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Walking in Italy: Rome, Florence and Cinque Terre

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,885

Experience the best of Italy's top cities by foot as you travel from Rome to Florence and Cinque Terre. Spend your days discovering top sights like Piazza Navona, Vatican Museum, David and the seaside villages of Cinque Terre. Stay in first class accommodations, enjoy shared and private excursions and breakfast daily.


When all roads lead to Rome, some of the prettiest ones are best taken on foot. This 9-day trip with small group touring invites you to walk through some of Italy’s most iconic and beloved cities and towns, including timeless Cinque Terre.

Begin in Rome, the Eternal City, with your small group for a full-day walking tour taking in all the Roman Holiday favourites. See the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Piazza Navona, before skipping the queue at the fabled Vatican Museums. Take an extra day at leisure to enjoy Rome’s other big sights, such as the Colosseum and Roman Forum, or the trendy neighbourhood of Trastevere, before boarding your Florence-bound train.

The capital of the Renaissance, Florence offers something to astound around every corner. Learn about the Medici on your walking tour, and see the most important sights including the Duomo, and the Accademia Gallery, where you’ll pay your respects to Michelangelo’s David. The entire tour takes around four hours, so you’ll have the balance of the day to explore at your own pace, plus a full day at leisure to explore more of Florence, or take a cheeky side trip to Siena.

If ever there was a destination in Italy made for hiking, it’s Cinque Terre. The subject of countless photogenic postcards, this chain of five scenic cliffside towns overlooking the Mediterranean never fails to enchant. Your guided walking tour invites you to explore the vineyards and pine forests that share the hillscape, putting Cinque Terre into context. Of course, you’ll have a chance to sample the local cuisine and wine.

Return to Florence from Levanto.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 3,885

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Day 1

Train Station to Central Rome

Duration30 Minutes

Hotel Dei Mellini

The 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini is your very own oasis and has a terrace, sunning deck and a gym that guests can use free of charge. Cosmopolitan surroundings and an elegant atmosphere will welcome you to the heart of Rome. Near the Lepanto Metro station at Piazza Cavour, Hotel Dei Mellini is between 10-15 minutes' walk to the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Piazza del Popolo. Enjoy the experience of staying in the functional and refined atmosphere of Hotel Dei Mellini, beautifully located in the vibrant heart of Rome.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Dei Mellini

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    Hotel Dei Mellini



    The 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini is your very own oasis and has a terrace, sunning deck and a gym that guests can use free of charge. Cosmopolitan surroundings and an elegant atmosphere will welcome you to the heart of Rome. Near the Lepanto Metro station …

    The 4-star Hotel Dei Mellini is your very own oasis and has a terrace, sunning deck and a gym that guests can use free of charge. Cosmopolitan surroundings and an elegant atmosphere will welcome you to the heart of Rome. Near the Lepanto Metro station at Piazza Cavour, Hotel Dei Mellini is between 10-15 minutes' walk to the Spanish Steps, Via Condotti and Piazza del Popolo. Enjoy the experience of staying in the functional and refined atmosphere of Hotel Dei Mellini, beautifully located in the vibrant heart of Rome.

    Facilities

    • Bikes Available (Free)
    • Dining Room
    • Gym
    • Laundry And Dry cleaning services ( Charges Apply)
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Pets Allowed
    • Reception
    • Safe Deposit box at reception
    • Sun Terrace
    • WI-FI

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Day 2

Fountains, Squares, Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica - Small Group

Enjoy a full-day walking tour in a small group (max 12 guests) of Rome and see its most symbolic sights, including lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. Departing from the Spanish Steps, dominated by the church of Trinita dei Monti, proceed to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain. Admire the fantasy creatures designed to embody movement. Your guide will explain how, according to tradition, if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain you will eventually return to Rome. Toss in a penny and cross your fingers! Continue to the Pantheon (Temple of all The Gods), originally built to honor the 7 deities of Ancient Rome. Featuring the largest brick dome in the history of architecture, the Pantheon is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, and is the most copied of all classical buildings. Next stop is the Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus, and now adorned by Bernini's Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Today lunch is included at a typical Italian restaurant. Next it is time to skip the long lines at the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. Your tour starts from the Vatican Museum, which houses the most important collection of ancient art in the world including about 1,400 rooms and over 65,000 works of art. The guide will take you to the best galleries to see the frescoes, statues, tapestries and historical maps by masters such as Botticelli, Perugino and Pinturicchio. You will also visit the magnificent Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo's ceiling and Last Judgement. As well as celebrated works by other famous painters including Botticelli and Ghirlandaio. At the end we will visit the Basilica of St. Peter.

