Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve in Italy

An unique experience for your Christmas holidays and New Year's Eve.

Overview

Trip Highlights

    • Spend the Christmas holidays in a unique setting in the centre of Rome.
    • Participate to Christmas’ Eve mess of Pope Francesco in the Saint Peter Basilic.
    • Admire typical Christmas handicraft products.
    • Enjoy tasting of real Chianti and Montalcino’s wine.
    • Shop at the Italy’s most glamorous fashion outlet ever.
    • Visit some famous Palladian Villas.
    • Celebrate the new Year’s Eve in Milan with a unique experience.

Programs

DAY 01 23rd DECEMBER (WED) ROME

Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport, you will be met upon disembarkation from the aircraft by our local English speaking representative at the gate with a Welcome Board and you will be assisted with VIP immigration and custom clearance.
Your private luxury Mercedes van and your driver will wait for you outside the airport to drive you at the you boutique and design hotel “Piazza di Spagna 9” reserved only for your group of friends or families. You will spend the Christmas holidays in a unique setting just in the center of Rome with all the privacy and intimacy you may like in those days.
You will check in the hotel for 4 nights on bed & breakfast basis.
Rest of the day is at your leisure for relaxing.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 02 24th DECEMBER (THU) ROME

Today you will meet your personal guide at hotel lobby to visit the world’s smallest country and the center of the Catholic World – City of Vatican. Visit the impressive St. Peter’s square and Church, and explore Vatican Museums, the Raffaello’s rooms and the Sistine Chapel.
In the afternoon free time at your leisure to find the Christmas gifts for your friends and family.
For the dinner you have the possibility to have a private dinner in the hotel lounge prepared by a private chef or you can go outside in a Michelin starred restaurant with a view on Rome.
At night you will live un unforgettable experience: you will participate to Christmas’ Eve mess of Pope Francesco in the Saint Peter Basilic.
At the end of Mess you will be transferred to your hotel by your personal driver.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 03 25th DECEMBER (FRI) ROME

This morning you will meet your personal guide at hotel lobby and you will reach one of the most beautiful square in Rome: Navona square. Here will be many stands where you will admire typical Christmas handicraft products, sweets, busker and even Santa Claus and the Witch!
Christmas’s lunch will be served by a private chef in the lounge of your boutique hotel Piazzadispagna 9 with a direct view on the Spanish Steps.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 04 26th DECEMBER (SAT) ROME

This morning you will participate to a cooking class with a professional chef who let you know the secrets of Italian cuisine.
In the afternoon you will have free time at your leisure to enjoy Rome’s Christmas atmosphere on your own or you can follow the guide for a walking tour around the main sites of Rome.
Overnight in Rome.

DAY 05 27th DECEMBER (SUN) ROME- MONTALCINO AREA

This morning you will check out the hotel in Rome and you will meet your personal driver outside to reach Montalcino area. On the way you will stop in Civita di Bagnoregio for 2 hours of visit.
In three hours of drive you will arrive at Velona’s Castle where you will check in for two nights on bed &breakfast.
In the afternoon you will have free time to relaxing in the spa of the Castle.
Overnight in Castello di Velona.

DAY 06 28th DECEMBER (MON) CHIANTI AREA

This morning you will meet your personal guide at hotel lobby to start your wine tour around Montalcino and Chianti areas. You will visit also a castle in Chianti area. Chianti is the land of good wine so you can’t miss the opportunity to taste it: you will enjoy tasting of real Chianti and Montalcino’s wine and you will know the process of grape processing until being turned into wine.
In the late afternoon you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Castello di Velona.

DAY07 29th DECEMBER (TUE) CHIANTI AREA- THE MALL- VALDOBBIADENE

This morning you will leave Chianti area to reach Valdobbiadene, another area famous all over the world for Prosecco. On the way to Valdobbiadene you will stop at the Italy’s most glamorous fashion outlet ever: The Mall. Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Ferragamo, Tod’s, Sergio Rossi, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi and Emilio Pucci: you’ll find all the most coveted Italian designer labels in The Mall, alongside big names from abroad such as Dior, Balenciaga, YSL, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. If you’ve got a passion for handbags or a thing about footwear, there’s a vast selection of designer accessories, guaranteed to keep you happy.
After lunch you will proceed to reach Valdobbiadene where you will check in your hotel “Villa Abbazia” for one night on bed & breakfast basis.
Overnight in Valdobbiadene.

DAY 08 30th DECEMBER (WED) VALDOBBIADENE- MILAN

Today you will meet your personal driver to visit some famous Palladian Villas and wineries to taste Prosecco and local products and to understand the process of Prosecco.
After Prosecco tasting your personal driver will transfer you to Milan where you will check in your hotel “Palazzo Segreti” for three nights on bed &breakfast.
Overnight in Milan.

DAY 09 31st DECEMBER (THU) MILAN

This morning you will do the guided visit of the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci and after as Milan is the Italian symbol of fashion, today you will have free time at your leisure for shopping in the most glamorous boutiques of the city center.
Today is time to celebrate the new Year’s Eve and you can choose to do it according to the following unique experience:
– Option 1: at 7.00 pm La Scala Corps de Ballet will present Cinderella by Prokof’ev, one of the most fabulous ballet of the classic repertoire. At the end of the performance it will be possible to continue to live the magic atmosphere of the evening waiting for the New Year in the luxurious Theatre’s Foyers and in the rooms of La Scala Museum where the Gala dinner will be served.
– Option 2: You will dine at a Michelin restaurant and after dinner you will celebrate the new Year’s Eve at Gattopardo Club, the most exclusive place to spend your night in Milan. The original and unique architecture of the location, the auspicious and magnificent crystal chandelier, the décor of other times, the floor and marble columns look back on the charme of the places portrayed both in Giuseppe Tomasi´s novel and in Luchino Visconti´s film.
Overnight in Milan.

DAY 10 1st JANUARY (FRI) MILAN

Today you will enjoy your New Year Eve’s brunch.
In the afternoon you will have free time at your leisure.
Overnight in Milan.

DAY 11 2nd JANUARY (SAT) MILAN

This morning you will check out the hotel and your personal driver will transfer you to Milan airport to catch your flight back home. At Milan airport will be your VIP assistant to help you with your luggage and check in.

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