Come discover the locations of the film “Call me by your name”…
Credits: Howard Rosenman – Call Me By Your Name movie by Luca Guadagnino.
Somewhere in the region of Lombardy, Italy…Our tour starts from Milan, the city of contrasts, a city increasingly appreciated by lovers of culture, design and modernity. Here, you can see the gay side of Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpieces and experience the Porta Venezia neighborhood, the heart of Milan LGBT+ community.
With our arrival in the small town of Crema, the authentic heart of the Po Valley, we start to see the movie settings of Elio and Oliver’s love story.
We follow their story to Catullus’ Caves in Sirmione on Lake Garda and we’ll spend relaxing time at Aqualux Wellness & SPA Resorts gay friendly in Bardolino. We’ll discover also Verona, Romeo & Juliet’s city, and finally Bergamo, where Elio and Oliver exchange their kiss on a crazy summer evening.
*This price is based on a group of minimum 7 people.
What happens if we don’t reach our minimum number of guests?
At no later than 45 days prior to departure we will contact you to give you options. We won’t just pull the rug from under your feet. We’ll offer you the option for a customized private itinerary for the same dates, or allow you to transfer your deposit to another departure or trip. We’ll even throw 5% savings your way if you choose to keep your deposit with us. Alternately, we will refund your full deposit.
Arrival at Milan Airport
Self-organized transfer to hotel
Check-in at hotel
Guided tour in Milan –
Professor Perlman, Elio’s father in the movie, is a doctor in Archeology and History. His knowledge of Italian Culture and Art easily connects him to the most intriguing and mysterious genius: Leonardo Da Vinci whose some masterpieces are conserved in Milan.
A half -day tour with our private gay-friendly guide is perfect for those who want to know more about Leonardo da Vinci.
You will visit the Sforza Castle, the Ambrosiana Gallery and the Milan Gothic Cathedral
We end our day with a typical Italian aperitif in Porta Venezia, the city’s main gay quarter.
Overnight in Milan
departure for Cascate del Serio (waterfalls).
The ‘Cascate del Serio’ are artificial waterfalls, which flow only with human support, in certain times of the year. Their opening is scheduled in compliance with the Regional Authority. We are therefore unable to guarantee that the ‘Cascate’ will be seen flowing. Nevertheless, we include them in this trip, as a movie set, as a trekking experience in the Natural Park of the Serio Waterfalls. Dressing Code: trekking shoes (no high heels nor slippers, nor sneakers. Trekking clothing)
Here is when in the movie the two protagonists run, while “Mystery of love” song by Sufjan Stevenson plays, a slope at the base of a waterfall screaming. When the Falls are closed you can visit one of the shelters of Brembana Valley or Seriana Valley.
Free lunch in Valbondione.
Departure for Bergamo (Citta Alta – High City).
Bergamo is positioned North of Milan. The oldest area is called ‘Città Alta’ (High City). It is originally a Roman town, characterized by paved streets leading to the Duomo. It is surrounded by Venetian walls and it can be easily reached by a funicular. Here the Romanic Basilica and the huge Colleoni Chapel with Tiepolo frescoes worth the visit.
Visit the movie settings (Rosate Square, Duomo Square, and Natural Science University). Here Elio and Oliver with their friends listen to Richard Butler among vintage cars parked in Piazza Rosate and dance in Santa Maria Maggiore. Then they move to Piazza Duomo and kiss passionately leaning against the wall of the University of Sciences, letters, and arts.
Departure for Milan.
Overnight in Milan
Check-out from Hotel.
Transfer to Crema
Crema and the countryside: the authentic heart of the Po Valley and Northern Italy and the main place where the “Call Me By Your Name” was shot . Follow the steps and locations experienced by Elio and Oliver.
Departure for Crema, where you will meet your English –speaking guide.
From Crema to Trescore, to rent your e-bikes for a tour to the ‘Fontanili’, the tiny lakes where Elio and Oliver meet.
Lunch at ‘Il Bosco’ Restaurant to try the local specialty ‘Tortellini Cremaschi’. You will also learn how to prepare them during a cooking class.
