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Italian Discovery 2014

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Florence, ItalyThe Trevi Fountain by night in Rome, ItalyLake Maggiore in Stresa, ItalyVenice, ItalyVerona Arena in Verona, Italy
Florence, Italy
The Trevi Fountain by night in Rome, Italy
Lake Maggiore in Stresa, Italy
Venice, Italy
Verona Arena in Verona, Italy
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Wine regions, floating cities and historic capitals. Six of Italy's best known cities are explored, in this regional feast of beauty and culture. It's Insider moments like… sharing a home-cooked meal with the Landi family at the Villa il Leccio, their home for nine generations. Savouring delicious dishes cooked to perfection by mother and daughter Maria Luisa and Giadda, made with fresh produce grown and farmed on the land by sons Cosimo and Gregorio. Accompanied by a glass or two of Chianti, made right on the premises, they eagerly reveal their family history, and how they transformed a 14th century lookout tower into a buzzing family home and business.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • ROME

    • + Magnificent Rome With Free Time For Pizza Cameras at the ready for the magnificent sights awaiting us. With our Local Guide we will discover the many delights that Rome has to offer. These can only be truly appreciated by wandering slowly through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares which have developed over more than 2000 years, creating an amazing legacy for us today. The Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are just two of the fine monuments en route. Later you will have free time to eat at the Trattoria of your choice in one of the piazzas.

    • + Roman Evening With Dinner A light hearted evening in Rome. We will relax and enjoy a typical Italian meal (drinks included), while live musicians entertain us. To complete our evening, we will drive along the Via Veneto, a location made famous by the film 'La Dolce Vita' and see how the Romans enjoy their city. A wonderful end to our day.

  • FLORENCE

    • + Michelangelos David A guided insight into the world of genius Michelangelo and his masterpiece "David". We enter the Academy of Fine Arts by a preferential reserved entrance and our visit focuses on Michelangelo and his groundbreaking and beautiful sculpture.

    • + Dinner Wine And Music In The Tuscan Hills Take a scenic drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to a delightful regional restaurant set among the pines and cypress trees. Here a feast of gastronomic specialities awaits, accompanied by song and music.

  • TURIN

    • + Italy's Unknown Capital From its ancient cafes to its royal palace and the famous Turin Shroud (you will see the official replica), Italy's first capital has a plethora of treasures. Your Local Guide will reveal the secrets of its Savoy past on an afternoon "passegiata" with a treat.

  • ITALIAN LAKES

    • + Villas Of Lake Como And Como Town We drive along the shores of Lake Como. Here we board our private launch for a leisurely cruise past the most elegant villas and gardens of this region - arguably the most beautiful spot in the Italian Lake District. Your local guide will point out the main sights of the lake, and later you will walk with them through the old part of Como for a short sightseeing tour.

  • MILAN

    • + Treasures Of Milan With a local city guide we visit some of this bustling citys most famous sights. First we enter the impressive Castello Sforza - today one of the countrys most important museums, where we see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo among other great works. Then we continue to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. (N.B.: Should either La Scala or the Castello be unavailable, there will be a visit to the remarkable Museum of Milan.)

  • VENICE

    • + Majestic Venice Explore hidden parts of the maze of streets which make up this unique city. Your Local Guide will give you fascinating insights into Venice's past and present, through the eyes of a local. A visit to the majestic basilica of St Mark reveals some of its treasures. Behind closed doors we will view some of the prized trophies looted by the Venetians in their rise to power, or alternatively we will visit the outside terrace for exceptional vistas of this remarkable city on water.

    • + Lagoon Cruise With Lunch or Dinner Take some time off the beaten track! We are taken by private boat to the nearby islands in the lagoon of Venice. See the island of Murano where the glass blowers live. Lunch or dinner is taken at the picturesque Island of the fishermen, Burano, famous for its multi-coloured houses and a photographer's paradise. Drinks are also included.

    • + Canals Of Venice An unforgettable introduction to this unique and magical city! We cruise along the Grand Canal by private water taxi, admiring the magnificent and elegant palazzos. We see the Rialto Bridge and then reach 'the most beautiful outdoor drawing room in the world', St Mark's Square. Later during your Gondola Ride, you will glide along the picturesque smaller canals while a duo of musicians entertains.

  • BOLOGNA

    • + Gourmet Dinner A scenic drive through beautiful countryside to see the home of the great inventor, Marconi, at Sasso Marconi. Then through rolling hills to a delightful restaurant situated in the courtyard of an ancient castle. Here in the heart of the Emila Romagna, known as the centre of Italian gastronomy, we enjoy a delicious dinner of local specialities with included wine.

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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