The second largest city in Italy Milan is known as the fashion capital of the world. This city is the birthplace of modern art and fashion as we know it today. It is home to Italy’s stock exchange, several leading art and fashion houses, entertainment and education institutions. Italy’s football teams A.C. Milan and F.C. Internationale call this city home, as do the country’s basketball team Olimpia Milano.
With a history dating back to the 600BC, the architecture of Italy has undergone changes with time. Each of its rulers have left a mark on it. The Milan Cathedral with its Gothic architecture, Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Royal Palace of Milan, Sforza Castle, Teatro alla Scala, Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and many other buildings tell the splendours of this city through time.
|City||Three Star||Four Star||Five Star|
|Milan||Rio / Ibis Milano Centro||Best Western Hotel Milton Milan / AdiDoria Grand||Westin Palace / Magna Pars Suites Milano / Boscolo Exedra Milano|
|Venice||LocandaCa'Valeri / Malibran Venice Island / Residenza Goldoni||Ca Priuli / Kette||BoscoloVenezia|
|Florence||Best Western Select / Desiree / De La Pace Florence||River / Club||Best Western Select / Desiree / De La Pace Florence|
|Rome||Andreotti / Brasile / Montecarlo Rome||Best Western Ambra Palace / Augusta Lucilla Palace / Britannia||
Central / La Griffe Roma Mgallery Collection Rome
Check into your hotel and enjoy a lavish breakfast, your first taste of the authentic Italian cuisine. Hire a guide to take you around or spend the day exploring the city on your own.
After a breakfast, we will take you around a tour of the city’s most historical monuments. We begin with the Scala Museum and theatre which is the house of ancient theatre forms. From here we walk down the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (the world's oldest arcade) towards the Piazza Fontana. The walk around the city will take you across the Palazzo Reale, Duomo, the Arco della Pace, Corso Venezia and Piazza San Babila and Milan's magnificent Sforzesco Castle. Though each place of breathtaking, the highlight of the tour, the viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie is sure to leave you spell bound. Return to your hotel after the tour, enjoy a luxurious meal and rest well.
Leave your hotel to undertake a journey to Venice. Arrive at your hotel in Venice, check in and relax.
Built across 108 tiny islands situated in the Venetian Lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, Venice is a city with no roads. Instead it has canals as its travel means and around 400 bridges which connect the islands. This ancient city is lined with buildings built in the Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs, the Grand Canal and many others are a sight for sore eyes.
After a hearty breakfast, start off your tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Catch the views of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the famous Lido beach resort. We arrive at the island of Murano, which is known across the world for its artisan who craft ethereal figurines in glass. We will take you to one of the glass factories where you can watch the artisans at work.
The next stop is the island Burano. This island is known for its artistry in lace. An added attraction is the fishing village dotted with cottages painted in bright colours.
The third island on the itinerary is the island of Torcello, the oldest town in this archipelago. The Church of Santa Cosca and the Cathedral with its intricate mosaic bear testimony to the olden days. We will take you to the St Marks Square after this tour, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
The capital of the Tuscany Region of Italy, is a city which personifies the true meaning of this region. Traditional and retaining its old-world charm, this town is quaintly modern. With its cuisine and rich wines, the beautiful untouched landscapes and rolling countryside, this place personifies romance. The old world charm has been drawing visitors to Tuscany over the centuries. The unhurried lifestyle is a addiction for visitors who return to discover something new every time.
After a hearty breakfast, catch the coach for your excursion to Pisa. This quaint town in Tuscany is well known for its wonder, the Leaning tower. It is also home to its university which is one of the leading ones in the country. A guide will take you across the town and show you the sights especially the Piazza deiMiracoli, the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and other buildings. The Cathedral is the epitome of Romanesque art. The guide will tell you all about the soft soil of the region and how it caused the tower to lean as it is today. Return to your hotel in Florence and spend the night resting after an exciting excursion.
Partake of a scrumptious breakfast. Check out of your hotel. Now its onward to the station to catch a train to Rome, the capital of Italy. Stay overnight at your hotel in Rome. This is a city with a history as far back as mankind. Dating back to 28 centuries, this is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It has the monuments, the art and architecture to prove it.
This is the only city in the world which has a country within itself. The Vatican City, the capital and the seat of the Roman Catholic world, is an independent country. With the St Peters Basilica and the Vatican Museums (these have some of the oldest texts and relics ever known to mankind, and the ever-famous Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescos) this is one of the biggest religious sets in the world.
Rome is also one of the world’s largest UNESCO heritage site, because of the ancient monuments, chapels and churches, the Colosseum and the buildings dating back in time. A visit to Rome is an experience in itself, a religious pilgrimage for some and a journey back in time for others.
Have your breakfast at the hotel. Check out and catch a flight to your next destination. We hope that the experience called Italy is something that will enrich you and last you for a lifetime.
|C$ 1749||Three Star||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Inquire|
|C$ 2104||Four Star||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Inquire|
|C$ 3699||Five Star||Per Person on Twin Sharing||Inquire|