Classic Italy

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Take a comprehensive journey that captures the best parts of Italy

Experience the very best of northern Italy on this superb adventure. Wander through medieval villages like Assisi and Florence and along the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terre. Explore ancient wonders in the eternal cities, cycle through the rolling hills of Tuscany and feast on Umbrian delicacies. From Rome, north to Venice and back again - join us to experience the classic essence of Italy.

  • Cycle through Tuscan landscapes
  • Explore the canals and laneways of Venice
  • Find out why Pisa's famous tower leans
  • Relax by Lake Como
  • Stroll among the artistic outdoor attractions in Florence
  • Travel up to Milan and discover the height of fashion
  • Visit medieval towns in Umbria
  • Wander the ancient streets of Rome, Italy's vibrant capital

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Day 1 Rome

With timeworn ruins, extraordinary buildings and religious monuments around every corner, Rome is a true gem that seamlessly incorporates modern city life with ancient wonders.

Days 2-3 Florence

Awash with artistic treasures, Florence is Italy's most revered city for its Renaissance and religious masterpieces, enchanting historic centre and unsurpassed beauty.

Days 4-6 Lucca/Pisa

One of Tuscany's real hidden gems, Lucca's city ramparts are packed with centuries-old buildings, beautiful churches, charming piazzas and narrow streets. Pisa is the iconic home of a famous tower that leans and the Piazza del Duomo, a stunning walled area famed for its religious buildings and medieval art.

Days 7-8 Cinque Terre

The breathtaking Cinque Terre showcases five charming villages, linked by ancient pathways and dramatic cliffs that drop into the rich blue waters of the Ligurian Sea.

Days 9-10 Portofino/Piedmont

The ritzy seaside town of Portofino is the perfect place to relax with a coffee by the harbour or take in the fabulous coastal scenery of the Italian Riviera. Home to some of the finest and most sought after wines in Europe, the town of Asti in the Piedmont region is also the best place to sample 'tartufo' (truffles).

Days 11-12 Milan/Italian Lakes

Italy's most prosperous and fashionable city, Milan is the place for stylish shopping, artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels, including its magnificent Duomo. Lake Como has a big reputation for beauty and sophistication and it really delivers - perfect turquoise waters, exquisite lakeside villas, charming villages and spectacular mountain views await.

Days 13-15 Venice

Built over a hundred small islands connected by 400 bridges, Venice is an artistic masterpiece with charming canals, incredible architecture, an enticing cuisine and a fascinating cultural tradition.

Days 16-17 Gubbio

Perched high on the slopes of Monte Ingino, the medieval town of Gubbio has imposing Gothic monuments, great views and delicious Umbrian cuisine.

Days 18-19 Assisi/Spello

The home of St Francis, one of the world's most famous saints and founder of the Franciscan order, Assisi is a place which inspires reverence. One of the prettiest medieval towns in Italy, Spello is home to many ancient Roman monuments and charming enotecas serving local wine and regional food specialties.

Days 20-21 Rome

With timeworn ruins, extraordinary buildings and religious monuments around every corner, Rome is a true gem that seamlessly incorporates modern city life with ancient wonders.