- Explore Venice’s mysteries by night
- Learn about the Genesis mystery revelation in Veneto, an authentic exclusive of this tour!
- Explore Turin, the magic arcane triangle
- See the best of Milan and a singular fresco painting in Clusone
This is a perfect tour for mystery and history lovers. Discover the most fascinating mysteries of Northern Italy including famous enigmatic places, objects, people, frescoes and stories.
The tour takes you through the heart of Northern Italy, where you will get a chance to explore and experience places and people that you would have otherwise missed on a regular tour. Explore Venice in the quiet of the night, without any crowds. Learn more about the famous Giacomo Casanova. Take a walking tour through the magnificent Brescia and its castles. Visit the great Egyptian museum and learn about the Holy Shroud secrets. Hear little-known stories of mystery, history and intrigue from knowledgeable guides and see a side of Northern Italy that not many travellers know.
Please see the detailed itinerary for more information and day-to-day activities. Please note that this tour is semi-independent, and requires clients to arrange their own transportation. For transport to the locations outside of Venice, we recommend a self-drive 6-day car rental program.
Arrive at Venice Airport and transfer to Venice by water taxi. Check in to your comfortable hotel
in Venice city center. Lunch at your leisure.
In the afternoon, go on a small group guided visit of the city centre. We will visit La Serenissima, “the most serene,” a cityscape of stone palaces that seem to float on water and windowsills set in colourful plaster walls. Marvel at the architectural style of the Byzantine Basilica di San Marco, which was borrowed from Constantinople. It is exotic and mysterious and unlike any other Roman Catholic church. We will also take a visit to the outdoor Loggia dei Cavalli, the 500-year-old Torre dell’Orologio (Clock Tower), Chiesa di San Giorgio and see many other wonderful treasures.
In Venice, there is every form of transportation float, from water taxis and vaporetti (the public ‘bus’ ferries) to ambulance speedboats and garbage scows. Venice is a place where locals stop at the bacaro (wine bar) and munch on cicchetti (tapaslike snacks) or linger over exquisite restaurant seafood dinners. It is also a city of great art and grand old masters.
Breakfast and departure to explore the magnificent and fascinating Venice islands.
At 9:30 am, head out for your group guided tour of the northern islands by boat. Venice shares its lagoon with three principal islands of the northern side. During this fascinating tour, you will discover the best of Murano, Burano and Torcello, their traditions and most special places, on a relaxing boat while enjoying the fascinating Venetian lagoon.
Lunch at leisure.
After lunch, you can take an optional tour to visit a typical art atelier of glass, one of the oldest workshops in Venice, located in a nice Laguna context.
Dinner will be tasting Venice’s local street food near Rialto Bridge, around 7:15 pm.
Next, we’ll take you on the “Mystery of Venice tour” by night. This is a walking tour created to discover the shadowier side of Venice. Your guide will tell anecdotes and stories about palaces, stones, masks and murders. Learn about the public executions in St. Mark’s Square, the terrible asylum in San Servolo and the unsettling narrow Murderers Alley. This is your chance to see a hidden part of Venice, with picturesque views made of grand palaces, a startling spiral staircase and strange squares.
Enjoy your breakfast and then a morning at your leisure.
Tips of what to do this morning:
The Vaporetto dell’Arte (Art Vaporetto) runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every 30 minutes, seven days a week, and makes only 10 stops. It highlights the art and culture to be found at each stop, provides a map, and encourages visitors to hop on and off. Put in your earplugs and listen to a guided tour of the Grand Canal as you travel down one of the most spectacular water ways on the planet.
We also suggest you visit the Bottega dei Mascareri, the temple of maskmaking. This art in Venice can be documented to the 13th century, when masks were used for a variety of reasons — in government, on stage, as a form of dress and as a means of disguise.
One more tip: visit the Acqua Alta Bookshop, the self-proclaimed “most beautiful bookshop in the world.” There are books in the bathtubs. Books on the walls. Out back along the patio is a staircase made of encyclopedias that leads to a view of a quiet canal.
Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, it’s a Giacomo Casanova guided tour, a tour dedicated to this mysterious and
fascinating historical character who was not only a womanizer but particularly known as the cultured alchemist.
Dinner in a typical Venetian restaurant.
Breakfast and departure to Belluno to discover one of the most astounding revelations of
We will meet the scholars who keep the memory and theories of Fr. Guido Bortoluzzi alive and will reveal the mystery of Genesis and the origin of human beings. The fascinating theory and facts that will be explained in this experience could really change all our ideas about human origins. This visit is a real exclusivity proposed in this tour that will captivate all mystery lovers. Transfer by car rental (private driver transfer optional).
Lunch in an authentic Locanda Bellunese (Veneto Alps)
A seminar will be held with talks from witnesses and scholars who investigated the theories of
Fr. Guido Bortoluzzi. We will also go on a walking tour around Fr Guido Bortoluzzi birthplaces.
Back to Venice Hotel and dinner at leisure.
Breakfast and departure by car (rental) towards the magnificent Brescia. Check in to the hotel.
Visit the well-preserved medieval castle of Brescia. It is possible to explore all of this ancient place with several tours and castle museums. Our tip: we suggest checking out the Medieval Weapons Museum.
Lunch at leisure.
After lunch, we’ll have a walking tour and shopping in Brescia.
Dinner in a typical Lombardy local restaurant in Brescia.
Breakfast and departure towards Clusone by car. Our tip: choose to drive along the shores of the Lake d’Iseo.
In Clusone, we’ll have a tour dedicated to the singular Oratorio dei Disciplini and the church of Santa Maria Assunta.
Lunch in a local agricultural farm with local food and wine.
Departure to Milano. Check-in to the hotel and relax! Dinner at leisure and overnight stay.
Breakfast and departure with your private guide to visit: Duomo di Milano, Galleria Vittorio, Emanuele II, Castello Sforzesco.
A brief tour of the singular church San Bernadino alle Ossa, a creepy church in Milan filled and decorated with human skulls and bones. This church has a very interesting!
Lunch at leisure. Our team will advise you of the various and attractive restaurants or street food in Milano center, depending on your tastes. Then free time at leisure, walking and shopping in Milano city center.
Breakfast and departure to Turin by car. Hotel check-in. Visit the Egyptian Museum.
Lunch at your leisure.
After lunch, we’ll visit the Sacra Sindone museum (the Holy Shroud Museum). It was created in Turin in 1936 in the crypt of the Church of the Holy Shroud, and it is where you can have the opportunity to be close to the shroud. The museum is unique in the world and is of crucial importance to the cultural heritage of Italy. Learn more about the shroud and its significance.
Breakfast and morning to roam around the streets of Turin at leisure. Lunch at leisure.
After lunch, take a walking tour around Torino city center.
Dinner in a typical local restaurant around 7:30 pm, to arrive in time for the following tour.
Mystery tour in Torino by night
Built at the confluence of two rivers, the Po and the Dora, and placed at the top of two virtual triangles, one referred to white magic and the second one to black magic, Turin has a centuries-old esoteric tradition. We will take you on a path through mysteries, disturbing faces, Masonic enigmas, esoteric symbols, the Gates of Hell, the spectral dragons, the legend of the alchemic caves, the Holy Grail and famous ghosts!
Breakfast and end of services. Today the tour concludes and it’s time to say your goodbyes to Italian mysteries. Departure to Milano airport.
- Accommodation in 4 star hotels on half board arrangement
- Transfer from Venice airport to hotel by water taxi
- Group guide tours for 8 half days as per the itinerary
- 7 dinners in hotel/restaurant
- 2 lunches in hotel/restaurant
OPTIONAL ADDONS(Available during check-out)
- Single Room Supplement
- Transportation/ transfers are not included, apart from the airport to hotel in Venice. We recommend a 6-day car rental program with GPS.
- Tourist accommodation taxes, approx 20 € to pay on the spot
- Optional tours/experiences not mentioned in the itinerary
- Flight tickets
- Medical, luggage and cancelation insurance
- Entrance to Brescia Castle, museums and tours