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 Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Veneto, Northern Italy.

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Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua, Veneto, Northern Italy.
Journey from Rome to Venice, luxuriating in Italy's most captivating cities teeming with beautiful monuments and churches.
Classic Escorted Tours


Visit the medieval towns of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, and Siena, known for the Palio horse race.

Discover the artistic splendour of Florence, the Cradle of Renaissance where Italian art reached its pinnacle. 

Explore the red, fat, city of Bologna, including its magnificent red brick monuments

Soak up the romantic atmosphere in the enchanting lagoon city of Venice, the jewel of the Adriatic.

Get the most out of your Italian holiday by exploring Italia’s most famous cities. Embark on an exciting journey to Umbria’s rolling hills and visit the walled town of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, one of the favourite destinations of religious pilgrims. Continue to the medieval city of Siena, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then to the beautiful capital of the Tuscany region, Florence. Admire awe-inspiring structures, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, and after a tour through the cobblestone streets, dine in a Tuscan restaurant to taste delicious and authentic specialties. You may also arrange a short visit to Pisa to see its iconic Leaning Tower. Your journey moves on to Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, which is home to the longest portico (covered walkway) in the world. Soon after, embark to Padua to visit the famous Basilica of St. Anthony and then, finally, to the romantic city of Venice. 

13, 27 January
10, 24 February
09, 16,  23, 30 March
06, 13, 20, 27 April
02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 May
01, 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 June
04, 06, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 July
03, 08, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 August
05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 September
03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19,  24, 26 October

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3-night accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary
Walking tour of Florence with a local guide
Transport by deluxe coach


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Day 1
Rome – Assisi – Siena – Florence

Travel to Assisi and visit the basilica of St. Francis. Continue to Florence via the medieval town of Siena. 

Day 2

Explore Florence and see the Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce.

Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Florence – Bologna – Padua – Venice

Depart for Venice, stopping in Bologna and Padua en route. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4

Tour ends after breakfast.


Additional information

Official language
3 nights
from AUD934
per person, twin share
13 January - 26 October 2020
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