Explore ancient paths for an authentic flavour of Italy

Explore new discoveries with YellowBoot! We offer you tailor-made itineraries perfectly crafted to satisfy your natural desire for discovery. You’ll journey to Italian cities, local towns and villages that are world-renowned for their art and culture, which add to their rich heritage. You’ll explore ancient paths, and create your own ones, for an authentic flavour of Italy!

It is well known that Italy is rich with artistic, historical and archaeological heritage. Imagine arriving in Venice, arguably the heart of Italy, to begin a journey of discovery at the leisure of your own pace. Imagine being an observer of Romeo & Juliet’s tale of love, or following in the paths of the ancient Romans in the Arena in Verona. Imagine being an honorary guest at an 18th Century party held in one of the Palladian Villas, or being invited to a cruise to visit the villas in Riviera del Brenta. Imagine wondering around ancient medieval towns and villages that seem forever lost in time. Imagine losing yourself in Venice’s ageless “calli” and surprisingly finding yourself in San Marco Square to the stunning view of the glorious basilica. Imagine getting on the first boat to discover the magical Venetian lagoon and its surrounding islands. Just imagine this dream. Now, let YellowBoot help you realise it and make it come true!

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Venice’s Carnival, food, wine and Dolomite adventure 7 days Luxury escape

Suggested period: February to enjoy the famous Venice Carnival. The tour is available on any other date

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you and deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities. A transfer service will bring you to your luxury hotel in Venice: PalazzinaG! You’ll stay the night in Venice.

Day 2 Begin your day with a mask on your face and experience Venice carnival! The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, and world-famed for its elaborate masks. Wonder around the little small streets of Venice and have fun getting lost in the beautiful corners of this unique city! In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; and if you like experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in your hotel in Venice.

Day 3 You’ll be taken on a guided boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church. In the afternoon, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Venissa in Mazzorbo, a Michelin star restaurant. In the evening you will have great fun in a masquerade ball in Venice! We will provide you with a superb costume and you will have dinner and dance all night long! You will stay the night in your hotel in Venice.

Day 4 In the morning you’ll enjoy a guided visit in the Rialto vegetable and fish market. After sampling some cicchetti (finger food) and a glass of wine, you will learn all the secrets of Italian delicious food thanks to a cooking demonstration in a Venetian restaurant. In the afternoon you will depart for your next destination: Treviso. You’ll dine in a typical restaurant and spend your night in Treviso.

Day 5 Get up early for a Dolomite adventure! A private car will take you to Cortina and you will enjoy an unforgettable day of fun in the snow! Board a snowmobile to reach a remote mountain chalet atop a mountain, positioned in a unique location overlooking the valley. Have a delicious lunch made of tipical mountain food! Then descend down the mountain for 8 km in a sledge, fun is guaranteed for everyone! Overnight stay in Treviso.

Day 6 In the morning a private car will take you to discover the prosecco hills with a private tour! Enjoy the day sampling some of the top quality Prosecco wine from around the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region, where the superior DOCG Prosecco is produced. You will have lunch at a renowned osteria, where you will be delighted with typical food products such as “spiedo”, typical meat cooked on the fire place! You’ll discover some of the best traditional cuisine over dinner at a local osteria and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 7 Departure at any time from Venice airport end of services.

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4 days of Love in Venice

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you and deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities. A transfer service will bring you to your luxury hotel in Venice: Ca’ Maria Adele! Tonight we can book for your ticket for an opera night or concert at famous La Fenice Teatre.

Day 2 Begin your day with a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; and if you like experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you will have dinner in a romantic restaurant near St. Mark Square and stay the night in Ca’ Maria Adele.

Day 3 You’ll be taken on a private guided boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. Learn all the secrets of Murano glass visiting a traditional Vetreria. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church. In the afternoon, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Venissa in Mazzorbo, a Michelin starred restaurant. In the late afternoon take time to enjoy Venice at you own pace. In the evening you will have dinner in a romantic restaurant overlooking the lagoon and stay the night in Ca’ Maria Adele.

