Venice, Verona and Florence

Venice is not the only Unesco World Heritage Site in Veneto: the romantic city of Verona and the mountain ranges of the Dolomites, among the favorite destinations for mountain lovers, also make the exclusive list.

This tour was designed to introduce you to all the secrets of these magnificent places: from Piazza San Marco in Venice to the Roman Arena in Verona, passing thorough the characteristic flower-filled avenues of Ortisei, a town by the foot of the Dolomites.

The tour will then continue towards the thermal baths of Saturnia, where you will stay in a luxurious five-star resort, enjoying all the benefits of its thermal waters, known all over the world for their therapeutic properties.

After some rest, you will first visit Orvieto with its famous Gothic Cathedral, followed by the picturesque Val D’Orcia, dominated by marvelous sinuous hills dotted with cypresses and vineyards.

The tour ends in the fascinating city of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance.

Our accessible private taxi boat will take you from Venice Airport directly to your 5-star hotel in the center of Venice.

Once you reach the hotel, where you will enjoy a three-night stay, you will be escorted to your room so that you can leave your luggage and relax after the long journey.

The Outreach Team has previously checked all the rooms in every detail: from the width of the doors to the height of the bed, including the spaces in the shower and between the bathroom fixtures.

Should you need the addition of any service to make your stay more comfortable at the hotel, the Outreach Team can provide you any type of equipment you need.

Furthermore, once at the hotel you will meet your personal guide with whom you will discover all the details of the program.

Outreach has partnered with the most authoritative associations of bilingual guides in Italy: each of them specializes in art history and boasts many years of experience in inclusive tourism.

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Celebrated all over the world for its beauty, Venice and its lagoon have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.

After a hearty breakfast, you will leave with the guide for an accessible tour designed ad hoc in the heart of Venice.

For those visiting Venice for the first time, the so-called “Marciana Area” is a mandatory stop. Full of monuments and museums, this area is in fact a concentration of history gathered in a few square kilometers: from the Renaissance Clock Tower to the characteristic Church of San Zulian, from the incredible Basilica of San Marco to the Gothic Palazzo Ducale, crossing the Campanile of San Marco and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

The area has been made completely accessible to everyone and the many bridges crossing the lagoon have been equipped with platforms and ramps.

You will enjoy lunch in a restaurant in the very center of the city. Brick interiors and breathtaking works of art inspired by Venice’s landscapes contribute to make this restaurant a special destination for every visitor. Furthermore, its rich traditional menu consists of a special assortment of dishes from the Venetian cuisine.

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The third stop of this tour will be in a traditional glass factory on the island of Murano, in the heart of Venice Lagoon.

Venetian artisans have been working glass and crystal since the 10th century, even though towards the end of the 13th century they moved their workshops to the island of Murano in order to avoid the danger of fires that could be caused by the high temperatures of the furnaces.

The art of glass blowing was jealously guarded and the techniques had to remain secret, so much that if a craftsman decided to leave the city of Venice, he could risk being killed for treason.

An expert guide will meet you at your hotel in Venice to depart from the nearest pier. You will reach the island of Murano on an accessible taxi boat for the wheelchair. After a short walk to immerse yourself in the evocative landscape that is Murano, you will arrive at the glass factory where a Master Glassmaker will welcome you.

Observing the artisans at work with the glass is a unique and fascinating experience. You will not be witnessing a classic demonstration for tourists but a daily work of a Master, which very often consists in the creation of a tailor-made piece for a private client who has commissioned it or a limited-edition piece destined for the most exclusive markets in the world.

You will be told about the complex and fascinating process of glass production and the Master Glassmaker will create an object with the centuries-old technique of blowing.

The visit continues in the gallery, where you will be able to appreciate the products made in the glass factory, including chandeliers, sculptures and a wide range of jewelry in various sizes.

Once the visit is over, a relaxing walk through the streets of the island will lead you to your restaurant.

Within the menu, you will find dishes of typical homemade Venetian cuisine based on fish. “Tecia de Mar”, a stew of mussels, clams from the lagoon, fish and shellfish in a slightly spicy pachino tomato sauce, is a typical Venetian dish worth trying.

In the afternoon, the taxi boat awaits you to take you to your hotel in Venice.

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The accessible taxi boat will take you from your hotel to Piazzale Roma, where you will depart with the accessible private van to Ortisei, the heart of the Dolomites.

Our private vans are designed to be large and comfortable. They can accommodate up to six wheelchairs of any type and size and are equipped with an electric hydraulic platform that facilitates the ascent and descent at each stage of the tour.

During the three-hour ride, you will have time to rest and enjoy the journey in total relaxation, observing the enchanting landscapes out of the window.

