About This Trip
This whirlwind 6-day tour is perfect for travelers who are short on time. Depart from the floating city of Venice to Bassano to visit the 1,000-year-old Ponte Vecchio Bridge, continue your journey to Bressanone. En-route, discover the beauty of Misurina and Braies Lakes with a relaxing boat ride. Tour the charming Tyrolian village of Ortisei and the spa town of Merano, take a discovery along the South Tyrolean Wine Road and try delicious wine before ending your trip in Verona to expect Shakespearean romance and Roman history.
- 1BassanoPonte Vecchio, Walking tour along the Brenta River, Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel, Grappa Taste
- 2Cortina - BressanoneMisurina Lake, Braies Lake, Rowing Boat Ride
- 3Ortisei, CaldaroOrtisei: Ortisei Town, the Alpe di Siusi
Calaro: Calaro Lake
- 4Merano, BolzanoMerano: Spa Town of Merano, Trauttmansdorff Castle
Bolzano: Nature View
- 5Caldaro - TrentoDiscovery of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, Winery Visit and Wine Tasting
- 6Verona, VeniceVerona Historic City Tour: Juliet's House, Roman Ruins
Day 1: Venice - Bassano - Cortina d'Ampezzo (235 km)
The small village of Bassano del Grappa, overlooking the Brenta River, can be easily reachable from Venice. It is proud of its craftsmanship, with excellent ceramics, and the famous grappa.
Upon arrival, you might start from the old Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of the village. Continue with a relaxing walking tour along the Brenta to get to the "masiere" where tobacco plants were grown. The UNESCO-listed Villa Angarano Bianchi Michiel will be the last. Before leaving the village, taste the famous distillate of grappa.
Proceed to the town of Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Italian Alps. After hotel check-in, the center of the town where it is packed with everything will brighten your night.
- Cortina d'Ampezzo
Day 2: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Misurina Lake - Braies Lake - Bressanone (115 km)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will set out for Misurina Lake, the largest natural lake of the Cadore. Shooting some fancy photos of the lake in the background of the Three Lavaredo Peaks will be the fun of the day.
Continue your journey to the Braies Lake with the nickname of the "Pearl of the Dolomites Lakes". Here you will take a rowing boat ride to enjoy its beautiful and magical scenery, with the shimmering green-blue waters of the lake. Arrive in Bressanone just before the evening and have a good rest at your hotel.
Day 3: Bressanone - Ortisei - Caldaro (90 km)
This morning you will depart for the town of Ortisei that is famous for artfully decorated and carved wooden sculptures, which have been prepared by the deft hands of woodcarver families for generations now.
A rope-way will take you up to the Alpe di Siusi, a dolomite plateau and the largest high-altitude Alpine meadow in Europe.
After a relaxing tour on the plateau, continue your journey to Caldaro Lake, one of the largest lakes in South Tyrol and also the warmest swimming lake in the entire Alpine arc. You will overnight stay in a hotel near Caldaro.
· E-bike tour on the Alpe di Susi
· Trekking around the hill in Castelrotto
· Trekking the mushroom path in Laranza
Day 4: Caldaro - Merano - Bolzano - Caldaro (90 km)
Today you will do an excursion around Caldaro. The first stop is the famous spa town of Merano. Its enchanting old town packed with magnificent buildings from the Middle Ages and the wonderful botanical gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are two places that are worth your visit.
Another stop is Bolzano, a city offering an incredible cultural mix of Italian and Germanic influences. The highlight of this area is the stupendous natural scenery that is surrounded by small mountain villages, endless vineyards, several castles.
- Entrance to the botanical garden of Merano
- Wine tasting in the Merano area.
Day 5: Caldaro - Wine Route in South Tyrol - Trento (50 km)
Today will be dedicated to discovering the wineries and wines of the South Tyrolean wine road, the so-called Sudtiroler Wein Strasse. Winding through expansive vineyards, hilly landscapes, medieval villages, historic estates, forts, and castles, it is one of the oldest wine routes in Italy.
The tour includes a visit to a famous winery with a light lunch based on typical local products and wine tastings inside the estate and ends in Trento.
· Private Cooking Class in the Sudtiroler WeinStrasse
· Wine and bike excursion
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Day 6: Trento - Verona - Venice (220 km)
Today you will tour Verona, a historic city known throughout the world as the tragic love story of Juliet and Romeo and Juliet's house with its famous balcony. Besides these, it is also the second-largest Roman city in Italy with a well-preserved amphitheater and many cultural monuments.
Free leisure to walk around the historic center and enjoy this charming city. Your vacation will come to an end as you arrive in Venice.
· Visit the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello
· Street food walking tour
· Concert of Venetian musicians
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