This ultimate city break lets you discover Italy’s three most iconic cities in just one trip.
Start your trip in style with a couple of nights in glamorous Venice. A popular haunt for celebrities and aristocrats for years, this city will not disappoint. Guide yourself through the maze of Venice’s back-streets, stop for a coffee in St. Mark’s Square where you’ll often be able to enjoy a live performance and be sure to visit the Golden Basilica and Doge’s Palace. If you have time, we recommend taking a short boat ride to Murano where the city’s famous glass factories are located. You’ll get to see a glass-blowing demonstration and have the opportunity to shop for souvenirs.
Just a short, high-speed train journey away is the Renaissance city of Florence. Tuscany’s capital is a compact city that’s full of stunning architecture, revered artwork and fantastic food. Brunelleschi’s dome dominates the skyline and a trip to the top is a must-do for stunning views. Art lovers will be in their element with the Ufizzi and Accademia galleries to explore with the largest collection of Renaissance masterpieces in the world. Make sure to stroll along the River Arno, shop in the stalls that line the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and head to Mercato Centrale to sample some famous Tuscan cuisine.
A couple of hours by train will get you into the heart of Italy’s capital, Rome. There’s endless things to do in the Eternal City, from admiring ancient architecture, shopping for designer clothes to soaking up the atmosphere in the bustling piazzas. The city’s metro system makes it easy to get around. Start one day with a visit to the smallest state in the world, the Vatican (arrive early to beat the crowds) before heading back into central Rome for a quick lunch at Campo dei Fiori, a quaint piazza with a daily market. If you want to experience a more authentic side of the city, Trastevere is a must. It has a bustling evening atmosphere and plenty of pizzerias where you can enjoy a relaxed dinner. Of course, no visit to Rome would be complete unless you throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return.
Add On : After a whirlwind trip soaking up as many sights as possible, Sorrento is the perfect town to enjoy a more relaxed pace. Enjoy leisurely lunches in Piazza Tasso and seafood dinners in Marina Grande. Take the time to sit and watch the boats sail in and out of the port and make sure you admire the stunning panoramas over the Bay of Naples from one of the town’s many terraces.