The Jewels of Northern Italy for Ladies Only

The Jewels of Northern Italy

Venice, Padua, Verona, Bassano del Grappa

Vicenza and Treviso

with Optional Florence Add-On

Our 2020 Tour is SOLD OUT.  Now Taking Deposits for 2021

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Go beyond Rome and Florence and experience the real Italy.   The Traveling Professor has designed a delightful itinerary as an introduction to a new and refreshing Italy full of history, architecture, food, art, culture, and natural beauty that most tourists never see.

For instance, the extraordinary Scrovegni Chapel, the historic university of Galileo, and the markets of Padua are sights not often visited on an Italy tour.  Romeo and Juliet are brought to life in Shakespeare’s romantic Verona.  The memory of Andrea Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza will remain for years.   Go within the ancient walls of Treviso, it’s beauty, food and culture will surprise you.  Bassano del Grappa, at the foothills of the Dolomites is an Italy you never thought existed. Experience all this and more with knowledgeable and professional tour guides, providing insight that cannot be found with tour books, phone apps, or audio guides.   If you are a seasoned traveler yearning for an authentic Italian experience, this tour is for you.  

Included with Your Trip:

  • 2 Nights in Venice and 6 Nights in Padua in the best hotels as ranked on  The 4- star Hotel Dinesen is a canal-side boutique hotel in the quiet Dorsudoro section of Venice.  Padua’s 4-star Majestic Hotel Toscanelli is in the heart of the historic districts of their respective cities, perfect for exploring surrounding areas.   Single, double/twin rooms have private showers and baths.   Breakfast is included.
  • Professional guide services.   Expert, licensed guides provide in-depth analysis of the history, architecture, culture and attractions of the region.  Their insider knowledge of the best authentic places to dine and special places to visit makes this tour extraordinary.  
  • Daily Itinerary.  Each day we plan approximately 4-6 hours of programmed touring.   Uncover the best Venice and Northern Italy has to offer – many of these sites tourists never see.   There are also opportunities to explore on your own.  Our tour leaders can help plan a custom itinerary.  
    VIP Paid Admission.  In Padua, Verona, and Vicenza, Venice, Bassano del Grappa and Treviso.  Enter outstanding attractions including the Scrovegni Chapel, the Duomo, Juliet’s home and balcony, Teatro Olimpico and many more.
  • All Local and Intercity Transportation.  Upon arrival, we take care of the details including all intra-city and inter-city transportation, all museum admissions on the itinerary, tours and activities. Transfers to/from airport are not included. 
  • Small Group Size limited to 12-14 women travelers, mostly in their 50’s to 70’s.  Groups are usually split about 50/50 between solo and accompanied travelers.  Our travelers are healthy, ambitious, and active.   Those with mobility issues are not recommended for this tour.
  • Personalized, Attentive Service.  Micaela Mainelli leads this tour.  She acts as the group’s personal concierges from start to finish.  She is fluent in Italian and English.  She is accessible to answer all questions, guide your stay, and to offer personal advice on everything from dining to touring to shopping.  Leave the details and worrying to her and enjoy the tour.
  • Priced at $2,999 Per Person.  Based upon double occupancy.  The single supplement is $599.  Stay additional nights in Padua at $225 per room.
  • Optional Florence Add-On:  Luxury train transportation from Padua to Florence.  3 nights 3-star deluxe Il Guelfo Bianco Hotel, steps from the Accademia and Duomo.  VIP, no-wait-in-line admission to all attractions, professional and licensed tour guides.  Priced at $999 per person, double occupancy.  Add $299 for your own room.
  • Need More Info?  Email The Professor at or see The Professor is here to help, answer questions, and address concerns.

For full details including hotels, itinerary, and pricing, click The Jewels of Northern Italy.

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Tour Dates & Prices

The Jewels of Northern Italy for Ladies Only

  • October 2020.  Sorry, this tour is SOLD OUT.  Now taking deposits for our 2021 tour.
  • Price: $2999 per person. The single supplement is $599
  • Optional Florence Add-On.  Includes luxury high-speed train transportation from Padua to Florence.  3 nights hotel with breakfast. VIP admission to all attractions. Professional, licensed tour guides. $999 per person, double occupancy.  Add $299 and have your own room.

How to Book
  • Send an email to saying you want to go on the trip.  Include contact info and the name and date of the trip(s) you want to go on.
  • Within 7 days follow up with a $500 per person deposit made to TRAVELING PROFESSOR LLC, and send to TRAVELING PROFESSOR, 3965 COTTON GIN RD, FRISCO, TX 75034.  
  • Credit cards and PayPal are accepted subject to fees.