In the afternoon, visit Pandino (Vittorio Emanuele III square), Capralba and Ricengo Lake (movie settings)
Back to Crema: You see Piazza Duomo with Palazzo Comunale, Duomo, Torrazzo, via Marazzi and Piazza Premoli, Moscazzano (here you will see the outside of the Villa Albergoni), the square with the parish church and the Belvedere Bar, where some scenes have been shot.
Hotel Check in
Check out at Relais Vimercati
(around 11.00 AM) departure for Lake Garda
Wine tasting at Cascina Maddalena: a quick lunch, with local food and wines.
Departure for the Caves of Catullus on Lake Garda: this tour would make Professor Perlman proud. The name ‘Caves of Catullus’ identifies a Roman Villa, which was built between the Ist century B.C. and Ist century A. C., in Sirmione (The archaeological find scene was filmed here between the Grotte di Catullo Park and the Jamaica beach). Visit Sirmione, a small town on a peninsula in the Garda Lake. Its Castle and Fortress dominates the view. Lemons are specialties of Lake Garda.
Departure for Bardolino and hotel check-in
A free visit (no guide) to the small town of Desenzano del Garda, just on the lake, where you can walk on the shores or go shopping in the narrow colorful alleys. Desenzano is the most important Italian lake destination. You can visit the Cathedral (XVII century, named after St. Magdaleine), Malvezzi Square, in the town centre and built in the XVI cent.; the Old Port made by the Venetians in the XVI century. Some small beaches are at hand: Jamaica Beach is where the scene of the movie was shot; Desenzanino Beach, Feltrinelli, the Golden Beach and Rivoltella.
Take your time to linger and enjoy the view on the biggest lake in Italy.
Departure for wine tasting in a typical winery: Cesari Vini
Back to hotel- Bardolino
Check out at Aqualux****- Bardolino
Departure for Verona.
With our private English speaking guide, you can discover the beauty of Verona, the ancient city of the poet Catullus, an example of ancient Roman bisexuality, as was his family friend (and political enemy) Julius Caesar, whom he met here. Visit the town (Arena, Romeo and Juliet’s Balcony, Piazza delle Erbe, etc)
Departure for Venice
The bus leaves you at Piazzale Roma – Venice
Take the taxi boat to hotel
Venice has been one of the first ‘gay friendly’ towns in the 18th century: as a powerful port on the Eastern Routes, with rich merchants and noble families, Venice has long been associated to romance, to Casanova’s love stories and to the transgressive Cafè Florian. Not forgetting the ‘ Death in Venice’ novel, by Thomas Mann, who lived a difficult romance with a Venetian young man.
Free afternoon for shopping .
Overnight in Venice
Check out and departure for Venice Airport (by private taxi or public boat).
The tour contents are sold as per web link (http://www.quiiky.com/en/tour/call-me-by-your-name-tour/) and a detailed copy of the scheduled program is handled to the client on confirmation.
The tour consists of nine days, eight nights, June 2020.
Destinations are Milan, Crema and its surroundings, Bergamo, Bardolino, Lake Garda, Sirmione, Desenzano, Verona and Venice.
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1) should the minimum number of 7 participants not be reached, Quiiky Tours will not operate the tour. Quiiky Tours will confirm the tour 45 days prior departure.
2) In case of cancellation, Quiiky Tours will not be liable for any other expense than the settlement received .
2.1) Quiiky Tours offers the option for a customized private itinerary for the same dates, or allow you to transfer your deposit to another departure or trip. Quiiky Tours will even throw 5% savings if deposit is kept for an alternative trip. Conversely, we will refund your full deposit.
Cancellations 60 days prior to departure (by April, 14th)……………………………..100% refund
Cancellations between 59 and 45 days prior to departure (by April 30th)……….50% refund
Cancellations between 45 and 30 days prior to departure (by May 15th)………..25% refund
Cancellations between 29 and 0 days prior to arrival……………….………………… 0 refund at all.
Replacement of passengers is allowed until 5 days prior to departure.
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