The Italian Grand Tour

Experience the most exclusive and sophisticated hunt in Italy

Description

Designed for the most demanding guests, the 14 days tour from Rome to the Alps is a perfect example of Italian Safari Privè, combining “must see” places in the country with various off the beaten tracks experiences as well as our two top hunting destinations. During this tour you will gain access to personal connections of Italian Safari owners, living private experiences such as a dinner in a private palace in Rome, the visit of Beretta factory or a lunch in the villa on the private island on Lake Garda, like no other tourist will ever do.


Day by day

Day 1 – Arrive in Rome
Arrive in Rome Airport and meet your Italian Safari tour director, transferring you to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, enjoy breakfast together with your Tour Director and spend some time walking around the city center: Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Campo de Fiori before enjoying a quick lunch with the best “Pizza al Taglio” of the city. Afternoon and evening available to recover from the flight.
Hotel Nazionale (4*) – Meals not included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 2 – Rome/ Vatican City – Michelangelo’s finest and aristocratic palaces
In the morning meet your tourist guide in Rome and move to Vatican State where to explore the museums and Saint Peter Cathedral, admiring Michelangelo’s finest artworks: the Sistine Chapel and the poignant Pietà. Take advantage of the afternoon to get rid of jet lag or exploring magnificent monuments as Fontana di Trevi or the Spanish Steps, all at walking distance from your hotel before meeting your Tour Director going to one of the most ancient aristocratic palaces in Rome where you will be hosted by the owners for a dinner in the spectacular private terrace.
Hotel Nazionale (4*) – Dinner included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 3 – Rome/ Gubbio – The eternal city and Borghese Private Collection
In the morning visit the Eternal City and capital of the ancient world. Start with your tourist guide at Colosseum, understanding more of the crude but grand culture of Roman empire; walk through Fori, stepping on the same stones and roads Cesare walked through. At the end of the visit, return to your hotel for a quick lunch in the surroundings before moving to Galleria Borghese, visiting the incredible private collection built by the Borghese family throughout the centuries. Meet your Tour Director and leave by car to Gubbio.
Hotel Relais Ducale (4*) – Dinner included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 4 / 5 – Gubbio – Hunt
Enjoy two days roe deer hunting at sunrise and sunset. During the rest of the day, time available to discover the magnificent medieval town of Gubbio as well as organizing tours in the surrounding Assisi or activities as cooking classes or truffle hunts.
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Hotel Relais Ducale (4*) – Full Board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 6 – Tuscany/ Florence – Vineyards and the Castle of the Sovereign Order of Malta
Leave in the morning to Florence, on the way stop at Magione: the 1000 years old castle of the Sovereign Order of Malta, closed to every other tourist, and enjoy a private lunch inside the rude castle. Taste the wines produced in the property and explore their vineyards and cellars before leaving toward Florence.
Niccolini Dome Palace (Boutique hotel) – Lunch Included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 7 – Florence – Tuscan Food, The Uffizi and Michelangelo’s David
In the morning enjoy a fantastic cooking class in the most important school in Florence, set into the food market of the city. After the quick lunch based on your morning efforts, meet your tourist guide into the Uffizi gallery, admiring some of the most impressive artworks of the renaissance as Caravaggio’s Medusa or Da Vinci’s Annunciation; continue your guided tour in the Accademia and Michelangelo’s David. Spend the evening tasting a great “Fiorentina” in a typical “Buca” or walking around the Dome and the central roads of Florence, admiring the 500 years old palaces and the boutiques where most of the Italian fashion brands where founded.
Niccolini Dome Palace (Boutique hotel) – Lunch included

Day 8 – Venice – A Gondola ride around San Mark Basilica
In the morning transfer with a speed train to Venice where to enjoy a lunch and early afternoon walking around the narrow Calle and the hundreds of small bridges before embarking in a romantic Gondola ride around St, Mark cathedral.
The Westin Europa & Regina

Day 9 – Venice – Doge’s Palace and Privately visit St. Marc Basilica
Start your day with a morning visit of the majestic Doge’s palace as well as the other main monuments of the city with your local tourist guide. Spend your afternoon enjoying great views of the Grand Canal from your hotel terrace before meeting again your guide and entering St. Mark Basilica after the closing hour, experiencing the breathtaking feeling of the basilica lightened up for you only.
The Westin Europa & Regina

Day 10 – Garda Lake – Aged red wines and the sanctuary of Italian gun Makers
In the early morning meet your Italian Safari Tour Director and drive towards Garda Lake arriving for lunch in the small vineyard producing one of the most appreciated Italian red wines. Visit the cellars and enjoy a light lunch together with the owners. Leave after lunch for the short drive to Gardone Val Trompia where to visit two among the most interesting gun manufacturers world wide: the century old Beretta and the smallest Piotti, producing 40 luxury guns each year. End your long day in the magnificent hotel on Sirmione peninsula on Garda Lake.
Villa Cortine Palace Hotel (5*) – Lunch included – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 11 – Garda Island / Alps – Lunch on the private Garda Island
Enjoy the spectacular views of the lake from your hotel and visit the castle and roman ruins of Sirmione before embarking on the boat transferring you to the privately owned Garda Island, once there meet the owners, visit the villa and gardens before having lunch in the Loggia of the villa, with the astonishing private view of the lake. After lunch sail back to the main land and drive to the hunting area.
Small mountain hotel or Hunting chalet – Full board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 12/13 – Hunt
Two full hunting days in the Alps looking for chamois or red stag.
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Small mountain hotel or Hunting chalet – Full board – Italian Safari Tour Director

Day 14 – Depart from Milan
Depending on you flight schedules, transfer to Turin or Milan airport.


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