Experience Elio & Oliver's emotions on the true movie stage! Come discover the locations of the film "Call me by your name"... 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.
Day 1 - Friday, September 09, 2022
Arrival in Milan, Italy. Check in at the
Ibis Milano Centro Hotel. The ibis Milano Centro hotel is located in the center of Milan, a stone's throw from the Milano Centrale train station and the Repubblica metro stop. An ideal base for exploring the cathedral, Milan's La Scala opera house and the fashion district.
Day 2 - Saturday, September 10, 2022
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 day tour with our private gay-friendly guide is perfect for those who want to know more Leonardo da Vinci.
We end our day with a typical Italian aperitif in Porta Venezia, the city’s main gayborhood.
Day 3 - Sunday, September 11, 2022
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.
Visit of Cascate del Serio Waterfalls. 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 do visit one of the shelters of Brembana Valley or Seriana Valley.
Departure for Milan. Free evening.
Day 4 - Monday, September 12, 2022
Check Out from Ibis Hotel.
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 and where you follow the steps and locations experienced by Elio and Oliver.
Departure for Crema (Piazza Duomo with Palazzo Comunale, Duomo, Torrazzo, via Marazzi and Piazza Premoli. Places expressly linked to the film) and 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. Then you can continue to Corte Palasio to see outside the Villa Trivulzio, where it takes place the water request scene.) and visit with an English-speaking guide for the day dedicated to visiting the movie’s sets.
Visit Pandino (Vittorio Emanuele III square), Capralba and Ricengo Lake (movie settings) with an English-speaking guide.
Check-in at Villa Fabrizia Resort in Crema. Free evening.
Day 5 - Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Check-out from hotel. Departure for Lake Garda (Sirmione).
Bardolino is a small town on Lake Garda, of Roman origin and with a long historic tradition: the San Zeno Church and San Severo Church are musts to be visited. Local wine is well known all over the world: from Chiaretto, to Amarone wine cellars offer several opportunities for wine tastings. Sirmione is just a small touristic town on a peninsula in the Garda Lake. Its Castle and Fortress dominates the view. Lemons are specialties of Lake Garda.
Discover 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 Cascina Maddalena Lugana wine cellar for tasting local wines and homemade food.
Accommodation in gay friendly Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suite in Bardolino.
Day 6 - Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Free day to visit Desenzano del Garda.
Day 7 - Thursday, September 15, 2022
Departure from Bardolino to 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. Free lunch.
Visit town (Arena, Romeo and Juliet’s Balcony, Piazza delle Erbe, etc) with an English speaking guide.
Departure for Venice.
Accommodation: Hotel Ca Gottardi (gay friendly) or similar.
Day 8 - Friday, September 16, 2022
Untold History tour in Venice ‘ Thomas Mann and his Venice’.
Free afternoon for shopping.
Day 9 - Saturday, September 17, 2022
Check out and departure for Venice Airport (by private taxi or public boat).