Venice, Florence and Rome
- 10 Days
- From $1,899
- Spend time in the unforgettable city of Venice
- Explore history, religion and culture in Rome
- Take in the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio & Uffizi in Florence
- Travel between cities by efficient Italian rail services
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- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 9 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
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Arrive in Venice and check in for a 3-night stay at the conveniently located Hotel Bisanzio (or similar).
Spend three full days exploring the sights of this unforgettable destination. Visitors always gravitate towards St Mark’s Square, the magnificent piazza that opens out onto the Venetian Lagoon. Elsewhere, don’t miss the art collections at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and Accademia, or a boat ride to one of the other islands in the lagoon such as Murano or Burano.
It’s a short train journey of just over 2 hours to Florence today. You’ll stay at the central Berchielli Hotel (or similar).
Florence is the endlessly beautiful capital of Tuscany with a UNESCO World Heritage listed historic centre. Spend your three days here, soaking up the scenery and discovering famous sights including the magnificent cathedral and the Boboli Gardens. You could also take a day trip into the Tuscan countryside for some wine tasting or pay a visit to the leaning tower of Pisa – just an hour away by train.
Just an an hour and a half south of Florence is Rome, the Italian capital and former centre of a vast empire. You have a 3-night stay here at the Empire Palace Hotel (or similar).
There are so many iconic landmarks to be discovered here, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the ornately decorated St Peter’s Cathedral and Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City , the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw a coin to ensure your return.
Leave Rome today for your onward journey. If you don’t have to head for home yet, why not continue south to the Amalfi Coast? Or visit Pompeii (pictured) and Herculaneum from Naples?
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Typical hotels on this itinerary
Combining the traditional Venetian style with a great location and modern facilities, the Hotel Bisanzio is a great base in Venice, just 10 minutes’ walk from St Mark’s Square. Guest rooms come with free Wi-Fi, wooden floors and Murano-glass lamps. There is also a delicious buffet breakfast served daily.
In a fabulous position overlooking the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Berchielli is the perfect base for a first visit to Florence. Rooms at the hotel are soundproofed and air-conditioned, with antique decoration and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is also an American style bar where guests can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.
Set between Via Veneto and Piazza Barberi in a restored 19th-century palazzo formerly owned by a noble family, this upscale hotel features refined rooms decorated in a classic style along with marble bathrooms. Highlights include a Mediterranean restaurant, piano bar, attractive courtyard, and fitness centre.
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Located just off the famous St Mark’s Square, this splendid hotel is an icon of Venice. The hotel consists of the Bauer L’Hotel, the Casanova Rooms annexe and the palatial Bauer Il Palazzo, which fronts onto the Grand Canal. The De Pisis restaurant is known throughout the city for its quality and service.
Occupying a great location on the Via Veneto, close to the Villa Borghese gardens, the Majestic Roma features spacious and elegantly decorated bedrooms, a lovely restaurant with a terrace overlooking the street and a well-equipped gym. The hotel has been accommodating guests since 1889 and is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.
The stylish Savoy Hotel in Florence occupies a historic building in the centre of the city with the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Duomo both within easy reach. The interior of the hotel is designed by Olga Polizzi and pays tribute to the fashion heritage of Florence with shoe paintings lining the corridors. Bedrooms are spacious and the service is exceptional.