Highlights of Italy Itinerary
Days 1-2 Venice
Arrive in Venice, Italy, arguably the most romantic and unique holiday destination in Europe. Learn why this city is believed to be the best place to get lost in by zigzagging through a seemingly endless tangle of alleyways, bridges and canals. Sip coffee in the Piazza San Marco, visit a glass workshop or head to the Bridge of Sighs – said to be named in reference to 16th-century prisoners who enjoyed their last moments of freedom while crossing from cells to the executioner. Indulge in local delicacies such as tiramisu and sparkling prosecco or, for the quintessential Venice experience, cruise around the canals in a vaporetto.
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Days 3-4 Cinque Terre
Travel to the Cinque Terre and be revitalised by the fresh sea breeze that drifts in off the Mediterranean. Take in glorious vistas while walking the coastal path, journeying past citrus orchards scattered over steep hillsides overlooking the sea. Explore rustic Italian villages, cool off in the warm coastal waters and be sure to make the most of the fresh local produce.
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Days 5-6 Florence
Be captivated by the culture-rich atmosphere of Florence, from family-run vineyards on the outskirts of the city to the Duomo’s magnificent marble facade. View wonders of art in the Medici Chapels and the Uffizi Gallery, see the world’s most famous David in the Galleria dell'Accademia and climb uphill to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy a golden sunset across the city's rooftops. In free time, perhaps venture to Pisa, Lucca or Siena on a day trip.
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Days 7-8 Rome
Grab a gelato and take to the hectic streets of Rome. Visit the Colosseum, recharge with a slice of pizza and a strong espresso at the Piazza Navona or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish to return to the 'Eternal City'. Before the tour comes to an end, art-lovers should visit the Sistine Chapel to admire the timeless work of Michelangelo, while history buffs will enjoy a jaunt through the ancient halls of the Pantheon.
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Highlights of Italy Reviews
Our Highlights of Italy trips score an average of 4.92 out of 5 based on 13 reviews in the last year.
Highlights of Italy, May 2014
Excellent tour leader. Very knowledgeable and passionate about his job and Italy. Always happy to answer any questions and provide that little extra inside knowledge to make the trip special. He was also flexible and gave us options on things to do.
Review submitted 23 Jun 2014
Highlights of Italy, June 2014
Great introduction to Italy. It prepared us to travel on our own for the rest of our visit. Tour leader was extremely friendly and helpful.
Review submitted 16 Jun 2014
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