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WHY CINQUE TERRE & ITALIAN RIVIERA
SEA, NATURE, ART & FOOD
Upon arrival to Genoa Airport
Guests will be welcomed by our local guide who will take care of them during the whole stay.
They will board a comfortable deluxe motor coach and reach their hotel.
In case they land in Nice, we suggest to visit the French Riviera. The itinerary will be designed according to the arrival time: visit of Nice, Monaco & Montecarlo. After check-in at the hotel, the first day being very important for the success of an incentive trip, we suggest to organize an aperitif in a café of Portofino, a wonderful setting with a great view, followed by a welcome dinner at a famous restaurant overlooking the Marina.
Overnight stay at the chosen hotel.
*We recommend to prepare a welcome letter with program and timing to be delivered in the Guests rooms along with a welcome gift.
A large sea port, an architectural wonder, a fascinating city of art, Genoa is one of Italy’s best kept secrets.
With its alluring charm and a great artistic heritage, Genoa’s medieval center - the largest in Europe and partly a UNESCO site – is an intricate maze of alleys.
After breakfast at the hotel Guests will reach Genova by private motor coach. In the morning they will discover the city in an exclusive tour by Segway. This Urban Trekking will take Guests to the famous "caruggi" narrow alleys with stops to the most traditional food shops to taste the local specilaties such as friscieu, farinata, typical candied fruit and chocolate and more! They will also learn how pesto is made and maybe make it on their own!
The perfect end of the tour will be Boccadesse, old mariners' neighbourhood where they will taste the best Gelato in town.
Tonight we suggest to organize a barbecue party in a farmhouse in the hotel vicinity.
GOLFO DEI POETI
Portovenere is one of the most beautiful places on the west coast of Italy. In 1997 along with the villages of Cinque Terre this amazing coast was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage.
After breakfast at the hotel Guests will reach La Spezia by private motor coach where they will board a private boat and sail to discover Portovenere.
This amazing village is a perfect example of combination between nature and architecture: from its seaside promenade framing the marina to the infinite range of colours of its narrow houses, steep stairways and narrow alleys, and the Bocche promontory where the church of San Pietro stands out.
Tour will continue with the charming islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.
Guests will have the chance of swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
Lunch will be served on board during the tour.
In the afternoon stop to Lerici in the so-called Gulf of Poets (that is the Gulf of La Spezia, which was chosen by Byron and Shelley as a holidays resort). The town stands out for its stairways, alleyways and impressive military castle.
Tonight we suggest to arrange dinner at the hotel.
Today Guests will leave Ligury for the day and depart to Piedmont.
After a transfer by motor coach (2h00 aprox) they will discover the
amazing landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato which are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.
This is the territory of the undisputed king of Italian red wines, Barolo, and its celebrated counterpart, Barbaresco.
Guests will visit the cellars of a characteristic winery and enjoy guided wine tastings.
A gourmet lunch with a truffle menu will be served in a special location near Alba.
Guests will learn how to dentify the different tree species and experience a sensory analysis
of truffles with an expert guide.
It is also possible to arrange a truffle hunting experience. The truffle hunter will show Guests how to find truffles walking through the woods, how to use them in the best way, giving all the secrets, and how to cook and enjoy them.
We suggest to arrange dinner at the hotel tonight because of the lenght of the tour.
GOLFO DEL TIGULLIO
“A small village, Portofino, stretches crescent-shaped along the edge of this calm bay.” Thus wrote Guy de Maupassant when describing Portofino, tiny sea village on the Italian Riviera circumscribed by the green of the Natural Regional Park and Marine Reserve.
This splendid sea resort with its lux, Mediterranean personality, also boasts an ancient marine culture, and of course is another one of those spots beloved by artists, famous personages and writers that have long sung its praises.
Today Guests will visit the elegant and exclusive Portofino with its enchanting bay and the evocative Medieval Abbey of San Fruttuoso, just a few miles inland from the coast and surrounded by lush vegetation.
The tour will continue with Rapallo where Guests will reach the Shrine of Monteallegro by funicolar. From the top of the hill (612 mt) Guests will enjoy a wonderful view over the Golfo del Tigullio.
Tonight we propose an elegant dinner served in a renowned restaurant of Genova with ceiling frescoed by B. Strozzi. The dinner will be followed by a private concert held in an old basilica of the town which houses the oldest and most important organ of Genova.
WINE & OLIVE OIL
Today Guests will meet local producers, taste the traditional Italian cuisine, experience
untouched places listed in the Unesco World Heritage sites list in this a special gourmet tour designed for them.
First they will visit an olive oil producer where they will taste different oils with matching foods.
Then they will visit a family run winery estate. Here we can organize an activity of wine making.
The owner will reserve some rows for the Guests to pick the grape and make their own wine!
Instead of the classic wine tasting, we can offer a blind wine tasting.
It is also possible to offer a cooking class.
A lovely lunch will follow, based on typical dishes with matching wines produced in the estate.
Tonight we suggest to arrange a Gala Dinner in a beautiful XIV century abbey in an evocative location above Portofino and offering a breathtaking panorama, the ideal location for a farewell party.
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and time to realx bfore the departure to the airport.
According to the departure flight time and airport we will study an exclusive program for your Guests.
Please note that all tours and actrivities will be customized according to your client needs and requirements.
This is a draft program.
We are very creative at Amazing Italy! This is why each itinerary is different and customized according to the client's needs and interests.
Call us for a tailor-made offer.