotto and Dante! We’ll admire the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistery, one of the oldest buildings in the city, in the Florentine Romanesque style with its famous bronze doors made by Pisano and Ghiberti in the 14th and 15th centuries. In Piazza della Signoria we will see the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, one of the symbols of Florence and still the seat of government of the city, with the crenellated tower of Arnolfo, and the famous “Loggia dei Lanzi” with its incredible classical statues, a true museum in open air. At midday we will have lunch with “Panino con Lampredotto” in a typical Florentine market. In the afternoon we will reach Galleria dell’Accademia, hosting Michelangelo's David, the most famous sculpture in the world! Alternatively, we may visit Galleria degli Uffizi, the impressive collection of masterpieces of the most acclaimed artists of the Reinassance. We will also take some free time to relax, shopping in a typical market, strolling through the pedestrian streets of the city and walking across the oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio. Tonight dinner in Oltrarno, the Florence of the Florentines!
Overnight in Florence


Today we’ll move to San Gimignano, also known as the "Medieval Manhattan", thanks to its very old and impressive 14 towers that dominate the town skyline. The tallest tower is Torre Grossa, 54 meters high, dating back to 1298. If you wish, you may climb to the top of the tower and enjoy a fantastic view of the city and the picturesque countryside! Then we will transfer to Pisa, the beautiful Tuscan town famous all over the world for its “Torre Pendente” (Leaning Tower). Its construction started in 1173 but was finished at the end of the 14th century; the cylindrical tower, 54 meters tall, has eight floors, six of them with open galleries, and inside the spiral staircase has 294 steps leading to the top. Then we will visit the large square “Campo dei Miracoli” (Field of Miracles), with its Romanesque buildings, the Duomo and the Baptistery, to end with the Camposanto, the cemetery for noble citizens of Pisa in the past. Upon request we may climb to the top of the tower (please note that advance booking is required).
Overnight in Pisa

Day 5 - MILAN

In late morning we will finally arrive in Milan. Milano is the Fashion Capital of Italy, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there is some great shopping to be done in this city! We will stroll down the streets of the Quadrilatero D’oro, admiring the shop windows of Prada, Armani, Verace, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. A must-see is the Duomo of Milan. It’s one of the biggest churches in the world, a fact which may surprise you when you stand outside it – the Duomo sits on the grand Piazza del Duomo, and beside the immense and beautiful Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, so it doesn’t actually look as massive on the outside as it feels once you get inside. We can also take an elevator up and walk around on the cathedral’s roof! Tonight will be your last night in Italy! We will have our farewell dinner in a typical Milanese restaurant in the Navigli. Arrivederci with another tour at the discovery of Italy with VITOR.
Overnight in Milan