Lunch will be along the route and in typical Italian street-food fashion: you can taste the famous crostini with cod, sardines in saor, fried fish, or the traditional polenta and sausage.

Located at 1,055 meters above sea level, Ortisei is one of the most welcoming and popular villages in the whole Val Gardena. You will enjoy an incredible vertical ascent from the shallow lagoon of Venice to one of the highest mountain-village in Europe, famous all over the world for its woodcarvings. From the water and the gondolas, to the mountains and expanses of greenery: this tour is designed to let you experience all the wonderful landscapes in Italy.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to get to know the town better while crossing a completely accessible path full of food and wine shops typical of the area.

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The Dolomites, officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, constitute one of the most famous Italian wonders.

These mountains attract every year thousands of visitors from all over the world and represent precious jewels to be enjoyed both during summer and in winter.

Your private van will drive yo,u along with an expert bilingual guide, to the Sella Passo, 7,349 feet above sea level, and a strategic juncture connecting two important valleys, Val di Fassa and Val Gardena.

Cyclists from all over the world often covet this mountain pass, part of a unique Alpine circuit renowned worldwide for its difficulty and for the beauty of its landscape. It is no coincidence that this track has also been included several times among the stages of the Giro d’Italia, one of the most famous bicycle races in Europe.

Lunch will be on the heights of a mountain, and specifically in a picturesque refuge where you can savor the delicacies of high altitude cuisine with a truly breathtaking view of the Alps.

The tour continues towards Val Badia, an enchanting place that, due to its favorable geographic position and genuine hospitality of local citizens, has been renamed “the heart of the Dolomites”. In this valley, over the summer, the green of the trees mixes with protruding and incredible snow-capped peaks. The route ends in Brunico, a small mountain town that will captivate you with its ancient and fascinating history. You will be able to breathe its traditional medieval atmosphere all over the colorful streets across town.

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Located in the beautiful Dolomites of South Tyrol, the Alpe di Siusi constitute the largest plateau in Europe and cover an area of approximately 57 square kilometers at a height above sea level that reaches 7,700 feet.

Along with the guide, you will reach the cable car Valley Station located in the center of Ortisei. A large platform will take you directly to the accessible cabins fully accessible for everyone. Once you reach the summit by cable car, you will have lunch on the sunny terrace of the restaurant, which offers a pleasant view of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites.

In the afternoon, you will experience a splendid excursion through the boundless meadows of the Dolomite plateau that you could admire during the ascent on the cable car. A real naturalistic jewel, flat and accessible to all.

You will also discover the great biodiversity offered by the protected Sciliar-Catinaccio Natural Park, a magical place that will make you enjoy the grandeur of the Alpe di Siusi from a privileged position.

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In the morning, your private accessible van will drive you to the beautiful city of Bolzano, a melting pot of European cultures and an important crossroad between northern and southern Europe.

A bilingual city, Bolzano is geographically divided into two parts by the Talvera River: the old city, a charming combination of traditions and cultures, and the new city, an unparalleled technological hub of the area.

Along with your guide, you will explore thousands of treasures hidden between the two banks of the river: churches, monuments, historic streets, museums and castles.

You will visit the South Tyrolean archaeological museum, famous for hosting the mummy of Ötzi, one of the very first Neolithic men discovered by archeologists. This outstanding historical evidence was found in an ice cube not far from Bolzano and it is considered the first tattooed human in history.

After enjoying the exhibition, you will have lunch in an accessible restaurant in the city center, renowned for the quality of traditional local dishes: above all, you should try the local ravioli, made with a special type of homemade pasta and filled with meat, to be paired with a good glass of red wine.

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You private accessible van will drive you towards Lake Garda, unique in the world for its mild climate and considerable extension, which almost resembles a sea nested between the Alps and the Po Valley.

You will leave for an accessible mini cruise to reach Sirmione, a town known for the healing properties of its thermal water. Located on a long and thin peninsula on the south side of the lake, Sirmione has been praised for its beauty by writers such as Stendhal, Lawrence and Goethe.

The historic center is characterized by narrow alleys surrounded by dry stonewalls that will convey a truly romantic atmosphere.

The tour continues to Verona, the “City of Love”, chosen by Shakespeare as the setting for the troubled love between Romeo Montecchi and Juliet Capuleti. Also in Verona, you will be able to enjoy a two-night accommodation in an accessible five-star hotel.

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The city of Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it has always been a popular destination for many couples from all over the world.

An expert bilingual guide will lead a visit to the symbolic monument of the city: the Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheater and home to the prestigious Opera Festival, debut stage of the famous tenor Placido Domingo.

