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Excursions Turin, Italy by Musement

Tour of Turin with tickets and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum

  • Discover the city’s most important monuments and plazas
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum with an expert guide
  • Admire one of the oldest and most important collections in the world
  • Find out more about the museum’s 300,000 exhibits
  • Visit the historic center of Turin while strolling through its majestic plazas: starting from Piazza Castello, the ancient seat of royal power, you will walk through the sumptuous Galleria Subalpina and reach two locations closely associated with the Italian Risorgimento: Piazza Carlo Alberto and Piazza Carignano, just next to the most important museum of the Risorgimento in Italy. Heading towards Salotto di Torino, Piazza San Carlo, and moving along the ancient Via Nuova, now Via Roma, you will return to the ancient Collegio dei Nobili for a jump back in time of at least 5,000 years, where you will immerse yourself in the wonderful world of one of the most important civilizations in history: Ancient Egypt.

Tour of Turin with tickets and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum

Torino+Piemonte Card

  • urchase the Torino+Piemonte Card and enjoy all the region’s tourist and cultural offers
  • Take advantage of free entries to the most important museums: the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Cinema
  • Visit temporary exhibitions, castles, fortresses, and royal residences of Piedmont
  • Enjoy discounts on major events, outdoor activities, theme parks and tours throughout the region

Torino+Piemonte Card

The best of the Egyptian Museum tickets and guided tour

Visit the second most important museum in the world entirely dedicated to Egyptian antiquities: your guide knows how to select for you the most important exhibits of the museum, so you will enjoy a surprising experience!

The Egyptian Museum in Turin opened its new and fascinating exhibition in 2015 and its wonderful collection is now spread over four levels. The tour will guide you in the selection to let you discover the most important finds. A journey through more than 3,000 years of history of Egyptian civilization, suitable for adults and children.

The Regio Museo delle Antichità Egizie was formally founded in 1824 with the acquisition of a large collection by King Carlo Felice. This was assembled by Bernardino Drovetti, of Piedmontese origin. Champollion arrived in Turin as the Drovetti Collection was being unpacked, and, within a few months of excited activity, produced a catalogue raisonné of the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote: “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.

You will wander among objects of everyday life, colossal statues, mummies and amulets, to find religious beliefs, lifestyle and traditions of the Nile and the land of the Pharaohs.

Not to be missed: the Papyrus’s Kings, the Pre-Dynastic Mummy, the Gebelein Canvas, the Papyrus of the Strike, the Tomb of Kha and Merit, the Nefertari Kit, the statuary and the Temple of Ellesija.

The best of the Egyptian Museum tickets and guided tour

Underground Turin®

  • Explore the ancient catacombs of the oldest churches of Turin
  • Discover the fascinating and mysterious side of the city
  • Avoid the crowds with exclusive after-hours access
  • More than a tour – your guide will share their love of art history with you
  • Perfect for the whole family to experience – the more the merrier
  • Unique experience – definitely something to write home about
  • First time? Perfect chance to get to the know the area like a pro
  • Make your friends back home envious with great photo ops

Underground Turin®

Tickets for the Royal Palace of Venaria and gardens

Stretching along a 60-hectare garden, Venaria Reale is a majestic complex on the outskirts of Turin. Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 1997, the Royal Palace was commissioned between 1658 and 1679 by Duke Carlo Emanuele II as a base for his hunting expeditions.

Strolling across the majestic rooms of the Royal Palace, you will immerse yourself into the fascinating world of Baroque architecture: admire the solemnity of the Great Gallery and the Hall of Diana and explore the beauty of Saint Hubert Chapel. After admiring the sumptuous decoration, continue your visit with a stroll through the well-kept Italian Gardens.

Tickets for the Royal Palace of Venaria and gardens

Magic Turin ® – English and Italian Tour

By experiencing this tour you will be led through the “dark” side of the city. Turin has two souls: one linked to white magic, the other to evil black-magic.

You will explore them both during a “magical mystery tour” starting from the darker and more sinister heart of the city, among angels and devils, scary stone monsters and sinister architecture.

Magic Turin ® – English and Italian Tour

Hop-on hop-off Turin bus 24 and 48-hour tickets

If you’re looking for a single solution to discover and get to know Turin, jump on board a hop-on hop-off bus tour!

Enjoy the charm of a city that boasts over 2,000 years of history: with 3 different routes to choose from, or a combination of them, this really is an ideal way to get up close to the city!

Line A covers the city center of Turin: hop on board and be fascinated by the National Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum and the hill overlooking the Po river with the Valentino Park.

Line B brings you closer to the unexpected Turin and is the fastest way to reach unexplored sites and discover the new face of the city: the renewed Automobile Museum, Lingotto, Eataly and the Olympic venues are all located on this route.

Line C covers royal residences and will lead you to the Juventus Stadium Museum, the Royal Residence of Venaria, La Mandria Castle, Nuvola Lavazza and to Rivoli Castle, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Download now Sightseeing Experience APP: an easy and practical way to orient yourself, move, visit and discover the city.

Inside the APP you find a free walking tour of the center available in Italian and English and an interactive map that shows you the position of the buses in real-time, the waiting time at each stop and your position so you can easily reach the nearest stop.

Hop-on hop-off Turin bus 24 and 48-hour tickets

National Museum of Cinema and Mole Antonelliana with Turin 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tickets

The first floor consists of the Archeology of Cinema, followed by the Temple Hall and the Film Machine. You’ll find a floor dedicated to the Poster Gallery and you’ll culminate your visit climbing up to the dome of the Mole Antonelliana.

Before becoming a monument for national unity, the Mole was designed as a synagogue by architect Alessandro Antonielli in 1863, and was completed in 1889. In 1961 the panoramic elevator was opened, it is still in function, allowing you to reach the temple placed at 85m.

Moreover, you can also enjoy 24 or 48-hour hop on hop off bus. You can admire the beautiful city of Turin with 3 lines that drive you to every hidden corner.

National Museum of Cinema and Mole Antonelliana

Turin Royal Palace tickets and guided tour

Visit the elegant apartments hidden behind the simple facade of the Royal Palace, listed by UNESCO, accompanied by a guide. A trip back in time in the life of the King of Italy, also known as the King of Sardinia before 1861. Awaiting in the many different rooms are the stories and anecdotes of court life, from the strict protocol to the menus for large official dinners, from the dances at the palace to the halls of government.

The Royal Palace of Turin, a World Heritage Site since 1997, is the flagship of the Savoy residences, known as the seventeenth century “Crown of Delights”. It accounted, for the dynasty and the Kingdom, the symbol of their power and the place of the great court events: lunches, dances and diplomatic meetings that have marked both Italian and International history. The path winds through the different rooms to find decorations, furnishings, beautiful oriental porcelain, but also the use and the hidden meaning of small or large objects.

The path includes the view Royal Armory, one of the richest collections of arms and armor in the world. The visit also allows to admire the splendid archaeological weapons of Beaumont Gallery, medieval weapons, bladed weapons and firearms, to the weapons used by the Savoy kings in the nineteenth century, surrounded by valuable armor of the fifteenth and sixteenth century, in a fascinating setting.

Turin Royal Palace tickets and guided tour

Merenda Reale® 1800 at Gelateria Pepino

Take part in Merenda Reale® (royal snack), a delicious and original way of traveling back to the golden age when Torino’s cafés were places of culture, politics and sociability. The snack will be served at Gelateria Pepino – where the famous Pinguino® was invented and patented in 1939 – in an environment whose architectural features evoke the atmosphere of a 19th-century café.

In the 19th century, thanks to its sophisticated confectionery, Turin had earned the reputation as the ‘capital of flavor’ throughout Europe, as it was dotted by a constellation of pastry shops and meeting places. Even the Royals did not refrain from venturing out of the Palace to take a stroll under the arcades of Via di Po and savor a ‘bicerin’ – a beverage made with coffee, fior di latte, and hot chocolate – which then became a morning ritual. Many delicious delicacies were created after the eighteenth century: ‘chifel’, a variation on the Viennese croissant; ‘foré’, a kind of bagel; ‘bicciolano di Vercelli’; a shortcrust ‘brioss’; ‘parisien’, the so-called ‘democratic’ bread… In the Risorgimento period, ‘garibaldin’ (a slice of simple buttered bread) and ‘garibaldi’ (a biscuit made of shortbread with raisins and apricot jam) became very fashionable. Finally, brand new hazelnut-based specialties were created in the second half of the century: Chivasso ‘noaset’ (‘nocciolini’), ‘cri-cri’, ‘givu’, and the hazelnut chocolate that would come to be known as Gianduiotto.

The menu includes 2 courses:

 

  • ‘Bicerin’ with the three ‘stisse’ (three ingredients: chocolate, milk cream, and coffee) accompanied by a selection of ‘bagnati’ (biscuits to dip)
  • A plate with Chivasso ‘noaset’ (nocciolini) and other chocolate specialties (2 Gianduiottis, ‘cri-cri’ and more)

 

Merenda Reale® 1800 at Gelateria Pepino

Venaria Royal Palace tickets and guided tour

Visiting the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale is to immerse yourself in the fascinating Baroque era: the guide will take you on a fascinating journey in which to discover habits, customs and usages of the court life of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries. From indoor to the gardens the enchantment is assured!

The Reggia di Venaria is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Turin area. A few kilometers from the center of Turin, it was founded in 1600 as a place of leisure and hunting where the kings liked to entertain in lavish banquets, elegant parties and in the hunting ritual.

The full path in the Palace will take you to discover in the basement rooms, formerly warehouses and kitchens, history, curiosities and anecdotes of the House of Savoy ancestors. Going up to the main floor, will be time to enjoy the beauty of stucco, frescoes, sculptures and small architectural jewels of the Baroque period in the setting of a residence that can compete with the most famous in Europe.

Venaria Royal Palace tickets and guided tour

Multisensory Vermouth workshop and experience in Turin

Experience the history, taste, techniques and culture of stylish vermouth in the city where it was born, created in the 18th century.

On its own or at the heart of cocktails such as the Martini, Manhattan, Rob Roy and Negroni, vermouth is an aromatised, fortified wine flavoured with various botanicals. You’ll learn about its origins in ancient documents and hear anecdotes from vermouth expert Fulvio Piccinino as you taste three excellent varieties with local cuisine.

Better still, you’ll be guided by Fulvio in how to create your own signature vermouth using wine, sugar, herbs and extracts. Whether yours is a red, white or amber vermouth, you’ll take it home in an elegant bottle to impress your friends.

Put yourself in Fulvio’s hands, and enter the magical (but always responsible!) world of authentic Piedmontese vermouth.

Multisensory Vermouth workshop and experience in Turin

Tickets for the Royal Museums of Turin

he Royal Museums of Turin, located in the heart of the city, offer a fascinating itinerary through history, art and nature.

Their origin dates back to 1563 when Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia moved the capital of the duchy to Turin and started an immense urban transformation and an enrichment of the dynastic collections.
The complex is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Europe. Throughout its 55,000 square meters of exhibition space, over 3km of museum walk and 7 hectares of gardens, every visitor can discover artifacts and testimonies that date all the way to prehistory and up to modern age. The museum complex combines the Royal Palace, the Royal Armoury, the Savoy Gallery, the Museum of Antiquities, the Royal Gardens, the Royal Library, the Chiablese Halls and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, brought together in a single compendium in 2014.

Tickets for the Royal Museums of Turin

Venaria Royal Palace with gardens, temporary exhibitions and audiopen

  • Get advantage of an all-inclusive ticket that allows you to visit the palace, gardens and exhibitions
  • Admire exhibitions of international importance
  • Walk through the reconstructed Italian Gardens
  • Experience the wonder and magnificence of Baroque architecture

Venaria Royal Palace with gardens, temporary exhibitions and audiopen

Private last minute tour of Turin and skip-the-line tickets for Mole Antonelliana

Visit the charming historical center of Turin and walk through its main historical squares. The squares that you will visit of this tour will include the Piazza Vittorio, the largest square in Europe, Piazza Carlo Alberto adjacent to the most important museum of the Risorgimento and Piazza Castello, which lies at the heart of the city. Later you will have the opportunity to tour the inside of the imposing Mole Antonelliana, which now houses the National Museum of Cinema.

The Mole Antonelliana is one of the famous monument symbols of Turin. The building is home to the first museum of cinema in the world, as well as a panoramic point of excellence. In the museum, you will have the chance to visit some areas devoted to the different kinds of film categories. Then in the main hall, there are a series of small rooms representing a variety of film genres. The museum houses pre-cinematographic optical devices such as magic lanterns, earlier and current film technologies, stage items from early Italian movies and other memorabilia.

Turin and Mole Antonelliana

GIN experience in Turin

Esperienza Gin® is a 1h30 workshop run by a leading expert of mixology and Gin, Fulvio Piccinino.

From ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages, from the first juniper liqueur of the Renaissance to the Turin Rosoli. Journey around the world in this experience discovering unknown spices such as sandalwood, mace, ireos, rosa moscata, and more!

You will have the chance to smell, touch and taste some of the spices that make a Gin. During the storytelling you will taste three different kinds of Gin: you can draw inspiration from them! Each participant will choose the favorite ingredients to create their own recipe. A post set up with herbs and spices, professional dyes, pure juniper distillate, droppers, funnels. At the end of the activity, each participant will take home his own bottle of Gin with a personalized label. The laboratory concludes with the guided preparation of a Gin and Tonic!

GIN experience in Turin

24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus with National Automobile Museum

Enjoy Turin and the National Automobile Museum with this combo pass: explore Turin on board a hop-on hop-off bus, then visit the MAUTO’s (Museo nazionale dell’automobile di Torino) collection.

Founded in 1932, the National Automobile Museum features a wonderful collection of 200 cars representing 80 different car brands. Nowadays, thanks to the use of new digital technologies, an open and free Wi-Fi network and a dedicated app, the MAUTO offers visitors historical insights, archival images and data sheets on personal smartphones and multimedia totems. Reaching MAUTO has never been easier: there is a hop-on hop-off bus stop located conveniently just outside the National Automobile Museum.

