Feel The Scent in ITALY

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#1 - DAISY ITALY (Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
MERAN & TRAUTTMANSDORF GARDEN
 

Come with us and discover one of the beauties of South Tyrol: Merano & Trauttmansdorff Castle and Gardens. A small town located in the heart of South Tyrol where 40,000 German and Italian native speakers live together, this peaceful coexistence guarantees a unique mix of cuisine, culture, languages and customs. As soon as you cross the “Posta bridge” with its decorated mosaics you arrive in the historic center of Merano, where the “Bozner Tor”, a historic veteran door from the 13th century, will be awaiting to welcome you into the city. Throughout the center you will immerse yourself in a fascinating mix of ancient arcades, main  squares with modern shops and cozy little pubs. After the walk we will enjoy a 3-Course Typical Lunch at Forst Biergarden. With our belly full we will be ready to visit the enchanting Trauttmansdorff Castle and Gardens, home to the Empress Sissi during winter season where she enjoyed a milder climate than her native Austria. Castle’s gardens have an extensive plant collection from different countries with more than twelve hectares and an altitude of 100 meters, plus 2 viewing platforms, a Caribbean palm beach and a  large water lily pond with delighting colors. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide in Merano (3h + 3h)
    • Entrance  Fee – Trauttmansdorff Garden  
    • 3-Course Typical South Tyroler Lunch (drinks excluded)

#2 - LILAC ITALY (Full Day Tour from FLORENCE & PISA)
VILLA GRABAU & PFANNER PALACE

Join us in for an incredible day discovering the gems of Lucca. Laid down on the hills, only 7 km from the city of Lucca, we can find the historic compound of Villa Grabau which offers the traveler the vision of an unchanged time. The Villa is entirely furnished with period pieces and paintings and is surrounded by a 9 hectares botanical park. The Park is divided in several architectural gardens and composed by centuries-old trees and true arboreal rarities. While walking through the park, you will discover the “Limonaia” (Lemon house), an impressive and majestic conservatory for XVII century's lemon trees, and the “Teatro di Verzura” (Verzura's theater), placed in a garden with box tree's wings creating a cosy and romantic atmosphere. After our visit we will have a 3 course typical lunch enjoying a glass of Tuscan local Wine. Later in the afternoon we will discover another gem in the heart of the medieval town of Lucca: the baroque garden of Palazzo Pfanner. We will enjoy a walk around its grassy lawns, ornamental blossoms, tall shrubs and lemon-trees will as well as the monumental rows of eighteenth-century statues of the Olympian gods and the Four Seasons. After a pleasant combination of nature and sculpture, back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (6h)
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Grabau 
    • Entrance Fee – Gardens of Palazzo Pfanner 
    • 3-Course Lunch with a Glass of Local Tuscan Wine 

#3 - MAGNOLIA ITALY (Full Day Tour from PERUGIA & ASSISI)
SPOLETO & AROMATIC SALT WORKSHOP 

Have you ever thought about living an experience using all your senses in contact with nature? You’re in the right place! This full day tour will give you the opportunity to immerse into one of Italy’s unique and charming town found in the Region of Umbria: Spoleto, an important Roman colony with many famous monuments that date back to the communal and Renaissance periods, like the cathedral located in a magnificent scenic location at the bottom of a long staircase that suddenly opens up between the narrow alleys of the center. Time for lunch on your own to taste local food. After we will leave for an incredible experience in a farm where we will be a part of a workshop about aromatic herbs and salts that will give us the opportunity to enjoy colors, discover sounds and appreciate the taste of the Umbrian hills. Together we will prepare our own individual jars of salt to take home. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h +3h)
    • Aromatic Salt Workshop (2h30)  
    • Salt Souvenir

#4 - WATER LILY ITALY (Full Day Tour from PADUA)
COLLI EUGANEI & BOTANIC GARDEN EXPERIENCE 

Come and enjoy Padua & Colli Euganei region with us! Discover through this full day tour an exquisit part of Veneto’s region with a rich treasure trove full of beautiful surprises to be discovered. In the morning we will get the chance to walk around Padua admiring the ancient city center with its fascinating palaces, churches and monuments. The guide will then take us to discover the  magic of the Botanic Garden found in the complex of the University of Padua. Here we will wonder around the Old Botanical Garden and the new Biodiversity Garden with more than 1,300 plant species all under one uniform climatic environment. We will then have free time to grab lunch in the city center. After you will have tome to enjor typical dishes on your own and then we will departure to Colli Euganei where we will visit the Valsanbizio’s Monumental Garden, one of the most important and refined examples of Italian. It’s  beauty  lies not only in the fascinating plays of water, pools and statues that adorn a park rich in botanical species, but also in the complex symbolic path that connects all the elements of the garden. After a breath-taking tour we will finish our day with a Wine Tasting at a well renamed cantine of the region. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
 
  • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide  (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Botanic Garden Padua 
    • Entrance Fee – Monumental Garden of Valsanbizio 
    • Visit  Wine Cellar & Wine Tasting (2 Wines)  

#5 - LAVANDER ITALY (Full Day Tour from FLORENCE, SIENA & ROME)
TAROT GARDEN & MAREMMA LANDSCAPES 

Join us in a mystic full day tour around the Maremma Region, found between Tuscany and Lazio. Morning departure from the hotel. First stop at "Tarot Garden", an artistic park created in 1979 by the Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle where the figures of the 22 Tarot cards are represented with cyclopean sculptures, about 12 high / 15 meters, covered with mirror mosaics, precious glass and ceramics, all representative of the artist’s vision of a "small Eden where man and nature meet".  After the visit we will stop at Porto Santo Stefano, an ancient fishing village with a very hip and modern touch. We will have time to stroll along the seaside promenade designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, and have lunch in one of the many restaurants with a lovely view of the sea. Later in the afternoon we will continue the tour by visiting Orbetello, an ancient town located within the homonyms lagoon which is separated from the Tyrrhenian Sea by a tongue of land. Getting the chance to walk through the delightful streets of the historic center, be wowed by the ancient city walls, ramparts with Etruscan origins that were strengthened up until the 16th century when the Spanish added a striking seaport and surrounding fortification. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – The Tarot Garden 
    • 3-Course-Lunch based on Fish Specialties (drinks excluded)

#6 - LOTUS ITALY (Full Day Tour from VERONA, MANTOVA & LAKE GARDA)
SIGURTA' GARDEN & HAMLET OF BORGHETTO

Be ready to witness a true beauty transformed by Andre Heller into a garden of Eden hosting plants from all over the world at Heller Garden. This incredible variety marries harmoniously with the artificial structures created in the garden and is enriched by contemporary sculptures and surprising scenic effects, a pleasant surprise for the visitor that can grab the opportunity for an unusual travel in a world that unites nature with art. After the visit we will go visit the territory of Gardone Riviera, where the magic continues due to the typical vegetation of Lake Garda which alternates with the Central European, Mediterranean and sub-tropical vegetation.  After a stroll in the city there will be free time to have lunch on your own. Afterwards we will visit Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, a truly fascinating place – one of history, traditions, tastes, memories, art and culture. Once a strategic point to cross the river Mincio, the charm of this small village rises out from the harmonious relationship between nature and history. The medieval atmosphere is underlined by the fortress of the Visconteo Bridge, the bell tower of the church and the wheels of the old mills, once used for the milling of wheat and cereals. It is one of the most visited villages among those that have achieved the classification of one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy'. After a guided walking tour, continue to Sigurtà Garden. This is a place where history, culture and nature are in perfect harmony in ways that provide its visitors with sensations and emotions that will not be forgotten. A visit to Parco Giardino Sigurtà is not only a regenerating day in a natural setting that extends over 600,000 sq. m, but is much more: it is like flicking through a six-centuries long diary and reading snippets of the history of this land as penned by those characters that have lived in and transformed it over the years. 

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee –  Heller Garden
    • Entrance Fee –  Sigurtà Garden

