• Dates
    2018: Sep 8 - Sep 15
  • Price
    $1,799 USD
  • Accommodations
    3+ star Hotels or Apartments
  • Included
    ✓ 3 Dinners
    ✓ Breakfast every morning
    ✓ Cinque Terre Day Pass
    ✓ Bologna Secrets Tour
    ✓ Bologna Gelato Tour
    ✓ Venice Day Trip
    ✓ Transportation Between Cities
  • Not Included
    × Flights
    × Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Payment Schedule
    ✓ $0 due now to request spot
    ✓ $299 due when spot confirmed
    ✓ Balance due 45 days before trip
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your host

Aleksandra Slupinski

Aleksandra is a Canadian translator and content creator who has been living between Spain and Italy for the last 7 years. Get a feel for her travel style by following her on Instagram @aleksandraontour.

itinerary

Milan: The fashion and financial capital of Italy. Milan is located in Lombardy in the North of Italy and is home to the 3rd largest cathedral in the world, the famous Duomo, as well as the original food dish “Risotto alla Milanese”.

Como: This lovely and picturesque town has become famous internationally thanks to Mr. Clooney. It's perfect for shopping and for taking a quiet break from the city.

Cinque Terre: These five “cinque” tiny fishermen villages are famous for their brightly painted homes and beautiful seaside views. We’ll be exploring three of the most unique villages: Manarola, Vernazza and Riomaggiore. Get your camera and walking shoes ready!

Bologna: The food capital of Italy also known as “La Grassa” in Italian aka “the Fat One”. Bologna is home to the some of the most varied and high calorie dishes in Italy including lasagna, tagliatelle al ragu, mortadella and an extensive list of wines.

Venice: One of the most famous cities in the world, Venice boasts a surprise at every corner, that is, if you can find your way around without getting lost!

Welcome to Milan! We’ll spend the afternoon strolling through the famous high fashion Galleria where top Italian designers have their main shops (expect lots of window shopping!) You won’t be able to miss the famous Duomo di Milano and all of it’s beauty. If you feel like climbing to the top to see the incredible rooftop views of the city we won’t stop you.

Arrival: Festivities start in Milan around noon. Fly into Milan Malpensa International Airport (MXP), Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport (BGY) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN).

Included: Typical Milanese dinner with Aleksandra where you will be encouraged to try some of the Milanese specialties like cotoletta alla milanese, risotto alla milanese, or ossobuco alla milanese.

Escape the city for a quiet day trip to Como where we will explore the lovely village of Bellagio, famous for its elegant buildings and cobbled roads.

Included: Transportation to and from Como

We’ll head to La Spezia from Milan in the afternoon which will be our base for visiting the Cinque Terre villages the following day.

Included: Transportation to Cinque Terre

Included: Try some traditional Ligurian cuisine which will definitely include pesto (they use it for everything!) and some great seafood like the famous fritto misto.

Explore Manarola, Vernazza and Riomaggiore, which are unique and perfect for photography lovers. Most of the day will be spent roaming between the towns, so remember to bring a good pair of shoes. We’ll spend the afternoon having a drink and watching the sunset in these incredible Unesco World Heritage sites.

Included: Day pass to Cinque Terre hiking

Time to head to Bologna, an old city with a young heart, famous for the largest and oldest university in the western world.

Included: Transportation to Bologna

Included: Aleksandra will take you to one of her favourite local restaurants where you can try traditional Bolognese cuisine. Be careful not to mention “spaghetti bolognese” to the locals as it doesn’t actually exist! We will try tagliatelle al ragu (the real thing!), tortellini, lasagna, and local meats and cheeses. Remember to eat a small lunch beforehand as this dinner will be a challenge for even the most experienced foodies!

Embark on “The 7 Secrets of Bologna” with Aleksandra and discover the secret spots that are hidden from regular tourists. Afterwards, climb the famous Asinelli tower. Bologna is famous for its towers as prosperous families built them in order to show off their wealth.

Bologna also has some incredible gelato and we’ll share with you the best “gelaterie” and flavours. It will be up to you to decide which one takes the top spot.

Included: Gelato tour

Included: “The 7 Secrets of Bologna” tour

We’ll spend the day exploring this stunning city and meet up for an Aperitivo Veneziano, which is a “Venetian Happy Hour”. You’ll be able to try the local prosecco from the Veneto region as well as the famous Aperol Spritz.

Included: Transportation to Venice

Return from Bologna to Milan. Time to say goodbye! We hope you’ll leave this trip with full bellies and new appreciation for Italian cuisine.

Included: Transportation to Milan

Departure: We'll get you back to Milan by 1pm. Fly out of Milan Malpensa International Airport (MXP), Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport (BGY) or Milan Linate Airport (LIN).

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All of our trips include accommodations, transportation between cities and a number of activities relevant to the theme of the trip you're joining us on! Most of our hotels also include breakfast, but that varies by destination. We'll also bring a trip Ambassador to guide you through your experience as well as include all kinds of recommendations for every leg of your trip. Welcome to a better way to see the world while learning new skills!
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Typically breakfast is included, but it varies trip to trip. You can ask your ambassador for tips on where to eat cheap if you’re on a budget!
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A non-refundable deposit of $299 is due when your trip is confirmed. The remainder will be charged 45 days prior to the trip departure. If you book within 45 days from departure, the full amount will be due when trip is confirmed.
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We cater to young professionals past the stage of roughing it - that means no hostels and no hotels below 3 stars. We strive to create an experience that’s not only authentic, but also easily accessible and comfortable. All hotel locations are conveniently located near the heart of each major destination, so you can live like a local. Less time in transit means more time doing; save the commute for back home.
No more than 20 travelers on each trip. In order to create a personalized experience, we feel it is important to keep group sizes smaller. Sometimes, less is more!
We try to start and end all trips in a major city with an international airport for your convenience. It’s up to you whether or not you want to continue your adventure after the trip end!
We will send a detailed itinerary with everything you need to know at least 7 days prior to your trip start date including hotel information and where to meet up. You can expect each trip to kick off with a Happy Hour for you to meet everyone after settling into your room. Cheers!
You’ll sleep in twin, double or triple shared accommodations with private bathrooms. Traveling with a friend? Just plug in their name while booking under "Roommate Request" or shoot us an email at hi@trovatrip.com and we’ll ensure you’re roomed together. Uncomfortable with sharing a room? Let us know and we'll give you a quote for a single-occupancy bedroom.
Excellent question! We’ll provide a full itinerary including hotel and transportation details at least 7 days prior to your vacation including all necessary travel information. Accommodations often change depending on the group size, so we like to get the exact itinerary out to you when finalized to avoid confusion.
If you’re leaving the country, you’ll need a valid passport that doesn't expire for at least 6 months from the date you depart on your trip. You may also need a Visa. Unfortunately, we cannot provide Visas or guidance on Visas, so please check with your local consulate. You'll probably also want some spending cash (and card), clothes, a bathing suit, toiletries, and anything else you want to show off on vacay! We'll also send you a packing list leading up to your trip.
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We purposefully keep schedules light so you don’t feel overwhelmed and have time to explore or relax on your own.
Leading up to your trip, we’ll provide recommendations for optional activities you can partake in. Email us at hi@trovatrip.com if you have activity ideas or recommendations.
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