Classic Italy Itinerary

Discover why Italy is one of the world's premier destinations on this culture-rich tour. See the classics of Italy from ancient Florence to modern Milan, Venice to Vatican City.

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Godogalas, Venice

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Leaning tower of Pisa

Italian Pasta

Day 1 Rome

Explore the iconic sights, fashionable streets and spacious piazzas of the ancient city of Rome. Try to pack in those unmissable icons such as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Roman Forum. While sightseeing in Rome, be sure to do as the Romans do and sip an espresso at one of the tiny streetside cafes and sample the many flavours of gelato that colour the city. For those captivated by the 'Eternal City', throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure a return visit to Rome.
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Days 2-3 Florence

Travel to Florence, Italy's 'outdoor museum’, and marvel at its many wonders like the 13th-century Duomo with its fiery depiction of the Last Judgement. Perhaps walk through the famed Uffizi Gallery, admire Michelangelo's David in the Galleria dell'Accademia and then climb to the Piazzale Michelangelo for sunset views across Florence's rooftops.
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Days 4-6 Lucca/Pisa

Wander through the narrow streets of Lucca, marvelling at the centuries-old churches and ancient ramparts, and be captivated by this medieval town which simply radiates charm. Explore the surrounding countryside by bicycle, perhaps stopping along the way to enjoy a Tuscan picnic. Take a day trip to Torre de Pisa to see the world-famous Campo dei Miracoli, home to the Baptistry, and, of course, its quirky leaning tower.
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Days 7-8 Cinque Terre

Walk the Cinque Terre coastal path that links the five famous villages and be rewarded with stunning views and fresh sea air. For a more relaxed journey, take the local train and spend the day exploring the nooks and crannies of these atmospheric clifftop towns at leisure. Afterwards, feast on succulent seafood, relax with a gelato or take a dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean.
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Days 9-10 Portofino/Piedmont

Embark on an energetic walk to visit the glamorous resort of Portofino before people-watching over coffee or going that extra mile for unparalleled views over the town. Enjoy a boat tour to Santa Margherita before heading to Piedmont, where mouth-watering culinary delights await. Be sure to try a dish flavoured with truffle and quaff divine Italian wines celebrated the world over.
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Days 11-12 Milan/Italian Lakes

Begin the day sashaying through Italy's style capital, Milan, then head to the lake country in the afternoon. Unwind by the emerald waters of Lake Como or take to the hills for great hiking and expansive mountain views. Beautiful Bellagio is only a short ferry ride away where there's free time to explore this celebrated lakeside town.
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Days 13-15 Venice

Discover the magic of 'la dolce vita' in one of the world's most romantic cities, Venice. Tour down the Grand Canal on a gondola, cross over the Rialto Bridge into the seductive winding streets of San Polo and experience the evocative Bridge of Sighs.

Days 16-17 Gubbio

Take a funicular up the steep slopes of Mt Ingino to a hilltop basilica, in which lies the mummified body of Saint Ubaldo, the patron saint of Gubbio. Hike through high pastures to enjoy memorable views over the countryside. To make the most of the encapsulating mountain vistas, dine al fresco at a streetside cafe, maybe sampling the local tartufo and porcini steaks.
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Days 18-19 Assisi/Spello

Travel to the home of Saint Francis, birthplace of the Franciscan order, and one of Italy's most important religious towns. Uncover a plethora of impressive sites, including the Basilica di Santa Chiara and the Basilica di San Francesco. Embark on a day trip to Spello, a town perched on the side of Mt Subasio and scattered with weathered Roman monuments. Enjoy a tasty drop or two of the region's famous vino at a local enoteca.
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Days 20-21 Rome

Visit Rome and encounter one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Delight in an unrivalled fusion of ancient surroundings and modern life, which evokes a sense of nostalgia like no other city. Channel the spirits of gladiators on a visit to the Colosseum and the Pantheon or stroll to the Spanish Steps and sup an espresso in the swelter of the afternoon sunlight.
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