Thanks to this package, you’ll save up to €5, get the City Sightseeing Turin lines ticket valid for 24 or 48h and the admission for the National Automobile Museum.

24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus with National Automobile Museum

Private last minute tour of Turin and the Egyptian Museum with skip-the-line entry

  • Discover the most important squares and monuments in the city
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum with an expert guide
  • Admire one of the most ancient and important collections in the world

Turin and the Egyptian Museum

Private Chocolate tour and tasting in downtown Turin

CioccolaTOUR:
This private itinerary was born to allow you to discover the history, traditions and creations of the world-fampous Turinese master chocolatiers.
Your private guide will show you how the sublime art of chocolate has been characterising this area of Piedmont for centuries. You’ll have the chance to enjoy this delicius treat in 3 different form throughout 3 different “tasting stops”.
Starting with the hot chocolate, you’ll then try the mouth-watering gianduiotto, and then continue through the salons of Turin and the Risorgimento coffees with their “bicerin”, one of the sweet excellence of Piedmont.

Chocolate tour and tasting in downtown Turin

National Automobile Museum tickets and guided tour

Visiting the National Automobile Museum is a popular experience at all. The museum boasts one of the most scenic scenery that allows young and old motor enthusiasts and not to enjoy beauty and history through a fascinating, educational and entertaining journey at the same time.

Your guide will accompany you throughout the journey: from the first experiments of the 1700s to the latest novelties in the design world. You will discover such cars from every era: from the pioneering experiments of the world of motoring, to the Benz of the late nineteenth century, from the famous Itala of 1907 to the first FIAT. You will also find refined Roll Royce, the elegance of the Citroen DS, the first racing car, including exceptional Ferrari and hippy models of the ’70s.

With the anecdotes and the stories of the guide, the trail is suitable for everyone and leaves the chance at the end of the visit to come back to look at the most appealing models and to try the interactive workstations.

National Automobile Museum tickets and guided tour

Guided gourmet tour at Eataly Lingotto in Turin

In the southern area of Turin, next to the former FIAT Lingotto factory, you can find Eataly. Born in 2007, it is considered the starting point of the Italian food and wine revival, pride and joy of the city. You will enjoy a tour with a skilled gourmet guide, walking throughout the various areas of Eataly complex, where you will discover old recipes, anecdotes, ancient legends concerning Italian cuisine.

The old Carpano plant, a milestone in the history of Vermouth (invented here) is nowadays a rare and precious place, where is possible to discover the best products from all over Italy.

In this tour we will visit the underground cellar, hosting its wines and artisanal beers, and listen to many “flavored stories” about Gianduja and the famous, local chocolate.
You will also have the chance to visit the tiny (but amazing) Carpano Museum inside the building. At last the guide will take you to your tasting, where you will enjoy a glass of wine with cold cuts and cheeses.

A tour for the real gourmand.

Guided gourmet tour at Eataly Lingotto in Turin

Turin Gourmet food tour

This food and wine tour in Turin gives you the chance to explore its best culinary tradition and discover the most renown dishes and the recipes that Turinese people love. The most iconic are the fragrant breadsticks accompanied with local cured meats, the famous first courses with ingredients from the Turinese territory and the meats, the very strength of cuisine from Piedmont. Finally, to conclude an actual Turinese meal, one cannot miss the delicious desserts from the local food tradition.

Turin Gourmet food tour

Vintage cabriolet experience to discover Piedmont

Try a real once-in-a-lifetime experience by renting a wonderful vintage car for the whole day: enjoy the wind in your hair, feel every curve, admire every hill, without losing any detail!

Driving Vintage centre will provide you with free and super useful recommendations on places to visit, wineries, restaurants, and so much more! In fact, Piedmont is dotted with culinary and wine excellence, boasting some of the best wines in the world! You’ll have the chance to discover the areas of Turin, Langhe, Canavese, Maggiore ed Orta lakes…
You’ll also receive free, nice and useful gadgets: leather driving gloves for gentlemen, a custom hat for the ladies, and a practical key chain with Driving Vintage logo.

Vintage cabriolet experience to discover Piedmont

Private tour of Turin’s Liberty style

The private tour starts from Piazza Castello, where you can see two famous historic cafes decorated in Art Nouveau style – the Caffe Baratti & Milano and the Caffe Mulassano. The walk will then continue through the streets of the historic center, to see how the Art Nouveau fits into the “fabric” of the Baroque capital. You’ll be fascinated by the history of how, at the end of the XIX century, the new industrial aristocracy started to rule a city that, having lost its role as capital, is transforming itself in search of a new identity.

Private tour of Turin’s Liberty style

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Turin

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home to learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Turinese cuisine!

Visit the vibrant local markets or the traditional Truinese food shops: learn how to recognize the best ingredients for the perfect Italian meal. Then, attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Piedmontese recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Meet the Cesarina and help her select the right ingredients first, and then assist her in the preparation of an authentic Turinese 3-course menu; taste the fruit of your labor paired with a selection of local red and white wines.

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Turin

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Turin

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Turinese recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Connect with local people, meet the Cesarina at her home and learn all her secrets to prepare local specialties. Finally, taste the fruit of your labor and experience the authentic flavors of Turin cuisine paired with a selection of local red and white wines: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.

Le Cesarine is Italy’s first network of home cooks coordinated at a national level by a dedicated staff. The Cesarine are welcoming ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, animated by an authentic passion for traditional Italian cuisine. Every Cesarina has been carefully selected by experts to host gastronomic events in their own homes with local produce and refined menus, the result of authentic local recipes, handed down from generation to generation.

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Turin

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Turin

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Afterwards, attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of Turinese recipes. Lastly, taste an authentic Piedmontese 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included. Sample a selection of local red and white wines, as the Cesarine only offer wines of the territory.

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Turin

The Best of Turin: English Guided Tour

Turin is the fourth Italian city in terms of population and it is considered one of the major business, cultural, scientific and touristic hubs of the country. The city hosts the world famous Holy Shroud, one of the most intense symbols of Christianity, and here several princes and kings conceived the present Italy. Turin is also home to FIAT, the first Italian car manufacturer, and to Pininfarina, the well-known car design firm. With its beautiful parks and noble palaces, Turin is also known for its culinary excellence and is the renowned Italian Capital of Chocolate.

The tour will start from the Castle Square and the baroque Royal Palace (UNESCO), the historical and political heart of the city.

After admiring the main Cathedral hosting the Holy Shroud (when publicly shown) or the Royal Church of S. Lorenzo (with a copy of the Shroud), the tour includes a visit to Palazzo Madama (UNESCO) that houses the Museum of Ancient Art (skip the line) and the medieval tower from which you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the city (the ticket is valid all day for visiting the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions on your own as well).

Along the walking tour you’ll also admire the ancient archeological sites dating back to the roman period, the magnificent Palazzo Carignano (UNESCO) that hosted the first Italian parliament and the countless elegant historical cafes where you will taste a typical hot chocolate/coffee drink.

The tour will end close to the majestic Mole Antonelliana, true symbol of Turin, housing the National Museum of Cinema, the tallest museum in the world.

The Best of Turin: English Guided Tour

Private tour and tasting dinner in downtown Turin

EatinTOur – the tour that takes you to discover and taste Turin at the same time – was born from the desire to create a synergy between the historical and architectural beauties and the enogastronomic specialities offered by the city.
The route will be articulated through the historical center of the city starting from Piazza Castello, in front of Palazzo Madama.
The tasting breaks are four, starting with an aperitif and ending with a delicious Italian coffee, and they will take place in four locations selected for their quality, gastronomic tradition and history.
In between one typical course and the following, you will have the opportunity to stroll through the streets of the historical center following the stesp and the explanations of your private guide.
You’ll be fascinated by this unique multi-sensorial tour: we promise!

Private tour and tasting dinner in downtown Turin

Private Aperitivo tour and tasting in downtown Turin

Aperitour is a guided tour through the places of the aperitif tradition in Turin. Along this tour you’ll discover brilliant inventions such as the Vermouth and walk through the main squares that hosted gourmets of all ages.
In the two and a half hours of the walking tour, you will have the opportunity to taste three different versions of aperitif in three different locations, while you’ll be shown a wonderful city explained also through its gastronomic excellences.
From the heart of the Roman quadrilateral to the banks of the longest river in Italy: this walking route takes you to explore the festive side of Turin. In a region where “meeting up” is synonymous with good food and renowned dinners, this walk will allow you to appreciate the tradition of Turin aperitif, with three tastings – each of them including a drink and typical food samples – in three different locations selected for the quality of their gastronomic offer.
In between one stage and another you will get to know the fascinating stories of the protagonists of the Piedmontese food and wine tradition!

Private Aperitivo tour and tasting in downtown Turin

Private walking tour of the Baroque Turin

Amongst all the periods that followed one another during the long-lasting power of the Savoy, the Baroque assumes a fundamental importance for the peculiarity of the style, but above all for the artists who have served the city and the king.
The Baroque in the palaces of power stays alive also in later eras, until the neo-baroque that characterises some rooms of Palazzo Reale.
Guarini and Juvarra are the most prestigious interpreters who adorn Torino with Baroque beauty. The most important sites to visit for this purpose are: Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Madama (which also houses the museum of ancient arts), the Collegio dei Nobili, San Lorenzo and Piazza San Carlo.

 

Private walking tour of the Baroque Turin

Private tour of Turin: the first capital of Italy

Enjoy a private guided walk in the “command center” of the city, home of the Savoy dynasty, once the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia and later turned into the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
Buildings, stories, characters, palaces: everything in Turin is a symbol of royalty, government and elegance.
Together with your expert guide, you will see the most representative places of the Italian Renaissance in the city, such as Piazza Castello, Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, State Archives, the fascinating Piazza and Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Cavour … and much more

Private tour of Turin: the first capital of Italy

Private tour of Turin for film lovers

Enjoy a walk with a private guide to discover the places made famous thanks to the scenography of important movies filmed in Turin.

From Cabiria, the first Italian colossal of 1914, to the masterpieces of Dario Argento, Michelangelo Antonioni, Gianni Amelio, up to the most recent works by Marco Ponti and Davide Ferrario. Not to mention the numerous TV series and soap operas that were born in recent years in the shadow of the Mole.

During the tour you will visit the Mole Antonelliana and the Cinema Museum, Piazza Carignano, Palazzo Reale, Porta Palazzo, Caffè Torino and Piazza Castello, Parco del Valentino.

Private tour of Turin for film lovers

 

 

Excursions Italy, Venice by Musement

Excursion to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

  • Visit the famous Venetian islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Goes through the canals of Venice
  • Discover iconic places of handcrafts like glass and laces factories
  • Divided into nine islets crossed by a wide canal, Murano is the island of glass blowing. A long and still-thriving tradition dating back to 1291, when the glass artisans moved here their kilns from the old city center due to the fear of fires dangers. Murano history and wealth is entirely related to the glass: during the 15th and 16th centuries it was the main glass centre in Europe.

Excursion to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica tour

 

  • Discover the Palazzo Ducale with its splendid rooms and masterpieces
  • Explore the Golden Basilica, a masterpiece of byzantine art
  • Enjoy a privileged entry to avoid the queues: skip the line
  • Take part in a guided tour to learn more about the history of Venice

Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica tour

Doge’s Palace skip-the-line tour

  • Visit the Palazzo Ducale, the seat of the Venetian political power, avoiding queues
  • Enter the Venetian prisons, famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova
  • Admire the gold staircase and the realism of the scenes depicted
  • Relive the anguish of the prisoners crossing the famous Bridge of Sighs
  • Meet your guide at the meeting point in St Mark’s Square

Doge’s Palace skip-the-line tour

Classic Venice gondola ride

Embark on a gondola ride through the Grand Canal where you will see wondrous beauty and culture in every direction. You will be in the S. Maria della Salute area and in the minor canals / Fenice area. The magnificent journey ends at the station Vallaresso (Dogana) dock.

Today the Gran Canal is filled with modern transportation, but the gondolas still holds a valuable place in Venice’s history as one of the icons of the city. In the 17th and 18th century it is estimated that there were anywhere from eight to ten thousand gondolas that treaded through the canals of Venice. Today the art of the gondolier is being preserved in the historical center of Venice with only four hundred gondolas remaining. Taking a ride on a gondola gives you a different perspective of the city and takes you by places that you might have not been able to reach by foot.

Since we want you to enjoy, relax and take in the beauty of the sights around you no commentary from the guide will be given. Take this time to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Classic Venice gondola ride

Water Taxi shuttle transfer from Venice Airport to the center

Venice Shuttle is a fast shared boat service from Marco Polo Airport to Venice center and vice versa. You will experience the pleasure of reaching your hotel comfortably and quickly, travelling on a watertaxi admiring Venice and avoiding the overcrowding of public transport at a very convenient rate.

Shuttle from the airport

Show-up with your voucher at Venice City Tours desk (n. 69) which is located in the arrival hall at the left side of the exit. From arrival lounge to watertaxi embarkation pier, there is a short walking distance (7 minutes approx.). The shuttle boat leaves from the airport once or twice an hour in accordance with the arrival flights. You will share the watertaxi together with other customers and will be transferred – directly or with other stops – to your hotel nearest mooring point. Once in Venice you’ll reach the hotel on your own (you will be handed a plan for reaching the hotel).

Shuttle to the airport
One day prior your departure, you will receive at your hotel a written pick-up as confirmation of your transfer. The shuttle boat leaves to the airport approximately once an hour, in accordance with the departure flights. You will share the taxi boat together with other customers and will be transferred – directly or with others stops – to the airport. You are required to show up at the foreseen meeting point 15 minutes before the departure.