Day 4 In the morning you’ll enjoy a guided visit of the Rialto vegetable and fish market. After sampling some cicchetti (finger food) and a glass of wine, you will learn all the secrets of Italian delicious food thanks to an Italian cooking demonstration. Depart at your convienet time in the late afternoon from Venice airport.

6 to 8 days to explore the Palladian Villas

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you, deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities. A transfer service will bring you to your destination: Vicenza! You’ll stay the night in Vicenza.

Day 2 Start discovering Vicenza and explore the beauty of the city with a guided tour. Vicenza is famous for its longstanding tradition of gold jewellery handicraft but also for Palladio architecture. Your private guide will accompany you to visit: Palazzo Chiericati, Teatro Olimpico, Cappella Valmarana di Santa Corona, Museo Palladio in Palazzo Barban da Porto. You will visit from the outside the Basilica and Loggia del Capitaniato. Later in the day you will be taken on a guided tour of Villa "La Rotonda" and Villa Valmarana ai Nani with its Tiepolo frescoes. Spend the night in Vicenza.

Day 3 Enjoy another day of discovery with your private guide. Start with an exclusive access of Villa Cornaro. Continue Villa Emo. You can have lunch at Villa Barbaro and enjoy also a visit of the villa. On the way back to Vicenza it would be possible to stop near Villa Trissino, where the young Andrea met the Count Trissino that gave him the nickname Palladio. You can dine at recommend restaurant and spend the night in Vicenza.

Day 4 Today enjoy a private exclusive access of Villa Valmarana Bressan. Continue to Villa Godi. Have a break in Montagnana to admire from the outside Palladio’s Palazzo/Villa Pisani. In the afternoon visit Villa Pojana and continue with an exclusive access of Villa Badoer. Spend the night in Vicenza.

Day 5 Start the day exploring Bassano with a guided tour. Stop for lunch in Marostica. Continue in the afternoon to the gardens of Villa Barbarigo at Valsanzibio. Spend the night in Vicenza.

Day 6 You’ll be taken on a guided tour to discover Villa Pisani in Bagnolo di Lonigo and Villa Pisani in Lonigo (the so called “Rocca Pisana”). In the afternoon visit La Malcontenta on Riviera del Brenta.

Day 7/8 Extensions of the tour can include a couple of days in Venice or Verona

8 days to explore the best of Veneto

Day 1 Set your GPS to your first destination and drive through the lavish hills to Padua. In your free time wander through Padua and discover its main sights including Giotto's Cappella degli Scrovegni, Sant'Antonio basilica and Prato della Valle square. You’ll enjoy a delightful dinner and spend the night in Treviso.

Day 2 You’ll be taken on a boat cruise to discover the elegant 16th century Ville del Brenta. You’ll explore the villas including Villa Pisani, the larger villa of the Riviera, Villa Widmann Foscari and Villa Malcontenta. You’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Treviso.

Day 3 Start the day with some Prosecco wine tasting around the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region, where the superior DOCG Prosecco is produced. You’ll discover some of the best traditional cuisine over lunch at a local osteria surrounded by the Prosecco hills. In the afternoon experience the Italian lifestyle with a stroll through the centre of Treviso, where you’ll sample some of the best tiramisu. You’ll dine at a highly recommend restaurant and spend the night in Treviso.

Day 4 Set you GPS to your next destination: Verona. In the afternoon you’ll be taken on a guided tour of this beautiful city made famous by Romeo & Juliet’s love story. Take time to discover the ancient Roman arena, the small historic streets, the rolling hills and vibrant vineyards. Follow our suggestions for a great dining experience, and spend the night in the countryside around Verona.

Day 5 Start the day exploring the natural beauty of Lake Garda, visiting villages that surround the lake, including Lazise and Peschiera del Garda. Season permitting, we can book you a night at the Opera in the Arena, dinner at a recommended restaurant and an overnight stay in the countryside around Verona.

Day 6 You’ll depart in the morning and head towards Venice, where you can leave your rental car and take a water taxi to your hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; and queue for a cool gelato in town. Dinner and an overnight stay in Venice.

