Florence, Rome and Naples

Combine the Renaissance charms of Florence, the 'Eternal City' of Rome and the cultural city of Naples.
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At a glance

  • Explore the open air museum which is Rome
  • Taste the authentic street food of Naples
  • Visit the Accademia and the Uffizi galleries
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Suggested Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : UK - Florence

Medieval wine portal (Buchette del vino) – unique Florentine architecture detail

After arriving in Florence and checking in to your centrally located hotel, we recommend getting to grips with the city by exploring some of the atmospheric streets before stopping off at a local restaurant for an evening meal.

Where you could stay
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • A historic hotel with elegant details
  • Located in the historic heart of Florence
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Brunelleschi Hotel
  • Centrally located in the heart of Florence and moments away from Piazza Duomo
  • A five minute walk to historic sites, museums and shopping areas
Italian Cities, Florence
Alba Palace
  • Located 800 metres from the Duomo in the centre of Florence
  • Great value for money
Day 2 - 3 : Florence

Square of Signoria in Florence at sunrise, Italy

Spend the next couple of days exploring Florence. Pre-book a morning tour of the fascinating Accademia Gallery home to some of Michelangelo's most famous sculptures, the Prisoners, the St. Matthew and of course the renowned David, or opt for a guided tour around the Uffizi Gallery – boasting an even more impressive array of master artworks. Spend an afternoon admiring the views from Piazzale Michelangelo where mesmerising panoramas of Florence are easily enjoyed.

Where you could stay
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Brunelleschi Hotel
  • Centrally located in the heart of Florence and moments away from Piazza Duomo
  • A five minute walk to historic sites, museums and shopping areas
Recommended
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Baglioni
  • A historic hotel with elegant details
  • Located in the historic heart of Florence
Italian Cities, Florence
Grand Hotel Minerva
  • Rooftop terrace and swimming pool, overlooking Florence
  • Perfect for both families and couples
Day 4 : Florence - Rome

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Take the train from Florence to Rome which is a short 1hr 30 minutes. When you’ve arrived at your chosen hotel and unpacked your bags, spend the afternoon finding your bearings in Italy’s venerable capital. Central Rome is quite compact, and we recommend taking a walk as the best way to get to grips with the city.

Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Rome
Hotel Amalfi
  • Convenient location in Rome
  • A short walk from the Colosseum
Italian Cities, Rome
Hotel Forum
  • Close to the Colosseum with views over the Forum
  • A former Dominican monastery dating back to the 18th century
Recommended
Italian Cities, Rome
Hotel Nazionale
  • Found in the historical centre of the eternal city of Rome
  • Within minutes’ walk from the Spanish Steps
Day 5-6 : Rome

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Over the next couple of days try and see as many sights as your can. The remnants of classical Rome are an integral part of the modern city, so you’ll often turn a street corner and find yourself staring at the Colosseum or the Pantheon. The Palatine Hill offers fantastic views over the Forum and the Circus Maximus, where the ancient Romans came to meet, work and play.

Across the River Tiber stands the Vatican City. Even if you’re not particularly religious, the historic home of the Pope is worth seeing for its magnificent architecture and some spellbinding Renaissance artworks. Take a tour of the Sistine Chapel with its famous painted ceiling by Michelangelo. Make sure to stop at St Peter’s Basilica, the world’s biggest church, where those with a head for heights can climb up into the vast dome and enjoy panoramic views across Rome from the roof.

Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Rome
Hotel Forum
  • Close to the Colosseum with views over the Forum
  • A former Dominican monastery dating back to the 18th century
Italian Cities, Rome
Starhotels Michelangelo
  • Enjoy timeless elegance and attention to detail
  • Within easy reach of The Vatican and other landmarks
Italian Cities, Rome
Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel and Spa
  • Stunning 2,000m² Prince Spa with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Views over Villa Borghese Gardens
Day 7 : Rome - Naples

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Just over an hours train journey from Rome you will arrive in Naples. Make your way to your chosen hotel and settle in before exploring the last Italian city on this trip.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Naples.
Hotel Paradiso Napoli
  • Situated on the famous Posillipo Hill
  • Offers stunning views over Naples and Mount Vesuvius
Italian Cities, Naples.
Hotel Palazzo Alabardieri
  • An elegant, four star hotel perfect for couples
  • A convenient central location ,10 minute walk from Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples
Day 8-9 : Naples

Naples, Italy - built during the 15th century, and a main landmark in Naples, Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle) is a seaside castle located in the Gulf of Naples

On your first full day in Naples, don’t waste a minute before tasting your first slice of Neapolitan pizza – since you’re in its place of origin, we recommend a simple margherita. 

Start early to make the most of your first full day in Naples, and wander the beautiful piazzas, cobbled streets and grand palazzos of the historic centre. Culture enthusiasts will love visiting the famous San Carlo Opera House and Archaeological Museum; while you’re in the area, why not book a half-day tour of Pompeii? For lunch, opt for pizza marinara (a Naples speciality with tomato sauce and garlic), or try some of the city’s fresh seafood with a local wine – Fiani di Avellino is a popular white.

Points of interest:
Where you could stay
Italian Cities, Naples.
Hotel Paradiso Napoli
  • Situated on the famous Posillipo Hill
  • Offers stunning views over Naples and Mount Vesuvius
Italian Cities, Naples.
Hotel Palazzo Alabardieri
  • An elegant, four star hotel perfect for couples
  • A convenient central location ,10 minute walk from Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples
Day 10 : Naples - UK

Panorama of the coast of Naples. Naples. Campaign. Italy.

Take a private transfer back to Naples airport for your return flight back to the UK.

10 days from £1,599 per person

Price shown includes return flights from London, accommodation in each destination for the duration specified and transfers, trains and/or car hire as required. The price shown represents a from price per person based on two people sharing on low season travel unless otherwise stated. Price is subject to availability and flight seats change continually, affecting the final price. The lead-in price shown is for guidance only. To obtain a tailored quote specific for your requirements, please contact one of our Italy Experts.

Practical Information

Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA), which is approximately 60 minutes from the centre of Florence. Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours. Flights into Florence airport are also available to book through our Travel Centre.

Visa Information

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

Tipping

Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
 
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
 
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Details

The price is based on 2 adults sharing, travelling in May 2024. Our Italy Experts can personalise all of our Twin and Multi-Centre holidays for a date and destination that suits you. For a bespoke quote, give one of our Personal Travel Planners a call on 01293 765055.

Quote reference number: 53171773

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