TOURISM

“ITALY
is Not a Country,

it’s an Emotion”

Pamela Piggott

The Tour Operator Italy & Luxury is my authorship project for travelers to Italy who choose only the best.

My meaning of the word LUXURY is determined by three interrelated components: the Best Service, the Best Product and the Best Price, all in one.

My specializations are destinations like Venice, Verona, Milan, Brescia, Florence, Padova, Vicenza, Mantova, Modena, Bologna, the lakes Garda, Como and Maggiore, Ligurian Riviera and Italian Alps.

At your request, I will develop programs for any other destination you desire in Italy.

Olga Leonardi

TOURS

VENICE · MILAN · FLORENCE · MANTOVA · MODENA · LAKES GARDA COMO MAGGIORE

VERONA · PADOVA · VICENZA · BRESCIA · BOLOGNA · LIGURIAN RIVIERA · ITALIAN ALPS

VENICE GRAND TOUR

Exclusive program of the tour includes a visit to St. Mark’s Cathedral, the official residence of the rulers of the Venetian Republic – the Doge’s Palace, the central fish market of Venice, one of the private historical palaces, the best glass production laboratory, the best workshop for the manufacture of Venetian masks. The chef of a flamboyant tavern will win every one of you. The tour of the Grand Canal in gondola finishes the day which remains unforgettable for all your life.

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BRESCIA GRAND TOUR

The tour program includes a visit to the medieval castle and the most important and interesting sightseeings of the city. Special attention is given to longobards here. The exclusive part of the program is enogastronomic tasting  of the special local product which has become famous for the whole world. At the end of the excursion day, it is possible to visit the weapons factory built by the Venetian Republic in 1526 and that continues to be famous throughout the world even today.
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VERONA GRAND TOUR

The tour program includes visits of the most important sightseeings of the city: ancient Roman monuments which number is inferior only to those of Rome, the places connected with famous Romeo and Juliet’ love story. We can admire the magnificence of Venetian luxury in Verona, visit one of the most beautiful historic villas in Italy with its magnificent parks and gardens. Tasting of the best local wines, cheeses and meat delicacies from the manufacturer will complete the exclusive program of the day.

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GARDA LAKE GRAND TOUR

The program of the tour includes visits to the most beautiful ancient towns of the lake, the most important historical monuments, the most picturesque places. Enogastronomic tasting of gourmet foods is inevitable here! Treatments at the SPA center with the most healthy thermal water of Italy can complete your special day at Garda Lake. Yacht or Helicopter Tour is for the most demanding Tourist. Leaving Lake Garda, tourists say that paradise is here!
For those who have at their disposal one or two weeks I organize healing, treatment, weight loss courses at the best clinics of Lake Garda.

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COMO LAKE GRAND TOUR

The exclusive tour program includes a visit to the most prestigious and picturesque places of Lake Como. The only island of the lake attracts also many Hollywood stars today. We will visit two private historic villas, which are considered the most beautiful in the world. The most curious tourists will see also George Clooney’s villa. The visit of the production of the best Italian silk will continue our program. Enogastronomic tasting of local gourmet foods will give us a special pleasure. And in conclusion a half-hour flight over the lake is possible, the cost of which will pleasantly surprise you.
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ITALIAN ALPS GRAND TOUR

During the program of the day we will visit the fabulously beautiful villages, as well as castles elevating their beauty in the midst of mountain ranges. Museums of wooden sculpture and ancient Ladin culture are the pride of local artisans. We will enjoy lunch in the Alpine high-altitude hut. Famous regional red wines have an intense smell of forest berries on the pepper and spices background, these wines are perfectly combined with home-made cheeses and game dishes. And at the end of the excursion day we can relax in a thermal SPA or in a local traditional bathhouse. Landscapes of the Alpine mountains in a light evening fog give a special charm and mystery to these places, conjuring images of ancient sacred bathing ceremonies.
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PADOVA GRAND TOUR

The tour program includes visits to the most important sights of the city: St. Anthony’s Cathedral which is the most refined church in Byzantine style in the west of Europe, the Padova University included in the list of the world’s earliest universities, the church with the most important Giotto’s works, a private historic villa, one of the most beautiful in Italy. Gastronomic tasting of local delicacies completes the excursion day.
In addition, I organize Wellness & SPA tours at the thermal centers which are distinguished by the quality and the low cost.
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VICENZA GRAND TOUR

The program of the tour includes visits to the most famous sightseeings of the city and the palaces of the genius architect Andrea Palladio whose works are the most important examples of the Italian late Renaissance and Mannerism. The exclusive visit to the best hand-made artistic ceramics laboratory of the world will surprise anyone! We will have the opportunity to see limited editions of ceramics decorated by hand with expensive paints and enamels, 24K gold and Swarovski crystals. Unusual degustation will complete the excursion program.