Day 7 You’ll be taken on a boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. You’ll visit a vetreria to witness the expertise of a true maestro who’ll transform sand into a beautiful piece of glass art in mere minutes. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church. Continue wandering around the starkly painted houses of Burano island, which were originally decorated by the fishermen who lived there, so their homes would be easily recognised after returning from long voyages at sea. Have lunch in Venissa, a Michelin Starred restaurant located in Mazzorbo island, and spend your last night in Venice.

Day 8 Depart at a convenient time from Venice airport.

5 days in Venice, Treviso and Verona

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you and deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities. A transfer service will bring you to your first destination: Treviso! You’ll discover Treviso, a medieval town just 30 minutes by car from Venice, and some of the best traditional cuisine over dinner at a local osteria. You’ll stay the night in Treviso.

Day 2 Begin your day with a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; queue for a cool gelato in town; and if you like experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 3 You’ll be taken on a guided boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church. In the afternoon, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 4 You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Verona, a city made famous by Romeo & Juliet’s love story, then take time to discover the ancient Roman arena and the small historic streets. Have lunch in a typical osteria enjoying a glass of good red wine from the hills around Verona. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 5 Departure at any time from Venice airport end of services.

7 days Discovering beautiful Veneto

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you and deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities. A transfer service will bring you to your first destination: Treviso! You’ll have time to discover Treviso at your own pace, a medieval town just 30 minutes by car from Venice, and some of the best traditional cuisine over dinner. You’ll stay the night in Treviso.

Day 2 Begin your day with a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; queue for a cool gelato in town; and if you like you can also experience a gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 3 You’ll have a day to enjoy Venice at your own pace. You can choose to spend more time around famous San Marco square, or even getting lost in Venice little streets called calli. You can enjoy a boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. In Torcello you might want to explore its ancient church, while in Burano you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 4 Today you will enjoy a guided tour of Padua and Villas located in Riviera del Brenta. Discover Padua’s main sights including Giotto's Cappella degli Scrovegni, Sant'Antonio basilica and Prato della Valle square. In the afternoon you will discover the elegant 16th century Ville del Brenta, including Villa Pisani, the larger villa of the Riviera. You’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Treviso.

Day 5 You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Verona, a city made famous by Romeo & Juliet’s love story, then take time to discover the ancient Roman arena and the small historic streets. You may have lunch in a typical osteria enjoying a glass of good red wine from the hills around Verona. In the evening you will have dinner and stay the night in Treviso.

Day 6 Today you will relax and enjoy famous Prosecco wine tasting. You’ll sample some of the most famous Prosecco from around the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region, where the superior DOCG Prosecco is produced. You’ll discover some of the best traditional cuisine over lunch at a local osteria surrounded by the Prosecco hills. You’ll have dinner and an overnight stay in Treviso.

Day 7 Have breakfast in the hotel and depart at anytime from Venice airport.


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10 days to explore the best of Veneto

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you and deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities, including renting a car. Set your GPS to your first destination and drive through the lavish hills to Padua. In your free time wander through Padua and discover its main sights including Giotto's Cappella degli Scrovegni, Sant'Antonio basilica and Prato della Valle square. You’ll enjoy a delightful dinner and spend the night in Padua.

Day 2 You’ll be taken on a guided boat cruise to discover the elegant 16th century Ville del Brenta. You’ll explore the villas including Villa Pisani, the larger villa of the Riviera, Villa Widmann Foscari and Villa Malcontenta. You’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Treviso.

Day 3 Discover Treviso, a small gem of a town, with its medieval houses and canals. You’ll enjoy a typical local lunch at a welcoming osteria, then spend the afternoon experiencing the Italian lifestyle with a stroll through the centre of town, where you’ll sample some of the best tiramisu. You’ll dine at a highly recommend restaurant and spend the night in Treviso.

