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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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C.Luxury Palace

  • Via statilia 31, 31, Roma, termini 00185
Services:
Rooms:
DOUBLE/TWIN WITH EXTERNAL BATHROOM NON REFUNDABLE (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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Rome

Florence

Italy
Roma Termini / 8:35
Train ZZ 8416-2TN3VC835107 Train
1h 32m Nonstop
Italy
10:07 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

Popularity:
  • 40% General
    520
  • Lungarno colombo, 22a, Firenze 50136
Services:
Rooms:
STANDARD TWIN (1) - ROOM ONLY
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Florence " Grande Museo del Duomo" Cpx GuidedTour

day 2 - Tour in English at 1.00 pm
The tour of the “Grande Museo del Duomo” (Great Museum of the Cathedral) is a single great itinerary that will take you through more than 1500 years of history, embracing all the monuments on the world-famous Piazza del Duomo: from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, to the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the St. John's Baptistery, the Santa Reparata Crypt and the Museum of the Works of the Cathedral.

A unique chance to enjoy a truly exceptional cultural experience in the heart of Medieval and Renaissance Florence, a "tour of marvels" among the monuments of a square that is a concentration of art unlike any in the world.

Your art historian guide will first take you to the Baptistery dedicated to St. John, the Patron Saint of Florence. The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in Florence (XI century) and home to the glittering golden mosaics that decorate the dome and a spectacular Matroneo (Women's Gallery). The outer façade is covered in Carrara and Prato marble and is enriched with the beautiful bronze doors, including a copy of the two known as the Gates of Paradise (we'll see the originals inside the “Opera del Duomo” Museum (Museum of the Works of the Cathedral) during the tour). As we leave the Baptistery, the tour proceeds with the elegant Giotto’s Bell Tower, covered in multi-coloured marble and graced with a base decorated with a fabulous figurative cycle.

The guide will reveal then the secrets of the celebrated majestic Brunelleschi’s Dome, the largest masonry construction ever built, one of the city's icons. Inside the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and the third largest church in the world, you can admire the beautiful frescoes by Vasari and Zuccari adorning the inside of the Dome, one of the world's most important stained glass window cycles created by the greatest artists of the early Renaissance and magnificent works by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Maiano, Luca Della Robbia, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Del Castagno and many others.

Our exciting discovery tour will then take us down to the Crypt below the Cathedral to take a step back into the late VI century and uncover the mysteries of the early Christian Church of Santa Reparata, where we'll also see the tomb of the great architect, Filippo Brunelleschi.

After a short break to take some pictures and enjoy a refreshment in one of the many coffee or gelato shops on the square, the tour will continue with a visit to the spectacular “Opera del Duomo” Museum. The greatest treasures from the monuments of the great Cathedral Complex are all carefully housed in this incredible Museum, in an amazing scenic setting. We'll see a life-size reconstruction of the Cathedral as it was in the times of Dante Alighieri, as well as the sculptures of Arnolfo di Cambio, Donatello and Nanni di Banco. We'll see the original doors of the Baptistery, including the gilded Gates to Paradise done by Lorenzo Ghiberti. We'll be moved as we gaze upon the Pietà del Duomo sculpted by Michelangelo and the Penitent Magdalene by Donatello. We'll admire the beauty of the Altar of St. John, a stupendous silver masterpiece, and the other magnificent works of art done by the greatest medieval and renaissance artists of Florence.

Those who so desire may climb up to the panoramic terrace to admire the grandiose Dome from close up.\n

Meeting point/ Pick-up location:Piazza San Giovanni 19 red, in front of the Scudieri Cafè.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Start/opening time: Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.
Languages: English.
Others: During periods of increased inflow of visitors, despite our reservations, the admission to the museums may be subject to delays, mainly due to security reasons for which the access to the museum is regulated according to the number of people inside it. Based on the above reasons any possible delay cannot be attributable to supplier responsibility.
We recommend to wear appropriate clothes to visit worship sights.
Included: museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line), 48 hours entrance ticket for the Duomo Complex Monuments.
Not included: meals or beverage.\n
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Florence

Venice

Italy
Firenze Santa Maria Novella / 9:30
Train ZZ 9406-3VC0RV9301135 Train
2h 05m Nonstop
Italy
11:35 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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San Sebastiano Garden

Popularity:
  • 81% General
    490
  • Fondamenta san sebastiano - dorsoduro, 2542, Venezia 30123
Services:
Rooms:
Twin/Double room (Non-Refundable) (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

day 4 - Afternoon Tour at 2.30 pm
Enjoy a fun and informative 2 hour walking tour of the highlights of Venice led by a local expert tour guide. It is the best way to explore the best of Venice in short time.

