based on 9 nights & selected experiences
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Price is based on two people sharing.
Discover the highlights of Italy in its key cities - Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan
Step back in time as you explore Rome's ancient history
Immerse yourself in the art world in Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Admire impressive architecture in Italy's style capital, Milan
Italy is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions in the cities 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. Winter can get cold, particularly January, but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.
This classic itinerary takes in the highlights of Italy, from the ancient streets of Rome to the captivating waterways of Venice. Discover the country’s fascinating history, vibrant culture and magnificent architecture as you explore the very best of Italy.
Begin your Italian journey in Rome, the bustling capital city packed with ancient history. Spend two nights here and soak up the culture as you explore Rome’s fascinating past spanning thousands of years. Start at the Roman Forum, once the heart of the ancient city, and visit the iconic Colosseum, home of gladiatorial battles throughout the centuries.
During your time in Rome you’ll also have the chance to visit the Vatican City, heart of the Catholic Church and home to a world-class collection of museums and galleries. Admire the incredible architecture of St Peter’s Basilica and Michelangelo’s famed Sistine Chapel before exploring more of Rome’s majestic landmarks, from the ancient Pantheon to the Baroque elegance of the Trevi Fountain.
Continue north to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and Italy’s cultural heartland. This beautiful city is home to some of the world’s most famous galleries and museums, from the spectacular Uffizi Gallery to the Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo’s iconic David is on display.
Your next stop will be Venice, a vibrant and elegant city boasting 150 picturesque canals. Explore the city with your private guide and learn about the history behind iconic landmarks such as majestic St Mark’s Basilica and the intricate Gothic architecture of the Doge’s Palace. This was once the seat of authority in Venice and here you’ll have the chance to discover the fascinating history of this once powerful republic.
The final stop on your trip through Italy will be Milan, fashion capital of Italy, if not the world. This one-of-a-kind Italian city blends the contemporary with the historic, which is found in its unique mixture of architectural styles. Visit Milan’s most iconic landmark, the towering Duomo, and admire its spectacular Gothic design, which took almost 600 years to finally complete.
You’ll also have the opportunity to admire one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous masterpieces, The Last Supper, at the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, or visit the fabulous La Scala opera house, where you may be able to end your trip in style with a world-class ballet or opera performance.
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