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A Taste of Italy

Resort:A Taste of Italy
Operator: Great Rail Journeys Independent
Destination: Europe, Italy
Price From: £1270.00

Overview

Spend time exploring Italy’s magnificent cities and you’ll
discover an intoxicating blend of art, opera, food, fashion,
architecture and romance. Our Taste of Italy tour visits Venice,
Rome, Florence, Turin and Pisa.

Itinerary

Eurostar

Day 1

London to Turin

Your journey begins at St Pancras Station, with the Eurostar
journey to Paris, onwards by TGV to Turin.

Venice

Day 2

Turin to Venice

Today continue to Venice and your hotel – the 4-star Hotel
Papadopoli which is ideally located close to Venice’s many
attractions. Although incredibly beautiful by day, Venice is even
more enchanting by night. As darkness falls, sit back and watch the
magic unfold in St Mark’s Square as the sound of orchestras fills
the evening air.

Venice 2

Day 3

Exploring Venice

A walking tour is a leisurely way to ensure you cover all the
city’s unmissable highlights including its three graces: St Mark’s
Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Renaissance Torre
dell’Orologio. Alternatively, take a trip on a gondola for an
unbeatable view of the city from the water.

Florence

Day 4

Venice to Florence

On arrival in Florence why not wander down to the Ponte Vecchio
and sample some of region’s best wine at Le Volpie l’Uva. Follow
this with a stroll through the resplendent Boboli Gardens with its
famous Isoletto, an island of lemon trees and sculptures.

Florence 2

Day 5

Exploring Florence

The Duomo is one of Florence’s highlights, as is the spectacular
bird’s-eye view of the city from its bell tower. As the birthplace
of the Italian Renaissance, Florence has a multitude of artistic
riches on offer, many of which can be discovered in the Uffizi
gallery.

Lucca

Day 6

Pisa and Lucca

A short train journey from Florence are the cities of Pisa and
Lucca, both wonderful day trip destinations. In Pisa, explore the
city’s Field of Miracles where you’ll find the infamous Leaning
Tower. Then head to picturesque Lucca, renowned for its silk and
its most famous son, Puccini.

Trevi Fountain

Day 7

Florence to Rome

Today, head to Italy’s vibrant capital Rome. Perhaps begin your
time with a visit to Rome’s largest Baroque fountain – the Trevi
Fountain. Adorned with magnificent statues, it is rightly regarded
as one of the most beautiful fountains in the world.

Roman Forum

Day 8

Discovering Historic Rome

The Colosseum is an ideal starting point for a tour of the
city’s Roman attractions before moving on to the Roman Forum,
Palatine Hill and the awe-inspiring Pantheon.

St Peters Square

Day 9

The Mystique and Masterpieces of Rome

No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican. Here
you can enjoy an unforgettable visit to St Peter’s Basilica. Then
make your way through the church’s impressive collection of art
before reaching Michelangelo’s stunning frescoes in the Sistine
Chapel.

Flight

Day 10

Homeward Bound

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to
make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904
734 358 to speak to one of our Tour Advisors about tailoring your
holiday with GRJ independent.