Water Taxi shuttle transfer from Venice Airport to the center

30-minute private gondola ride in Venice

Experience an exclusive and romantic 30-minute private gondola ride on the canals of Venice.
Discover the city from the water, as it was meant to be seen. See picturesque canals and enchanting Venetian architecture and share the ride with a loved one.

It is estimated that there were 8-10 thousand gondolas operating on the canals of Venice during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, there are just 400 that are still in active service. Do not miss this opportunity to experience Venice from one of these icons on a private 30-minute ride.

Although most of the gondolas are used for touristic purposes, you’ll be fascinated by the strong bond they continue to have with the history of Venice.

Learn how each part of the boat has symbolic meanings. For example, the ferro or prow has 5 or 6 pettini (prongs) to symbolize the city’s sestieri (districts). Made of iron to balance the weight of the gondolier, the S shape evokes the flow of “Canal Grande”.

30-minute private gondola ride in Venice

Gondola ride experience

  • A 35 minutes ride on the traditional Venetian gondola
  • Slide among centuries of history and picturesque views
  • Enter the breathtaking Canal Grande
  • Enjoy amazing photography opportunities

The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated to. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bounded to the one of Venice

Gondola ride experience

Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square museums skip-the-line tickets

Visit the Doge’s Palace, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the seat of the Venetian political power for centuries, with skip-the-line open tickets valid for 3 months. See its magnificent triumphal arches, the splendid golden staircase and masterpieces by Titian, Veronese, Tiepolo and Tintoretto.

This ticket also includes the St. Mark’s Square museums, such as Museo Correr – with its temporary exhibitions –, the National Archaeological Museum – one of the oldest public museums in Europe, home to an important collection of Greek and Roman sculptures – and the monumental rooms of the Biblioteca Marciana.

Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square museums skip-the-line tickets

The Golden Basilica: St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line tour

For you a guided tour in one of the most incredible cathedrals of the world. On this tour, escorted by a tour guide and planned with the Curia of Venice, you will enjoy a full visit of this masterpiece of Byzantine art. You’ll have the pleasure of discovering the beautiful gold mosaics and marble inlays of the floors, sitting comfortably while your guide shows you the represented biblical scenes, the history and the particularities of this ancient basilica.

Admire the Pala d’Oro, an exquisite example of the Byzantine art with its thousands of gems and precious stones and enjoy the view of the Treasury; a splendor of the religious art collected along the centuries.

The privileged entry and the special collaboration with the Curia of Venice allow us to avoid the queues! An audio-receiver device will be included.

The Golden Basilica: St. Mark’s Basilica skip-the-line tour

Gondola serenade with a musician on board

Experience culture, beauty and romance of Venice in a relaxing way. Your visit to Venice would not be complete without treating yourself to a gondola ride accompanied with a beautiful serenade.

Today the Gran Canal is filled with modern transportation, but the gondolas still holds a valuable place in Venice’s history as one of the icons of the city. In the 17th and 18th century it is estimated that there were anywhere from eight to ten thousand gondolas that treaded through the canals of Venice. Today the art of the gondolier is being preserved in the historical center of Venice with only four hundred gondolas remaining. Taking a ride on a gondola gives you a different perspective of the city and takes you by places that you might have not been able to reach by foot.

Since we want you to enjoy, relax and take in the beauty of the sights around you no commentary from the guide will be given but your ears will be filled with a splendid serenade. Take this time to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Gondola serenade with a musician on board

Alilaguna Transport from Marco Polo Airport to Venice City Centre

The Alilaguna navigation network is made up of five lines that connect the Marco Polo Airport to the center of Venice, along with Lido, Murano, and Punta Sabbioni.

You can choose between a one-way or roundtrip ticket.

Alilaguna Lines:

  • BLUE LINE: Marco Polo Airport – Murano Colonna – Fondamente Nove – Hospital – Basins – Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta – Arsenale – San Zaccaria Jolanda – Piazza San Marco – Zattere – Giudecca Hotel Hilton Molino Stucky – Maritime Station or vice versa
  • ORANGE LINE: Marco Polo Airport – Fondamenta Nuove – Madonna dell’Orto – Guglie (Railway) – San Stae – Rialto – Sant’Angelo – Ca’ Rezzonico – Santa Maria del Giglio – Piazza San Marco or vice versa
  • RED LINE: Marco Polo Airport – Murano Museum – Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta – Giudecca Zitelle or vice versa (Seasonal line, operating from April to November)

Alilaguna Transport from Marco Polo Airport to Venice City Centre

La Fenice Theatre guided visit

Built in 1792 in Neoclassical style following a competitive public exam won by one of Canova’s friend, Giannantonio Selva, the theatre was at the time one of the many private theatres for theatrical and opera performing.

In December 1836 a big fire destroyed the inside structure that was rebuilt one year later just like a mythical bird rebirthing from the ashes.

In the 19th century, the theatre staged world premieres of numerous operas including Rossini’s Tancredi, Sigismondo and Semiramide, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) and Beatrice di Tenda, Donizetti’s Belisario (Belisarius), Pia de’ Tolomei, Maria de Rudenz, Verdi’s Ernani, Attila, Rigoletto, La traviata and Simon Boccanegra.

With a seating capacity for over 1,000 people, the Fenice boasts excellent acoustics (which were improved when the theatre was rebuilt after the devastating fire of 1996), a 98-member orchestra and 66-person opera chorus, a dedicated local audience and a large international following. The theatre is a leading creative venue, staging more than one hundred opera performances per year, a major symphonic season conducted by prominent conductors from across the globe, the full cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Mahler, a contemporary repertoire focused especially on Venetian artists such as Nono and Maderna, ballets, and chamber music concerts.

 

La Fenice Theatre guided visit

Venice hop-on hop-off boat tour: 24 and 48-hour tickets

  • Explore Venice onboard a red city sightseeing boat
  • 24 or 48-hour red boat ticket: explore the Laguna at your pace
  • Get on and off at any stop to admire the 400 bridges of the city
  • Welcome and assistance at the new City Sightseeing Venice Visitor Center
  • Built on an archipelago of 118 small islands around 800 B.C., Venice is an extraordinary mix of artistic and cultural influences that reached the city by land and most of all by sea over the centuries. Venice is crossed by 150 canals and connected by over 400 bridges: that’s why you can only visit the city on foot or by boat. Admiring the beauty and splendour of the city from the sea is a lifetime experience you will never forget. City Sightseeing launches its own “red boats” to accompany you around the Laguna.

Venice hop-on hop-off boat tour: 24 and 48-hour tickets

Carnival of Venice 2020 walking theatre show

In Venice, from the middle of the fifteenth century, the nobles and the wealthy were preceded by a servant called “Codega” equipped with a lantern to enlighten their path in the darkness of night delighting them with anecdotes and stories.

You will get your own personal host to guide you through the maze of mystery that belongs to the lagoon. A leap in the past that will inspire you to be the actors in a moving mise en scene that will push you into the heart of the life of the Serenissima Republic and its Carnival.

You will learn about Casanova and the Levantine, about the gondolier that became a priest and about the elephant that found shelter in a church. You will discover why an angel was put as a palace guardian and why the bridge between two convents is called “The Devil’s Bridge”, but also the secret language of fans and the legends of a number of ghosts that are said to live in Venice.

Through the stories of the “Codega”, you will be escorted to unusual and secret places of Venice that differ from the peaceful chaos of Carnival, and you will be able to find out about some of the interesting facts of the history and daily life of the Serenissima Republic.

Carnival of Venice 2020 walking theatre show

Ducal Venice: Morning Walking Tour with Doge’s Palace

  • Take part in a guided tour to visit the highlights of Venice
  • Explore Piazza San Marco with its main monuments
  • Visit the Doge’s Palace, the seat of the Venetian political power
  • Listen to anecdotes on the square of Santa Maria Formosa

Have a walk (no entrances) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. Treat yourself to an essential and multillingual tour for the understanding of Venice.

Ducal Venice: Morning Walking Tour with Doge’s Palace

Highlights of Venice walking tour with Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica

Have a walk (no entrances) through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. A qualified and experienced guide will escort you through the millennium of life of the Serenissima Republic, recalling the past full of charm of this unique city. Treat yourself to an essential and multillingual tour for the understanding of Venice.

  • Discover Venice’ most famous buildings and symbols
  • Skip the line at Basilica San Marco and Doge’s Palace
  • Listen to interesting facts about Venice’s history and present
  • Admire the characteristic “campo”, Venice’s picturesque squares

Highlights of Venice walking tour with Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Basilica

Murano: Glass Factory Tour with Blowing Demo and Workshop from Venice

Meet your local guide in the center of Venice and with a short 15-minute walk through the hidden streets and picturesque corners of the city you will reach Murano island with a public boat (ticket is not included). We can walk through Murano which is a group of seven islands connected by bridges, visiting the IX Century Cathedral of San Donato and reach the designed glass factory.

During the visit to the glass factory you will assist a glass master performing with the glass blowing technique and sculpture technique so you will learn how objects in Murano are made.

Then will be presented the workshops where you will create your own handmade object in Murano glass. You can either create jewelry, choosing the glass beads as you make a bracelet or pair of earrings, or take part in a mosaic workshop where you can create an ornament with many multicolor glass elements.

At the end of the workshop, you will have time to visit the glass factory shop and benefit of 20% discount.

Murano: Glass Factory Tour

La Fenice Theatre: Tickets with audio guide

La Fenice Theatre is one of the most famous and renowned opera houses in the history of European theatre. Especially in the 19th century, many important composers, such as Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi performed there.

Explore the beautiful and luxurious interior of the theatre with this audio-guided tour (available in 5 languages: Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish), which allows you to visit the building at your own pace. Among the plasterwork and gilding in the prestigious room, this tour permits the discovery of the back-scene life and secrets of the theatre and its protagonists, retracing their history from its origins to our days.

The ticket price includes the possibility to visit the internal exhibition dedicated to Maria Callas.

La Fenice Theatre: Tickets with audio guide

Historic walking tour of Venice

  • Piazza San Marco: Origins, history and description of the main monuments, such as Basilica San Marco, Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and Procuratie
  • Santa Maria Formosa: History and anecdotes related to this wonderful and characteristic square
  • Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo: The “Pantheon” of Venice, the Great School of Charity, the Captains of fortune
  • Marco Polo’s House and Malibran Theatre: Anecdotes and past and recent history cross each other in this beautiful corner of Venice
  • Return to San Marco through the Mercerie, vital connection between Rialto and San Marco and the main street for the city shopping.

Historic walking tour of Venice

Alone in St. Mark’s Basilica: after hours tour

  • Exclusive after-hours access to St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice’s most famous site
  • Feel privileged as a Basilica guard will unlock the doors for you to explore special areas
  • See the 43,000 square feet of illuminated mosaics; even more breathtaking lit up at night
  • Delve into the history of St. Mark’s and of Venice with your enthusiastic, English-speaking guide

Alone in St. Mark’s Basilica: after hours tour

Gondola ride and Saint Mark’s Basilica tour

  • Admire the charm of Venice seen from the water
  • Visit the Saint Mark’s Basilica, a masterpiece of byzantine art
  • Enter the breathtaking Canal Grande
  • Enjoy a privileged entry to avoid the line at the church

Gondola ride and Saint Mark’s Basilica tour

Cortina and the Dolomites day trip from Venice

Enjoy a fantastic full day tour from Venice to discover the most famous towns and lakes of the Dolomites with their breathtaking views and landscapes! Pieve di Cadore, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Cortina, Lake Misurina, Lake Auronzo are waiting for you.

Your first stop will be Cortina d’Ampezzo, where you could visit the town and have lunch in one of the excellent restaurants of the city or take the Cortina-Faloria cable car to fully appreciate the beauty of the Ampezzo Dolomites.

After that, you will head to Lake Misurina, a lovely place for a walk in the open air. It is known also as the “pearl of the Dolomites” and it is one of the most beautiful Italian lakes, thanks to its mirror waters.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo has an extraordinary and privileged “terrace” of the natural park, from which it is possible to admire the entire panorama of the Dolomites and where you can visit the galleries dug into the mountain.

Cortina and the Dolomites day trip from Venice

Prosecco Wine Road Trip from Venice

Discover Prosecco wine road and its region enjoying a relaxing and slow full day trip from Venice.

This tour will take you to Valdobbiadene, a city well known for its wonderful vineyard and super tasting wines. Here, at about 11.30am you will reach the first winery where you will have your first wine tasting. Experts say that this is the perfect time to taste some wine since your body is at its top ready to welcome all the sensations wine can give you: from the nose sense of smell with its perfumes to the brain.

In the winery, an expert will guide you first to see the winery itself and then to the cellar to explain the method of Prosecco making, from grape pickling to the fermentation. In the tasting room, you will enjoy some different types of Prosecco (Brut, Extra Dry, Dray, Cartizze or Rosè) or other wines. You will enjoy a nice lunch in a wonderful restaurant next to the vineyard, with a breathtaking view (lunch expenses are not included).

After lunch, you will head to Follina, where you could admire the wonderful abbey and its cloister from the XII century. The tour will go on with another tasting in another selected vineyard, where you could also see a wonderful vineyard and understand another different method of making the Prosecco.

Prosecco Wine Road Trip from Venice

Chocolate Tasting in Venice

We’ve all heard about wine and food tastings, but how about a chocolate tasting?

From Monday to Saturday, from 11.00 to 16.00 you can taste the delicacy produced in our laboratory and traces the history of chocolate.
This experience is perfect for either you and your spouse or for a group of friends! Your mission is to discover the deliciousness that chocolate has to offer.

Dragées, chocolate covers, pralines and truffles are just some of the many products you will find – and taste! – in this wonderful shop!

Chocolate Tasting in Venice

Armenian Venice private tour

The purpose of this itinerary is to approach the Armenian culture and the historical presence in Venice, which became stable from the 12th century. The bond between the city and Armenians was based on diplomatic, commercial and cultural exchanges which reflect in monuments, buildings, churches, palaces, calli, campielli. The Armenian presence in the city is also confirmed by the names of some places. Afterward, with the assignment of the island of San Lazzaro (which was called “the Armenians’ island” in 1717) to the Mechitarists congregation, Venice became one of the main European centers of the Armenian culture.

