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Fairy-Tale Towns & Dazzling Dolomites

Dolomites Itinerary

SIX NIGHTS IN NORTHEASTERN ITALY 

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Stir your soul and delight your senses with an Italian itinerary that spans city and sea to mountains and vineyards. Enjoy an ideal balance of rest and adventure, of antiquity and modernity, and of romance and wonder. Marvel at the stunning art and architecture of the floating city of Venice. Visit the medieval villages and treasures of Asolo and Verona. Engage in mountain and valley activities amid the magnificent Dolomites. This awe-inspiring journey will provide indelible moments to treasure forever.

  • Arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Venezia Santa Lucia train station
  • Two nights in Venice — rent a car and head north to Asolo (approximately 37 mi / 61 km)
  • Two nights in Asolo — drive north to Corvara (approximately 84 mi / 135 km)
  • Two nights in the Dolomites / South Tyrol — drive to Verona (approximately 134 mi / 215 km)
  • Two nights in Verona — drive back to Venice for departure (approximately 263 mi / 423 km)

Click here to view the full Italy Travel Guide.

Stir your soul and delight your senses with an Italian itinerary that spans city and sea to mountains and vineyards. Enjoy an ideal balance of rest and adventure, of antiquity and modernity, and of romance and wonder. Marvel at the stunning art and architecture of the floating city of Venice. Engage in mountain and valley activities amid the magnificent Dolomites. This awe-inspiring journey will provide indelible moments to treasure forever.

  • Arrive at Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) or Venezia Santa Lucia train station
  • Two nights in Venice — rent a car and head north to Asolo (approximately 37 mi / 61 km)
  • Two nights in Asolo — drive north to Corvara (approximately 84 mi / 135 km)
  • Two nights in the Dolomites / South Tyrol — drive back to Venice for departure (approximately 108 mi / 173 km)

Click here to view the full Italy travel guide.

*Hotels must be booked individually. 

Venice – Two Nights

Venice

Local Sights

 

  • Whether taking plane or train, arrive early so you have the rest of the day to explore
  • Meander lovely hidden paths, dine on fresh seafood, and take a gondola ride on the dreamy canals
  • Marvel at the spectacular Gothic architecture and shop boutiques for artistic treasures
  • Visit iconic attractions such as St Mark's Basilica, Palazzo Cavalli, and Palazzo Corner
Splendid Venice  Venezia — Starhotels Collezione

Accommodations

4 Hotels

  • Steeped in history, Metropole Hotel is housed in a 16th-century palazzo and offers innovative Italian cuisine at Michelin-starred Met Restaurant
  • Centrally located on a quiet canal, Splendid Venice Venezia - Starhotels Collezione has a private dock and a water entrance for easy exploration of the city by gondola
  • The spacious lobby at H10 Palazzo Canova, behind the building's original 19th-century façade, sets an elegant tone with a magnificent blue Murano glass chandelier and an old altar recovered during the renovation
  • Revel in the romance of Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, a mansion that was the first ridotto, a retreat for Venetian nobles, travelers, adventurers, and even Casanova himself

Asolo – Two Nights

Asolo

Local Sights

 

  • "City of a Hundred Horizons" with picturesque landscapes and glorious countryside sunsets
  • Famous artists such as Giorgione, Titan, and Canaletto created masterpieces here; poet Robert Browning was so enchanted that he moved here
  • Shop the quaint stores, plus the antiques market the second Sunday of each month
  • Visit the ancient Rocco fortress and 15th-century Castello di Asolo, plus see 13th- and 15th-century frescoes in the Gottardo church and the church of Saint Caterina

 

Brion Cemetery ("La Tomba Brion")

Brion Cemetery
("La Tomba Brion")

San Vito d’Altivole, near Treviso, Italy

  • Architect Carlo Scarpa's famous memorial designed for the Brion family
  • A favorite attraction among celebrities and architectural enthusiasts such as Brad Pitt
  • A beautiful sanctuary with a remarkable meditation pavilion with surrounding concrete and tile
 
Hotel Villa Cipriani

Hotel Villa Cipriani

Asolo, Italy

  • A five-star hilltop villa hotel with amazing views of the surrounding Prosecco hills and valleys
  • Once a private palazzo owned by the English poet Robert Browning
  • Features a sleek spa, gym, gorgeous garden, and an award-winning hilltop pool with a Jacuzzi
  • Fine authentic Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients

The Dolomites & South Tyrol – Two Nights

The Dolomites / South Tyrol (2 Nights)

Local Sights

 

  • A striking Alpine mountain range that is a UNESCO World Heritage site popular with nature-lovers and adventurers
  • Surrounded by rolling green hills and quaint villages, with year-round exceptional beauty and activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, and boating
  • A picturesque town with local shops, beautiful churches, and artists' workshops
Hotel Sassongher

Accommodations

2 Hotels

  • Experience seasonal hotels (open only in summer and winter) that have been family-run for more than 50 years and offer spectacular views of the Dolomites 
  • With an ambiance indoors to match the stunning beauty outdoors, Hotel Sassongher offers fine Italian and local Ladin cuisine at Panorama Restaurant and three unique "Stuben" parlors that serve a nightly selection of antipasti, local main courses, and a dessert buffet
  • Hotel Tyrol is located near the Sellaronda ski circuit and is ideal for activities including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, paragliding, Nordic walking, and bouldering