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Day 1 - Arrival and Pavia - from Milan or Pisa airport

Welcome! We meet in the morning at Milan airport or town ready to start our tour together. Renzo, your tour leader will be waiting for you. On our way home, if not too tired, we stop at Pavia where we also have lunch. Pavia was the ancient capitol town of Longobards, a post-roman population that was ruling Italy after collapse of Roman Empire. Transfer to hotel managed by Renzo and Francesca where you have dinner.

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Day 2 - Cinque Terre - The most seductive corner of Italian Riviera

Today, after breakfast, we journey to Cinque Terre which is a six-mile stretch and beautifully isolated corner of Italian Riviera. We will visit villages that create unique atmosphere and perfect spots for pictures. We will have lunch here and then go back home by train enjoying en route the magical Riviera scenery which is famed worldwide. Return to hotel where you will have dinner.


Day 3 - Genova - Town of Cristopher Columbus

Today, after breakfast, we visit the town synonymous with Cristopher Columbus, where he was born and lived. We will listen to the story of his extraordinary envisioning. We will also visit the town that has been a free Maritime Republic competing with Pisa, Venice and Amalfi for centuries. After lunch we keep visiting and then return to hotel where you will have dinner.

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Day 5 - Cooking class, Portovenere and Winery - Indulgence day

Today, after breakfast, we will have fun with Francesca (Renzo's wife) that will teach you how to prepare Italian Pizza and Tiramisù that you will taste for dinner. We will then go to Portovenere (UNESCO world heritage site) for visiting this jewel of Italian Riviera and have lunch here. After visiting we will move to a winery for Wine tasting. In the afternoon we will come back to hotel where we will finish preparation of Pizza and Tiramisù for dinner.


Day 4 - Lucca and Pisa - 2 Jewels of Northern Tuscany

Today, after breakfast, we visit one of the best preserved medieval towns in the World: Lucca, famous for its walls which are perfectly preserved. Walking through its streets and gazing up at the towering ancient buildings you can physically sense the past of this place... it is truly like stepping back in time. After lunch we will go to Pisa, with its Leaning tower that rises just behind Pisa Cathedral in Piazza dei Miracoli. Visit and return to hotel where you will have dinner.


Day 6 - Chiavari, Camogli and Portofino - Riviera Jewels

Today, after breakfast, we will have a short transfer to Chiavari where will visit the local market

with its flavors and colors. Visit of the town which was funded in the Medieval times and is in the heart of the Gulf of Tigullio. We will then transfer to Camogli, the jewel off the beaten path of Riviera where we will have panoramic lunch. After lunch transfer to Portofino, with its multicolor houses is perfect for pictures! Transfer back to hotel where you will have dinner

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Day 7 - Departure and Arrivederci in Italia!

Today we will leave towards Milan Airport or Milan town and goodbye, Arrivederci in Italian, until the next time!

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