An Armenian-Venetian guide will lead you to three of the most important places of Armenian memory in Venice. The itinerary will be carried out by an Armenian guide, while on the island you will be welcomed by a Mechitarist Father.

Armenian Venice private tour

Fresh Pasta Private Cooking Class

Join this private cooking class and learn how to make the best fresh pasta ever!

Your personal chef and all the ingredients will be waiting for you at the kitchen, ready for the lesson.

You will learn to make 3 different types of pasta, like Spaghetti, Tagliolini, Gnocchi or Ravioli, with 3 different sauces made with seasonal meat, fish and vegetables.

At the end of the class, you will taste the delicious dishes that you prepared.

Fresh Pasta Private Cooking Class

Artisanal ice cream workshop in Venice

Join this amazing workshop and you will learn all the secrets for making the best ice cream ever!

This experience will let you learn the tips and tricks to create gourmet ice cream.

You will follow recipes based on natural elements and you could choose the best and freshest ingredients, according to Italian tradition.

You will start from fresh milk and water and step by step you will add fresh fruit and creamy ingredients to obtain an unforgettable, healthy and tasty ice-creams and sorbets.

Artisanal ice cream workshop in Venice

Private Venetian art and architecture walking tour

This two hour private tour is the perfect way to discover the art and architecture of Venice, away from the buzzing crowds, experience the hidden masterpieces in this city. If you have little formal knowledge of art or architecture but are keen to become fully immersed in the aesthetic beauty of Venice, then this is the tour for you! Your expert guide will take you through the labyrinth of narrow alleys, numerous bridges, winding canals and across wide picturesque “campi” or squares, providing you with examples of the development of typical Venetian architectural genres.

Visit the interior of the magnificent cathedral of Saints Giovanni and Paolo, to admire the gothic architectural structure, with the largest stained window in Venice, and once inside, view the resting place of the Venetian Doges. Your official guide will be pleased to answer any of your questions regarding the history of these fascinating works of art. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Miracoli Church, a hidden jewel in this remarkable city of water. Recently restored, see the renaissance facade and discover the origins of this unexpected miniature church. The former residence of Marco Polo, probably the most famous Venetian merchant, and the surrounding Corte del Milion is also part of the itinerary of this tour and will provide you with further understanding on the evolution of the broad range of artistic and architectural influences you can witness around the city.

Private Venetian art and architecture walking tour

Chocolate Workshop in Venice

 

Enjoy a sensational workshop and learn how to make chocolate with a chocolate master!

The chef will reveal you all the secrets and the best techniques to dilute chocolate, create ganache or a mousse.

Make extraordinary chocolate truffles and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (during winter).

Gain the knowledge about chocolate, taste the truffles that you made and bring them home with you!

Chocolate Workshop in Venice

Venetian Cichetti Private Cooking Class

Join this private cooking class and learn to cook Cicheti like a local with your personal chef.

Cicheti are small plates that turn everyday meals into high-street-food bite-size delicacies.

During this class you will prepare 6 or 7 different types of gourmet Cicheti made with seasonal meat, fish and vegetables.

At the end of the class you will taste what you made with your hands together with a good glass of Prosecco!

Venetian Cichetti Private Cooking Class

Create your own Perfume Tour and Workshop

 

Join this extraordinary tour and learn about the history of Venetian perfumery.

You will visit Palazzo Mocenigo, an ancient 16th-century palace, which became the Study Centre of the History of Textiles, Costumes, and Perfume.

Your friendly guide will reveal you the story and the secrets about the history of the Venetian perfumery, talking about the old merchants of the past, to the precious raw materials they imported from the East. There, you could also meet a Master Perfumer and you could have an incredible sensory experience.

At the end of the visit, you could also participate in a unique workshop, where you could make your own perfume and create your personal fragrance.

Create your own Perfume Tour and Workshop

1 Hour private Gondola ride

Admire Venice from the most exclusive and breathtaking point of view: the water. Slide among centuries of history and picturesque views on a traditional Venetian gondola, an experience you will hardly forget. The gondola is one of the main symbols of Venice, as emblematic of the famous water city as mysterious in its origins. Not many people know that at the beginning this unique vessel was different from the one we can admire today, changing across time together with the city it is associated with. Of course, the history of the gondola is deeply bonded with the Venice one.

Considered one of the most beautiful and elegant boats on Earth, it is built through unique techniques and each part of it also has symbolic meanings. For example, its multi-pronged ferro, or prow, does have five or six “pettini”, symbolic of the six “sestieri” in which Venice is divided into. The function of this part made of iron is to balance gondoliere’s weigh and it has an “S” shape evoking the flow of the Canal Grande.

Not only elegance and beauty then, but a whole world also embodied in this boat nowadays the symbol of Venice. Let yourself experience in first person the gondola through this tour. An enchanting and relaxing way to enjoy the colours, lights, sights, charm and beauty of Venice. You will admire elegant bank-side palaces, unique bridges and breath the charming and magic atmosphere that only a town built on the water can give you. Can you imagine a better experience to share with the people you love? Probably difficult to find. Just take your smile and beloved one with you, the timeless beauty of Venice seen from the gondola will do the rest.

1 Hour private Gondola ride

 

 

Excursions Florence Italy by Musement

Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery

  • Save up to 2 hours time with your priority access to the Uffizi Gallery
  • With the skip-the-line + audio guide option, get audio commentary for the Uffizi, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo
  • With the skip-the-line + guided visit option, get a deeper experience with the insights of a professional guide
  • Choose the VIP skip-the-line ticket and take advantage of a Musement representative who will give you assistance at the meeting point
  • Admire the new rooms dedicated to Caravaggio, Leonardo and Raffaello

Skip-the-line tickets for the Uffizi Gallery

Tickets for the Florence Cathedral Complex with access to Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower

  • Access all the monuments of the Florence Cathedral Complex with just one ticket
  • With the priority entrance to the Dome, take advantage of Musement assistance at the meeting point
  • Get a deeper experience visiting the Dome with an experienced guide
  • Book the priority entrance to the Dome and Cathedral and save up to 2 hours waiting in line to access the Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

Skip-the-line combination tickets to Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens

  • Save time and money: just one ticket to access three of the most important museums in Florence
  • With your three-day ticket, visit the Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens at your own pace
  • Take advantage of Musement assistance at the meeting point with your skip-the-line ticket

Skip-the-line combination tickets

Tickets for Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Garden

Porcelain Museum

Located at the top of the Boboli Gardens in a separate building called the ‘Palazzina del Cavaliere’, the Porcelain Museum holds the most beautiful porcelain collection in Europe.

Boboli Gardens and Bardini Garden

The Boboli Gardens, set behind Palazzo Pitti, were the first example of Italian gardens that would later become so popular throughout Europe. Statues, fountains and grottoes dot the vast gardens, giving the feeling of an open-air museum. The nearby Bardini Garden is less famous, but unique and romantic in its arrangement as well.

Boboli Gardens, Porcelain Museum and Bardini Garden

Tickets to Pitti Palace and its museums

  • Visit Palazzo Pitti, one of Florence’s biggest museums
  • Explore four museums within the palace, including the Galleria Palatina and that of Modern Art
  • Admire Italian art from the 18th century to World War I
  • Discover the Galleria Palatina, used by de’ Medici family as a residence

Tickets to Pitti Palace and its museums

Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line tickets and guided tour

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world, and it is housed in the former “offices” (uffizi) of the Medici Family.

Get the chance to visit the main artworks in a guided visit. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the works of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance: Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and many more.

You will recognize original world-famous paintings you have seen in books, magazines, and on TV close-ups. You will learn about the secrets of the artists’ craft, techniques and tools. Looking at the most famous artworks of the period, you will be able to understand why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Personalize your museum experience. There is no need to rush off at the end of the tour! You may stay inside the museum until closing time.

Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line tickets and guided tour

Tickets for the Medici Chapels Museum

 

  • Admire the treasures of the Medici Chapels Museum
  • Visit the Chapel of the Princes and the Lorenese Crypt
  • See the treasure of San Lorenzo’s Basilica
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

Tickets for the Medici Chapels Museum

Accademia Gallery tour in the footsteps of the David

Immerse yourself completely in Michelangelo’s art at the Accademia Gallery with the help of a certified guide. See the most famous work of the great Florentine master, the statue of David, and the other important masterpieces of the collection.

The Accademia Gallery was officially founded in 1784 in the halls of the old San Matteo hospital in Florence, and it soon became a place where important artistic institutions and artwork could be brought together under one roof.

The museum now houses the largest Michelangelo sculpture collection in the world, which also includes the Prisoners, the Palestrina Pietà and San Matteo. Here you will also find the single largest collection of paintings on gold background as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments.

Admire the statue of David, which the young Michelangelo sculpted in three years starting from a huge block of rough marble. The absolutely magnificent and imposing sculpture, the real icon of the Renaissance ideal, became the symbol of the power and invincibility of the Republic of Florence: a young powerful man nude, in his full physical vigor, with an intense expression of force and courage as a plastic consequence of his absolute faith in God.

Accademia Gallery tour in the footsteps of the David

Accademia Gallery and the David guided visit

  • Save precious time with this skip-the-line ticket to the Accademia Gallery
  • Immerse yourself in Michelangelo’s art thanks to the explanations by a certified guide
  • See the famous David and the world’s largest Michelangelo collection

Accademia Gallery and the David guided visit

Treasures of Florence walking tour with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

  • Discover the collections of two of the most famous museums in the world
  • Avoid lines at the entrance and spend more time inside the Galleries
  • Explore the heart of the city and the main sights of Florence
  • Admire Botticelli’s famous Spring and Michelangelo’s David
  • Expert commentary on the collections by a certified guide

Treasures of Florence walking tour with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries

Florence guided city tour with Uffizi Gallery

The tour begins with the discovery of the historic city center with the visit to the scenic square and Gothic Church of Santa Croce (exterior). Crossing Ponte alle Grazie, a pleasant guided walk on the left side of the Arno River will allow you to admire the elegant architecture of the Uffizi Gallery and the striking aerial structure of the Vasari Corridor and, on the background, the Dome of the Cathedral and Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Towers of Palazzo Vecchio and Bargello.

The ancient Church of Santa Felicita surprises us with its portico surmounted by the Vasari Corridor and once inside, give us the amazing colors of two masterpieces by Pontormo, hosted in the Chapel designed by Brunelleschi. Then crossing the iconic Ponte Vecchio, after having caressed the nose of the famous “piglet” statue, we arrive in the monumental Piazza Signoria, with the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and the beautiful Loggia del Lanzi where the sculptures of great Renaissance artists are collected.

The tour continues with the guided visit of the famous Uffizi Gallery, in small groups of max 14 participants, where it is possible to admire the superb paintings by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue, Masaccio and many others. The guided tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace where you can enjoy an amazing and exclusive view of the city’s most important monuments. Once the guided tour is over, it is possible to stay in the museum.

Florence guided city tour with Uffizi Gallery

Florence afternoon guided tour with Uffizi Gallery

Enjoy a walk through the most fascinating and interesting places of Florence with an expert guide: Repubblica Square, the Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s Dome (exterior visit), the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise (exterior), Signoria Square with its Palazzo Vecchio (exterior) and Loggia dei Lanzi.

You will have some free time to take pictures before meeting your expert, local guide that will lead you through the Uffizi Gallery: here you will see the famous and beautiful collections of Italian Renaissance painters, such as Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Tiziano. The tour will finish on the Uffizi terrace, where you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view over the city of Florence.

You can remain inside the museum until closing time.

Florence afternoon guided tour with Uffizi Gallery

Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti tour with lunch in a wine farm

  • Discover the most renowned Tuscan towns in one day
  • Admire the scenic countryside of the region
  • Enjoy a delicious typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting in a local farm
  • Explore Piazza del Campo in Siena and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti tour with lunch in a wine farm

Guided tour of Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti and Monteriggioni with lunch

  • Explore the beautiful village of San Gimignano
  • Visit a famous estate with tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines and oil
  • Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch
  • Learn about Siena with an expert tour guide
  • Visit the Chianti area and Monteriggioni castle

Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti and Monteriggioni with lunch

All Florence full-day guided tour with Uffizi and Accademia skip-the-line tickets

  • Explore Florence and its beautiful landmarks with a guide
  • Visit the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery skipping the lines
  • Admire masterpieces such as the David by Michelangelo
  • See superb paintings by Botticelli, Raffaello, Leonardo da Vinci

Florence full-day guided tour with Uffizi

San Marco Museum tickets

While visiting Florence you will want to stop by the 13th century Dominican Monastery of San Marco. Founded in 1436 it is today a great tourist attraction for its architectural, artistic, religious and cultural importance in the history of Florence. With this ticket you will save time and energy by skipping the lines, avoiding the hours you could possibly spend waiting for your turn at the ticket office. Take advantage of the entrance to San Marco’s Museum (Museo di San Marco) and explore the halls, rooms, corridors, chapels, refectory and cloisters of the structure at your own pace.

San Marco Museum tickets

Florence Duomo Museum complex tour with Cathedral, Crypt, Baptistery, Bell Tower and Opera del Duomo

  • Visit all the monuments in Piazza Duomo in one tour
  • The spectacular “Opera del Duomo” Museum and its treasures
  • The greatest artists of the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Florence

Florence Duomo Museum

Tour of Florence along the path of the Medici residences and the Vasari Corridor

  • Discover the history of the family who put its power at the service of patronage and art
  • Admire the palaces and monuments where the members of the Medici family lived
  • See the Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Medici Riccardi and the Medici Chapels
  • Follow the entire path of the Vasari Corridor from the outside

Tour of Florence along the path of the Medici residences and the Vasari Corridor

Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti day-tour with typical lunch

Would you like to see the best and most beautiful areas of Tuscany in one memorable day? Join this tour and spend a magical day, made even more delightful by a traditional Tuscan lunch.

