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The perfect 16-day Italy Itinerary

The perfect 16-day Italy Itinerary

The tour that will take you through all the architectural splendours, the natural beauty, and the intoxicating city life that Italy has to offer. It is a trip that has been specifically curated to present a heady mix of the rich, ancient past as well the throbbing modernity that courses through the nation’s veins. Indulge in splendour of museums, Byzantine palaces, and take a sip of Italy’s vibrant nightlife.
Themes: Family Gastronomy Beach Shopping History City Wine Route Spring Break Activities

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Venice

About the city

Perhaps no city is as fabulous as Venice, a metropolis built upon pilings, a labyrinth poised over a lagoon. Venice has been called the drawing room of Europe, and indeed for centuries the city was a sanctuary for ideas and idealists, a crossroad of the Byzantine and Roman worlds. Today Venice is a different kind of drawing room. Wealthy visitors clamber into gondolas to gawk at the Byzantine palaces while being serenaded by accordionists and art appreciators stand on tiptoe for a glimpse of Renaissance masterpieces. No monument is as memorable as the city itself, so use the major sights only as an excuse for wandering. Venice revolves around piazza San Marco. The best feature of the mosaic-covered Basilica di San Marco is the Pala D’Oro, a glittering gold Byzantine bas-relief. The Torre dell’Orologio, left of San Marco, is a beautifully embellished clock tower. For culture vultures check the Accademia for the best of Venetian paintings. Some say that the tourist Venice is indeed Venice, but there are other Venices as well. To find them, wander away from the major sights and into the quieter outlying residential neighbourhoods, you won’t be disappointed, this maze of stone and colour exudes enchantment from every brick.

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Hotel Palazzo Stern

96%
  • At 0.9 km from the center
  • Dorsoduro 2792, Venecia 30123
With a stay at Hotel Palazzo Stern in Venice (Dorsoduro), you'll be steps from Grand Canal and 11 minutes by foot from La Fenice Opera House. This 4.5-star hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Rialto Bridge and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from St. Mark's Square. Enjoy r...
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  • DOUBLE/TWIN (2 PERS) (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Nights

23/06/2019
Venice
Florence
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23/06/2019 28/06/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Relais Uffizi

86%
  • At 0.6 km from the center
  • Chiasso del buco 16, Florence 50122
A stay at Relais Uffizi places you in the heart of Florence, steps from Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. This hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Uffizi Gallery and 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Ponte Vecchio. Make use of convenient amenities, which incl...
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  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 5 Nights

1 Activities
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Florence Walking Tour

day 5 - Tour in Eng,Fre,Spa,Ita or Ger
Meet your guide near Piazza della Stazione in central Florence, and then set off on your 2.5-hour walking tour of the town. Head through the San Lorenzo neighborhood, an area known for its colorful markets and artist workshops. As you walk, listen to snippets of history and stories about the Tuscan capital.
Florence’s heyday is widely recognized as the Renaissance era when the notorious Medici dynasty ruled the roost. Being lovers of fine art as well as powerful and prosperous people, the Medici family nurtured some of the most eminent Italian artists, who left their artistic legacy firmly stamped on the city.
Wander past the Medici Chapels that were designed by Renaissance artists Michelangelo and Matteo Nigetti, and then gaze in admiration at the colossal Basilica of San Lorenzo, where prominent members of the Medici family are buried.
Continue to Florence Duomo, topped by the distinctive Brunelleschi's Dome. Learn about the cathedral while you walk around it, then visit Giotto’s Bell Tower and see Florence Baptistry.
Stroll through the city’s medieval center to Palazzo del Bargello, an imposing-looking art gallery that once was a prison, and then explore Piazza della Signoria – Florence’s busy central square. Admire the array of sculptures strewn about the piazza, such as the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna, an impressive statue outside the Uffizi Gallery.
Pass Palazzo Vecchio, the city hall, and continue past the New Market (Mercato Nuovo) to see Il Porcellino, the city’s much-loved bronze piglet statue. Stop to rub the statue’s nose for luck, and then wander back toward the river, cross the magnificent Ponte Vecchio, and finish your tour by Pitti Palace.
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Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Florence Duomo is subject to closure during national holidays
Comfortable shoes are suggested
The Guide service could be provided in two languages
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
28/06/2019 ECONOMY
Florence
Amalfi Coast
Italy
Santa Maria Novella Railway Station / 2:33 PM
AccesRail and Partner Railways 9B 7021 AccesRail and Partner Railways
5h 52m 1 Stop - Rome Termini (3h 10m)
Italy
8:25 PM NAPLES CENTRAL RAILWAY STN
28/06/2019 02/07/2019

Amalfi Coast

About the city

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi coast is an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity. It has been intensively settled by human communities since the early middle Ages. There are a number of towns such as Amalfi and Ravello with architectural and artistic works of great significance. Punta Campanella is one of the many watch over marin area existing in Italy. This area takes two provinces, Napoli and Salerno, and is a great tourist attractions. The Cathedral of Amalfi is architectonical complex made by two communicating churches, a crypt, a stair, an atrium, a church tower and a cloister called “Chiostro del Paradiso”.

