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3* The Art Cities of Italy by Rail

Italy
6 Nights
FROM
R 14,742pp

Embark on a journey through the heart of Italy, where history, art, and culture collide in a symphony of breathtaking beauty. Welcome to the Art Cities of Italy by Rail, a spellbinding adventure that promises to unveil the treasures of Rome, Florence, and Venice like never before.

Rome: Where Legends Come to Life

Our journey begins in the Eternal City, where ancient ruins whisper tales of emperors and gladiators, and Renaissance masterpieces adorn every corner. Step back in time as you wander through the iconic Colosseum, envisioning the roar of the crowds and the clash of swords. Feel the weight of history at the Roman Forum, where the remnants of temples and basilicas stand as silent witnesses to centuries gone by.

But Rome is not merely a city frozen in the past; it is a vibrant metropolis pulsating with life and energy. Lose yourself in the charming streets of Trastevere, where hidden trattorias serve up delectable Roman cuisine and lively piazzas invite impromptu gatherings. Climb the Spanish Steps for panoramic views of the city below, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to this enchanting city.

Florence: A Renaissance Wonderland

Next, board the train and whisk away to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and a veritable open-air museum. Prepare to be dazzled by the architectural wonders of the Duomo, its magnificent dome dominating the skyline like a crown jewel. Marvel at the timeless beauty of Michelangelo’s David, standing proudly in the Galleria dell’Accademia, a testament to human ingenuity and artistic mastery.

As you meander through Florence’s cobblestone streets, you’ll encounter a treasure trove of art and history at every turn. Explore the Uffizi Gallery, home to works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael, among others, each painting a vivid portrait of Italy’s cultural richness. Indulge your senses in the bustling Mercato Centrale, where vendors peddle fresh produce, aromatic spices, and delectable Tuscan delicacies.

Venice: A City of Dreams

Our final destination is none other than Venice, a city unlike any other, where gondolas glide gracefully along winding canals and medieval palaces rise from the water’s edge. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets of the city, where every corner holds a new discovery waiting to be made. Admire the grandeur of St. Mark’s Basilica, its golden mosaics shimmering in the sunlight, and climb the Campanile for panoramic views of the cityscape below.

But Venice’s true magic lies in its hidden corners and secret passageways, where you can escape the crowds and experience the city’s intimate charm. Stroll through the quiet campos and sip espresso at a quaint canal-side café, or embark on a journey of culinary exploration, sampling cicchetti and spritzes at traditional bacari.

The Art Cities of Italy by Rail: A Journey to Remember

As you journey through Rome, Florence, and Venice, you’ll discover that Italy is more than just a destination; it’s a tapestry of experiences waiting to be unraveled. From ancient wonders to Renaissance masterpieces, from bustling piazzas to tranquil canals, each city offers a unique glimpse into Italy’s rich cultural heritage.

So, pack your bags, hop aboard the train, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. The Art Cities of Italy await, ready to captivate your imagination and steal your heart. Buon viaggio!

Book By: 13 August 2024
Travel Between: 1 February 2024 to 20 August 2024
TERMS & CONDITIONS

High Season supplements apply from the 16 March 2024 – 15 July 2024.

Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

 

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