Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)
Spend the whole day in Bologna, called la grassa, meaning "bountiful." There's more to the city than Bolognese sauce, that's for sure - there's Parma ham, parmesan cheese, and perhaps the best tortellini in the world. Or spend a half day in UNESCO-designated Ferrara, one of Italy's best-kept secrets, where you'll discover how the city became an artistic hub for the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, and Petrarch, among others.
Polesella (Ravenna), Taglio di Po (Po Delta area), Chioggia, Venice
You can visit the beautiful Po Delta area, just south of Venice on the Northern Adriatic Sea. The Po Delta Nature Reserve contains 2 million trees of 150 different species. After enjoying the scenery, you'll journey to the fishing town of Chioggia and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. Or, if you prefer, you can travel to ancient Ravenna, the "City of Mosaics." You'll join your guide on a tour of Ravenna's UNESCO-designated Early Christian Monuments: Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, and St. Vitale Basilica.
Shakespeare endowed Verona with enduring fame when he wrote of two star-crossed lovers, but Verona has been an important city in Northern Italy for two thousand years. Savor the magic of Verona and get swept away in its romance. Or, enjoy a full day at leisure in Venice