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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ITALY’S CULINARY TRADITIONS

Italian traditons

City of Verona

a working cheese farm and taste delicious, fresh Parmigiano-

Reggiano. Next on the day’s activities, head to a Parma ham farm

and sample world-renown prosciutto di Parma. Later tour Parma’s

historic old town centered around the Cathedral, the Baptistery and

the Bishop's Palace. This evening, enjoy the opportunity to delve into

the highly diverse enogastronomy of Parma on your own. From

mushrooms and mountain bread, to dishes featuring berries and

chestnuts, to amazing hams, salamis and cheese, as well as

delicious pasta and rice dishes – Parma food scene is waiting for

you. (B)

DAY 8

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TUE

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PARMA

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VERONA

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PADUA

Depart Parma this morning

and head to Verona, a medieval gem dotted with ornate palazzi and

renowned as the setting for three of Shakespeare plays. It truly

seems impossible to separate Verona from the Romeo and Juliet love

story. Today your tour takes you to see the house believed to be

Juliet's, thought to have inspired the famed balcony scene, and to

see Baroque buildings, Renaissance palaces, and beautiful

churches. In the afternoon Verona's famed enogastronomy shines

with a prosecco tasting experience followed by dinner in a

countryside estate. After dinner transfer to Padua for check in at your

centrally located hotel. (B,D)

DAY 9

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WED

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PADUA

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VENICE

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PADUA

After breakfast, depart on a

full day tour to explore the iconic city of Venice. Delve into the

treasures of Venice on foot exploring such world famous sights as the

Basilica of St. Mark and its renowned piazza, Doge’s Palace, the

Bridge of Sighs and Piombi Prison. See the spectacular canals and

waterways that make up this unique city-scape. Check out the fish

market near the Rialto and take time to explore on your own with the

afternoon at leisure. Return to Padua and join with your fellow

travelers and friends to share in a special farewell dinner at a local

restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 10

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THU

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PADUA TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to

Venice Airport for your return flight home. (B)

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner