Art, Culinary Delights And Cycling In The Veneto Region

TYPOLOGIES

Lakes and Mountains Multi Centre Holidays

Settings

City, Riverside

Activities/Interests

Romance, Sightseeing

£ 1230 pp

An ideal holiday for a couple or a family discovering the secrets of the Veneto region with cycle rides, city tours, garden visits and excellent food.

Holiday at Glance

Relax by the riverside hamlet of Valeggio sul Mincio, voted Italy's most beautiful, it's also one of its best secret just a few minutes from Verona, Mantova and Lake Garda

Get busy in Padua, the city of the Saint Anthony, a treasure chest full of jewels to be discovered. Art, culture, history and gastronomy, impressive squares, alleys and shops, nothing is missing.

Duration

10 nights

From

from £ 1230 per person

Including

Travel planning

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire

7 nights on a BB basis sharing a double room at La Finestra sul Fiume in Valeggio sul Mincio

3 nights on a BB basis sharing a Superior double room at the Hotel Belludi 37 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

Start with a week on the banks of the Mincio River

Shift gently into holiday mode with swims in the river and cycle rides along its banks to Peschiera del Garda and Mantua discoring castles and beautiful hamlets.

 

Only a 15-minute stroll from the accommodation, one can spend a relaxing afternoon in the Parco Giardino Sigurtà, one of the most admired gardens the world thanks to its extension, 600,000 square meters, and to the numerous points of historical and natural interest.

 

Panoramic boulevards, lawns and enchanting views characterize this corner of greenery, awarded as the Most Beautiful Park in Italy in 2013 and as the Second Most Beautiful Park in Europe in 2015.

 

La Finestra sul Fiume is a five-bedroom B&B, a short walk from the villages of Borghetto and Valeggio and within easy driving distance of Lake Garda, Verona and Mantua.

4 days in delightful Padua

Parks, gardens, arcaded streets and Renaissance squares all vie for attention in Padua.

Everyday life centres around the medieval market squares of Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, both at their most beautiful in early morning and just two of the numerous piazzas that characterise the historic centre of Padua. A visit to the neighbouring medieval Palazzo della Ragione is a must, both for the food stalls on the ground floor and the magnificent frescoed great hall on the upper floor.

 

The city is equipped with cycle paths that make it very suitable for exploring on two wheels, it's even possible to cycle all the way to Venice along the Brenta river.

 

Our choice for Padua is the boutique Belludi 37, just a few steps from St Anthony's  Cathedral and the best of Padua

International flights

As there is such a flexible choice of flights to Italy, we don't include the airfares in our holiday prices, but we can help you in sorting them out and booked them for you.

 

We charge a £ 20 booking fee per passenger

 

and we can also help you with

 

reserving your seats
booking hold luggage
insert your air miles membership card (available for BA, Jet2, Flybe Alitalia)
airport lounges
airport and hotel parking

 

We are happy to do all the working and all flights and air holidays sold by us are ATOL protected through our TTA membership and the use of their ATOL Angel plan protection.

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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