#7 - TULIP ITALY (Full Day Tour from TURIN, GENOA & LA SPEZIA)
PRALORMO CASTLE & MESSER TULIP EVENT 

During your stay in Turin, don't lose the opportunity to visit Pralormo Castle where in springtime thousands of varieties of tulips, rare collections of daffodils, hyacinths can be visited in the castle's historic park designed by Xavier Kurten at the end of the 19th century. The visits start from the historical caves and winery, the pantry and the impressing lively kitchens reaching the heart of the castle: a sumptuous hall, a cozy boudoir and an elegant dining room. In Spring (April – May) you can also enjoy the fabulous Messer Tulip Festival in the historical park of the Castle (date of the event to check).  Over 75.000 Tulips in fact, all flowering together to announce the arrival of spring. Walking through tulips-fields in the English garden of Pralormo in the scent of roses, lilacs and peonies, disclose the colored fascinating world of tulip turning a relaxing country day into an unforgettable experience. Messer Tulip includes lots of interesting and entertaining features such as guided walks and conversations, tastings, events, botanical workshops, children’s games and cookery courses. Afterwards we will discover the province of Cuneo making a first stop in the city of Alba, immersed in a truly enchanting landscape: its territory is in fact characterized by the presence of gentle hills that abound in those renowned vineyards whose fruits have made the area famous. In fact after the visit we will go visit a vineyard where we will get the chance to walk through the fields; get to know the philosophy regarding viticulture; enjoy the breathtaking view on Langhe and Roero from the top of the hill; taste some local wines and learn about the story behind each of labels and wines they produce, all while enjoying a light lunch in the Wine Cellar. Then we will go on into our next stop in the city of Bra, a very distinct Italian town which name derive from the Lombard word "Brayda" which indicates a property with a large space of land used for pasture. In fact the city of Bra has penetrating gaze on the future: it is the home of the Slow food movement and the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee - Pralormo Castle ** April-May: Messer Tulip Festival
    • Visit Wine Cellar & Wine Tasting with a light lunch  

#8 - CAMELLIA ITALY (Full Day Tour from TURIN, MILAN & LAKE COMO)
ALPINIA GARDEN & VILLA PALLAVICINO

Enjoy an intense excursion to the enchanting Alpinia Garden. You will take the Railway from Stresa to Mottarone, to admire the landscape of Lake Maggiore from the above. Then continue to Alpinia Garden (Ticket Entrance included) where we will admire a natural balcony where you can sit on comfortable benches and taste the wonderful and panoramic view of the region. This Garden has more than 700 plants, different species which come from all over the world, in particularly alpine plants, but you can find Asian and American species. Also, you will find a natural water source that comes from Mottarone’s peak summit (1,492 m), a wonderful refreshment-source on summer days. We will then go for a city tour in the center of Stresa, situated in the region of Piedmont, is a charming town that sits on the shores of Lake Maggiore. A picturesque island with splendid view well-known for being the place of leisure of the great writer Hemingway.  After having free time to have lunch on your own, we will go visit the wonderful park of Villa Pallavicino. The great wonder of this park are the trees and the many animal species found there. From the centuries-old chestnuts and lyriodendrons, among the oldest in Italy, red beeches, maples, larches, ginko biloba, redwoods, to magnolias and the magnificent cedar of Lebanon. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Railway Ticket -  Stresa – Mottarone – Stresa (in/return)
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Park of Villa Pallavicino 
    • Entrance Fee - Alpinia Garden 

#9 - IRIS ITALY (Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
BORGO VALSUGANA'S TRUE GEM: ARTE SELLA NATURAL MUSEUM & CITY CENTER

Be ready to explore the magnificent and unique natural pieces of art of Arte Sella-ArteNatura, the contemporary mountain. A unique open sky museum that has seen artistic languages, sensitivity and different inspirations united by the desire to weave a fruitful and continuous dialogue between creativity and the natural world. The Arte Natura route begins in Val di Sella and consists of a 3 km long walking path in the middle of the forest along which you will meet about 25 art installations. The visit includes the precious Art itinerary in Malga Costa and the rare Vegetal Cathedral. After visiting, enjoy a tasting typical lunch at a local restaurant with specialties from this region.In the afternoon we will visit Borgo Valsugana which offers one of the most remarkable urbanized river landscape in Trentino. A lovely town with delicious views and precious architecture, many with a Venetian flavor. We will have time to stroll along the river Brenta and walking through the streets of the town with several monuments such as Castel Telvana, churches and museums. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full day Tour Escort (3h+3h)
    • Half day Tour Guide for Malga Costa + Vegetal Cathedral
    • Entrance Fee – Arte Sella 
    • 3-Course Typical South Tyroler Lunch (drinks excluded)

#10 - ORCHID ITALY (Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
MESSNER MOUNTAIN MUSEUM & RAFFEINER ORCHID WORLD