The excursion begins with a visit to Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. You will then have a typical lunch in a wine bar or restaurant, where you will enjoy a tasting of renowned local wines.

After lunch, the wonders continue with a visit to San Gimignano; the splendid medieval town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, following the panoramic roads of the Chianti region, you will get to Siena, the city of the Palio. Here an official guide will take you on a tour of the city, highlighting important monuments, buildings, and piazzas, including Piazza del Campo (where the Palio di Siena horse race is run) and Piazza del Duomo, where you will see the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral. After some free time in Siena, you will be driven back to Florence.

Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti day-tour with typical lunch

Florence in a day walking tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

  • Visit Uffizi and Accademia Galleries skipping the line
  • Admire their masterpieces: David by Michelangelo and Allegory of Spring by Botticelli
  • Discover the city’s historic center and highlights as the Cathedral
  • Remain inside the Uffizi until closing time

Florence in a day walking tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

Palazzo Vecchio secret passages tour with typical lunch

  • Experience the emotional discovery of hidden places within Palazzo Vecchio
  • Explore the Medicean Palace from a different and intriguing perspective
  • Admire the imposing coffered ceiling of the Salone dei Cinquecento
  • Appreciate a typical Florentine lunch in a characteristic and historic restaurant

Palazzo Vecchio secret passages tour with typical lunch

Chianti wine tour with sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar

Immerse yourself in the picturesque Tuscan scenery

Visit the magnificent fortress of Monteriggioni

Enjoy the visit of wine cellars and taste wines of the area

Chianti wine tour with sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar

Afternoon excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower and Cathedral tickets from Florence

  • Exclusive experience: climb the amazing Leaning Tower
  • Skip-the-line tickets and guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli
  • Learn the history of the leaning structure of the Tower
  • Take part in the inner visit of the Cathedral of Pisa

Afternoon excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower and Cathedral tickets from Florence

The best of Cinque Terre and Portovenere day tour

  • Visit Portovenere (1h of free time)
  • Visit Manarola, Monterosso and Vernazza
  • Expert multilingual escorts
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to swim in crystal clear water
  • Enjoy a Limoncino tasting

The best of Cinque Terre and Portovenere day tour

Authentic Florence Villa Wine Tasting and Dinner

  • Visit a well-kept local secret: a 17th-century villa surrounded by vineyards, just above the city center
  • Enjoy a guided wine tasting of 4 limited-edition Tuscan wines
  • Have a typical Tuscan four-course dinner in the villa’s gardens

Authentic Florence Villa Wine Tasting and Dinner

Dinner and concert in a typical restaurant in the heart of Florence

An evening in genuine Italian style, devoted to discovering of Tuscan cuisine, as well as the most celebrated opera arias and famous Neapolitan songs. You will enjoy your dinner in the ancient and fascinating neighborhood of Oltrarno, in the old city center, where the restaurant wine-house is located. It is a characteristic buca (hollow), a typical Florentine tavern, converted from an ancient wine cellar. In this suggestive atmosphere, under arches and vaults dating back to 1200, a typical Tuscan dinner will be served with a good Chianti wine.

A few steps from the restaurant, talented singers will be waiting for you after dinner in an intimate, old setting (an Anglican church), to perform the most beautiful arias from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and other renowned Italian composers, in addition to world-famous Neapolitan songs. You will be reserved the seats of the first row so you can fully enjoy this absorbing spectacle.

Dinner and concert in a typical restaurant in the heart of Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Italy, Bologna by Musement

FICO Eataly World Tour

Come discover the essence of FICO thanks to a journey that will let you explore every corner of the Park, among all the Italian beauties: fields, factories, restaurants, markets and shops!

Let yourself be guided by the Biodiversity Ambassadors, qualified professional staff who will act as ‘narrators’ of the park, giving you the opportunity to live an exciting, engaging, content-rich experience. The journey starts from our land, in 20,000 square meters of outdoor area, where you can discover the main Italian ‘cultivar’ and the most representative animal breeds of our territory. The Biodiversity Ambassadors will take you to the heart of FICO, the 40 farming factories where you can see our masters at work and learn all the secrets of Italian tradition.

From doing to tasting, they will accompany you along the FICO Ristoro, to immerse yourself in the world’s most extensive dining choices: Italian cuisine, from its origins to the latest culinary experiments. And to bring home a little Made in Italy style, do not miss the final walk between the market and the shops, with 9,000 square meters available to learn how to manage your daily shopping.

FICO Eataly World Tour

Bologna experience walking tour

  • Discover the capital of Emilia Romagna
  • Visit the Basilica of San Petronio, the Archiginnasio and the Anatomy TheatreBologna is the capital of this prosperous region in Italy: Emilia Romagna. Not yet contaminated by mass tourism, the city is the ideal choice for cultural interludes as well as leisure activities and relaxation. Bologna has a number of nicknames: la dotta (the learned one) for its ancient university, la rossa (the red one) for the warm color of its roofs and houses, and la grassa (the fat one) for the wonderful food.

Bologna experience walking tour

Tasting of Sangiovese at Umberto Cesari

  • Private tasting at the Umberto Cesari Winery
  • Taste local wines including the Sangiovese and the Pignoletto
  • Enjoy a pairing with traditional, regional food products

Umberto Cesari is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an Association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants & unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

Tasting of Sangiovese at Umberto Cesari

Bologna tasting tour

So, you’ve heard about the great culinary tradition of Bologna, haven’t you? Are you ready to immerse yourself in the traditional taste delights of the city? If so, then this enjoyable tour is for you!

Alongside a professional tour guide, you’ll explore the historical shops in the medieval center of Bologna, on the lookout for rich dried and cold meats to taste and regional wines, chocolate or gelato not forgetting that rich Italian espresso coffee.

Bologna tasting tour

Bologna food walking tour

  • Stroll through Bologna’s city center with a local guide
  • Discover the city history and its most important landmarks
  • Enjoy tastings of local products while walking around

Stroll through the center of Bologna with your local guide, admire its landmarks and learn about its history. Meanwhile, experience Bologna’s culinary tradition, taste local products and learn all you need to know about their preparation and importance in the city’s culture. The walking tour will include the following stops: See link

Bologna food walking tour

Botteghe storiche walking tour

  • Discover Bologna’s culinary history
  • Visit some ancient botteghe (workshops) and city markets
  • Relax walking through the city center

Discover the story of Bologna’s culinary shops. Visit ancient ‘botteghe’ (workshops) and talk directly to the people who hand down food culture from one generation to the other.

Botteghe storiche walking tour

Lunch or dinner and cooking show at a Cesarina’s house in Bologna

  • Enjoy a four-course menu lunch or dinner
  • Help the Cesarina in the preparation of the dishes
  • Discover the authentic recipes of the typical Bolognese cuisine

Le Cesarine are the ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, the first Italian network of expert certified cooks. Le Cesarine preserve the oldest recipes of the Italian gastronomic tradition handed down from generation to generation and welcome travelers into their homes for an authentic experience of sharing.

Lunch or dinner and cooking show at a Cesarina’s house in Bologna

Colli Bolognesi wine experience

  • Admire the breathtaking Colli Bolognesi panorama
  • Discover two local wineries and taste their products
  • Enjoy a regional lunch at a typical Trattoria
Experience a tasting tour of local wine while admiring the Colli Bolognesi panorama. You will get to know two wineries who have been producing local wines for years, also exporting them all over the world. Begin your day visiting the first winery and enjoying a tasting of its best wines and balsamic vinegar; then, more to the second winery, learn about its history through a guided tour and taste wines paired with traditional food. Lastly, move to a local trattoria where you will enjoy a typical Bolognese lunch.

Sanctuary of San Luca guided visit and tourist train panoramic tour

  • Enjoy a view of Bologna from above
  • See the longest porch in the world
  • Experience a panoramic tourist train ride

Visit the Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca and enjoy a breathtaking view of Bologna from above. Discover the sanctuary’s history and admire the longest porch in the world. Reach the top of the hill with the San Luca Express, a panoramic tourist train that links the city to the sanctuary.

Sanctuary of San Luca

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Bologna

  • Prepare 3 typical recipes of Bolognese cuisine
  • Tasting of the recipes made with a glass of local wine
  • Receive an apron and an official shopping bag of “Le Cesarine”

Le Cesarine are the ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, the first Italian network of expert certified cooks. The Cesarine preserve the oldest recipes of the Italian culinary tradition handed down from generation to generation and welcome travelers into their homes for an authentic experience of sharing.

During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of 3 authentic Bolognese recipes. Have fun testing your culinary skills. Each participant will have a station equipped with tools and all the ingredients to make the recipes.

Market tour, cooking class and lunch or dinner at a Cesarina’s home in Bologna

  • Stroll through the local market and assist the Cesarina in the choice of ingredients
  • Try traditional Bolognese dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients
  • Breathe in the warmth of Italian hospitality

Explore the local market and the historic food shops of Bologna and buy the best seasonal ingredients for your private cooking class at the home of a Cesarina. Learn to recognize the best products, discover the secrets of Bolognese cuisine and taste the fruit of your work paired with a glass of local wine.

Market tour, cooking class and lunch or dinner at a Cesarina’s home in Bologna

Guided tour of the Cathedral of San Petronio with access to the panoramic rooftop terrace

 

  • Be part of a guided tour exploring the Cathedral of San Petronio in Bologna
  • Witness the world’s longest sundial inside the basilica
  • Enjoy sweeping city views from the rooftop terrace

The Basilica of San Petronio is the largest church in Bologna. It dominates Piazza Maggiore and, despite being largely unfinished, is one of the largest churches in Europe. Its imposing size makes it the fourth largest church in Italy.

Cathedral of San Petronio with access to the panoramic rooftop terrace

Guided tour of the Basilica of Santo Stefano in Bologna with food and wine tasting

  • Explore the Basilica of Santo Stefano, one of the most iconic places in Bologna
  • Discover its interesting history as you immerse yourself in the beauty of the building
  • Relax at the end of your itinerary tasting local delicacies

Visit the seven churches of the Basilica of Santo Stefano and, together with your guide, discover more about their mysterious origin. While some claim that it was built in 430AD to represent the places where the Passion of Christ had taken place, others believe it was commissioned by St. Petronius and that it was built over the ruins of a pagan temple.

Guided tour of the Basilica of Santo Stefano in Bologna with food and wine tasting

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home at Como

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Afterwards, attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of Lombard recipes. Lastly, taste an authentic Como 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included. Sample a selection of local red and white wines as the Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home at Como

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home at Como

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home to learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Lombard cuisine!

Visit the vibrant local markets or the traditional Lombard food shops: learn how to recognize the best ingredients for the perfect Italian meal. Then, attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Como recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Meet the Cesarina and help her select the right ingredients first, and then assist her in the preparation of an authentic Lombard 3-course menu; taste the fruit of your labor paired with a selection of local red and white wines.

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home at Como

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Como

Le Cesarine is Italy’s first network of home cooks coordinated at a national level by a dedicated staff. The Cesarine are welcoming ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, animated by an authentic passion for traditional Italian cuisine. Every Cesarina has been carefully selected by experts to host gastronomic events in their own homes with local produce and refined menus, the result of authentic local recipes, handed down from generation to generation.

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of Lombard recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Connect with local people, meet the Cesarina at her home and learn all her secrets to prepare local specialties. Finally, taste the fruit of your labor and experience the authentic flavors of Lombard cuisine paired with a selection of local red and white wines: the Cesarine only offer wines of the territory.

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Como

Conegliano castles and hills bike tour

The proposed itinerary is a “ring” and it is, therefore, possible to start it (and of course finish it) from any point. After just two kilometers from Follina, you can already admire the majestic Castel Brando in Cison di Valmarino; continue towards Vittorio Veneto and, following the road that will take you to Conegliano, you will stop for a coffee break at the foot of its castle.

After leaving Conegliano, you will move towards the beautiful and still inhabited San Salvatore Castle in Susegana, a magical place surrounded by magnificent vineyards.
Only a few miles after you’ll reach Castle of Collalto and then return to Follina, where you can visit the beautiful cloister of the Abbey.

Conegliano castles and hills bike tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Italy, Bari by Musement

Bari Street Food Walking Tour (min. 2 adults)

The tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will then go on to enjoy several tasting sessions in a panificio (bakery), to learn how focaccia Barese is made and taste a slice; in a salumeria (delicatessen), to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. You will also visit a local place to discover the fried street food’s strong flavours in sgagliozze and panzerotti. Visit a gelateria (ice-cream shop) and enjoy the home-made ice cream choosing your favourite out of a great selection of flavours! Finally, the tour will end exploring the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets.

Bari Street Food Walking Tour

Bari Bike Tour (min 2 adults)

The tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will go on riding along the authentic narrow streets, where you will see the old ladies still making pasta by hand, children playing outdoors and people cooking in every corner. Your tour will end discovering the modern French part of the city with opera theaters, luxury shopping streets, the famous fish market on the sea-side, the beach and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed. The tour also includes a tasting of delicious Italian homemade ice cream.

Bari Bike Tour

Ostuni, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare day tour from Bari

Ostuni, a typical village in the province of Brindisi located on the foothills of the Murge plateau, constitutes, along with Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and Taranto, one of the most famous places of the Salento peninsula. Also known as the White City because of the characteristic color of its houses, Ostuni rises to over 200 meters above sea level. In the old town of Ostuni, called by its inhabitants “The Land” to distinguish it from the more recent “marina”, the houses climb up the steep slopes of a hill and the village is characterized by a tangle of winding streets, a succession of squares, alleys and courtyards. On top of the hill, it stands the Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace.

Alberobello, the trulli village, is a UNESCO world heritage site: the trulli are remarkable examples of drywall (mortar less) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders, collected from neighboring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.

