Venice, Florence and North of Italy
A Great Tour of art and history in your own way!
- An eight-day tour of the main cities of the north of Italy.
- Fly to Venice and travel in your own way in a hire car.
- Spend three nights in Florence and three in Venice (one at the start and two at the end) so you don't miss anything.
- Take advantage of the journeys to get to know other enchanting cities.
- Take a tour of the history of art on this route that we suggest.
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 5 days car rental
- Travel along the canals of Venice on a gondola
- Don't miss Michelangelo's David in the Galeria dell'Accademia, in Florence
- Verona is very romantic since Romeo and Juliet "lived" here
- The Duomo in Milan is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world
- Enjoy Italian gastronomy wherever you go
Day 1: Flight to Venice.
Arrive at the airport ninety minutes before the scheduled take-off time of your flight to Venice. On arrival, you arrange your transfer to your selected accommodation in Venice. Check-in and the rest of the time free to start to get to know the city of the canals and the gondolas. We recommend that you take a flight early in the morning to take advantage of the day. The city is built in the middle of the lagoon on a number of islands and many of its streets are canals. The Piazza di San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the cathedral are some of the most outstanding monuments. Walk through, stroll in and enjoy every corner. Few places in the world invite you to lose yourself and make discoveries like Venice. Spend the night in Venice.
Day 2: Venice - Bologna - Florence.
Pick up your hire car which you will use to cover the route through the north of Italy. On the way to Tuscany, an hour and a half from Venice, there is nothing better than a stop in Bologna. Despite the fact that it is one of the largest and most important cities in the country, Bologna conserves its magical medieval quarter. The city is well-known for its streets with kilometre-long arcades and for its medieval towers. What is more, this is considered to be the best place to eat in Italy so it's a great idea to have lunch here! At the end of the day, cross the Apennines to reach, after little more than an hour, Florence, where you will spend the night
Day 3: Florence.
You have all day to enjoy Florence, the pretty capital of Tuscany. If there is a city in which the history of art has been written in golden letters it is Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. As if it were an open-air museum, the capital of Tuscany is full of famous works of art in palaces, churches, cathedrals, paintings in its art galleries and world-famous statues such as Michelangelo's David. It is also ideal for a walk, with spots full of charm such as the "Ponte Vecchio" over the River Arno. Spend the night in Florence.
Day 4: Siena and San Gimignano.
Today we recommend that you devote the day to visiting the wine-growing region of Chianti in your car, with some of Tuscany's most famous landscapes of vineyards and hills. We want to particularly mention two stops: the walled town of San Gimignano, one of the most picturesque in the region; and the city of Siena, with a medieval layout including the "Piazza del Campo" and the "Duomo", which are among Europe's finest sights. Spend the night in Florence.
Day 5: Florence - Pisa - Lucca - Milan.
On your way to the north, we suggest two essential stops. Firstly, an hour away from Florence, the city of Pisa, famous for its leaning tower but with other monuments of interest around the "Piazza dei Miracoli". And no more than 30 minutes away by road is Lucca, known as the “Town of the one hundred towers and one hundred Churches"; it maintains its medieval charm and it is a delight to stroll through its narrow streets. Continue your route until you get to Milan, the capital of Lombardy, where the splendid cathedral, the Vittorio Emmanuele galleries, the La Scala Opera House and the streets with the most exclusive boutiques of Italian high fashion stand out. Spend the night in Milan.
Day 6: Milan - Verona - Venice.
On the way to Venice, less than two hours from Milan, is Verona, one of the most charming cities in Italy. Its streets and squares are ideal to stroll in and discover such spectacular monuments as the Arena (the old Roman amphitheatre) or sights with the magic of the balcony that inspired the famous play "Romeo and Juliet". At the end of the afternoon, get back to your car and in a little over an hour you will again be in Venice. Give your hire car back this afternoon or alternatively early the next morning (depending on office hours). Spend the night in Venice.
Day 7: Venice.
You have all day to continue to discover the city, crossing bridges and travelling the canals. There are still charming spots to discover such as the Rialto Bridge and the market of the same name; the lively Jewish quarter and you can even get to one of the other famous islands in the Lagoon such as Murano, famous for its glass production; Burano with its colourful houses and Torcello. Spend the night in Venice.
Day 8: Return flight.
Take advantage of the last few hours of your trip to Venice. Get yourself to the airport a sufficient time in advance to see to check-in and embarkation for your return flight. Arrival and end of the trip.
Our prices include return flight tickets and all the supplement taxes such as airpot taxes, fuel surcharge and credit card processing fees.
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