Day 4 Your next destination is Asolo, known as "the pearl of the Province of Treviso"province of Treviso" and also as "the city of a hundred horizons" for its mountain setting. You’ll enjoy some local delicacies over lunch, in a restaurant located in the heart of this medieval town. In the afternoon you’ll sample some of the top Prosecco from around the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene region, where the superior DOCG Prosecco is produced. You’ll discover some of the best traditional cuisine over dinner at a local osteria surrounded by the Prosecco hills. Stay the night in Treviso.

Day 5 Set you GPS to your next destination: Verona. In the afternoon you’ll be taken on a guided tour of this beautiful city made famous by Romeo & Juliet’s love story. Take time to discover the ancient Roman arena, the small historic streets, the rolling hills and vibrant vineyards. Follow our suggestions for a great dining experience, and spend the night in the city.

Day 6 Start the day exploring the natural beauty of Lake Garda, visiting villages that surround the lake, including Lazise and Peschiera del Garda. Season permitting, we can book you a night at the Opera in the Arena, dinner at a recommended restaurant and an overnight stay in Verona.

Day 7 You’ll depart in the morning and head towards Venice, where you can leave your rental car and take a water taxi to your hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll explore the mysterious small streets (calli) of this illustrious city. You’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at a local osteria playing live music, and spend the night in magical Venice.

Day 8 Begin your day with a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; queue for a cool gelato in town; and experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you’ll attend the opera or concert at the famous La Fenice theatre. Dinner and an overnight stay in Venice.

Day 9 You’ll be taken on a boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. You’ll visit a vetreria to witness the expertise of a true maestro who’ll transform sand into a beautiful piece of glass art in mere minutes. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island, which were originally decorated by the fishermen who lived there, so their homes would be easily recognised after returning from long voyages at sea. In the evening you’ll dine in a top restaurant and spend your last night in Venice.

Day 10 Depart at a convenient time from Venice airport. (Depending on time of departure, it may be possible to organise a cultural visit during the day by request).

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4 days in glamorous Venice

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Venice airport to a warm welcome, where YellowBoot staff will greet you and provide all the information you need for an unforgettable stay in Venice. You’ll take a water taxi to your hotel in the city, where you can immediately begin discovering the uniqueness of Venice. In the evening, wander around the city’s romantic and mysterious streets, called calli, before feasting at a typical local osteria with live music. Spend the night at your Venice hotel.

Day 2 Begin your day with a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; queue for a cool gelato in town; and experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you’ll attend the opera or a concert at the famous La Fenice theatre. Dinner and an overnight stay in Venice.

Day 3 You’ll be taken on a boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. You’ll visit a vetreria to witness the expertise of a true maestro who’ll transform sand into a beautiful piece of glass art in mere minutes. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island, which were originally decorated by the fishermen who lived there, so their homes would be easily recognised after returning from long voyages at sea. In the evening you’ll dine in a top restaurant and spend your last night in Venice.

Day 4 Depart at a convenient time from Venice airport. (Depending on time of departure, it may be possible to organise a cultural visit during the day by request).

4 day Verona and Lake Garda discovery

Day 1 You’ll arrive at Verona airport to a warm welcome! YellowBoot staff will greet you and deliver all the necessary documentation and help you with any formalities, including renting a car. You’ll dine at a local restaurant and spend the night in Verona.

Day 2 Your day begins with a guided tour of Verona, a city made famous by Romeo & Juliet’s love story. Take time to discover the ancient Roman arena and the small historic streets, then admire the beauty of the city’s churches and squares, including Basilica di San Zeno and Piazza delle Erbe. Season permitting, we can book you an unforgettable Opera night at the Arena.

Day 3 You’ll spend the day exploring the natural beauty of Lake Garda, visiting villages that surround the lake, including Salò, Gardone and Sirmione, where you’ll also discover the remains of Catullo’s villa and the Scaliger castle. You’ll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Verona.

Day 4 Explore the west side of the Lake and its villages, including Malcesine, Lazise and Garda. You may sample some local wines around the Barolino wine trail, or enjoy a cruise around the lake. In the after you’ll return to Verona airport for your flight home.