Italy on touR
DAY 1: VARENNA - LAKE COMO
Varenna is a slow-paced destination: most visitors come here to relax by the lake. It offers a stunning panorama over one of the most beautiful sections of Lake Como with Bellagio in front and Menaggio with its luxury hotels. There's the possibility to get the ferry and visit them.
Varenna is one of the best preserved medieval centers of the entire lake area, with its charming, steep cobblestone streets, porticos and historic churches. The Church of San Giovanni Battista (10th century) is one of the oldest in the Lario region, while church of San Giorgio was built over an ancient temple.
From Varenna’s Pier (the ferry station), the scenic and romantic Passeggiata degli Innamorati (Lovers’ walk) runs along the edge of the lake leading to the historic center.
The lakeside promenade in the center of the old borgo of Varenna is lined with restaurants, bars and delightful boutiques.
DAY 2: BERNINA TRAIN AND ST. MORITZ
The most spectacular way to cross the Alps is catch the Bernina Express from Tirano to St, Moritz. The train links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery.
Tunnels, bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. This railway line has UNESCO World Heritage status. Thanks to the modern panoramic carriages, you will enjoy unrestricted views of the unspoilt Alpine panorama.
ST MORITZ is set in a privileged position over Lake St. Moritz
St. Moritz is one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world, was twice host city for the Winter Olympics. Its name is a trademark and synonymous worldwide with style, elegance and class.
St. Moritz is well known for its grand hotels, art galleries and shopping opportunities in the town centre.
DAY 3: TIRANO AND WINERIES
TIRANO is crossed by the Adda River, it's a very pretty little town in the Valtellina
near the Swissborder. Nearby is the Church of the Madonna di Tirano (16th century), a popular place of pilgrimage famous in Europe for a beautiful baroque organ. And the Bernina railroad, the highest in the Alps, runs from Tirano to St.Moritz,Switzerland
The Valtellina Valley is one of the hidden gems of Northern Italy.
With its stunning alpine landscapes, its picturesque terraced vineyards built over centuries, the unique wine and its culinary delights.
Valtellina produces almost exclusively red wines, made of Chiavennasca, the local name for the Nebbiolo grape.
The nebbiolo of Valtellina are delicate, with a lot of depth. Because of the topography and the terraces, mechanization is impossible and everything in the vineyards is done by hand, from growing the grape to harvest.
DAY 4: LIVIGNO
Livigno is called "little Tibet" because it's a little town on the top of the Alps. It's one of the most beautiful ski destination located in the Lombardy region just beside the National Park of Stelvio, but also beautiful walking surrounded by nature will leave you breathless. Here you can feel the Wildlife!
Livigno is a tax free zone and the town center is very pretty with the perfect balance between shopping lively après-ski, fine restaurants, good bars and nightclubs.
DAY 5: BORMIO AND THERMAL SPA RESORT
Bormio has been originally built in medieval time. It was a historic commerce centre passed from Venice to the France .
Its famous thermal spas, which have been in use since Roman times: you can choose between its charming Bagni Vecchi (old thermal spa) or the luxurious Bagni Nuovi (new spa). Both are great options to regenerate.
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