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Day 1-2 Venice
While sightseeing in Venice, discover an enchanting maze of streets and alleyways, tiny bridges, and winding canals that form a watery tapestry throughout the city. On a walking tour, pass many of Venice's attractions including the Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. Board a traghetto to cross the Grand Canal, stride through pigeon flocks in the Piazza San Marco or browse the shops for carnival masks in one of the most iconic cities in Italy.
Day 3-4 Gubbio
Take a funicular up the steep slopes of Mt Ingino to a hilltop basilica, in which lies the mummified body of Saint Ubaldo, the patron saint of Gubbio. Hike through high pastures to enjoy memorable views over the countryside. To make the most of the encapsulating mountain vistas, dine al fresco at a streetside cafe, maybe sampling the local tartufo and porcini steaks.
Day 5-6 Assisi/Spello
Travel to the home of Saint Francis, birthplace of the Franciscan order, and one of Italy's most important religious towns. Uncover a plethora of impressive sites, including the Basilica di Santa Chiara and the Basilica di San Francesco. Embark on a day trip to Spello, a town perched on the side of Mt Subasio and scattered with weathered Roman monuments. Enjoy a tasty drop or two of the region's famous vino at a local enoteca.
Day 7-8 Rome
Visit Rome and encounter one of the oldest civilisations in the world. Delight in an unrivalled fusion of ancient surroundings and modern life, which evokes a sense of nostalgia like no other city. Channel the spirits of gladiators on a visit to the Colosseum and the Pantheon or stroll to the Spanish Steps and sup an espresso in the swelter of the afternoon sunlight.
Day 9-10 Naples/Pompeii
Traipse through this raucous city that overflows with passion, tradition and gastronomy, being sure to inspect the evocative, World Heritage-listed old centre. Discover original Pompeii artefacts in the National Archaeological Museum and succumb to the temptation of the city’s original Neapolitan pizza. Then, travel to Pompeii - a time capsule quite unlike any other ruined city in the world – and hear tales of the city’s fate on a guided tour.
Day 11-12 Sorrento
Ascend to the summit of Mt Vesuvius for staggering views over the Bay of Naples. See firsthand the awesome power of the volcano that engulfed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD. Afterwards, make tracks to the picturesque resort town of Sorrento, set invitingly atop dramatic cliffs over sparkling, blue waters. In free time, go celeb-spotting on a day trip to Capri, taking the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto.
Day 13-15 Amalfi
Negotiate the rocky coastline, whitewashed villages and lemon groves of the Amalfi Coast while hiking along its well-worn trails. Then, clock up some quality hours of rest and relaxation on the beach or perhaps toast the conclusion of this short but sweet trip with a delicious limoncello liqueur.
All This Included
From the romance of Venice to the laidback charm of the Amalfi Coast, take time to experience the true delights of Italy. Travel through the rolling hills of Umbria, visit medieval towns, soak up culture on a trip to Rome, explore the ruins of Pompeii and fall in love with the beauty of Sorrento. La bella Italia is diverse and fascinating - experience seaside scenery, rustic city streets and delectable cuisine, all infused with that passionate Italian spirit.
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