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Jewels Of Italy – Florence, Rome, Pisa & Lake Garda By Air

Europe
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGKIJW

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
With grand architecture and fantastic food, tour around the highlights of Italy, including Lake Garda, Tuscany, plus many magnificent cities.
PRICE FROM ? £1199 per person
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Itinerary

9-day 2018 Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Milan Bergamo or Malpensa where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Milan area.

  • Day 2 - Siena

    Included visit to Siena with its Piazza del Campo which is perhaps the most attractive in Italy, then to Chianciano Terme for a three-night stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Free Time or Assisi

    Optional excursion to Assisi, a small Umbrian town famed for its association with St. Francis, who was born here in 1182. See the famous Basilica San Francesco, where St. Francis is buried, or some of Assisi's many other churches.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Rome

    Included visit to the 'Eternal City' of Rome. See pretty Piazza Navona, with its three fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana di Nettuno, and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). The Fountain of the Four Rivers was designed by famous Italian Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and built in 1651 for Pope Innocent X. Join us for an optional, guided tour by coach and on foot - a fantastic way to see the spectacular sights and enjoy the ambience of one of Europe’s great cities.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Florence

    We travel north to the Montecatini Terme area in Tuscany for an overnight stay. En route we visit Florence, steeped in the culture of the Renaissance. Florence's famous Cathedral, known as the 'Duomo' dominates the local skyline. The Cathedral construction was started in the 13th century, and the 'cupola' or dome, was a 15th century addition by Renaissance designer, Filippo Brunelleschi. The 'Ponte Vecchio' or Old Bridge, with its many shops is another famous symbol of the town, and in 2016 it miraculously survived the collapse of part of the River Arno riverbank. Why not discover the highlights of the city on our optional, guided tour?

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Pisa & Lucca

    Included excursion, first to Pisa, location of the famous gravity-defying Leaning Tower, which is also the bell tower of Pisa Cathedral. Later, we visit Lucca which, despite its imposing Renaissance walls, retains the layout founded by the former Roman colony in 180BC. Continue to Lake Garda for a three-night stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Free Time or Venice

    Optional visit to the floating city of Venice, with its canals, bridges and beautiful buildings. See the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doges’ Palace. 'Piazza San Marco', or St. Mark's Square is Venice's most famous square, with ornate buildings on three of its sides, and on the fourth side, St. Mark's Basilica. The Basilica was built in the 9th century with the purpose of housing the body of St. Mark, (one of the Apostles, whose body was stolen from Alexandria, Egypt by Venice merchants) and contains glittering mosaics, hundreds of columns, and an altar screen covered in gems. The Doge's Palace, located next to St. Mark's Basilica, was formerly a seat of government and also a prison. The Doge's Palace contains ornate staircases, and many paintings by famous artists such as Tintoretto and Titian.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 - Free Time or Lake Garda Tour

    Enjoy our optional excursion to discover the spectacular beauty of Lake Garda as we travel along its shores, visiting picturesque shoreside villages including delightful Sirmione. Here you can enjoy a cruise on the lake.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9

    Transfer to Milan Bergamo or Malpensa for your return flight.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for one night at a city-style hotel in the Milan area, then three nights in Chianciano Terme at the 3-star Hotel Mizar, or similar.

Your overnight stay in Montecatini Terme will be at a 3-star hotel, then in Lake Garda you will stay for three nights at the 3-star Hotel Adria and Resort in Toscolano Maderno or similar.

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