Tuscan Gems and the French Riviera

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15 - 23
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From Rome, travel north along the coast until you reach Nice, enjoying some of the world's best food, wine, beaches, and nature along the way.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • Small TownsSmall Towns

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Rome, Italy

  • 2

    Siena, Italy

  • 3

    San Gimignano, Italy

  • 4

    Florence, Italy

  • 5

    Montecatini Terme, Italy

  • 6

    Lucca, Italy

  • 7

    Pisa, Italy

  • 8

    Cinque Terre, Italy

  • 9

    Savona, Italy

  • 10

    Nice, France

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Things to do in and around Rome

  • Rome
  • Rome - Trevi Fountain
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Everybody's gone @ the Spanish steps, Rome, Italy
  • Santa Maria in Trastevere
  • Grape Orchards
  • Gardens of Ninfa (Giardini di Ninfa)
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • St Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museum
  • Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Sept. 2011
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Ostia Antica - Avril 2012 (7)
  • Tonight at the Pantheon in Rome
  • 07_ 111 Palatine Hill
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  • Mimo in Piazza Navona-ROMA
  • Tivoli
  • Orvieto view
  • Villa Borghese
  • Church of the Gesu, Rome
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  • Pompeii
  • Privileged view
   
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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 Siena

  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Siena streets
  • Duomo di Siena
  • Basilica di Santa Maria dei Servi
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
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  • Sunset on Siena
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  • Tula archeological site
  • 0688_Italia-Toscana
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • Montepulciano / Toscana
   
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Siena

Italy, Tuscany region

HistoricFoodCultureNatureSmall towns2 nights

A top destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, and medieval cityscape.

Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.
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Things to do in and around San Gimignano

  • San Gimignano
  • San Gimignano
  • Sacro e Profano (6/7)
  • Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano (II)
  • San Gimignano
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  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
   
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San Gimignano

Italy, Tuscany region

Small townsCultureFoodHistoricNature0 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 Florence

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  • Florence
  • Uffizi Gallery (Florence)
  • San Miniato al Monte
  • Michelangelos David
  • I cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia
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  • Untitled
  • Cathedral, Florence
  • Giotto's bell tower from the top of the Florence Cathedral
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Tula archeological site
  • Bologna
  • Piazza San Marco
  • panoramica giardino all'italiana a Villa Lante
  • 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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Things to do in and around Montecatini Terme

  • Montecatini-Terme vanuit Montecatini-Alto
  • Montecatini Alto
  • Montecatini Alto
  • Tula archeological site
   
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Montecatini Terme

Italy, Tuscany region

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Historically a resort town, Montecatini Terme is best known for its numerous thermal spas, as well as a local dessert.

Montecatini Terme is an Italian town within the province of Pistoia in Tuscany. The town is located at the eastern end of Piana di Lucca and has a strong vocation for tourism, as well as industrial and commercial industries based around the spa. Montecatini Terme is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for thermal spa tourism. The local specialty, waffles Montecatini, made with egg and sugar, is much sought after as a dessert.
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Things to do in and around Lucca

  • Torre Guinigi, Lucca, Italia.
  • Lucca
  • Lucca. Chiesa de San Michele in Foro / San Michele In Foro's Church
  • The view from Torre delle Ore II
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  • Tula archeological site
  • 083 - Montallegro
  • 250712-039 CPS
  • Bologna
  • Padova, Prato della Valle
  • Genua
   
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Lucca

Italy, Tuscany region

Small townsCultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

With its undeniable medieval charm, this town is full of history, churches, quaint streets, museums, and stately villas.

Lucca is a city and commune in Tuscany, Central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls. The walls encircling the old town remain intact, even as the city expanded and modernized, unusual for cities in the region. The town includes a number of public squares, most notably the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, site of ancient Roman amphitheater; There are many medieval, a few as old as the eighth century, basilica-form churches with richly arcaded facades and campaniles.
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Things to do in and around Pisa

  • - Il mondo è rotondo a Pisa - Peleng 8mm
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - again
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  • Pisa / Pise
  • Completa
  • Tula archeological site
  • 083 - Montallegro
  • 250712-039 CPS
  • Padova, Prato della Valle
  • Genua
  • Rapallo 46
   
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Pisa

Italy, Tuscany region

Small townsFoodHistoricCulture2 nights

Home to the world-famous leaning tower, this city in fact boasts a multitude of historic sites, great architecture, and fine museums.

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 88,332 residents contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century.
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Things to do in and around Cinque Terre

  • Manarola afternoon
  • Corniglia - Vernazza, Sentiero Azzurro, walking north (2)
  • Monterosso al Mare
  • Manarola, Italy
  • Mediterranean Masterpiece
  • 083 - Montallegro
  • Genua
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  • Cinque-Terre-Riomaggiore-IMGP0701-HDR(3)
  • 義大利DAY-2五鄉地漁村
  • Rapallo 46
  • 250712-039 CPS
   
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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 Savona

  • Penso a Savona
  • Penso a Savona
  • Genua
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  • San Remo 120515 1079.jpg
   
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Savona

Italy, Liguria region

Beaches1 night

Once the home of Christopher Columbus, this coastal city is a historic seaport, boasting churches, museums, and medieval remnants.

Savona is a seaport and commune in the northern Italian region of Liguria, capital of the Province of Savona, in the Riviera di Ponente on the Mediterranean Sea. Savona used to be one of the chief seats of the Italian iron industry, having iron-works and foundries, shipbuilding, railway workshops, engineering shops, and a brass foundry. One of the most celebrated former inhabitants of Savona was the navigator Christopher Columbus, who farmed land in the area while chronicling his journeys. 'Columbus's house', a cottage situated in the Savona hills, lay between vegetable crops and fruit trees. It is one of several residences in Liguria associated with Columbus.
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Things to do in and around Nice

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  • Yves Klein
  • nice
  • Villa des Arènes
  • Make My Living
  • Cannes
  • Rando Stand Up Paddle aux iles de Lérins
  • 111 Paris - Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Musee Guimet
  • Nice
  • le plateau du vercors
  • The Promenade
  • Antibes
  • View of Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Gorges du Cians 2
  • Welcome
  • Gorges du Daluis
  • St Raphael
   
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Nice

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur region

Night lifeFoodCultureBeachesHistoric3 nights

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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