History and Culture Abound in Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan (Europe) for Eight Days & Seven Nights for Two, Including First Class Train Travel Between Cities (Land Only)
Discover the treasures of Italy! Here’s your chance to enjoy the best of Italy with seven nights in Rome, Florence, and Venice, as well as carefree travel by train from city to city. Experience the wonders of ancient Rome, wander the cobbled streets of Florence, and explore the canals and bridges of Venice, and get a taste of fashion and design in Milan.
Rome is overflowing with history, ancient structures and landmarks, from the imposing Coliseum where great fights were once fought, to the holy Catholic shrine of St. Peter’s Basilica. Discover all the romance and wonders for which the Eternal City is known during your stay at the four-star Fortyseven Hotel, which puts you right in the heart of the city, near the charming, medieval neighborhood of Trastevere, where you can explore the hidden corners of Rome. This hotel also gives you convenient access to some of the most famous Roman landmarks, including the Forum, Piazza Venezia, the Domus Aurea, as well as the seventh-century church of San Giorgio al Velabro, and several archaeological sites such as the Teatro Marcello.
In Florence, the Renaissance city, stroll through the streets and explore its art and architecture. You’ll find history and culture in every corner. Michelangelo’s David, which stands in the Piazza della Signoria, continues to be celebrated as one of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance. Bask in the luxury of the four-star Hotel Pierre, a fascinating Gothic style residence that reflects the splendid artistic and architectural ambiance which have made Florence one of the world’s capitals of culture. In addition to elegant accommodations, the hotel also boasts an ideal location just a short distance from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.
Venice is a place like no other. The only way to get around this 1,500-year-old city is by foot or by water. Relax in Piazza San Marco, visit the basilicas, drink a bellini at Harry’s Bar and wander the alleyways and bridges. Venice defies description. The design of the Basilica of San Marco, one of the greatest Venetian monuments, was influenced by a mixture of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian artists and craftsmen. Set a few steps from Saint Mark’s Square and from Accademia, surrounded by the artistic beauty and the peacefulness of an everyday Venice, Hotel Palazzo Stern is a historical palace, once the home of a known art collector, which now reflects a collage of artistic memories from several eras. Boasting breathtaking views of the Terrace on the Grand Canal, Hotel Palazzo Stern features traditional and refined Venetian style throughout, from Murano glass to oriental carpets, and reflects the romance and beauty of the City of Love.
In Milan, you can behold one of the world’s most famous works of art, Da Vinci’s The Last Supper in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, and visit the Duomo, “one of the mightiest Gothic buildings ever created”. You’ll spend one night in the industrial yet intimate atmosphere of Hotel Straf, conceived of as a grand scale art installation by Italian architect and fashion designer Vincenzo de Cotiis. A mesmerizing monument to deconstructivist aesthetics, Hotel Straf summons warmth and well-being from scrappy, hard-edged materials just steps from the Duomo and La Scala Opera House.