Every five years since 1816 the inhabitants of Sordovelo re-enact The Passion Play described as "the greatest choral play ever performed in Italy by amateur actors." Nestled in the north-west of Italy, navigate your way round unique wonders including an impressive 17th century Royal Palace, a local winery visit and cruise down the picturesque Lake Viverone, culminating in the pinnacle of your tour, The Passion Play.
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Santo Stefano SPA Relais

Relais Santo Stefano is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Relais Santo Stefano makes it easy to enjoy the best of Sandigliano.

• Bar/Lounge • Restaurant • Swimming pool • Wi-Fi • TV • Telephone • Hairdryer • Air-conditioned rooms • Mini bar • Safe • Lift •

Price Includes

  • Return ferry crossing (Dover/Calais)

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast in overnight hotels (3-course set evening meal)

At the Resort Hotel

  • 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast (1 dining experience at an authentic Sordevolo restaurant)

  • Passion play ticket (3-hour evening performance)

  • Panoramic boat trip on Lake Viverone (45 minutes)

  • Visit to Rovellotti winery, Ghemme with 1 wine tasting and food pairings

  • 3-hour guided tour of Turin including visit of Palazzo Reale

  • Visit to Lake Maggiore

  • Porterage at the Main Resort hotel

Please note: Italian will be spoken throughout the Passion Play.

Please note: Resort Tax: The resort tax is not included and will be collected from each passenger on arrival.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Catch the channel crossing to Calais and continue to the first overnight hotel.

Day 2

Continue by coach to the second overnight destination.

Day 3

Today we arrive at the main hotel with time to settle in.

Day 4

A day at leisure in Biella
Weave through the medieval town of Biella enjoying sights of the 11th century Baptistery and 18th century cathedral. Maybe enjoying some local delicacies for lunch (not included) whilst watching the clear and pristine mountain range standing tall behind the abundance of markets, quaint buildings and unique architecture.

Day 5

Lake Viverone & the Passion Play
Take a 45-minute panoramic boat trip on Lake Viverone. Cruise down this small blue jewel located in Piemonte and surrounded by rolling green woodland and fields. Later, travel to Sordevolo where we enjoy a dinner of local specialities in an authentic restaurant, native to the area. Still in Sordevolo, we all head towards the pinnacle of our trip, the Passion Play. The play runs for 3 hours, after which we head back to the hotel around midnight.

Day 6

Stresa, Isola Dei Pescatori
Stretching over the vast expanse of Lake Maggiore lies Stresa. Clusters of rainbow-coloured buildings line the shoreline, giving this picturesque fishing village its unique personality. Then head to Isola dei Pescatori, translating as the Fishermen's Island. Rich in its own characteristics and restaurants, why not sample local fish specialities from the lake? Afterwards, take a scenic drive along Lake Orta to Ghemme where we visit the Rovellotti winery situated inside the Castle of Ghemme. Enjoy a wine tasting paired with traditional delicacies.

Day 7

Guided Tour of Turin
Harmoniously combining grand landmarks, including obelisks and castles, this 3-hour guided city tour will take you around the best of Turin's treasures. Included is a visit to Palazzo Reale. With history engraved in its walls, this magnificent 17th century legacy will be nothing short of spectacular. After some free time to visit the awe-inspiring Mole Antonelliana, travel to one of the city's historic cafés to enjoy a "Bicerin", an authentic hot drink native to Turin.

Day 8

Time to say Arrivederci! Depart the main hotel and head towards the first overnight destination.

Day 9

Continue the drive back home, stopping at our second overnight hotel.

Day 10

Today we head home via the channel crossing at Calais.

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