Italian Concerto 2014

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Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, ItalyThe ruins of Pompeii near Naples, ItalyColosseum in Rome, Italy
Isle of Capri in the province of Naples, Italy
The ruins of Pompeii near Naples, Italy
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 12 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
    At Leisure 2014
    Italy 2014
  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: This relaxed exploration of Italy savours the old-world beauty of Venice, Florence and Rome, then journeys onwards, to the laid-back southern lifestyle of the Amalfi coast. It's Insider moments like… the buzz of the crowd softening as you approach the historic ruins of the famous lost city of Pompeii. Dust stirring underfoot as you listen to tales of the tragic last hours of its existence. It's imagining the streets ringing with laughter at the festival of fire, just hours before the molten lava of Mt Vesuvius buried the city. And standing in the cool shadows of temples as you discover the life and beliefs of an ancient culture, through the muted colours and designs of its mosaics.


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

    • + Vatican Museums And The Sistine Chapel An extension to the included sightseeing tour which allows us to admire the artistic masterpieces collected and commissioned by the Popes. See the famous Tapestry Gallery and Gallery of Maps then finally wonder at the masterpieces in the Sistine Chapel. Take your time - Michelangelo spent 11 years in the preparation of the vault and altar wall!

    • + 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.

    • + 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.

    • + Tivoli And Gardens Of The Villa D este An excursion to the ancient Sabine town of Tivoli situated a few miles outside Rome to enjoy the gardens and fountains of the Villa DEste. You will visit its grottos and pavilions, the Avenue of a Hundred Fountains, and the Dragon Fountain of the Organ.


    • + Visit To Ravello We travel by coach and minibus to the balcony of the Amalfi coast. Ravello, famous for its annual music festival is perched high above the terraced groves from which the views are breathtaking. With our local guide we will enjoy a visit to the gardens of the Villa Rufolo, which inspired Wagner, as well as free time to stroll, or visit the 11th century cathedral.

    • + Amalfi Coast And Positano Experience We travel by exclusive transport, passing delightful villages and spectacular scenery along the incredible Amalfi Coast to Positano, this most celebrated town, as well as a Unesco World Heritage site. There will be time to shop for the famous local clothing or ceramics or perhaps enjoy a glass of wine in a cafe overlooking the beach.

    • + Dinner On The Amalfi Coast A short drive takes us to a restaurant in a stunning location. Here we enjoy local cuisine and Neapolitan hospitality in elegant surroundings with included drinks.

    • + Capri Highlights Amazing views are in store as we tour the famous 'jet-set' island of Capri. Our excursion includes a cruise around the island to view the famous Faraglioni rocks, and a visit to the villa of Swedish author Axel Munthe, whose gardens are rated amongst the finest in Europe. Private mini buses take us to Anacapri (top of the island), a photographer's dream. (In the event of bad weather a light lunch in a local restaurant will replace the cruise.)


    • + Florentine Dinner With Entertainment Sample the flavours of medieval Florence, during an evening of good food and music at a distinctive historic venue. (Subject to availability.)

    • + Visit To San Gimignano We drive to the nearby hilltop town of San Gimignano, the medieval Manhattan of Tuscany. Surrounded by fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves, this is Italys best preserved medieval city and will give you an excellent idea of daily life in Italy during the Middle Ages.


    • + 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.

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