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A decadent break near Lake Garda's north shore, with a cookery class, a wine tour and excursions to beautiful Verona and Venice - includes half board and all travel
Situated right by the picturesque beaches of Torbole sul Garda, Hotel Continental is surrounded by the tranquil olive groves and vineyards of Nago, a village occupying an idyllic spot where the mighty Dolomite Mountains meet breathtaking Lake Garda. Whether you're into biking, trekking, strolling or out-and-out R&R, this beauty spot is a perfect base for a break away from it all. During days off the sightseeing trail, you can lie by the pool surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens and opt for a dip in the indoor pool, a session in the sauna or a snooze in the relaxation area. It's no surprise the hotel pocketed a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
With this gastronomic tour, you'll be whisked off on day trips to two of Italy's must-see destinations and beautiful cities. You'll start with Venice, where you'll want to make a beeline for St Mark's Square, the Bridge of Sighs and Rialto Bridge - a private boat ride is included, but why not also complete the experience with a serene gondola tour (for an additional cost)? You'll also explore Verona on a guided visit, during which you'll get to roam the achingly romantic streets, shop on the elegant Via Mazzini, and have a chance to marvel at that balcony. You'll also get the opportunity to treat yourself to a live performance at the Arena di Verona.
Alongside all this Italian beauty, you'll enhance your Italian culinary prowess with a day's worth of cooking classes, at a villa on the hills near Bardolino. After careful tuition, you'll be a dab hand at making homemade pasta and choosing seasonal produce, with a handful of tricks and tips to carry home too. Sealing the trip off in style, a wine tasting experience in the Valpolicella will open you up to the intriguing traditions behind the Veneto wine region. A visit to a Tuscan vineyard will let you in on its biggest wine-making secrets.
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Please be aware that a VIP home pick-up service, as advertised on the supplier's website, is not available with this offer through Secret Escapes.
Visiting Juliet's balcony in the charming city of Verona and shopping on the chic Via Mazzini
Mastering the art of Italian cooking with an expert-led class
Complementing your sojourn with a local wine tasting
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