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Hotel Miramalfi

81%
  • At 0.8 km from the center
  • Via salvatore quasimodo 3, Amalfi 84011
A stay at Hotel Miramalfi places you in the heart of Amalfi, within a 15-minute walk of Amalfi Beach and Amalfi Harbour. This 4-star hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Amalfi Cathedral and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Atrani Beach. Relax on the private beach or...
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  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 4 Nights

1 Activities
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Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

day 9 - For 1-3 people from Sorrento
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Amalfi, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, Campania

A 9th century roman catholic structure, dedicated to the Apostle St. Andrew, with Romanesque, Byzanthine, Baroque and Gothic elements.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, Campania

The most beautiful gardens of the Amalfi coast because of the breathtaking view and flowers myriad.

Duration: 30 minutes

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
02/07/2019 ECONOMY
Amalfi Coast
Catania, Sicily
Italy
Capodichino / 12:05 PM
easyJet U2 4801 easyJet
1h 0m 0 PC Nonstop
Italy
1:05 PM Catania Fontanarossa
02/07/2019 06/07/2019

Catania, Sicily

About the city

Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. Buried seven times by fierce eruptions of the Etna volcano and several earthquakes, much of its monuments have been destroyed. Nonetheless, the old town is well maintained, so much so, that it was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002. In the city center visitors will be able to enjoy the major feature of the city: its baroque architecture. The main examples are the Cathedral Square, Piazza del Duomo ,with the Elephant Fountain, the adorned Cathedral, founded in the 11th century on the ruins of the ancient baths and the impressive 13th century Ursino Castle. The remains of the Roman and Greek heritage can still be witnessed at the former Acropolis of Katane that includes the Roman Theatre, built by Greeks and reconstructed by Romans, the Odeon and the Amphitheatre. Chaotic, noisy and boisterous, Catania’s nightlife is buzzing, hundreds of bars, clubs and eateries are at hand where to get infected with the joie de vivre of the city’s population.

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NH Catania Centro

80%
  • At 2.0 km from the center
  • Piazza trento 13, Catania 95129
With a stay at NH Catania Centro, you'll be centrally located in Catania, a 1-minute drive from Via Etnea and 8 minutes from Catania Port. This 4-star hotel is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Catania Beach and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Catania Cathedral. Take advan...
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  • DOUBLE/TWIN (2 PERS) (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 4 Nights

4 Activities
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Homemade Pasta Cooking Class and Lunch in Taormina

day 12 - Homemade Pasta Cooking Class and Lunch in Taormina
Learn

how to prepare the

authentic italian fresh pasta with

granny Rosaria and

have a full lunch in her historic restaurant, just in the city centre of Taormina.  Lunch will consist of the dishes prepared during the course and other specialities cooked by the Chef: starters, pasta as first course, second course, dessert, digestive, coffee or tea. Water and soft drinks included.
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Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Catania

day 14 - Market Tour + Cooking class
Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of Catania cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine.

During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic Catania recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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Etna Morning Tour

day 15 - Etna Morning Tour
  • Pick-up meeting point in Catania
  • An easy-going trekking activity at about 2000 meters of altitude above sea, to explore ancient and recently-formed craters and observe the whole Ionian coastline from above. (Trekking suitable for most fitness levels)
  • Exploration of a typical lava cave formed during the past eruptions. (helmets and caving lights are provided by our guides)
  • Visit of Valle Del Bove (Valley of the Ox) a huge Caldera formed as a result of the collapse of some ancient craters
  • During the tour you will see different ancient lava flow ( 1991-1993)
  • A pleasurable interlude at a beekeeping family-run business and its honey-extracting lab to taste a selection of honey, wines, extra-virgin olive oils and other typical Etna produce.
  • Drop-off meeting point in Catania


The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only. However, because the cost of the tour includes, in addition to the insurance quota, even the membership fee, the Excursions in Sicily membership is automatically acquired.

Excursion information

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Departure time: 7:30 am / 8:00 am
Duration:5 hours
Lunch: No
Refreshments: Yes (free tasting of local Etna produce)
Dinner: No
Brunch: No
Difficulty level: Easy
Activities carried out by: car,4×4 Vehicle (6/8 people + Guide) & Brief walks and/or trekking

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
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Arancino Cooking Class with Wine Tasting and Lunch in Sicily's Countryside

day 16 - Sicily Arancino Cooking Class with Wine-Tasting and Lunch
Live authentic Sicilian moments!
Visit a famous countryside estate in the heart of Mount Etna region. Learn the secrets of traditional local street food named "arancino".
Arancini are stuffed rice balls, coated with breadcrumbs, which are fried. Guests, equipped with all the necessary equipment will be challenged in the preparation of arancini, a typical street food dish of Sicilian cuisine. We will provide a brief history and introduction of the arancino in Sicilian culture.
The chef will demonstrate the whole preparation cooking them in front of you. You will prepare yours with the assistance of our chef and you will master the ability to replicate the recipe once you are back home to surprise your friends and family.
After the informal and fun cooking lesson, you will have a wine tasting. The location will be an ancient Palmento (a place used for the production of wine until the late 1800).
Tasting will be combined with local delicacies such as Provola cheese, dried Sicilian tomatoes , pate' and jams on crostini bread, Brolo Salami, Bread cunzatu and of course...your arancini!
You will conclude your Sicilian experience with a guided visit tour of an orange plantation and you will have the chance to sample the most tasty oranges in the world directly from the tree.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Transportation can be arranged upon request
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Province of Catania, Italy

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The perfect 16-day Italy Itinerary
The perfect 16-day Italy Itinerary

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