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Rome and Florence

Take on two of Italy’s greatest cities in this ultimate city break escape. Visit some of the most famous sights in historical Rome, such as the Colosseum and The Vatican before heading to the beautiful city of Florence. Experience remarkable architecture and renowned pieces of art and enjoy some wonderful food in both Rome and Florence during your stay. 

At a glance

  • Chance to admire the magnificent interiors of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Sightsee in the iconic cities of Florence and Rome

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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Rome
Arrive in Rome and check in to your hotel before heading out to explore the 'Eternal City' for the afternoon. Stroll up the Spanish Steps and admire the view before heading to the iconic Trevi Fountain. In the evening, try a delicious Roman speciality, including pizza, pasta and delicious antipasti platters.
Points of interest:
Where you could stay

Starhotels Metropole

Italian Cities, Rome

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa

Italian Cities, Rome

Hotel Amalfi

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 2-4 : Rome
Spend the next few days visiting some of Rome's top attractions including The Colosseum and the Vatican museums - home to one of the most important art collections in the world, and don't miss the unforgettable Sistine Chapel and Rome's greatest temple – St. Peter's Basilica. This get busy quickly so we suggest visiting first thing in the morning when it opens. In the evenings, head across the river to the Piazza Navona where you'll find an excellent selection of restaurants for dinner.
Where you could stay

Hotel Amalfi

Italian Cities, Rome

Starhotels Metropole

Italian Cities, Rome

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa

Italian Cities, Rome
Day 5 : Rome - Florence
Today you'll catch the train from Rome Termini Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence (approx 1.5 hours). When you arrive check in to your centrally located hotel before heading out to get to grips with this spectacular city. We suggest starting off with the Piazza della Signoria, where there are numerous delights to be found including the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.
Points of interest:
Where you could stay

Brunelleschi

Italian Cities, Florence

Hotel Villa La Vedetta

Italian Cities, Florence
Day 6 : Florence
Start your day with a visit to the Duomo, see Michelangelo's David at the Academia and stroll through the Uffizi Gallery where you can view the largest collection of Renaissance masterpieces in the world. Finish your day with an aperitivo in a rooftop bar before getting ready for your evening meal.
Points of interest:
Where you could stay

Brunelleschi

Italian Cities, Florence

Hotel Villa La Vedetta

Italian Cities, Florence
Day 7 : Pisa
Spend today visiting the nearby city of Pisa, famous for its architectural marvel – the iconic Leaning Tower. Marvel at the other sights of the Piazza dei Miracoli, candling the Baptistery, before heading into the city’s heart to experience its more authentic side with tree-line avenues and local trattorie.
Points of interest:
Where you could stay

Brunelleschi

Italian Cities, Florence

Hotel Villa La Vedetta

Italian Cities, Florence
Day 8 : Florence - UK
It's time to say goodbye to Florence. Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport by either catching the train or booking a private transfer.

8 days from £1,139 per person

Practical Information

Flight Information

Most international flights arrive into Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO), which is about 45 minutes from the centre of Rome. Direct flights to Fiumicino travel from from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle. The flight time comes in at about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Some direct flights also head to Rome Ciampino airport (CIA); it's approximately 30 minutes away from the city centre. These flights jet off from London Stansted, Edinburgh, Manchester, East Midlands and Glasgow, taking around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

 

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