The tour includes a visit to the legendary House of Juliet, right next to the city center. Tourists from all over the world gather here to visit the 14th-century house to leave a dedication of love on the walls of the courtyard and to touch the right breast of the bronze statue of Juliet, which allegedly favors good luck in love.

You will have lunch in a meticulously decorated Gothic-style restaurant, where you will taste the elegant Veronese cuisine while surrounded by a colorful garden and by a large wine cellar with bottles from every Italian region.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to go through the most famous streets of the city. While shopping and resting in the most elegant cafés of the city you will have the opportunity to taste the famous “sfogliatine”, a typical Veronese pastry made off a complex preparation but with a truly unforgettable sweet flavor.

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After lunch, your private van will drive you to the Saturnia baths where you can relax in an accessible five-star SPA Resort built within the thermal spring.

The spring water of the Saturnia thermal baths travels all the way from the Mount Amiata at a constant temperature of 37.5°. Its fast flow allows the Resort’s private spring pool and the pools of the adjacent thermal park a complete water turnover every 4 hours, 6 times a day, making it pristine and always crystal clear.

The thermal waters of Saturnia have renowned therapeutic properties, relaxing your muscles and healing every skin pore of your body. It is a great way to enjoy few moments and peace and rest after the first ten days of traveling around Italy.

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In the morning, your private van will drive you to Orvieto, one of the most iconic hilltop villages standing on a tuff hill surrounded by a vast and beautiful countryside of vineyards, olive trees and ancient villas. The historic center has the marvelous Piazza Duomo as its heart.

The Cathedral of Orvieto is the most significant monument of Gothic architecture in Italy. You will be able to visit it through a route created ad hoc by an expert guide of the area, who will tell you every secret of the monument. After the visit, you will have lunch in a typical Umbrian trattoria, located in a delightful village of small stone and wood farmhouses, in full harmony with the surrounding environment. You will be able delighted by traditional dishes with a privileged view of the lush hilly landscape of olive trees and vineyards.

In the afternoon, your private van will drive you back to the Saturnia Resort to enjoy the spectacle of the thermal baths at sunset.

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With the private van, you will visit the beautiful Val d’Orcia, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The Valley offers breathtaking panoramas, dreamlike views and many locations turned by photographers and directors into iconic movies such as Russell Crowe’s “Gladiator”. The Val D’Orcia is an ideal destination for a relaxing trip by van, with landscapes that fill the eyes and the heart, leaving indelible memories.

There are five municipalities within the Val d’Orcia Natural and Cultural Artistic Park: Pienza, Montalcino, Castiglione d’Orcia, San Quirico d’Orcia and Radicofani.

The area enjoys a high flow of tourists all year round crossing the famous Via Francigena and the countless eno-gastronomic routes involving Tuscan delicacies such as wine, oil, honey, truffles, pici (typical Tuscan pasta) and Chianina meat.

Close to the Montalcino wine area, one of the most productive in Tuscany, lies the charming Borgo di Castello Banfi. In 2020, this hilltop small village was included among the exclusive Relais & Châteaux Association, along with other 580 unique fine and exclusive hotels and restaurants from all over the world.

This very accessible experience is organized in the Banfi Winery – located within the village – and aims at immersing yourself in an environment in perfect Tuscan style.

In the wine shop, you will have the opportunity to privately taste the finest wines and other unique local gastronomic products such as grappa, sparkling wine and extra virgin olive oil.

An expert bilingual sommelier will lead you into this sensory experience, combining Banfi’s own wines and local gastronomy with the aim of making you discover the history that made Banfi one of the best-known wineries in Italy and all over the world.

The prestigious wines offered by the winery are all characterized by a soul strongly connected to the territory: Brunello, Rosso and Moscadello are wines with a strong Tuscan identity, perfect to pair with both first and second courses of the local tradition.

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Your private van will take you to Florence, where you will reach your accessible five-star hotel for an overnight stay.

An expert bilingual guide will help you discover the artistic heart of the city, where artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Dante Alighieri have found inspiration for the creation of their masterpieces, which still today enlighten every corner of the city.

You will visit the Cathedral dominating Florence with its marvelous dome, to this day the tallest building in the whole city. After a rich lunch in a traditional and accessible Florentine restaurant, you will visit Piazza del Duomo, Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza San Giovanni, along with the Baptistery. These monuments are located in a single large pedestrian area, stretching all the way to Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.

If you wish, upon reservation, you can take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the largest museums in the world and one of the oldest galleries in Europe.

The Uffizi Gallery boasts an incomparable artistic heritage, with thousands of paintings from medieval to modern times, as well as miniatures, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and prints.

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After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer with your private van to the Florence airport in order to board back home.

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