Venice, Florence & Rome
- 9 nights
- from $5300 per person
At a Glance
Arrive in Venice in your own private boat, a wonderful way to start your vacation
Bauer Il Palazzo is perfectly situated right on the water's edge with stunning views across the lagoon
See more of Italy by taking the train between cities
Hotel Brunelleschi is an intimate, boutique hotel in a historic building
Re-trace the steps of the "Grand Tour" in style
Your Italian adventure starts with a water taxi from Venice airport across the Venetian lagoon and down the Grand Canal, where you will find the wonderfully luxurious Bauer il Palazzo hotel. The hotel is just a stone’s throw from St Mark’s Square. By day you could visit the magnificent Doges’ Palace or admire the Tintorettos in the Scuola di San Rocco, then find your way to the market on the Rialto bridge. In the evening you could hop on a Gondola to glide down the waterways to wherever takes your fancy, or even enjoy an opera performance at the world famous La Fenice opera house. Venice, the pearl of the Adriatic, is, of course, the quintessential romantic destination, and the Bauer Il Palazzo is a magnificently luxurious base from which to enjoy it.
Next, take a couple of days to explore the city of Florence, where the Renaissance began. Spend three nights at Hotel Brunelleschi, a welcoming, historic hotel right in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the iconic Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, the medieval bridge famous for its jewelry stores. Explore fascinating Florence, where the world-class museums and art galleries have established the city as the cultural capital of Italy.
Finally visit the Rome, the ’Eternal City’. Explore the Baroque squares of the old town and the wonders of the Forum and Colosseum from the Villa Spalletti Trivelli. This small and friendly boutique hotel is located right in the heart of the city, in one of Italy’s most exclusive shopping areas between the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. All of the city's major landmarks are within easy reach, from the Vatican City to the monuments of ancient Rome.
This itinerary would be suitable for a romantic honeymoon in some of the most beautiful hotels in these historic cities, or for culture vultures looking to retrace the steps of the 'Grand Tour' in style.
Location & Directions
Venice, Florence & Rome
Bauer Il Palazzo is located in the heart of Venice, overlooking the bustling Grand Canal, 2-minutes from St Mark's Square. Then onto Hotel Brunelleschi in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from sights such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo. Next to Villa Spalletti Trivelli, on Via Piacenza in the heart of Rome, 500m from Trevi Fountain & Piazza Venezia and 800m from the Colosseum.
When to go
Italy is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in the cities.
Winter can get cold, particularly January but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.