Stone street, calm plazas and mystical sea caves make Polignano a Mare one of the most charming coastal towns in Italy.

Ostuni, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare day tour from Bari

Matera private tour from Bari

Few people know that Matera is the third oldest city in the world. Houses carved in stone, narrow streets that climb up the hill, a Paleolithic scenario: that’s why Matera has been chosen as a film set for many movies, including the famous “Passion of Christ”.

By the ’50s, over half of Matera’s population lived in the sassi, a typical cave sheltering an average of six people; in the late 1950s, about 15,000 inhabitants were forcibly relocated to new government housing schemes. In 1993, the sassi were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site; ironically, the town’s history of outrageous misery has transformed it into Basilicata’s leading tourist attraction.

Haunting and beautiful, the sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. The old town is simply unique and warrants at least a day of exploration and aimless wandering. Although many buildings are crumbling and abandoned, others have been restored and transformed into cozy abodes, restaurants and swish cave-hotels. On the cliff top, the new town is a lively place, with its elegant churches, palazzi and especially the pedestrianised Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Matera private tour from Bari

Salento wineries tour from Bari

Visit two wineries in the Primitivo and Negroamaro area of Salice Salentino: taste their award winning wines and delicious food.

1st winery: Cantele | visit + wine tasting (4 different wines) + light lunch

2nd winery: Leone de Castris | visit + wine tasting

Extra option: you can add to your tour a third winery, or spend one hour on the sandy beach of nearby Porto Cesareo, or add a quick tour of Lecce (please, let us know the activity you prefer after booking).

Salento wineries tour from Bari

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience (min. 2 adults)

The tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. You will then go on to discover the modern French part of the city along the famous seaside, with its fish market, opera theaters and luxury shopping streets. The tour ends at Signora Maria’s house where we will learn how to make orecchiette, the local home-made pasta and find out the secrets of its traditional recipe. While drinking genuine Primitivo red wine we will cook and taste our own homemade pasta feeling like a native. And to finish off, you will have the opportunity to taste some delicious italian homemade ice-cream.

Bari Walking Tour with Pasta Experience

Shopping Walking Tour in Bari

This tour begins with a panoramic view of the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus and the millenary Swabian Castle. We will explore the little alleys of the old town and discover the hidden secrets of this beautiful city. You will then get to have a shopping experience visiting the most fashionable atelier and boutiques to discover the real ‘made in Italy’ products and handcrafts. The tour will end in a lively square in the old town where a typical Italian aperitivo will take place. Spritz or prosecco and some little snacks will be enjoyed after your shopping spree. Time to relax and unwind.

Shopping Walking Tour in Bari

Last minute private tour of Bari with a local guide

  • Explore Bari and see its municipal buildings that sparkle with a hint of northern grandiosity
  • Visit the great Basilica di San Nicola, which still contains the bones of St Nicholas (aka Santa Claus!)
  • Follow your guide to the Cathedral of San Sabino and stroll around the typical squares of the town, Piazza Mercantile and Piazza Ferrarese

Last minute private tour of Bari with a local guide

Bari History & Culture Walking Tour

Tour begins visiting the main attractions of the old town such as the Basilica of Saint Nicholas with its precious Crypt. Tour goes on visiting two museums of your choice: Succorpo of the Cathedral, to discover underground Roman walls and crypt; Archaeological museum of Santa Scolastica, to find out the traces of Peuceti, the first inhabitants of the city; Swebian Castle, to see the collection of plaster casts and temporary art exhibitions; Palazzo Simi, a palace built on a Byzantine church, to admire ancient pottery; Civic Museum, to evoke the atmosphere of the city from the Renaissance period to the present days. Tour ends discovering the modern French part of the city along the famous sea-side, opera theatres and luxury shopping streets and the lively squares where a taste of local products is not to be missed.

Bari History & Culture Walking Tour

Archaeological tour of Bari

  • Discover with a guided tour the most important archaeological excavations and museums in Bari
  • Follow your local guide: they will give you all information necessary to fully understand these fascinating places
  • Stroll along the walls of the old town and be amazed by stories about the city’s hidden treasures

Archaeological tour of Bari

Walking tour of Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare, not far from Bari, has always been a destination full of surprises and delights. The graceful perched stone buildings overlook the sea offering tourists breathtaking views. The quaint old town, with its medieval structures, hides an incredible cultural heritage and expands into winding streets and picturesque squares, giving those who walk in its streets the flavors of a wonderful culinary tradition and an enchanting atmosphere. A small canyon shelters the rocky beach and plunges into the blue sea. Polignano a Mare is the ideal destination for anyone who wants to slow down from the hectic pace of everyday life and enjoy a moment of well-deserved “dolce vita.”

Walking tour of Polignano a Mare

Private cooking class in a typical Apulian trullo

  • Enjoy a cooking class inside a typical trullo
  • Learn how to make traditional Apulian dishes
  • Discover the culinary secrets of this wonderful place

Private cooking class in a typical Apulian trullo

Private cooking class and Noci market tour

  • Visit a local market with an experienced and local chef
  • Participate in a traditional Apulian cooking class
  • Enjoy your freshly made Apulian dishes and delicacies

Private cooking class and Noci market tour

Lecce and Gallipoli day tour from Bari

Lecce, the Baroque masterpiece of southern Italy, described as the “Florence of the Baroque” or the “Rome of the South”, has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture, going back to its foundation. The capital of Salento appeals for a unique combination of folklore, attractions, art and exciting scents. Admire the Cathedral, a wonderful example of baroque style, the former Convent of the Celestines, the Holy Cross Church, a symbol of the baroque style in Lecce built in 1646, the Arch of Triumph, erected in 1548 to pay homage to Charles V, and the churches of Saint Matthew, Saint John the Baptist and Saint Mary of the Graces.

Gallipoli, from the Greek Kallipolis meaning beautiful city, is a fishing village on the coast of southern Puglia. Gallipoli old town, built on an island now connected to the mainland by a bridge, is a picturesque and nice place to stroll. The 17th century Baroque Saint Agate Cathedral is in the center of the town; several interesting churches are along the perimeter of the old town, facing the sea. The walls and bastions surrounding the old town have been built in the 15th century to fend off attacks, especially from pirates. The walls were altered in the 19th century, permitting beautiful views of the sea, port and harbors

Lecce and Gallipoli day tour from Bari

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

  • Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home
  • Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Bari cuisine
  • Taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine
  • see link for details

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

  • Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina
  • Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home
  • Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Bari cuisine
  • See link for details

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Afterwards, attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of Bari recipes. Lastly, taste an authentic Bari 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included. Sample a selection of red and white wines from Sicily cellars as the Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Bari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excursions Amalfi Coast Italy, by Musement.

Full-day private tour of Pompeii, Vesuvius and Sorrento from Naples

On this tour you will be taken on an unforgettable adventure, filled with breathtaking scenery on one of the most famous coastal roads in Italy. On the morning of your tour, you will be picked up from your hotel by your driver who will also be your tour guide for the day, and you will be driven to the town of Sorrento. There, you have one free hour to explore this town’s awe inspiring views of the sea and villas on cliff sides. Next, you will visit the Pompeii excavations, where you will see the ancient Roman city entirely preserved in ash by the eruption in 79 AD.

Once you are finished visiting the historic ruins of Pompeii, your tour guide will recommend a Vesuvian restaurant for lunch where you can taste the high-quality cheese and wines and eat like a local. After lunch there will be time to visit the Vesuvuis nature reserve before being returned to your pick-up destination.

Full-day private tour of Pompeii, Vesuvius and Sorrento from Naples

Full-day Amalfi Coast tour with Ravello, Amalfi and Positano

In the morning you’ll be picked at the location of your choosing, by your driver who will also be your tour guide for the day. The first stop on your 8 hour-tour day is to the town of Ravello. Among its treasures of art is the Cathedral containing both Baroque and Romanesque styles, founded in the twelfth century. Villa Rufolo, whose origins date back to the eleventh century, features astonishing flowered terraces like Villa Cimbrone, famous for its exciting Belvedere, which offers the most beautiful panorama in the world.

Next you will arrive in Amalfi, announced as a world heritage site, and walk along its narrow streets and visit the cathedral in the center of town. See the Sant’Andrea cathedral at the heart of town, with its striped Byzantine facade and adjacent Chiostro del Paradiso to experience the mix of Arab influence on this medieval town. After you have finished touring Amalfi your tour guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch. Here you can taste the traditional foods of the Amalfi coastal region and relax whilst sipping some wine, before continuing your day to Positano.

As you journey to Positano, your car will wind along a road that runs along a rock face full of Mediterranean vegetation before suddenly breaking through to the unforgettable scenery of Positano. Here you will come across narrow alleys and steps overlooking terraced gardens filled with lemons and multicolored patches of the beautiful bougainvillea flowers.

Full-day Amalfi Coast tour with Ravello, Amalfi and Positano

Amalfi Coast tour with olive oil and limoncello tasting

In the morning your driver acting as guide for the day will pick you up to begin your drive to Positano, a city famous for its fashion and the architectural style. Here you will walk through the labyrinth of alleys formed by its buildings, until you reach Spiaggia Grande, in the center of Positano. This 300 meter long beach, one of the largest and most popular beaches, filled with actors and artists.

Following your one hour visit to Positano you will travel through the winding Amalfi coastal roads to reach Vico Equense. Here you will experience a tasting of the local olive oils (extra vergine) and delicious limoncello liquors. The final stop on you tour is in Sorrento, a coastal town perched upon the cliffsides facing the Bay of Naples. You will have an hour of free time here to go shopping along the streets of the downtown area, visit the pebble beaches and enjoy some local food.

Amalfi Coast tour with olive oil and limoncello tasting

Winery tour with wine tasting and lunch at Marisa Cuomo in Amalfi coast

 

Marisa Cuomo is a member of The Grand Wine Tour, an association that counts among its members some of the best Italian wineries. The Grand Wine Tour is also the first quality mark to attest the excellence of hospitality in Italian wineries.

Overlooking the sea, at 500 meters above sea level, the Marisa Cuomo winery dominates a part of the Amalfi coast located in the town of Furore. The vines, planted on the rocks overlooking the sea, extend over ten hectares.

Gran Furor Divina Costiera is a brand that was founded in 1942 to accompany the sale of wines from the Costa di Furore. Andrea Ferraioli, who comes from a long line of local winemakers, bought the brand in 1980. Since then, Andrea Ferraioli and his wife Marisa Cuomo have embarked on an entrepreneurial adventure made stronger by the family bond that unites them: their extraordinary passion for wine lead the Cantine di Marisa Cuomo to become one of the best brands of Italian wine on the international market. The company’s iconic wine, famous throughout the world, is Furore Bianco Fiorduva, with golden yellow reflections and aromas reminiscent of the saline breeze and sweet apricots.

WINE TASTINGS : please see link below,

Winery tour with wine tasting and lunch at Marisa Cuomo in Amalfi

Organic wine and extra-virgin olive oil tasting at Casa di Baal near Amalfi

Casa di Baal is a farm located just a few kilometers from the Amalfi Coast and the archaeological site of Paestum, producing mainly organic wines and extra virgin olive oil. The Ancient Greeks and Romans chose this land more than 2000 years ago for its privileged location and the Romans called this region “Campania felix” which literally means fertile countryside.
Today the farm is run by the Salerno family that lives on-site and aims to run it as a closed cycle where everything that is consumed is made in the farm, in complete respect of nature.
The farm is located in an exceptional natural context: it is 150 meters above sea level, between the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento Coast. The influence of the sea breeze – the coastline is less than 10km away – and of the mountains in the back give a unique characteristic to the wines produced here.

The visit to the farm is a complete experience: it starts with the tour of the vineyards with an explanation of the company’s philosophy, based on biological farming and biodynamic processes; it then proceeds to the winery where the grapes are transformed into wine, and where the wines are bottled and stored for aging.

Two different tours and tastings have been designed in order to accompany you on your journey to discover the flavors and scents of the territory.

  • Basic Wine Tour (Duration 90 minutes)
  • Full Wine Tour (Duration 120 minutes)

Organic wine and extra-virgin olive oil tasting at Casa di Baal near Amalfi

Capri 6-hour private boat excursion from Amalfi

Experience the natural beauty of Capri on this private 6-hour boat excursion from Amalfi. Your expert local captain will pick you up in Amalfi and you’ll set off on a luxury speedboat to cruise along the gorgeous Amalfi Coast toward the island of Capri. Relax while admiring panoramic views of the impressive coastline, cruise past the Li Galli islands near Positano, and take in incredible views across the Bay of Naples toward Mount Vesuvius while approaching Capri.

See all of Capri’s most alluring spots up close, including the iconic Faraglioni rocks, hidden away coves, and the famous grottoes. You’ll have time to stop to swim off the boat in the most beautiful spots and dive into the tempting turquoise sea. Or simply sit back and relax while soaking up the sunshine and spectacular views. Stop for lunch in a seaside restaurant serving the freshest seafood and local specialties. The day is customized to your wishes, and can also include a stop on the island should you wish to have some free time to explore.

Experience Capri’s incredible natural beauty away from the crowds on this leisurely private boat excursion. This Italian-made luxury speedboat welcomes up to 10 people, but other boat options are available for smaller or larger groups.

Capri 6-hour private boat excursion from Amalfi

Amalfi private walking tour with a local guide

Join this private walking tour led by a local guide to discover the beautiful little town of Amalfi that, with its sun-filled piazzas and small beach, was once a maritime superpower with a population of more than 70,000.

During this 2.5-hour tour your expert guide will take you to discover the secrets and the wonders of this picturesque village, that lies at the mouth of a deep ravine, at the foot of Monte Cerreto (1,315 metres, 4,314 feet), surrounded by dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery.

Follow your expert guide and discover the most important spots of this town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will see Saint Andrew’s Cathedral (Duomo) that overlooks the Piazza Duomo, walk along Via dei Mercanti and then spot the beautiful Chiostro del Paradiso.