Get ready to discover The enchanted mountain. Messner Mountain Museum and Firmian Castle, a place that addresses the subject of man’s encounter with the mountains. Dominated by the various peaks between the Schlern and the Texel range, the museum is spacious enough to be organized as an itinerary between the various works of art, installations and relics that it hides. The paths, stairs and towers will lead us from the depths of the mountain, where their origins and exploitation are brought to life, and the religious significance of the peaks as an aid to orientation and a bridge to the beyond, to the history of mountaineering and the alpine tourist industry that we know today. After visiting, enjoy a tasting typical lunch at a local restaurant with specialties from this region. In the afternoon we will explore the Raffeiner orchid world. In this unique park we will be enchanted by more than 500 different types of extraordinary and magnificent orchids from South Tyrol offering offer a true natural spectacle of colors, shapes and fragrances. Not only we will be amazed by the horticulture, but we will have the chance to walk among the ponds, while discovering the fascinating and intertwining life of plants and animals like bees, in fact we will also have the chance to expire and learn about the hive and how important bees are for plants like orchids to exist. After visiting this beautiful garden, we will have time to visit the Orchid Room, a nice and comfortable environment, where you will have the opportunity to taste, at your own expenses, a delicious Cake together with an Italian Coffee. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h +3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Orchideenwelt 
    • Entrance Fee -  MMM Firmian Castle (closed on Thursdays – March/November) 
    • 3 course  - Sud Tirol Typical Lunch (drinks excluded)

#11 - ROSE ITALY (Full Day Tour from MILAN, BERGAMO, LAKE COMO, VERONA & MANTOVA)
VILLA BORROMEO & QUISTINI CASTLE

Prepare yourself to immerse into a great natural world of wonder. A visit to Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta will delight you with the beauty of its art and history. The residence became the scene of great parties and receptions, but also an important meeting place for artists and intellectuals, such as Johannn Bach and Ugo Foscolo. The charm of this Villa is the famous Nymphaeum, built towards the end of 1500, for the richness of the decorations and the variety of water games. Surrounded by an historic park wanted by the Marquis Pompeo Litta, who inherited the Villa in 1750 and carried out large works of outstanding arrangement in the gardens, multiplying the perspective effects. After the Villa visit a wine cellar for a light lunch and Wine tasting. In the afternoon visit Quistini Castle, a breathtaking palace with a perfect mix between botany, gardening, art and history. Enjoy a walk through the gardens enriched by some mysterious objects hidden in nature: animal figures made with recycled materials emerge from the water of the pond or among the rose bushes. Get lost in the labyrinth of roses, recharged in the Bio-energetic garden with the therapeutic properties of the plats and nature found there. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h +3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta (open from May to 31 Oct – closed on Mondays) 
    • Entrance Fee – Quistini Castle (Guided tours at 11am or 16pm)  
    • Visit Wine Cellar & Wine Tasting with a light lunch 

#12 - JASMINE ITALY (Full Day Tour from ANCONA, PERUGIA,  PESCARA & SAN MARINO)
MACERATA HILLTOPS: BUONACCORSI GARDENS, RECANATI & LORETO

Come join us in the countryside of Macerata. Visit Villa Buonaccorsi a building built in the 16th century on the remains of a previous settlement equipped with gardens, stables, terraced houses and a small baroque church dedicated to San Francesco. Visit the gardens the Villa of Buonaccorsi, a great examples of a classic Italian Garden of the 1700s arranged on five terraces, each with its own specific architectural identity. Next to the garden, a majestic and vast English forest. Get ready to experience all your senses: the many flowers and the jasmine filled the air with their great perfume, intense colors and superb panorama will fill you ayes with wonder. After the visit a 3 course-lunch with typical macerates dishes. Then visit to Recanati, in the center of Marche Region, birthplace of Giacomo Leopardi, one of the most famous Italian Romantic poets, where church of Sant'Agostino, Piazza Leopardi, and their towers are some main landmarks. Recanati is found in a strategic position, the coast and the mountain are easily and quickly reachable here. Like other towns in the Marche, Recanati is also the typical "balcony city" due to the wide panorama that can be seen there. Next visit to Loreto, an artistic town with an immense cultural heritage. Here we will visit the sixteenth-century Shrine of the Holy House (which hosts artwork by famous Italian painters such as Bramante and Sansovino), the Basilica (a defense fortress characterized by a patrol path system), and the “Palazzo Apostolico” (host to a great art gallery which exhibits masterpieces by artists such as Lorenzo Lotto and Pomarancio). Time to take a stroll through one of the many ancient streets and visit the typical boutiques. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Buonaccorsi (open on Tuesdays and Thursdays)  
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h +3h)
    • 3 course - Macerate Typical Lunch (drinks excluded)
    