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MILAN GRAND TOUR

In the program of the day: a tour of the residence of the medieval rulers of Milan – Sforza castle, a walk in the Sempione Park leading to the Arch of Peace. We will visit the sumptuous gallery of Vittorio Emanuele II, the opera house “La Scala”, the most beautiful gothic cathedral of Italy – the Duomo. We will also climb to the terrace of the cathedral from where we will see the whole Milan! The will visit the Dominican monastery with the main masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci – “Last Supper”. And finally – a visit to the “Golden Quadrangle” and the most beautiful  skyscrapers quarter of the world.
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MAGGIORE LAKE GRAND TOUR

“If you have a heart and a shirt, sell your shirt and visit Lake Maggiore” Stendhal. The program of the tour includes visits to the most famous resorts of the lake and the most beautiful Borromean islands: Isola Bella and Isola Madre, where on the soft green veil of the grass walk paradise birds, where the air is saturated with the sweetness of the odor of strange flowers, and the walls of the palaces are covered with ivy. A small stop on the picturesque Island of Fishermen is an excellent opportunity to discover the typical cuisine of Lake Maggiore.
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CINQUE TERRE GRAND TOUR

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Ligurian Riviera: lush vegetation, mild climate, mountains descending to the sea. Here the reality is something that you can only dream about! The excursion program of the tour includes the visits of five picturesque towns of the Ligurian coast, whose inhabitants since 1997 live in the Unesco World Heritage Site. We will get acquainted with what makes these places special. During the enogastronomic tasting we will try the most famous local dishes and wines in the right combination with each other.
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FLORENCE GRAND TOUR

The Cradle of the Renaissance Florence is a magnificent city, considered the birth place of the Italian Renaissance, and a must see while in Italy. The city gave the world such giants as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Niccolo Machiavelli, Dante and Galileo. The excursion program of the day includes acquaintance with the main sights of the most beautiful city, with a visit to one of the oldest museums in Europe – the Uffizi Gallery. We will enjoy the beauty of the best park ensembles of the Italian Renaissance, and the local enogastronic experience will make you come back here more than once!

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MANTOVA GRAND TOUR

The beautiful architecture of the city is amazing in the specular reflection of three lakes, picturesquely surrounding it from all sides. Therefore, Mantova is called the “second Venice”. Mantova was founded by the Etruscans, but its maximum flourishing the city reached during the times of Gonzaga’s Signoria, an influential clan of the Italian Renaissance. We will visit the most famous sights of the city and its environs. Mantova, the city of art and culture, is also considered one of the most famous enogastronomic capitals of the world. Tasting during the tour is given special significance.
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MODENA + FERRARI MUSEUM GRAND TOUR

The city of Modena is hardly known to tourists, although its main square is under the protection of UNESCO. We will see the most beautiful architectural structures of the city, most of which was executed during the reign of the Este dynasty. We will visit also the Ferrari Museum because Modena is one of the capitals of the Italian automotive industry. But, unlike Turin with its democratic “Fiat”, here is produced a real “Italian dream” – Ferrari! The program of the day will complete the tasting of balsamic vinegar combined with local delicacies.
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BOLOGNA GRAND TOUR

In Bologna there are the oldest university of Europe, the covered arched galleries stretched for a total of forty kilometers, the fifth largest temple of the planet. Here you can see firsthand an anatomical theater where ten centuries ago anyone could watch the dissection of corpses. Having visited the most beautiful and interesting sights of the city, we will go to the suburbs for a real enogastronic journey! It is in Bologna that it is possible to plunge into the world of farm production with the BIO quality mark.
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ROME GRAND TOUR

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ASSISI GRAND TOUR

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BERGAMO GRAND TOUR

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🇨🇭LUGANO LAKE GRAND TOUR

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🇮🇩 MONTE CARLO GRAND TOUR

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MASTERCLASSES

MASTERCLASS IN CREATING YOUR OWN PERFUME

I am proud to give you an opportunity to create your own perfume as do celebrities Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Peris Hilton, with the only difference – the price! First you will enjoy the professional skill of an expert in the finest perfume art, some secrets of which will be shown to you at a private historical palace. Then you can apply the newly acquired knowledge in the preparation of your own unique spirits.

MASTERCLASS IN CREATING YOUR VENETIAN MASK

We will visit the laboratory of the most famous master for the manufacture of carnival masks in Venice. He will tells us about their history of origin and features. We will learn about various techniques for mask decoration. Under the guidance of the master you will decorate the mask you like which will be transformed during the work of your hands and imagination into a work of art because we will use gold and silver paints, rich oil paints, valuable lace trim, Swarovski crystals.

MASTERCLASS IN ITALIAN COOKING

Italian cuisine is a reflection of the lifestyle of the Italians. You will learn to make both classic Italian dishes and special dishes at your choice. The classes are given by Chefs at their Michelin restaurants or at the famous historic villas with spectacular views of the surrounding hills, valleys and vineyards. Having a master class in Italian cooking you will know culinary secrets of the best Italian Chefs and you will get an unforgettable experience of immersion in the way of life of this delightful country.

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