Admire the pretty Fontana (fountain) of Sant’Andrea, the Santuario (sanctuary) of Santa Maria Addolorata in Atrani, Piazza (square) Umberto I, Santa Maria Maddalena and Via dei Dogi.

Just one tip: don’t forget to bring your camera with you!

Amalfi private walking tour with a local guide

Private full-day tour of Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano

This tour is the ideal choice if you are stopping in Naples for a day and want to experience all the town that comprise the Amalfi Coast. On this tour you will visit three of the most important places of the Campania region including the ancient ruins of Pompeii, the peaceful town of Sorrento on the Naples Gulf and Positano, the pearl on the Amalfi Coast.

You will be picked up by your driver acting as tour guide for the day at your desired location, in a first class car. On your drive to Positano see the fairytale villages perched in the cliffsides and the coastline, which has inspired many artists, poets, and writers throughout the years. In Positano you have an hour free to explore the cities pebble beachfront and narrow streets lined with boutiques and cafes. After you will journey to Sorrento to see its historic center, narrow alleys and home of the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister. Here your tour guide will recommend a restaurant for lunch where you will enjoy food typical from the region. After lunch you will Pompeii, to see a Roman town frozen in time due to the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You will see Roman shops, baths and brothels and experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago.

Private full-day tour of Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano

Amalfi Coast tour with farm to table lunch

On this tour you will explore the Amalfi Coast and taste the culinary traditions of the region. During this one of a kind experience, you will receive door to door service with pick-up and drop-off from your chosen location. Ride in a first class Mercedes van to your first destination at, Ravello, a small town above the Tyrrhenian Sea, built in the 13th century. The panorama of Ravello offers views of the iconic villas built into cliff sides, overflowing with lush terraced gardens and is home to the Villa Cimbrone, a medieval-style estate surrounded by even more gardens.

Following your one hour of free times in Ravello, you will be driven to Amalfi, another town in the the south west coast of Italy, most famously known as the seat of the Maritime Republic in the 9th and 11th centuries. Here you can view the striped Byzantine facade of the The Arab-Norman Sant’Andrea cathedral in the center of town and a multitude of medieval architectures, before shopping in the narrow (and steep) streets on this cliffside town.

The final destination of your tour will take you to Positano for lunch, with a view! You will enjoy a farm to table, freshly prepared lunch. Your plates will be filled with typical foods from the region, please go to link for more information,

Amalfi Coast tour with farm to table lunch

Private Amalfi Coast tour with Pompeii

In the morning you will be picked up by your driver acting as guide for the day. The first stop on your tour will be a visit to Positano. Here you will have one hour free to walk the pebble beaches and see the famous panoramic vistas featuring villas built into cliffside. After touring Positano, you will be whisked away to visit Sorrento for a hour to see the Bay of Naples, wander through the cafe lined square of Piazza Tasso and enjoy lunch with a view. Your knowledgable tour guide will recommend a restaurant where you can taste high quality wines, seafood and eat like the locals. In the afternoon you will visit Pompeii for two hours. At the Pompeii excavations you will witness the ancient Roman world, preserved by the eruption in 79 AD, and covered in a thick layer of ash.

Private Amalfi Coast tour with Pompeii

Amalfi Coast private boat excursion from Positano

Experience the stunning Amalfi Coast in the best way on this relaxing and fun 6-hour private boat excursion from Positano. See the charming villages along the coastline, stop to dive into the gorgeous blue sea, and enjoy free time on shore if you wish to explore at your leisure. The day is completely customized to your interests and your expert captain is on hand to show you the beautiful Amalfi Coast with its quaint fishing villages, hidden away coves, grottoes, and local charm.

Set off from Positano and see the rugged Amalfi coastline up close. Cruise past the famous Li Galli islands off of Positano and stop for a swim in the sea. Continue down the coast to see the fjord in Furore, peaceful Conca dei Marini, and the famous town of Amalfi. Stop for free time if you wish to visit the town’s incredible Cathedral of St. Andrew and explore the town’s historic center. Once back on board, simply sit back in the comfort of the luxury speedboat or stop to swim off the boat in the most beautiful spots along the coastline. At lunchtime, your captain can recommend excellent seaside restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest local fare.

After an exquisite day of sightseeing and relaxation, cruise back along the coast to Positano. This Italian-made luxury speedboat welcomes up to 10 people, but other boat options are available for smaller or larger groups.

Amalfi Coast private boat excursion from Positano

Discover Amalfi Coast on a private boat excursion from Amalfi

Experience the stunning Amalfi Coast in the best way on this relaxing and fun 6-hour private boat excursion from Amalfi. See the charming villages along the coastline, stop to dive into the shimmering blue sea, and enjoy free time on shore if you wish to explore at your leisure. The day is completely customized to your interests and your expert captain is on hand to show you the beautiful Amalfi Coast with its quaint fishing villages, hidden away coves, grottoes and local charm.

Set off from Amalfi and see the rugged coastline up close. Cruise over to see Positano, the Vertical City, climbing up the mountainside. Stop for time shopping in the boutiques and exploring the mazes of steps in the lovely town. See the famous Li Galli islands off of Positano and stop for a swim in the sea. Continue down the coast to see the fjord in Furore, peaceful Conca dei Marini, and lovely villages like Praiano, Atrani, Minori, and Maiori. Simply sit back in the comfort of the luxury speedboat or stop to swim off the boat in the most beautiful spots along the coastline. At lunchtime, your captain can recommend excellent seaside restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest local fare.

After an exquisite day of sightseeing and relaxation, cruise back along the coast to Amalfi. You’ll enjoy a wonderful day cruising the coastline on an Italian-made luxury speedboat that welcomes up to 10 people, but other boat options are available for smaller or larger groups.

Discover Amalfi Coast on a private boat excursion from Amalfi

Pompeii Half Day from Amalfi Coast

More than a moment frozen in time, Pompeii is a window into past. On this morning excursion to this UNESCO Word Heritage Site, you’ll discover its remarkably well-preserved houses and landmark sites on this morning excursion to this UNESCO Word Heritage Site.

Buried under volcanic ash by the catastrophic 79 AD eruption of Mt Vesuvius – which still looms large in the distance – Pompeii brings to life ancient Rome. Tread cobbled streets brought to life by a guided commentary through headsets.

All the major highlights here are covered – the gladiator barracks, thermal baths, and the market piazzas. You can still see frescoes on the walls of the homes of the Roman elite.

Pompeii Half Day from Amalfi Coast

Capri & Anacapri from Amalfi Coast

If the Amalfi Coast is the business, then Capri is showbusiness. This magnet for celebs since the days of Roman emperors is a must-visit. Journey over by hydrofoil then head by minibus to Anacapri in the west of the island for some free time before making the trip to Capri town.

Nowadays it’s the likes of Naomi Campbell, George Clooney and Beyoncé who take their holidays on this ruggedly beautiful island. Zigzag up to Anacapri and wander along cobbled alleys of whitewashed houses. The views over the Amalfi coast are jaw-dropping. One of the highlights is the Phoenician Steps. This steep flight of 921 stone steps leads all the way down to Capri port.

In the afternoon, you’ll head back down to Capri, where you can join the jet-setters in the bars, cafés and label-laden boutiques. There’s plenty of sightseeing to be done here, too. Well worth checking out are its half-dozen dinky baroque churches.

Capri & Anacapri from Amalfi Coast

Positano and the Emerald Grotto

An afternoon that’s a feast for the senses. You’ll sail along one of the most photogenic stretches of coastline in the world, see the Emerald Grotto and have free time to explore the cascading coastal village of Positano. It is famed as much for its chic boutiques as its colourful homes.

Your first port of call is at the Emerald Grotto. Discovered only in 1932 despite this being one of the most explored coastlines in history, its glittering green waters add to its mystique. Observe it from the boat or try the optional visit. Your skipper will then press on to Positano. There are two ways to reach this gorgeous town – by road and by boat. You’ll arrive in by far the best.

Shaped like V, Positano straddles sloping cliffs. Drop into the prominently located church of St Mary of the Assumption or maybe try a limoncello at one of the bars overlooking the sea. Or explore the steep alleys and crooked lanes packed with cafés, bakeries and boutiques as they wind their way up from the beach.

Positano and the Emerald Grotto

Pompeii & Herculaneum from Amalfi Coast

Frozen in time by tragedy, Pompeii and Herculaneum are a must-visit when in the Amalfi Coast. These two Roman cities were buried under volcanic ash following a catastrophic eruption by Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. Now uncovered, both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offer a fascinating and at times haunting insight into life in classical times.

First up, your guide will lead you through the streets of Pompeii and show you the richly decorated villas of the Roman upper classes – you can still see frescoes on the walls – as well as public spaces such as the Forum. Stroll along its cobbled streets as you gaze at the remains of temples and villas.

In the afternoon, head to the archaeological site of Herculaneum. Here, you’ll learn about this former seaside town clawed back from oblivion. You’ll see the boathouses that are the final resting place of many refugees as well as marble floors, mosaics and frescoes.

Pompeii & Herculaneum from Amalfi Coast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excusions in Italy by Musement

Organic wine tasting at Terra Argillosa winery in Offida.

Terra Argillosa was born in 2007 as the PS Winery from the meeting of two cultures: Italian and American. In 2018 it became Terra Argillosa, a family project carried out by Raffaele Paolini and his wife Sara and which looks at the local culture, the history of sharecropping in the Marches of the 20th century, the traditions of the grandparents and the culture of the territory as objectives to be followed and carried out.

Wne Tasting in Argilosa

Pecorino and Passerina tasting at Tenuta Cocci Grifoni.

Tenuta Cocci Grifoni is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an Association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants & unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

Wine tasting Tenuta Cocci Grifoni

Carriage tour at a bio winery in Umbria with tasting.

Enjoy a relaxing carriage tour among vineyards and a tasting experience at a bio winery in the heart of Umbria.

Discover the philosophy behind the local wine production and the wine cellar, and taste organic wines with a chopping board of local products.

Learn about the philosophy of the organic winery living a unique experience which combines the charm of past rural life with modern bio consciousness, one which supports a high-quality production in full respect of local natural resources.

Wine tasting Umbria

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Assisi.

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Afterwards, attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of Assisi recipes. Lastly, taste an authentic Assisi 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included.

Market tour and dining experience Assisi

Umbrian cuisine class with lunch.

Learn how to cook perfect Umbrian dishes! Prepare soft and crispy focaccia, discover all the secrets of pasta, prepare delicious vegetarian pizzas and fanciful “tozzetti della mamma”, Meanwhile, enjoy a guided tasting of organic wines and oil. At the end, taste the dishes prepared with your family and friends. The cooking class includes the preparation of 5 recipes using seasonal vegetables from the estate’s organic garden along with other local products.

Umbrian cuisine class with lunch

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Assisi.

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home to learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Assisi cuisine!

Visit the vibrant local markets or the traditional Assisi food shops: learn how to recognize the best ingredients for the perfect Italian meal. Then, attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Assisi recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home.

Market visit and private cooking in Assisi

Winemaker for one day.

Thanks to this course you will be able to discover the work, the commitment and the passion that are hidden behind every chalice of Assisi Doc Biologico. Starting from the vineyard, you will visit the cellar and the fundamental spaces for the process of wine production. The activity includes a lesson in viticulture and enology, sensory analysis of 5 Assisi DOC and Umbria IGT wines accompanied by hot bruschettas with organic extra virgin olive oil produced by the same estate, a selection of cold cuts from Norcia, cheeses and typical Umbrian desserts. At the end of the course, you will also receive a certificate from an apprentice winemaker!

Wine maker for a day

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Assisi.

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Assisi recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Connect with local people, meet the Cesarina at her home and learn all her secrets to prepare local specialties. Finally, taste the fruit of your labor and experience the authentic flavors of Assisi cuisine paired with a selection of local red and white wines: the Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.

Cooking class and tasting in Assisi

Wine and cheese tasting, Capodacqua.

Take part in this tasting and sample the most particular combinations of wines and cheeses, honey and jams. The products tasted will be produced by the company Tili or selected from those of a small circle of organic producers in the area. Visit the estate, the vineyard and the cellar and see the process of wine production with a guide. Taste 5 Assisi DOC and Umbria IGT wines combined with a selection of cheeses, honey and/or jams, hot bruschettas with extra virgin organic olive oil, fresh tomatoes and typical Umbrian sweets.

Wine tasting

Food and wine tasting tour from Assisi.

 

You cannot visit Umbria without enjoying its food and wine delights. Take part in a tour for wine lovers who want to sample natural and authentic wines, while tasting local food and enjoying the Umbrian countryside.

Umbria has about 13,000 hectares of vineyards, where the quality of production and the wealth of very prestigious native varieties combine with environmental sustainability.

On your guided tour of an organic winery, you’ll get an inside look at the full production cycle, from vineyards to bottle. Then, you’ll taste different wines, each paired with hot bruschetta, a selection of typical Norcia salami and local cheese.

wine tasting tour Assisi

Cooking class: homemade lasagna in Umbria.

Lasagna is delicious, we all know that, but have you ever tried classic homemade Italian lasagna? With the pasta made from scratch, the tomato sauce cooked for about 6 hours and the besciamella… so rich and tasty!

And what about trying to cook it yourself… have you ever thought about that? No clue where to begin? Join this cooking class! In about 3 hours you will learn step-by-step how to make an unforgettable, classic, homemade lasagna ! And after… well, of course, you will enjoy it with a glass of wine.

Home cooking in Umbria

 

Guided tour and Barbera tasting at Cantine Coppo.

Coppo is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

Venture beneath Canelli Hill with your local guide to discover the UNESCO-listed labyrinth of the Coppo cellars and taste a selection of fine wines.

Known as the ‘underground cathedrals’ for their spectacular beauty, these passages were built at the end of the nineteenth century to house the vintages of this renowned Italian winery.

Guided tour and tasting

Winery tour with Barolo tasting at Michele Chiarlo Winery.

