Best of Italy

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  • Duration
    15
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    4

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Schedule Details

Departs from
Rome
Accommodation
Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Bus, Metro, Train
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

Highlights

Marvel at the ancient wonders and modern attractions in Rome, Meet Michelangelo's David in Florence, Visit the gravity-defying Torre de Pisa, Cycle across the Tuscan hinterland, Soak up stunning views along the Cinque Terre coast, Sample local wines in Piedmont, Unwind by Lake Como, Explore charming canals and alleyways on a trip to Venice

Tour description provided by Intrepid

La dolce vita - the good life - is exactly what the Best of Italy trip is all about. Starting in the 'Eternal City' of Rome and ending by the canals of Venice, uncover the best of northern Italy. Experience classic Italian food, wine, history and style - all the things this wonderful country is famous for - and discover immense natural beauty while travelling through this spectacular corner of Europe.

Itinerary

Day 1 Rome
With timeworn ruins, extraordinary buildings and religious monuments around every corner, Rome is a true gem that seamlessly incorporates modern city life with ancient wonders.
Days 2-3 Florence
Awash with artistic treasures, Florence is Italy's most revered city for its Renaissance and religious masterpieces, enchanting historic centre and unsurpassed beauty.
Days 4-6 Lucca/Pisa
One of Tuscany's real hidden gems, Lucca's city ramparts are packed with centuries-old buildings, beautiful churches, charming piazzas and narrow streets. Pisa is the iconic home of a famous tower that leans and the Piazza del Duomo, a stunning walled area famed for its religious buildings and medieval art.
Days 7-8 Cinque Terre
The breathtaking Cinque Terre showcases five charming villages, linked by ancient pathways and dramatic cliffs that drop into the rich blue waters of the Ligurian Sea.
Days 9-10 Portofino/Piedmont
The ritzy seaside town of Portofino is the perfect place to relax with a coffee by the harbour or take in the fabulous coastal scenery of the Italian Riviera. Home to some of the finest and most sought after wines in Europe, the town of Asti in the Piedmont region is also the best place to sample 'tartufo' (truffles).
Days 11-12 Milan/Italian Lakes
Italy's most prosperous and fashionable city, Milan is the place for stylish shopping, artistic masterpieces and architectural marvels, including its magnificent Duomo. Lake Como has a big reputation for beauty and sophistication and it really delivers - perfect turquoise waters, exquisite lakeside villas, charming villages and spectacular mountain views await.
Days 13-15 Venice
Built over a hundred small islands connected by 400 bridges, Venice is an artistic masterpiece with charming canals, incredible architecture, an enticing cuisine and a fascinating cultural tradition.