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Day 1 UK†- Rome: After arriving in Rome and checking in to your centrally located hotel (see our collection of hotels in Rome), spend the afternoon at the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre in the Roman Empire and travel back in time to an era of bloody battles between gladiators, slaves and wild animals.
Day 2 Rome: Spend today visiting the Vatican City; home to the world's largest church and the celebrated Sistine Chapel. Pre-book The Vatican†and St Peter's Basilica excursion and enjoy a guided tour around its fascinating museums and galleries. (Not available on Sundays, on Wednesdays St Peter's Basilica will be visited from the outside).
Day 3 Rome: Appraise the magnificent architecture of The Pantheon; its impressive dome echoes that of St. Peter's Basilica and formed part of the largest concrete structure in the world up until the 20th century.
Day 4 Rome†- Venice: From Roma Termini (Rome's main station), take the train to Venice, known by the locals as 'The Floating City' (approx. 3 hours 40 minutes). On arrival take a traditional water taxi to your chosen hotel (see our collection of hotels in Venice). Following a classic Venetian lunch take a stroll through the traffic free streets discovering hidden churches and architectural treasures.
Day 5 Venice: Take the half day lagoon islands tour and get a taste of three of Venice's most interesting islands. Sail past the island of San Giogio Maggiore, the gardens of St Elena and the lido before arriving at Murano, famous for its glass making, you will have the opportunity see how glass is still traditionally blown at a working factory. Move on to the picturesque fishing community of Burano and the barren island of Torcello home to Venice's first cathedral and a mere 100 inhabitants.
Day 6 Venice: Immerse yourself in the history of The Doge's Palace where the ancient Venetian Republic exerted control over the city and the legendary Casanova was once housed. Cross the Bridge of Sighs and marvel at the spectacular interior of St Mark's Basilica, also known as the Golden Basilica with its beautiful mosaics and marble inlay floors.
Days 7 Venice†- UK: Travel via water taxi from Venice to Aeroporto Marco Polo and fly back to the UK.
The above itinerary can be changed to suit your exact requirements.
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Italian architecture is like a good wine; it's only gotten better with age. From the ancient Roman cities to the influence the Renaissance architectural movement had on the rest of Europe, Italy has an estimated 100,000 monuments to explore.Artan Multi Centre Expert