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Milan: 2 NightS
Starting our Italian adventure in the north west of the country we spend our first two nights in Milan, a sophisticated picturesque city that will start your curiosity about Italian cultural pursuits that have lasted many lifetimes.
Cinque Terre: 2 Nights
The next day we head to Monterosso to check in and leave our luggage before heading to Portofino and take in the sights in this beautiful seaside town. Then we head back to Cinque Terre for 2 nights where we will spend some time walking and training between the 5 villages, perched on the cliff tops and in the valleys. Spectacular views in this part of the country and one of my favourites.I think it will become one of yours too!
Riva del Garda: 2 Nights
Then we head towards the Swiss Alps that are the border between Italy and Switzerland. The tunnels and scenery on the way to our next stop, Riva Del Garda will have you talking for days. We spend time on the lake and get to visit a couple of the other villages that are located around the lake. After a couple of nights spent here, you will understand why the Lakes are such a well loved part of any tour.
Venice: 3 Nights
A good way to explore this wonderful city is to walk it which sounds strange for a city surrounded by water. We get back on the water for a tour to one of the Venice Islands to see centuries old crafts still being practiced today.There's nothing ancient about the results though - it will blow you away! We experience opera in a palace, visit the Basilica and take time to appreciate some of the best art collections in the world.
Florence: 2 Nights
Then we head further south to Florence/ Firenze for the following 2 nights. During the day we visit OfficinaProfumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella the oldest pharmacy in the world with some of its customers being amongst the most famous. It is centuries old and one of the most fascinating shops you will ever visit.We have the Ufizzi Gallery art collection explained by one of the foremost art historians in Florence.
Amalfi: 5 Nights
Ah, then we head further south and you will experience having your heart in your mouth as we drive down the winding coast road to take us to Amalfi where we stay for 5 nights to allow us to visit the fascinating ruins of Pompeii/Herculaneum which are truly spell- binding, Capri/Blue Grotto/ which are captivating and every bit as beautiful as you would imagine and on the way back to Amalfi, we stop in Positano to admire the views of the isle of Capri from the mainland. We also drive up into the mountains to visit the village of Ravello which provides a contrast to the coastal villages we have been enjoying so much.
Naples: 2 Nights
We leave Amalfi and head to Naples/Napoli for 2 nights taking time to explore this famous seaside city including its famous catacombs as well as the island of Ischia just off the coast. It's an interesting place and we have the full day to spend there.
Rome: 3 Nights
Then we head to Rome/Roma for 3 nights where the historic Colosseum will keep you spell bound for some time and Vatican City will amaze you for its size and spectacular history. The Jewish Ghetto will move you and delight you and the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain - well what can you say. Rome in all its glory.