#13 - NARCISSUS ITALY (Full Day Tour from FLORENCE & CINQUE TERRE)
CRETE SENESI & TUSCAN VILLA

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is the first municipality in the Chianti area that meets from the north, a real door on the famous land of sweet hills cultivated with vines. The territory of the country, whose main center is a pleasant village perched on a hill, is richly scattered with small fortifications, parish churches and hamlets to be explored among the first winding bends that invite you to continue the discovery of Chianti. Property of the Florentine bishops since its foundation, San Casciano was annexed to the Republic of Florence in the 13th century, to be subsequently fortified, becoming a defensive bulwark defending the dangers coming from the Sienese countryside. Even today it is possible to admire in the village imposing remains of the city walls and medieval towers.  After the visit, enjoy tasting, on your own, lunch with typical specialties from this region. Later on visit Villa Vignamaggio which covers over 400 hectares in the heart of the Chianti Classico, in the town of Greve in Chianti. Admire the cellars and the Italian garden of the villa and then continue your journey with a magnificent wine tasting overlooking the hills of Tuscany. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h +3h)
    • Visit & Wine Tasting –  Villa Vignamaggio
    
#14 - CACTUS ITALY (Full Day Tour from TURIN & GENOA)
HANBURY BOTANICAL GARDEN & PALLANCA EXOTIC GARDEN

Prepare yourself to live a day traveling through time. First stop at Hanbury Botanical Garden, a typical English garden, with irregular paths and romantic rustic pergolas and patios, with the picturesque view of the sea in the background. The park is also crossed by a stretch of the ancient consular road “via Julia Augusta” from the Roman period. The gardens, besides preserving a remarkable botanical collection, are refined by some fountains, statues and architectural elements. One of the most famous fountains is The Fountain of the Dragon which owes its name to a Japanese bronze that Thomas Hanbury bought in Kyoto.  Afterwards stop at Castel D’Appio, made up of spectacular ruins with very ancient origins: the base of the construction revealed traces of a pre-Roman castle which was succeeded by another settlement during the Romanization of the region. Of the ancient castle remains a residual angular wall to the south, most likely delimiting the then perimeter of the defensive wall. Of the pentagonal tower, four of the five original sides remain visible, while the remains of the large cistern attributed to the Roman era are still preserved inside the castle walls. Stop at Ventimiglia for a 3 course-typical lunch. Afterwards a visit to The Pallanca exotic gardens, extended for 10,000 meters among the sandstone rocks, the last slopes of the ancient volcano of the Black Mountain. The botanical richness is accompanied by the suggestion of the naturalistic scenery within which the visit takes place. In every corner it is possible to discover something unusual and botanically rare: major collection of cactus and succulent plants of Europe. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h +3h)
    • Entrance Fee –  Giardini Botanici Hanbury (Closed on mondays 1st NOV to 31th FEB)
    • Entrance Fee – Giardino Esotico Pallanca  (Closed on mondays) 
    • 3 course typical lunch (drinks excluded)

#15 - CARNATION ITALY (Full Day Tour from ROME)
VACUNAE ROSAE GARDEN & MEDIEVAL HAMLET

Prepare all your senses for a full day tour immersion. Visit The Vacunae Rosae rose garden at the La Tacita estate, a 2-hectare thematic garden that is home to over 5000 different varieties of roses, designed as a path of elevation of the spirit through the queen of flowers and suggestive paths of water. This garden will stimulate all your 5 senses: the scents of roses (smell), the velvet of the petals (touch), the flow of water (hearing), the colors of roses (sight). Hop back on the bus to explore the area around the artificial lake of Turano, characterized by the presence of ancient villages and castles that are reflected in the clear waters. Time for a 3 course typical lunch and after a visit to the Ancient village of Antuni, situated in the hills that surrounds Lake Turano. This village is characterized by Palazzo del Drago with its imposing walls, the ancient mule track that led to the center of the village and the tower. The entire structure can only be visited externally and, in the façade, only the entrance portal has remained in its original appearance. Nearby, on the hill, stands the ancient Hermitage of San Salvatore on a wall overlooking the lake. Unfortunately during the Second World War, in 1944, the village was bombarded by mistake, the aim instead of Turano’s bridge. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h +3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Vacunae Rose Garden
    • 3 course typical lunch (drinks excluded)

