Best of Italy
All roads lead to Rome. This conclusive thirteen-day tour, starting and finishing in the capital, will show you everything you need to know about Italy. And by the time you’re done, you simply won’t want to leave. Everything here, from the coffee to the cityscapes, bears the richness of a thousand years of history and cultivation. On your exploration of the country, you’ll visit the waterways of Venice, the preserved stones of Pompeii, the mystical town of Assisi, the fashion centres of Milan and the elegant streets of Florence. Swim in the waters of Lake Como and walk in the footsteps of the Gladiators at Rome’s Colosseum. If you want to get the most out of every second you spend in Italy, this is the tour for you.
DAY 1 Welcome to Rome
DAY 2 Discover Ancient Rome and the Vatican City
DAY 3 Explore the Ruins of Pompeii and Sorrento
DAY 4 A Day on the Isle of Capri
DAY 5 Onwards to Assisi
DAY 6 Discover Verona and Venice
DAY 7 St. Mark's and More in Venice
DAY 8 On to Milan and Scenic Lake Maggiore
DAY 9 Stroll around Lake Como
DAY 10 Admire Pisa and on to Florence
DAY 11 Experience Art and Architecture in Florence
DAY 12 Treasures of San Gimignano and Return to Rome
DAY 13 Farewell Rome
About this trip
See 15 cities and 2 countries
January to December
1 Be My Guest, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Regional Dinner, 1 Welcome Reception, 12 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
All transport shown
VIP Admission to the Vatican Museums
Discover Venice, Milan and San Gimignano
View Juliet’s Balcony in Verona, St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the Cathedral and La Scala Opera House in Milan, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Florence
The Bressenden difference
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Join Signor Telli for a Be My Guest dinner at his family run restaurant on the secluded Isola Madre island.
Explore Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Assisi and Florence with a Local Specialist
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Be inspired by the magnificence of Michelangelo and da Vinci at the Vatican Museums and enjoy an exclusive visit up the spiral staircase designed by the famous architect Donato Bramante in a part of the Vatican not open to the public.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Learn about the history and ancient skill of Venetian glassblowing, playing your role in ensuring the survival of this traditional craft through your visit.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
Low deposits – Booking protected.
STAYS WITH STORIES
Built to welcome pilgrims visiting Assisi, Hotel Cenacolo is a fully renovated old Franciscan monastery in nearby Santa Maria degli Angeli.
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