Chiarlo is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

Located in Calamandrana in Monferrato, Michele Chiarlo produces wines from some of the most prestigious vintages in Piedmont: Cannubi and Cerequio in Barolo, Asili and Faset in Barbaresco, and Rovereto in Gavi. The cellar is located in one of the most beautiful estates in the territory, La Court.

The estate’s property also includes the Art Park La Court – the first open-air art museum among the vineyards, with works by Emanuele Luzzati, Ugo Nespolo, Giancarlo Ferraris and Chris Bangle – and the Relais Palas Cerequio,

Winery tour with Barolo tasting

Tickets with audio guide for the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

The Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of Temples in Agrigento is an archaeological site in Sicily which boasts an incredible state of conservation.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the Valley of Temples offers one of the largest archaeological complexes in the Mediterranean. It is characterized by an agricultural landscape of rare beauty, dominated by century-old olive trees and almond trees, and comprises no less than ten Doric temples, shrines, several necropolises, some hydraulic works such as the Kolymbethra Garden, and the Hypogea.

Located in this spellbinding valley is the Temple of Concordia, a temple that belonged to the ancient Greek city of Akragas, one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, built around 582BC by settlers from nearby Gela and Rhodes.

Tickets with audio guide for the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento

Walking tour of the Valley of the Temples

Treat yourself to a real journey into the past, into a story that will leave you breathless! The Archaeological Park of Agrigento, in Sicily, has a width of about 1300 hectares and houses an extraordinary monumental heritage and landscape, which includes the remains of the ancient city of Akragas and the surrounding area, with its stunning views of the sea. Akragas was one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, founded in 582 BC by settlers from the nearby Gela and from Rhodes. A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, this is one of the largest archaeological parks in the world, a very well preserved one.

This skip-the-line tour will take you to discover the most representative part of the Park, the sacred hill, known as the Valley of the Temples, for its series of important Doric temples of the Hellenistic period. The route starts from the Temple of Juno, through the entire early Christian Byzantine necropolis along the walls of the Greek city. Following the visit of the Temple of Hera (Juno) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules), Olympian Zeus (Jupiter), Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri) and Hephaistos (Vulcan). In the distance, you will also see the ruins of the Temple of Aesculapius and that of Vulcan.

Walking tour of the Valley of the Temples

Private tour of the Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra in Sicily

The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list in 1997.

Through this tour, you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, as the Temple of Hera (Juno), the Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles (Hercules), the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter) and Sanctuary of chthonic deities.

Follow the steps and the words of your expert guide and you will also understand the culture that led to the construction of those majestic structures and you will get to know the characters that made Akragas ‘the most beautiful city of mortals’.

After the Vally of the Temples, your guide will take you to visit the unmissable Garden of the Kolymbetra: a fascinating colorful place, celebrated by writers and poets from ancient times and often compared to the ‘garden of Eden’. The Kolymbetra also represents the most illustrious example of Sicilian arboriculture, namely citrus cultivation.

Private tour of the Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra in Sicily

Private tour: Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum of Sicily

Through this tour, you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, as the Temple of Hera (Juno), the Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles (Hercules), the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter) and Sanctuary of chthonic deities. Follow the steps and the words of your expert guide and you will also understand the culture that led to the construction of those majestic structures and you will get to know the characters that made Akragas ‘the most beautiful city of mortals’.

After the Vally of the Temples, your guide will take you to visit the Regional Archaeological Museum “Pietro Griffo”. The museum houses an impressive collection of vases, two famous Greek marble statues, sarcophagi from the Greek and Roman periods and the original of one of the colossal Telamons of the Temple of Olympic Jupiter. This visit is very recommended to those who wish to have a more complete view of daily life in ancient Greece thanks to the numerous artefacts you can find here.
The guided tour also includes the remains of the ancient Agora, in which the Museum building is located.

Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum of Sicily

Sicily’s Valley of the Temples private guided tour

The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list in 1997. The archaeological park and landscape of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world with 1,300 hectares.
(FYI: The term “valley” is a misnomer, the site being located on a ridge outside the town of Agrigento).

Through this 2-hour private tour you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, as the Temple of Hera (Juno), the Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles (Hercules), the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter) and Sanctuary of chthonic deities.

Follow the steps and the words of your expert guide and you will also understand the culture that led to the construction of those majestic structures and you will get to know the characters that made Akragas “the most beautiful city of mortals”,

Sicily’s Valley of the Temples private guided tour

Visit to Ceretto Winery with Barolo tasting

The Ceretto Winery is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

The excellence of Langaroli wines is the complex result of the richness of the land and the knowledge and skill of the wine makers who give life to this unique product. See link for more information.

Visit to Ceretto Winery with Barolo tasting

Truffle hunting and tasting at La Casa del Trifulau in Langhe

Join this amazing experience accompanied by two brothers, truffles hunter for four generations! They will introduce you in the magic truffles world, made of mystery and passion for the nature. They will take you into the woods with their dog and you will look for truffles, real truffle hunting!

After that a truffle tasting will await you, paired with local delicacies such as soft cheese, salami and a glass of an excellent Barbera wine.

Truffle hunting and tasting at La Casa del Trifulau in Langhe

Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting between Langhe and Roero

Tenuta Carretta is a member of the Grand Wine Tour: an association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

Tenuta Carretta is rooted centuries in the past, deriving its name from the noblewoman ‘domina Careta’ from the Constanzi di Alba Family. The most ancient testimony to the cultivation of grapes for wine in the ‘cassina Careta’ region is found in a notary deed approved by Count Andrea Damiano on the 28 November 1467. This document indicates the start of the history of winemaking on this property with the Miroglio di Alba Family taking center stage from 1985. Please see link for more information.

Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting between Langhe and Roero

Private Barolo wine tasting with lunch or dinner at Palàs Cerequio Relais

Relais Palás Cerequio is a member of The Grand Wine Tour, an association of the finest wineries in Italy that offer exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers.

Relais Palás Cerequio

The Relais Palás Cerequio is in one of the 6 core zones part of the fiftieth UNESCO site in Italy: The Viticultural landscapes of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.

Palás Cerequio rises at La Morra, the ancient village from which it takes its name, at the center of one of the areas best suited for the production of Barolo, one of the most prestigious wines in the world.

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Private Barolo wine tasting with lunch or dinner at Palàs Cerequio Relais

Tasting of Arneis and Barolo wines at Cascina Chicco in Roero

Cascina Chicco is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an Association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.

The story of the winery begins in 1950, when the grandfather of Enrico and Marco (the current owners) bought this farmstead and the first hectare of land at Canale, within the region of Roero. Its desire to remain rooted to the land and tradition, yet at the same time to move forward with new objectives, has made Cascina Chicco, with its 45 hectares of vineyards and over 400,000 bottles produced per year, one of the principal landmark wineries of Roero and Langa. The vineyards are comprised of only indigenous grapevines – a decisive choice in the wine industry that gives the brand a unique style. Please see link for more information.

Tasting of Arneis and Barolo wines at Cascina Chicco in Roero

Langhe truffle hunting and wine tasting

Enjoy the search of the Alba white truffle, appreciated all over the world. The Alba white truffle season runs from October to December, while during the summer months you can enjoy the black truffle, famous throughout the world for its unique aroma.

Through this tour you will have the opportunity to live a 360° experience, starting from the search in the woods and leading to the tasting of truffles paired with typical products of the Langhe. You will be accompanied by the ‘Trifulao’ (a truffle hunter expert) and his dog through the hills, which are now a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, walking in the woods and digging in search of the precious tuber.

The trifulao, through many funny anecdotes, will tell you about the characteristics, history and techniques of truffle hunting. The experience will end with a visit to an old cellar and a tasting of the great Langhe wines (including Barolo), accompanied by a chopping board of cold cuts and tastings of black truffle products.

Langhe truffle hunting and wine tasting

Truffle and wine experience

Experience an authentic truffle hunt with our trifulau (truffle hunters) and their tabui (truffle hunting dog) and discover the secrets of this underground mushroom and taste paired with Josetta Saffirio’s wines. After searching the woods, you will move on to explore the winery where you will hear the story of the company and about how Barolo is produced. Finally, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some excellent food and wine, tasting the local wines in combination with truffle-based products and a chopping board of other local products.

Truffle and wine experience

MÚSES, The Academy of Essences guided tour

Inside the MÚSES, a unique technological and sensory museum in Europe, you will be able to keep alive the tradition of medicinal herbs in Piedmont and go on a journey discovering the art of perfume, the essences and the flavors of the country.

Following the interactive exhibition through the video installations, site-specific works by international contemporary artists, where the secrets of the perfumery art will be revealed. The installations of the exhibition, made by international artists, are conceived to explain in a very evocative way the metamorphosis of contemporary art into the world of medicinal herbs and perfumery.

At the heart of Palazzo Taffini is the Garden of Senses, designed to stimulate the visitor’s senses through the colors of flowers, the texture of the leaves and the essences’ scent with you.

The tour will end into the fully equipped lab at MÚSES called The Sensory Room, where you will play the ‘scented notes’ game: the peculiarity of the aromatic notes composing a perfume, the olfactory families and the virtues of some essential oils. You can also pick your favourite scents and perfume to take home as a nice souvenir!

MÚSES, The Academy of Essences guided tour

Visit to the winery and Alba, Langhe and Roero wine tasting at Poderi Moretti

Poderi Moretti is pleased to welcome in its cellar wine tourists and wine lovers who know how to appreciate quality wines.

The Poderi Moretti di Moretti Francesco winery is the natural transformation of a family business, the result of the union of the Occhetti and Moretti families, already present in the area since 1630, as shown by the registers of the ancient land registry of Monteu Roero; it is currently managed directly by the owner Francesco Moretti, assisted by his sons Alessandra and Riccardo.

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Visit to the winery and Alba, Langhe and Roero wine tasting at Poderi Moretti

Wine tasting and traditional lunch at Cantina Josetta Saffirio

Visit the Josetta Saffirio winery and taste wines of local production in combination with typical Piedmontese dishes. Experience a tour dedicated to cuisine and wine excellence lovers. The experience includes a mixed chopping board of cold cuts and cheeses, three traditional dishes in seasonal rotation, a dessert, water, coffee, bread and breadsticks.

Wine tasting and traditional lunch at Cantina Josetta Saffirio

Langhe picnic and wine tasting

What could be more exciting than enjoying the landscape of vineyards and castles among the gentle hills of the Langhe while savoring the local cuisine? After visiting the winery and tasting 4 wines, enjoy a picnic for lunch: under a tree shade or wherever you prefer, depending on the weather conditions of the day. The lunch box for two people, includes the necessary for lunch, a bottle of wine (Langhe Nebbiolo or Barbera) and the Josetta Saffirio designed corkscrew. You will also find tickets for the Wimu, the Wine Museum located in the castle of Barolo, where you can finish your day deepening the history and culture of wine.

Langhe picnic and wine tasting

Barolo tasting at Josetta Saffirio winery

Experience a journey through Josetta Saffirio’s expressions of Barolo. Through an in-depth tour, admiring the vineyards and going through the two centuries of history of the Saffirio winery, you will discover all the secrets of Barolo: where the King of Wines was born and how it is produced. The tasting itinerary develops through the three Barolo: Barolo Classico, Barolo Persiera and Barolo Millenovecento48.

Barolo tasting at Josetta Saffirio winery

Wine tasting and trekking excursion at Cantina Josetta Saffirio

Visit the winery, discover the history of the company and learn about the production process. Then taste wines in combination with breadsticks. Once provided with the trekking equipment (backpack, water, plaid, snowshoes from north walking) and a map of the paths of the surroundings, enjoy an excursion following the suggested route.

Wine tasting and trekking excursion at Cantina Josetta Saffirio

Wine tasting and Piedmont cuisine cooking class

Turn into a chef for one day! Before or after (depending on the time chosen) the guided tour of the winery and wine tasting, you will move into the kitchen of a real restaurant to make 4/5 preparations related to the territory and tradition, depending on the seasonality of the products.

Wine tasting and Piedmont cuisine cooking class

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina’s home to learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Langhe cuisine!

Visit the vibrant local markets or the traditional food shops: learn how to recognize the best ingredients for the perfect Italian meal. Then, attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of local recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Meet the Cesarina and help her select the right ingredients first, and then assist her in the preparation of an authentic Langhe 3-course menu; taste the fruit of your labour paired with a selection of local red and white wines.

Market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Go food shopping like a local! Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Afterwards, attend a private show cooking before lunch or dinner: assist your Cesarina with the preparation of your meal and learn the secrets of Langhe recipes. Lastly, taste an authentic Langhe 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included. Sample a selection of local red and white wines as the Cesarine only offer wines of the territory.

Market tour and dining experience at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Dining experience and cooking show at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Book a private lunch or dinner at Langhe, attend the show cooking and discover the flavors of real home cooking.

Le Cesarine are the ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, the first Italian network of expert certified cooks. Le Cesarine preserve the oldest recipes of the Italian gastronomic tradition handed down from generation to generation and welcome travellers into their homes for an authentic experience of sharing.

The lunch or dinner menu consists of 4 courses: appetiser, first course, second course with side dish, dessert and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines and coffee).

Dining experience and cooking show at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon, learn the secrets of the Langhe recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home. Connect with local people, meet the Cesarina at her home and learn all her secrets to prepare local specialties. Finally, taste the fruit of your labour and experience the authentic flavors of Langhe cuisine paired with a selection of local red and white wines: the Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.

Le Cesarine is Italy’s first network of home cooks coordinated at a national level by a dedicated staff. The Cesarine are welcoming ambassadors of the Italian culinary heritage, animated by an authentic passion for traditional Italian cuisine. Every Cesarina has been carefully selected by experts to host gastronomic events in their own homes with local produce and refined menus, the result of authentic local recipes, handed down from generation to generation.

Cooking class and tasting at a Cesarina’s home in Langhe