#16 - BAMBOO ITALY (Full Day Tour from MILANO, BOLOGNA & VERONA)
MASONE'S LABYRINTH & VILLA MALENCHINI

Are you ready to be amazed like a child? Come join us in this full day tour. First visit Masone’s labyrinth, a cultural park built near Fontanellato, in the province of Parma, that covers seven hectares and has a one a kind labyrinth made out of different species of bamboo, the largest in the world. Bamboo is an evergreen, elegant, supple, vigorous, fast-growing plant. Its strength is the high photosynthesis that reduces carbon dioxide by returning large amounts of oxygen making it the perfect place in which to get lost, to fantasize and reflect about the meaning of life. After enjoy a typical 3 course lunch with Parma’s finest delicacies.  In the afternoon a visit to Villa Malenchini is a must, among the most superb and valuable villas of the Parma area. Learn about the rich history of this region by visiting and strolling through the splendid frescoes rooms all with a hint of baroque style. Then time to wonder in the suggestive gardens, which extends for several hectares, with a central kilometer avenue flanked by tall hedgerows, carefully cut into hemispheres and alternating cubes: which gives a particular beauty to the Italian-style garden. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Labirinto di Masone (Closed on tuesdays) 
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Malenchini (Closed on tuesdays)  
    • 3 course typical lunch (drinks excluded)

 
#17 - PEONY ITALY (Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
RIO SASS CANYON & ROSE GARDEN IN RONZONE

Come join us in a magical full day tour. First visit the Canyon Rio Sass, in the heart of the village of Fondo in the Valley of Val di Non. The Rio Sass canyon is found in the heart of Fondo and has been shaped by the water, as it flows through the town. . Rio Sass is a gorge carved by the flow of water coming from the stream that crosses the town. Get ready to take part of an adventurous walk along overhanging walkways and stairways while admiring waterfalls, stalagmites, stalactites, concretions, potholes, red and green algae colonies and fossils all along the path. After 3 course typical lunch in Lake Smeraldo area, an artificial basin with great charm and beauty. Finish the day by visiting the Rose Garden of Ronzone. A wonderful place at a thousand meters above sea level located in Val di Non. The rose garden is a place for admiring an important collection of one of the oldest and most loved botanical genres in the history of western and eastern gardens: The rose with their history, their fragrances and their charm is renowned throughout the whole world, just think about in classical Greek mythology the rose was consecrated to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, marriage and fertility. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Rio Sass Canyon (open from March to November) 
    • Entrance Fee – Rose Garden Ronzone (Closed on tuesdays) 
    • 3 course typical lunch (drinks excluded)

#18 - CYCLAMEN ITALY (Full Day Tour from MILANO, BERGAMO & LAKE MAGGIORE)
GARDENS OF VILLA CIPRESSI & VILLA MONASTERO IN LAKE COMO

Prepare yourself to be amazed by a full day tour in Italy’s Villas on Lake Como. First visit the botanic garden of Varenna’s Villa Cipressi, a historical residence located in the most suggestive and romantic spot on Lake Como. A majestic complex of buildings and gardens built between 1400 and 1800. The villa represents a perfect and harmonious combination of the old and the modern, a real gem that tells the biodiversity of each area of the country, a mix of contemporary architecture and ancient gardens. In 1980, it was acquired by the people of Varenna by a public and voluntary petition to be destined to public use, now it is a property of the Municipality of Varenna.  Free time to have lunch on your own along the many lake side restaurants. Afterwards visit the majestic Villa Monastery, an ancient convent and a patrician residency surrounded by a garden rich in exotic plants, with statues, little temples and balustrades. Enjoy a journey into the grace of nature; the botanical garden, rich in rare and particular, settled on terraces, it is a place where the imagination meets the reality. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Giardini di Villa Cipressi
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Monastero with museum visit

