Classic North Italy

Romantic
Romantic
14 - 17
days

Get to know authentic Italy, walking the medieval streets of the walled San Gimignano, admiring the colorful houses of Cinque Terre, sampling the world renowned cuisine of Modena - including the locally produced balsamic vinegar- as well as the stunning Christian mosaics of Ravenna on this charming small town getaway.

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  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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  • Great FoodGreat Food
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    San Gimignano, Italy

  • 3

    Cinque Terre, Italy

  • 4

    Modena, Italy

  • 5

    Venice, Italy

  • 6

    Ravenna, Italy

  • 7

    Florence, Italy

  • 8

    Rome, Italy

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • CALCATA
  • Tivoli
  • Vatican Museum
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Villa Borghese
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • CIMG0716
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
  • Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) in Spring
  • IMG_0311.jpg
  • Orvieto view
  • Viterbo
  • view of St. Peter's Basilica...
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • View of Non-Catholic Cemetery
  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Around Rome 5170
  • Assisi, Italy
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

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 San Gimignano

  • San Gimignano
  • San Gimignano
  • Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano (II)
  • Sacro e Profano (6/7)
  • San Gimignano
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Monteriggioni in HDR
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
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  • Civita di Bagnoregio
   
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San Gimignano

Italy, Tuscany region

Small townsCultureFoodHistoricNature2 nights

This marvelous hilltop town boasts architectural variety, historic towers, a fun medieval atmosphere, and superb local wine.

San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form an unforgettable skyline. Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches. The Historic Center of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town also is known for the saffron, the Golden Ham and its white wine.
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Things to do in and around Cinque Terre

  • Manarola afternoon
  • Corniglia - Vernazza, Sentiero Azzurro, walking north (2)
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  • Manarola, Italy
  • Mediterranean Masterpiece
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
  • Monterosso al Mare
  • Cinque-Terre-Riomaggiore-IMGP0701-HDR(3)
  • 義大利DAY-2五鄉地漁村
  • - Portofino (II) -
  • Portovenere
   
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Cinque Terre

Italy, Riviera region

Small townsCultureNatureActiveNight life1 night

Comprised of five colorful villages, this Italian town sprawls over terraced rocks along the coast and offers spectacular scenery.

Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.
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Things to do in and around Modena

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  • Cathedral Facade-Modena
  • Modena_01
  • To Mantua
  • Sirmione
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole
   
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Modena

Italy, Emilia Romagna and San Marino region

CultureFoodNight life1 night

A lovely historic city well known for its culinary traditions, a lively medieval center, and several notable cultural landmarks.

Modena is a city and commune on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. An ancient town, and seat of an archbishop, it is known for its automotive industry since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are, or were, located here. The Cathedral of Modena, the Torre della Ghirlandina and Piazza Grande are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Modena is also known in culinary circles for its production of balsamic vinegar.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
  • DSC_0507 (2)
  • Venice
  • To Mantua
  • Sirmione
  • venice - peggy guggenheim collection
  • Venice Gondolas
  • St. Mark's Clocktower (Torre dell'orologio), Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Venezia-2006-08-27-071
  • Torcello near basilica
  • Asolo
  • San Zaccaria
  • San Servolo Island
  • Lido di Venezia
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
  • Kanal u Gradu / Grado canal
  • Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole
   
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

HistoricCultureNight lifeFoodNature2 nights

Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Ravenna

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  • Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi - Ravenna
  • Battistero Neoniano a Ravenna
  • The flooded crypt of Basilica di San Francesco
  • To Mantua
  • Urbino dusk
  • Сан-Марино. Башня Гуаита, XI в.
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Ravenna

Italy, Emilia Romagna and San Marino region

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Adorned with an intriguing blend of Roman and Byzantine architecture, this historic city is home to remarkable churches and mosaics.

Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Although an inland city, Ravenna is connected to the Adriatic Sea by the Candiano Canal. It is the location of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city annually hosts the Ravenna Festival, one of Italy's prominent classical music gatherings.
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Things to do in and around Florence

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  • Florence
  • Italy Florence Piazza del Duomo August 2012
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Michelangelos David
  • Boboli Gardens, Florence
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Monteriggioni in HDR
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Arno, Vasari corridor & Ponte Vecchio, Florence
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  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
  • Montepulciano / Toscana
   
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Florence

Italy, Tuscany region

CultureHistoricNight lifeFood2 nights

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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • CALCATA
  • Tivoli
  • Vatican Museum
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Villa Borghese
  • Roma, Villa Torlonia
  • CIMG0716
  • Civita di Bagnoregio
   
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Rome

Italy, Lazio region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

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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