French and Italian Riviera to Sorrento

Romantic
Romantic
19 - 26
days

Travel North from Barcelona through Costa Brava and arrive in France and the walled in old city of Carcassonne. Tour Provence and the Cote d'Azur to Nice. Visit Monte Carlo and keep along the Eastern coast of the Adriatic towards romantic Rapallo, Florence and Rome to the famous holiday resort of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, end your trip in Naples with a mouth watering extra large Neapolitan Pizza.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 2

    Figueres, Spain

  • 3

    Carcassonne, France

  • 4

    Avignon, France

  • 5

    Nice, France

  • 6

    Rapallo, Italy

  • 7

    Florence, Italy

  • 8

    Rome, Italy

  • 9

    Sorrento, Italy

  • 10

    Naples, Italy

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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Street
  • El petit Meteora català / Our own little Meteora in Catalonia
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Terraces in Raval
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • La Rambla
  • Cardona mines
  • Monasterio de Montserrat
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  • Getxo at night
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  • Barcelona Beach
  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Palau Nacional, Barcelona
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

CultureFoodHistoricNight lifeBeaches3 nightsFri. Mar 08 - Mon. Mar 11

A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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Things to do in and around Figueres

  • Fortress in Figueres
  • 2013 Spanje 0282 Figueres
  • Giant eggs topping the Dali museum (Figueres, Catalonia)
  • Castle of Sant Ferran / Castell de Sant Ferran, Figueres
  • Juguetes -  (27)
  • Barcelona
  • Illes Medes
  • Church of Sant Pere / Església de Sant Pere, Figueres
  • Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol
  • Com per aixecar la pedra...
   
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Figueres

Spain, Catalonia region

1 nightMon. Mar 11 - Tue. Mar 12

As the perfect base for exploring Catalonia, this town offers its visitors many sights, great entertainment, and fun activities.

Figueres is the capital of the comarca of Alt Emporda, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The town is the birthplace of artist Salvador Dali, and houses the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador Dali, a large museum designed by Dali himself which attracts many visitors. It is also the birthplace of Narcis Monturiol i Estarriol, inventor of the first successful machine-powered submarine. Also born here was Monica Naranjo, one of the best selling Spanish singers of the 1990s and 2000s.
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Things to do in and around Carcassonne

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  • France-002187 - Basilica of Saint-Nazaire
   
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Carcassonne

France, Languedoc-Roussillon region

Small townsFoodHistoricNight life1 nightTue. Mar 12 - Wed. Mar 13

This town is not to be missed with its impressive and extremely well-preserved citadel, as well as its abundance of history.

Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department. It is divided into the fortified Cite de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse. Carcassone's fortress, which was thoroughly restored in 1853 by the theorist and architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997.
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Things to do in and around Avignon

  • Avignon
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 792 Villeneuve-lès-Avignon
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Saint-Bénezet
  • La Cité des Papes dans la lumière du soir le 31 décembre 2012, île de la Barthelasse, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France.
  • Sugiton 1
  • Cirque de Navacelles
  • Avignon papal palace view to petit palais
  • Avignone - 10 - 26.04.06
  • 2005-09-17 10-01 Provence 109 Aix-en-Provence
  • Clock Tower Nimes France
  • Arles
  • Pont du Gard bei Nimes
  • France-002908B -  On the way to Sisteron
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence
   
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Avignon

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

HistoricCultureFoodSmall townsNight life3 nightsWed. Mar 13 - Sat. Mar 16

Full of energy and architectural treasures, Avignon is an excellent base from which to explore Western Provence.

Avignon is a French commune in southeastern France, bordered by the left bank of the Rhֳ´ne river. Of the 94,787 inhabitants of the city, about 12,000 live in the ancient town center surrounded by its medieval ramparts. Often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of the presence of popes and anti popes from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic schism. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts. In addition, its historic center, the palace of the popes, Rocher des Doms, and the bridge of Avignon are well-preserved.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • le plateau du vercors
  • St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral 1
  • The Promenade
  • Villa des Arènes
  • Vue du Sémaphore
  • Cannes
  • Yves Klein
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  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Nice
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • Gorges du Daluis
  • Make My Living
  • France-002908B -  On the way to Sisteron
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • Antibes
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

Night lifeFoodCultureBeachesHistoric3 nightsSat. Mar 16 - Tue. Mar 19

Known for its famous "Promenade des Anglais", this port city boasts a rich cultural life and a profusion of modern artworks.