#19 - LILY ITALY (Full Day Tour from PISA, FLORENCE, SIENA & BOLGONA)
FLORENCE: BOBOLI GARDEN & VILLA BARDINI

Visit the marvelous Boboli Gardens, designed by The Medici family who established the layout of the gardens, creating the Italian garden style that would become a model for many European courts. The vast green expanse with a regular layout is a real outdoor museum, populated by ancient and Renaissance statues. The Gardens are also adorned with grottoes, large fountains, such as the Fountain of Neptune and the Fountain of the Ocean, it is in fact home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities. Free time to have lunch on your own along the many typical Tuscan restaurants. After immerse into Florence culture by visiting the Villa Bardini’s Garden, a place in the heart of the city that integrates three gardens, diverse as to epoch and style: The Italianate Garden, with the magnificent baroque staircase; The English Wood which, with its exotic elements, represents a rare example of an Anglo-Chinese garden and The Agricultural Park in which a new fruit grove and the splendid pergola of wisteria have found their place. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – GiardinI di Boboli 
    • Entrance Fee – Giardino e Villa Bardini (closed on Mondays)

#20 - SNOWDROP ITALY (Full Day Tour from GENOA & CINQUE TERRE)
LIGURIAN VILLAS: FARAGGIANA & NEGROTTO CAMBIASO

Start the tour with a visit to Savona, situated in the province of Ligura. The towns' historical centers, with their characteristic narrow streets (called carruggi) that open out into sunny little piazzas and houses with façades of typical Mediterranean colors and unique architectural elements, as well as many points of interest, from the Pinacoteca Civica, to the Oratories, to the Churches with the Duomo and the "small" Sistine Chapel, built by Pope Savona Sisto IV.  Visit Villa Faraggina, a historic residence from the 18th century  immersed in a majestic garden that combines the "Italian style" model, based on the rigorous symmetry of the naturalistic elements and animated by sculptures and fountains, with the development on terraces imposed by the conformation of the territory. After time to have lunch on your own while strolling down the streets of Arenzano, then visit Villa Negrotto Cambiaso, a splendid conservatory in Liberty style, perfectly preserved in its original splendour. Inaugurated in 1931 under the desire of Marchioness Matilde Negrotto Cambiaso. The building takes inspiration from 19th century French and English examples of conservatories, which were made of glass and iron. Starting from the conservatory you can visit the garden, which adds a notable botanical value to the architectural-composition. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Guide (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Faraggina (closed on Mondays & Easter holidays)  
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Negrotto Cambiaso 

#21 - POPPY ITALY (Full Day Tour from PISA & FLORENCE)
COLLODI: VILLA GARZONI & PINOCCHIO'S PARK

Join us a full day tour that will take you into Pinocchio’s world of fantasy. First visit Villa Garzoni, located in Collodi, in the region of Pescia: here the father of Carlo Lorenzini, the inventor of Pinocchio, spent his childhood here. This Villa is also knows as “The Villa of hundred windows". The Garden, which opens like a stupendous theater, expresses the great post-Renaissance ideals, the rigorous geometric structures softened by the green of nature. It is an absolutely unforgettable experience to get lost among the wonders of this place of fantasy. After the visit, enjoy a 3 course typical lunch in a local restaurant. Later, visit Pinocchio’s Park, an enchanted place with a retro atmosphere straight out of the well-known Italian book: The Adventures of Pinocchio. Relieve the emotions and story surrounded by art, architecture and greenery of this park. Afterwards back to your hotel.

✓ INCLUDED
    • Private Car, Minibus or Bus Disposition
    • Full Day Tour Escort (3h+3h)
    • Entrance Fee – Villa Garzoni & Pinocchio’s Park







 

 










 
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* The Tours & Ercursions are on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking.
Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.

 

Included Features

  • Individual / FIT & Groups suggested Tour
  • Accommodation at Ignas Tour's Selected Hotels
  • Transportation by Private Bus/Minibus/Car *
  • Official Tour Guides during the City Tours *
  • Entrance Tickets and Food & Wine Tastings *
  * (according to the program - if mentioned)
 
  

Not Included

  • City Taxes - to be paid on spot
  • Extra Tips
  • Extra Expenses
  • Everything not listed under “INCLUDED”

