Art, Culinary Delights And Cycling In The Veneto Region


Car-Free Holidays


City, Countryside


Cultural, Family, Food & Wine

£ 1430 per person 10 nights

Embrace the Slow Travel Lifestyle in Italy’s Picturesque Countryside

Immerse yourself in the heart of Italy with our carefully curated 10-night experience in Veneto. Ideal for the slow traveller, this journey is a blend of cultural exploration, culinary adventures, and serene cycling through the idyllic landscapes of northern Italy


10 nights


from £ 1430 per person


Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Private transfers

Rail tickets

7 nights on a BB basis sharing a double room at Relais Borghetto in Valeggio sul Mincio

3 nights on a self catering basis sharing the deluxe one-bedroom apartment at Palazzo Bovio in Padua

We can help with

Private tours in Padua, Verona and Mantua

Opera tickets for the Verona Arena (June to September)

Bike rentals

Garden visits

Reservation for the Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel

River cruise to Venice along the Brenta River

Begin a Serene Week by the Mincio River

Borghetto sul Mincio
Borghetto sul Mincio

Embark on a tranquil journey along the Mincio River. Ease into a leisurely holiday rhythm with refreshing swims in the river and scenic bike rides to discover the charm of Peschiera del Garda and Mantua. Explore enchanting castles and picturesque hamlets that dot the landscape.

A Stone's Throw Away: Parco Giardino Sigurtà

Just a 15-minute walk from your stay, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Parco Giardino Sigurtà. Spanning 600,000 square meters, this garden is globally celebrated for its vastness and the diverse historical and natural attractions. Admire panoramic boulevards, lush lawns, and breathtaking vistas. Proud recipient of Italy's Most Beautiful Park (2013) and Europe's Second Most Beautiful Park (2015) awards.

Relais Borghetto: A Medieval Charm

Nestled in the medieval village of Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, Relais Borghetto boasts an extraordinary view of the Scaligero Castle, Visconteo Bridge, and the sweeping Po Valley. Strategically situated just kilometres from Peschiera del Garda, it lies between the historic cities of Verona and Mantua.


The garden at Relais Borghetto is a haven for relaxation. Settle into comfortable seats and deck chairs, ideal for reading, unwinding, or conversing with fellow guests. All this with the stunning backdrop of Borghetto.

Experience 4 Days of Enchantment in Padua

Padua, Piazza delle Erbe
Padua, Piazza delle Erbe

Padua, a city of parks, gardens, arcaded streets, and Renaissance squares, offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Begin your exploration with the medieval market squares - Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta. These bustling hubs are most captivating in the early morning light and are just a glimpse of the numerous piazzas that dot Padua's historic centre.

Must-Visit: Palazzo della Ragione

A visit to the medieval Palazzo della Ragione is unmissable. Discover the vibrant food stalls on the ground floor and the grandeur of the frescoed great hall above. This palace encapsulates the essence of Padua's rich history.

Cycle Your Way Through the City

Padua is a cyclist's paradise, with extensive bike paths weaving through the city. For the adventurous, a scenic bike ride along the Brenta River to Venice is an unforgettable experience.

Stay at Palazzo Bovio: Authentic and Independent

Palazzo Bovio is located in the historic heart of Padua and offers a charming first-floor apartment in a period building. Nestled between Prato della Valle, the Botanical Garden, and the Basilica of Sant'Antonio, it is perfect for those seeking an authentic and independent stay. The apartment features a cosy bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a living area equipped with a double sofa bed, a kitchenette, and a dining space.

Free Travel Plan

Selected Value: 500