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First Time to Italy - The Big 3

First Time to Italy - The Big 3

Perfect for first-time visitors and experienced travelers alike, this package focuses on the must-see marvels of the Bel Paese. From the ancient majesty of the Eternal City to the Renaissance splendor of Florence and the incomparable atmosphere of Venice, this affordable package includes accommodations in selectively chosen hotels, museum reservations, a private walking tour and ground transportation.

Your sojourn begins with three nights in Rome at the charming Hotel Fontanella Borghese, located within walking distance of the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. It is an ideal starting point from which to explore not only the most famous of Rome's monuments but her exclusive boutiques, fine restaurants and many theaters as well. Included in your package is a half-day private walking tour to give you a greater understanding of Rome's prominent place in world history, as well as entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums (meaning that you get to skip the lines!). A private wine tasting in one of the city's most stylish wine bars provides a taste of La Dolce Vita, Roman style!

Florence beckons so it's off to the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Opened in 1999, the Hotel Relais Uffizi seems almost too good to be true; its prime location on Piazza della Signoria means your morning cappuccino can be enjoyed overlooking what is virtually an open-air museum of Renaissance sculpture. Just across the square is the Uffizi Gallery, housing world-renowned masterpieces by such luminaries as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Your vacation package includes advance reservations to this museum, as well as to the Accademia Gallery where Michelangelo's 15-foot tall marble "David" stands center stage.

Your final destination is Venice: no other place on earth quite compares with the allure of this romantic city often called La Serenissima. During your two nights in Venice, the delightful Locanda Vivaldi will be your home base. From here the joys of Venice are right at your doorstep including the glittering, mosaic-encrusted Basilica of St. Mark, the lavish Doge's Palace and the art treasures in the Accademia Gallery. Not to mention brightly lit shops featuring exquisitely hand-blown Murano glass and exceptional restaurants serving the best of Venetian cuisine; we're sure you'll leave Venice wanting more!

If you like this package but prefer to customize it in any way, such as a different style of hotel, additions or subtractions in the number of nights, extensions into other cities, or a change in the number of participants, you can easily do it online!
Themes: History City

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Rome

About the city

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, since has so much to offer to any visitor, and it’s beauty is just been merely blurred by time passing by. Rome is one of world's most photogenic cities - not surprising when you remember what's here - The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter's Square, Spanish Steps, Colosseum... Whether you spend your time sightseeing, or lazing in cafés watching the world go by, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday. If you can plan to stay as long as a week, you won't run out of things to do and you'll still feel like you're leaving too soon.

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Hotel Caravel

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  • At 3.5 km from the center
  • Via cristoforo colombo 124, Roma 00147
With a stay at Hotel Caravel in Rome (Ostiense), you'll be a 4-minute drive from Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and 7 minutes from Piazza Venezia. This 4-star hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Baths of Caracalla and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Circus M...
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  • Double room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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Rome
Florence
Italy
Roma Termini / 11:50
Trenitalia ZZ 8432-2TN3VC11501322 Trenitalia
1h 32m Nonstop
Italy
13:22 Firenze Santa Maria Novella
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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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Hotel Columbus

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  • At 3.0 km from the center
  • L. arno cristoforo colombo, 22/a, Florence 50136
Located in Florence (Campo di Marte), Hotel Columbus is within a 10-minute drive of Nelson Mandela Forum and Stadio Artemio Franchi. This 4-star hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Palazzo Vecchio and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Piazza della Signoria. Take in th...
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  • Standard Double or Twin Room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

21/03/2019 ECONOMY
Florence
Venice
Italy
Firenze Santa Maria Novella / 13:30
Trenitalia ZZ 8432-3VC0RV13301535 Trenitalia
2h 5m Nonstop
Italy
15:35 Venezia S. Lucia
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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 Santa Marina

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  • At 1.7 km from the center
  • Campo santa marina 6068, Venecia 30122
A stay at Hotel Santa Marina places you in the heart of Venice, within a 5-minute walk of Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. This 4-star hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bridge of Sighs and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from St. Mark's Square. Take in the views from a r...
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  • Double or Twin (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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First Time to Italy - The Big 3
First Time to Italy - The Big 3