Ignas Tour Hotel Collection

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Prices

            TOURS             
 
    40 pax     
     30 pax    
     20 pax    
     10 pax    
 #1 - DAISY
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
MERANO & TRAUTTMANSDORF GARDEN
+ € 70,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 130,00
 #2 - LILAC
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from FLORENCE & PISA)
VILLA GRABAU & PFANNER PALACE
+ € 80,00 
 + € 90,00
 + € 105,00
+ €155,00 
 #3 - MAGNOLIA
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from PERUGIA)
AROMATIC SALT WORKSHOP
+ € 80,00 
+ € 90,00 
+ € 110,00 
+ € 175,00 
#4 - WATER LILY
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from FLORENCE, SIENA & ROME)
BOTANIC GARDEN EXPERIENCE
+ € 65,00
+ € 70,00
+ € 85,00
+ € 140,00
#5 - LAVANDER
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from PADUA)
TAROT GARDEN & MAREMMA LANDSCAPES
+ € 70,00
+ € 85,00
+ € 100,00
+ € 165,00
#6 - LOTUS
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from VERONA,MANTOVA, & LAKE GARDA)
SIGURTA' GARDEN & HAMLET OF BORGHETTO
+ € 50,00
+ € 60,00
+ € 75,00
+ € 115,00
#7 - TULIP
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from TURIN, GENOA & LA SPEZIA)
PRALORMO CASTLE & MESSER TULIP EVENT
+ € 70,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 130,00
#8 - CAMELLIA
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from MILAN, COMO & TURIN)
 ALPINIA GARDEN & VILLA PALLAVICINO
+ € 80,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 100,00
+ € 150,00
#9 - IRIS
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from TRENTO,BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
BORGO VALSUGANA’S TRUE GEM: ARTE SELLA NATURAL
MUSEUM  & CITY CENTER
+ € 65,00
+ € 75,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 130,00
#10 - ORCHID
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
RAFFEINER ORCHID WORLD & MESSNER MUSEUM
+ € 80,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 100,00
+ € 155,00
#11 - ROSE
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from MILAN, BERGAMO,
LAKE COMO, VERONA & MANTOVA
)
VILLA BORROMEO & QUISTINI CASTLE
+ € 80,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 100,00
+ €160,00
#12 - JASMINE
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from ANCONA, PERUGIA, PESCARA &
SAN MARINO
)
MACERATA HILLTOPS: BUONACCORSI GARDEN,
RECANATI & LORETO
+ € 65,00
+ € 70,00
+ € 85,00
+ € 135,00
#13 - NARCISSUS
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from FLORENCE & CINQUE TERRE)
CRETE SENESI & TUSCANY VILLAS
+ € 60,00
+ € 70,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 110,00
#14 - CACTUS
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from TURIN & GENOVA)
HANBURY BOTANICAL GARDENS &
PALLANCA EXOTIC GARDEN
+ € 80,00
+ € 90,00
+ € 110,00
+ € 165,00
#15 - CARNATION
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from ROME)
VACUNAE ROSAE GARDEN & MEDIEVAL HAMLET
+ € 60,00
+ € 70,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 120,00
#16 - BAMBOO
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from MILAN, BOLOGNA & VERONA)
MASONE’S LABYRINTH & VILLA MALENCHINI  
+ € 90,00
+ € 100,00
+ € 110,00
+ € 175,00
#17 - PEONY
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from TRENTO, BOLZANO & DOLOMITES)
RIO SASS CANYON & ROSE GARDEN IN RONZONE
+ € 70,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 85,00
+ € 90,00
#18 - CYCLAMEN
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from MILAN, BERGAMO & LAKE MAGGIORE)
GARDENS OF VILLA CIPRESSI & VILLA MONASTERO
IN LAKE COMO
+ € 45,00
+ € 50,00
+ € 65,00
+ € 120,00
#19 - LILY
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from PISA, FLORENCE, SIENA & BOLOGNA )
FLORENCE’S BOBOLI GARDENS & VILLA BARDINI
+ € 55,00
+ € 60,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 135,00
#20 - SNOWDROP
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from GENOA & CINQUE TERRE)
LIGURIAN VILLAS FARAGGIANA &
VILLA NEGROTTO CAMBIASO
+ € 45,00
+ € 55,00
+ € 70,00
+ € 125,00
#21 - POPPY
ITALY
(Full Day Tour from PISA & FLORENCE)
VILLA GARZONI & PINOCCHIO’S PARK 
+ € 55,00
+ € 65,00
+ € 80,00
+ € 125,00


Rates are Commissionable to Travel Agencies & Tour Operators
Rates Per Person / Per Tour & Excursion Package
Free Of Charge 1/21 Paying Pax for Tour Leader
* also available “without Transportation” option