Tag: Italy

Keto Italy Trip 2021

Milan. Lake Maggiore. Verona. Venice. Rome.

May 15 – 23, 2021

A collection of must-see stops for poets, artists, and lovers alike

Join international bestselling author and wellness expert Maria Emmerich for a fun and flavorful keto-friendly adventure, where you’ll delve into the connection between food and feeling through a series of intimate lectures on the ketogenic lifestyle – all paired alongside exquisite local tastings and rich historical landmarks.

May 15 | Day 1 – Milan
Benvenuto and welcome to the metropolitan city of Milano, rich in art, history and fashion. A private driver – awaiting your arrival at Malpensa Airport MPX – will accompany you to your evening’s accommodations. Choose between settling in or exploring about as a celebratory dinner awaits. (D)

  • Transfer from Milan Malpensa Airport MPX to your evening’s accommodations in Milan

  • Welcome dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants

Day 2 – Milan, Lake Maggiore and The Borromean Islands
Consider pairing a double espresso alongside your first Italian breakfast, as the ensuing tour of Milan might just blow you away. You’ll then be guided to the fairytale-like Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore for lunch, before following the stars back to Milan’s renowned Gothic “Duomo” Cathedral, distinguished glass-domed Galleria and legendary “La Scala” Opera House. (B, L)

  • Transfer to the village of Stresa beside Lake Maggiore

  • Lunch on the Borromean Islands

Day 3 – Verona
Retrace the romance of Romeo and Juliet in Verona and watch – through the eyes of your own local guide – as Shakespeare’s classic tale awakens before Romeo and Juliet’s original homes, the Scaliger Tombs, Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, the fabled Stone Bridge and timeless Roman Arena. (B, L)

  • Guided tour of Verona

  • Lunch in Verona

Day 4 – Lake Garda and Sirmione
The striking village of Sirmione sits atop a slender peninsula amidst the clear blue waters of Lake Garda. Enjoy a guided tour of this charming locale, known to have won the heart of beloved opera-star Maria Callas, on your path from Verona to Venice… though not without first stopping in Sigurtá Park – repeatedly voted as one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. (B)

  • Transfer from Verona to Lake Garda

  • Guided tour of Sirmione

  • Entrance to Sigurtá Park

  • Transfer from Lake Garda to Venice

  • Private water-taxi across the Venetian canals to your evening’s accommodations

Day 5 – Venice
There’s a uniquely romantic air about Venice. With simply no other place like it in all the world, you’ll ease into the city’s distinctive rhythm while riding a gondola through its canals and touring the likes of St. Mark’s Square, the Doges’ Palace, Rialto Bridge and the Bridge of Sighs. (B)

  • Guided tour of Venice

  • Quintessential Venetian gondola ride

Day 6 – Islands of Murano and Burano
Color outside the lines and stir your inner artisan while touring a traditional Venetian glass factory on the vibrant islands of Murano and Burano. (B)

  • Round-trip water-transfer from Venice to the Murano and Burano islands

  • Guided tour of the Murano and Burano islands

  • Live demonstration of Venetian glass blowing techniques

Day 7 – Rome
Whether in movies or pictures, everyone’s seen Rome before. As you’ll find firsthand, however, there’s just no substitute for walking the Eternal City’s cobblestone streets for yourself. By daylight, you’ll be guided from the Trevi Fountain to the Spanish Steps, through Piazza Navona and into the Pantheon. Come nightfall, a private bus will shuttle you past the timeless wonders of Castel Sant’Angelo, the Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, and – of course – the Colosseum. (B)

  • Premium-class train ride from Venice to Rome

  • Transfer in Rome from the train station to your evening’s accommodations

  • Guided walking tour of Rome by day

  • Guided bus tour of Rome by night

Day 8 – Vatican City and Rome
Marvel at the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael in the world’s smallest sovereign state. Your skip-the-line access, guided tour through the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica includes entry into the Sistine Chapel, where the Last Judgment will ultimately serve as the perfect segue into our farewell dinner in the ancient Roman quarter of Trastevere. (B, D)

  • Guided tour of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica

  • Farewell dinner in Rome

May 23 | Day 9 – Rome
Time to pack your bag, enjoy your final espresso and… Arrivederci Roma! (B)

  • Transfer to Rome Fiumicino FCO airport prior to departure