Venice and Lake Garda
A romantic stay in Venice in the Dorsoduro sestiere (quarter), a quiet and peaceful area of the city, at the boutique hotel Ca Maria Adele. This place face the Canal of Health just next to a majestic church, where glitters of an enchanted place reflect. You are gonna follow in the footsteps of the great Thomas Mann and of his romance Death in Venice. Then it’s time for wellness and health in a fine, design and innovative structure, the Aqualux in Bardolino, on the Lake Garda. Here the guests will have a nice welcome in a gay friendly environment where they will have access to the spa and thermal baths and then you can relish a couple massage included in the package. During the day they can visit the historical center of the nice town of Bardolino just few steps from the resort and taste the excellent local wines.
In the afternoon, a tour to Romeo and Juliet’s house in Verona and romantic dinner to admire the beauty of the Arena and of the whole city. Next day it is time for a visit to the Catullo Grottoes in Sirmione, the countryside residence the Roman poet used to visit and where he spent most of his time composing his Carmi where he celebrates his love for Clodia, whose nickname in the Carmi was Saffo, in honor of the namesake poetess, and for a young boy called Giovenzio.
Venice, Murano, Bardolino, Sirmione
Today you’re going to do our tour following in the footsteps of the German writer Thomas Mann and his romance Death in Venice, where, in a sultry and invaded by cholera Venice, the writer Gustav von Aschenbach, at the top of his career, meets Tadzio, a boy of deep beauty. The strictness and respectability of the old writer will give up to passion. You’re then going to visit the Des Bains hotel, the one in which Thomas Mann met his young Polish love. You may decide to stay in Venice or in Murano, the historical place famous for the glass craftsmanship. Here you are going to witness the technique of glass manufacturing that creates the beautiful examples of the so-called Glass of Murano, high quality Italian craftsmanship.
Time to experience the tour ‘On the roads of Prosecco’, a visit to some of the most famous wine cellars of the area to taste some good wine and typical products.
Free day at disposal to relish the magic of Venice. In the evening, time for boarding on an ancient Venetian Galleon called Jolly Roger for a fine and warm delicious dinner to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Venetian lagoon.
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer by train from Venice to the Aqualux Spa&Suite Bardolino, welcome drink and check in. In the afternoon excursion to the center of Bardolino on the lake side to discover wine and food of the area: the red Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana and Valdadige are all excellent local wines that can be enjoyed in company.
Breakfast at the hotel. Relish the pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of the Aqualux Hotel, give your body a pleasant, relaxing time within the AquaSpa & Wellness among the relax area, saunas, Turkish bath, fitness area and AquaExperience area, with a romantic couple body massage. In the afternoon time to visit the house of Romeo and Juliet in Verona.
Tonight you are going to attend a touching show at the Arena of Verona: live the emotions of the Italian opera admiring a unique show in an old time atmosphere!
Breakfast at the hotel. Boat to Sirmione. Today we are going to visit the Catullo Grottoes, a villa that conserves the rests of the ancient poet’s dwelilng on the Lake Garda sides, dived into the green of olive trees and with a stunning view on the highest point of the island.
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the station of Peschiera del Garda. End of services.
Deposits and payment schedules
First deposit: 25% of package price, due upon confirmation of reservation
Second deposit: 25% of package price, 180 days before departure
Final Payment: Balance (50% of package price) due 90 days before 15th of July 2016
If paying by credit card, the second deposit and final payment will be charged to the same credit card given for the first deposit unless Quiiky is notified of changes in writing at least seven days prior to the payment due date.
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VENEZIA 4*: Hotel Ca dei Conti or MURANO 4*: Hotel le Gare Murano – Mgallery
BARDOLINO: Aqualux Spa&Suite Bardolino
Double standard room at 4* hotel. Gay friendly for 3 nights and 4 days with breakfast; private gay friendly guide for private 3 hours tour: following in the footsteps of Thomas Mann; Private 3 hours tour: “On the roads of Prosecco”, with visit to some cellars and tastings of wines and typical products; dinner on board of the Venetian Galleon Jolly Roger and mini-cruise in the Venetian lagoon; train transfer fromVenice station to Aqualux Spa&Suite Bardolino hotel, welcome and check in in double comfort room, 3 overnights with breakfast, entrance to the wellness center AquaSpa & Wellness with access to the relax area, saunas, Turkish bath, fitness area and to the AquaExperience (4 indoor pools and 4 outdoor pools) and a couple massage; half day guided visit to Verona, romantic dinner for 2 in Verona, boat from / to Bardolino – Sirmione, entrance ticket to the Catullo Grottoes.
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