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration.
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Things to do in and around Rapallo

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  • Rapallo
  • Rapallo 45
  • Castello
  • Rapallo
  • Manarola afternoon
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  • Grotta del Vento
   
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Rapallo

Italy, Riviera region

Small townsHistoricActive1 nightTue. Mar 19 - Wed. Mar 20

A beautiful seaside town surrounded by hilly landscape, Rapello is known for its mild climate which has made it a popular destination.

Rapallo is a municipality in the province of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. It is situated on the Ligurian Sea coast, on the Tigullio Gulf, between Portofino and Chiavari. Rapallo has been known for its climate that made it over the years the winter residence of preference for most of the affluent Italians living in the North West of Italy. Its proximity to the coast makes for mild winters where people can enjoy easy strolls on the sunny promenade and the golfers can enjoy one of the oldest courses in Italy. notable landmarks include The Castello sul Mare, The historical Tower of the Fieschi, the Basilica of Sts. Gervasius and Protasius and The Castello di Punta Pagana.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Michelangelos David
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Boboli Gardens, Florence
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Colosso dell'Appennino (1579-1580) Giambologna
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  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Arno, Vasari corridor & Ponte Vecchio, Florence
  • Italy Florence Piazza del Duomo August 2012
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  • Abbey of San Galgano
  • Dream or reality? Sammezzano Castle
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood2 nightsWed. Mar 20 - Fri. Mar 22

Tuscany's capital is full of history, boasting beautiful architecture, great art venues, superb food, and unforgettable atmosphere.

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. Florence is famous for its history, a center of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries.
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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Vatican Museum
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
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  • Villa Borghese
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
  • Grape Orchards
  • CALCATA
  • view of St. Peter's Basilica...
  • View of Non-Catholic Cemetery
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, Rome
  • Veii
  • Morning sun on the Gran Sasso
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nightsFri. Mar 22 - Mon. Mar 25

Italy's eternal capital boasts historic sites, ancient ruins, fine architecture, rich culture, superb food, and vibrant nightlife.

Rome is a city and special commune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonyms province and of the region of Lazio. Rome is referred to as "The Eternal City", its history spans more than two and a half thousand years. Rome's historic center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome.
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Things to do in and around Sorrento

  • Sorrento Fishing Harbour
  • Sorrento
  • Sorrento
  • Eén van de 2000 bochten op de Amalfi kustweg
  • Positano
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  • Procida from Vivara
  • Naples
  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
  • Vallone dei Mulini, Green and black
  • Morning walking
   
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Sorrento

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodSmall townsNatureActiveNight life3 nightsMon. Mar 25 - Thu. Mar 28

A great spot from which to explore the riches of the Amalfi coast, this picturesque town offers lush views and historic buildings.

Sorrento is a small town in Campania, southern Italy, with some 16,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination which can be reached easily from Naples and Pompeii, as it lies at the south-eastern end of the Circumvesuviana rail line. The town overlooks the Bay of Naples as the key place of the Sorrentine Peninsula, and many viewpoints allow sight of Naples itself, Vesuvius and the Isle of Capri. Sorrento's sea cliffs and luxury hotels have attracts notable people and celebrities for years.
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Things to do in and around Naples

  • Naples
  • National Museum of Archaeology, Naples
  • Cappella Sansevero
  • catacombe di san gennaro
  • Siena
  • Eén van de 2000 bochten op de Amalfi kustweg
  • Sorrento Fishing Harbour
  • Il Duomo Naples 2
  • Royal Palace of Naples
  • Naples
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  • Positano
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  • Procida from Vivara
  • Panopticon, carcere borbonico di Santo Stefano
   
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Naples

Italy, Amalfi Coast region

FoodNight lifeHistoricCultureBeaches2 nightsThu. Mar 28 - Sat. Mar 30

Italy's third-largest city is a bustling port rich with history, cultural monuments, various attractions, and great food.

Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. Naples' historic city center is the largest in Europe, covering 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) and enclosing 27 centuries of history, and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the immediate vicinity of Naples are numerous culturally and historically significant sites, including the Palace of Caserta and the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Culinarily, Naples is synonymous with pizza, which originated in the city.
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