Classic Italian Highlights: Rome to Florence to Venice

Classic Italian Highlights: Rome to Florence to Venice

Discover the beauty and charm of three of Italy's iconic cities - Rome, Florence and Venice. Visit historic Rome with it's ancient ruins and Vatican City, enjoy wine tasting and the magnificent art and architecture of Florence. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.

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Arrive in Rome and transfer to your hotel for a 3 night stay. The following morning, enjoy a tour of the city which includes a visit to the ancient sites of the Colosseum, once the home of Roman era entertainment and the Forum, the political centre of Imperial Rome. Also pass by the exceptionally visual monument dedicated to King Emmanuelle II.

The next day brings an interesting visit to learn about the skills and secrets of Italian cooking. You will prepare your own meal and, of course, eat it too. Plus you will enjoy sampling wines from the Lazio region.

Depart from Rome by train to Florence where you will spend the next two nights. The following morning, you will discover the highlights of this beautiful city on a tour which takes in the Piazza Michelangelo, the Accademia famous for the statue of David by Michelangelo and a stroll through the streets to reach the renowned Duomo (Cathedral).

From Florence, take the train to Venice for a further 2 night stay. During your time here, you will have a walking tour of Venice to see St. Mark’s Square with St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Doges Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and Marco Polo’s House. Also visit the Campo Santa Maria Formosa Church and the Rialto Bridge which overlooks the Grand Canal.

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You will visit the following 4 places:

Venice

Venice

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. Venice has been known as the La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City, and City of Canals. It has also been described as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. It is truly an amazing, stunning and interesting city for the adventurous to explore!

Florence

Florence

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 367,569 inhabitants (1,500,000 in the metropolitan area). The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance; it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. Florence is often known as the ''Jewel of the Renaissance''. 

Italy

Italy

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Much like its food, this country is an endless feast of experiences. It is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines).  There is also the country’s enormous cultural legacy: Tuscany alone has more classified historical monuments than any country in the world; there are considerable remnants of the Roman Empire all over the country, notably in Rome itself; and every region retains its own relics of an artistic tradition generally acknowledged to be among the world’s richest.

Rome

Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi). Rome's metropolitan area is the second largest in Italy Milan, with some 3.7 million residents. The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy. The historic centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, millennium-old churches, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals.

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