You can take this tour in a small group of maximum 15 people or privately with the guide exclusively for you and your party. Just select your preferred option.

You will visit the most famous and historic areas of Venice especially the districts of Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio.

Cars are not allowed to drive through the city so the tour will be all on foot. Venice is made of hundreds of small Islands and you will explore some of them crossing many charming small bridges.

You will visit Rialto bridge and the surrounding area that used to be the financial and trade center of the city. You will walk by Marco Polo's house; the world's most popular traveler was born here.

You will see Campo Margherita and its famous cicchetterie and walk by the Basilica de' Frari where Titian is buried.

After crossing Campo San Bartolomeo you will reach the Church of San Giovanni e Paolo, one of the city most beautiful monuments where many doges, the past leaders of Venice, chose to rest. The tour end in San Marco square, in front of the Cathedral and the Doge's Palace.

The guide will also give you precious suggestions on where to eat and how to spend your free time in the city.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wear comfortable shoes
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
San Marco Square
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Venice

Milan

Italy
Mestre (Train station) / 20:40
Flixbus Italia SRL FLIXITAL Flixbus Italia SRL
3h 15m Nonstop
Italy
23:55 Milan
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Milan

About the city

With something almost Northern European in the air, yet exuding Italian style, Milan is Italy's most cosmopolitan city. The capital of Lombardy is both hardworking and glamorous - powerful in businesses from finance to fashion and, of course, football. But what gives Milan its certain something is its status as the epicentre of Italian fashion and interior design. International fashionistas, designers, supermodels and paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs: Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage. This is certainly one of the best places in Italy to shop, or windowshop. Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial centre of Italy and as such, is unsurprisingly business-like in appearance. At first glance, it lacks the wow factor, but if you take time and are determined to explore Milan’s streets, you’ll access its aesthetically appealing gems – and they do exist. Cut through the modern metropolitan bustle, and you will stumble across impressive churches and palaces, the pretty Navigli area, the chic Brera district and lively university quarter, and no need to mention a landmark such as the Duomo, or that the city is impressively home to Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century masterpiece The Last Supper. Milan cannot be faulted when it comes to having a good time. The Milanese know how to party – and they don’t waste time getting started. Nightlife tends to kick off at 6pm; enjoying an aperitivo in which locals unwind with post-work drinks and nibbles before heading home is the rule rather than exception. So whether you’re looking for cut-price fashion, an alternative city break or a chance to paint the town red, Milan has undoubtedly got it covered.

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Ih Hotels Milano Gioia

Popularity:
  • 60% General
    213
  • Via della giustizia, 10/d, Milano 20125
Services:
Rooms:
DOUBLE STANDARD (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
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Milan City Pass: Your Key to Discover the City

day 5 - 1-day Visitalia Card Milano

The Milan card includes some handy tools:

• Travel Map: a map indicating all our partners and some surprising itineraries
• Travel Guide: a complete guide to discover the partners, with contacts, addresses, prices and much other useful information.
• Transport Ticket: a local transport ticket
• 1 Free ride in Taxi

Live Milan experience at 360 degrees getting culinary gifts, free entrance and discounts for museums, historical sites, Italian restaurants and street food, tours and services, accommodations and clubs. That’s definitely your key to discovering the city!

With the card you can get many discounts on the most visited and attractive museums and tours (Last supper, San Siro museum, La Scala, etc.) and get 50% discount on ticket entrance to the Leonardo3 Exhibition (250.000 visitors registered last year!).

You can live the city in a sustainable way with discounts on bike rental and electric car sharing services. You can enjoy the Italian food, thanks to discounts and culinary gifts in our favourite Italian restaurants and street food corners (with vegans options!).

You can buy Made in Italy products (shoes, clothes) in Montenapoleone and Porta Venezia districts. With the Card you also get a promo code of 20€ to buy on line Made in Italy shoes (the code has a validity of 1 year!). 

You can enjoy Milan nightlife with discounts on clubs and aperitifs in Sempione and Navigli districts.


Valid from the time of first use, for the consecutive days selected.

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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