The choices are numerous as to which type of adventure you should experience on your vacation trip to Northern Italy.
You certainly can choose from cookie cutter type tours arranged by the big tourist companies, but we prefer the more personal and custom trips arranged by a smaller company that will let you choose the types of places that you will want to visit and enjoy.
That is why we prefer a selection of guided tour day trips. This way you can have the best of the best, and it is all you choice.
Carrara and the White Marble Quarry of Michelangelo:
The ancient quarry at Carrara is set in the Apuan Alps, just inland from the coast where the Tyrrhenian Sea is situated. Even though there is a sea breeze, the heat in the middle of the day prompts most visitors to the quarry to start the day in the early hours. This quarry is 2,000 years old and is where Michelangelo selected the marble for his sculptures.
The Italian Riviera including a boat ride to Cinque Terre and Protovenere:
This is the smallest region of Italy which is also referred to as the Ligurian Riviera. Tuscany is just south of this famous region of Italy.
This boat trip is a full day excursion with many scheduled stops and sights to see. For lunch, the ferry stops in Monterosso for three hours. This is the farthest northern village of the Cinque Terre, which literally means “five lands”. The other town in this UNESCO World Heritage site includes Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza.
Wine Tours in the Vintage Tuscany Vineyards:
A wine tasting tour is a custom adventure. If you are a wine connoisseur and wish to visit particular wineries, that can be arranged. For those that have no particular destination in which vineyard they prefer, I know them all and what they have to offer. Let me know what you enjoy the most and I will know exactly where to go to fill your wine tasting dreams.
There are both the large and elegant wineries that you may visit, or visits to the many of the smaller ones that have a more casual setting can also be arranged. Nearly every one of them offers food and lunch, so choosing any one of them to enjoy a meal in their vineyard is possible.
So for the best type of vacation choose Day Trips, and enjoy!