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Central Rome to Train Station

Duration30 Minutes

Rome Termini to Florence S.Maria Novella

Duration90 Minutes

Florence Train Station to Florence Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Centrale

Situated in the heart of Florence, Florence Centrale Hotel is just a few steps away from the Duomo and the principal monuments of the City, a short distance from the central Train Station S. Maria Novella, from the Fortezza Da Basso (home of the most important trade shows) and the Palazzo Dei Congressi. Its location, inside the prestigious Malaspina Palace, now the Conti Palace, is setting for a carefully and finely furnished building where one can breathe in the authentic atmosphere of the past, bringing back the beauty and taste of the ancient "historic residences".

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Hotel Centrale

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    Hotel Centrale



    Situated in the heart of Florence, Florence Centrale Hotel is just a few steps away from the Duomo and the principal monuments of the City, a short distance from the central Train Station S. Maria Novella, from the Fortezza Da Basso (home of the most …

    Situated in the heart of Florence, Florence Centrale Hotel is just a few steps away from the Duomo and the principal monuments of the City, a short distance from the central Train Station S. Maria Novella, from the Fortezza Da Basso (home of the most important trade shows) and the Palazzo Dei Congressi. Its location, inside the prestigious Malaspina Palace, now the Conti Palace, is setting for a carefully and finely furnished building where one can breathe in the authentic atmosphere of the past, bringing back the beauty and taste of the ancient "historic residences".

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Concierge

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Day 5

Walk in Florence + Meet David

A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage! Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert and fun tour guide. Our tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence. Learn about the Medici: masters of Florence. The Medici family rose to become famous and revered throughout the Western world in the 14th and 15th Century. The Medici came to power at a time of great social and economic inequality. They were great disrupters. Their banking practices led to the creation of a middle class, making them unimaginably wealthy. The Medici in turn used their vast power and resources to challenge traditional thinking, ushering in a new era of revolutionary art and science such as the world had never seen: the Renaissance. It's a powerful story that resonates even now. Our professional guide will take you to some of the most important spots where the greatest minds and artists have stood and been inspired. During this walk, you will see Piazza della Signoria with the town hall Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, the Baptistery with its 'Gates of Paradise', Giotto's independent bell tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, Pontevecchio Bridge and the secret Vasari Corridor, as well as famous shopping streets and the Oltrarno -- the fourth and last district, the manual crafts neighbourhood. Also, stop for a surprise "tasting", a nice and delicious break during your pleasant walk.
Tour also includes the visit to Accademia Gallery

Duration4 Hours
Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

Florence Hotel to Florence Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Florence S.Maria Novella to Levanto via Pisa

(Florence / Pisa + Pisa / Levanto)

Duration2 Hours

Levanto Train Station to Monterosso Hotels

Duration1 Hour

Hotel Porto Roca

The 4-star boutique Hotel Porto Roca is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation overlooking the bay of Monterosso. It is ideally located only 200 metres from the historical centre, only a few minutes walk to the train station and car parks. The hotel offers 43 rooms decorated in classic and traditional style. Guests will also enjoy its infinity pool overlooking the small bay and wellness area offering spa services.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Porto Roca

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    Hotel Porto Roca



    The 4-star boutique Hotel Porto Roca is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation overlooking the bay of Monterosso. It is ideally located only 200 metres from the historical centre, only a few minutes walk to the train station and car parks. The hotel offers 43 rooms …

    The 4-star boutique Hotel Porto Roca is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation overlooking the bay of Monterosso. It is ideally located only 200 metres from the historical centre, only a few minutes walk to the train station and car parks. The hotel offers 43 rooms decorated in classic and traditional style. Guests will also enjoy its infinity pool overlooking the small bay and wellness area offering spa services.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Beach Umbrellas
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Free WiFi
    • Garden
    • Lobby Fireplace
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna
    • Terrace
    • Wellness area

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Day 8

Cinque Terre Hiking and Wine (ex Manarola)

One of the most authentic Cinque Terre experiences with a beautiful hike off the beaten tracks. An expert hiking guides welcomes you in Manarola, one of the little Cinque Terre villages which you will explore during a little walk. You will hike on a very varied path first crossing pine forests and then the famous terraced vineyards. Enjoy the stunning views over the sea and the tiny little villages that will make you speechless. In this unique scenery grows the renowned Cinque Terre wine. Your guide will introduce you to more than thousand years of history of wine growing in the Cinque Terre. Once you reach Corniglia, you will taste these fine wines and enjoy some local snacks like focaccia or vegetables cakes.

Duration7 Hours
Day 9

Monterosso Hotels to Levanto Train Station

Duration1 Hour

Levanto to Florence S.Maria Novella via Pisa

(Levanto / Pisa + Pisa / Florence)

Duration2 Hours

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • 3 nights first class accommodation in Rome
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Florence
  • 2 nights first class accommodations in Monterosso al Mare
  • Train tickets in 2nd class; Rome to Florence to Levanto
  • Private arrival and departure transfers at train stations
  • Small Group Fountains, Squares, Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica - Maximum 12 guests
  • Shared tour Walk in Florence + Meet David
  • Private Cinque Terre Hiking and Wine
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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