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Picturebook Italy

A grand tour of Italy’s majestic cities and sights – from the beautiful shores of Lake Garda, the canals

of Venice and the cobbled streets of Siena, to the majesty of Rome and the stunning Bay of Naples and

Sorrento. And that’s all before exploring Renaissance Florence, Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and the

captivating Lake Maggiore on this magnificent holiday taking in the best that Italy has to offer.

12-Day Holiday

Day 1

Local departure by coach

or Door-to-Door service, then to

northern France or Belgium for

an overnight stay.

Day 2

Continue south to Lake Garda

for a three-night stay.

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Day 3

Lake Garda

A full-day

included excursion along the shores

of Lake Garda visiting some of the

picturesque villages on its

shoreline. We travel along the

eastern side of the lake where we

visit Malcesine, dominated by

Monte Baldo. We continue to Garda,

the principal town of the area.

Spend time exploring the narrow

streets of the old village or relax in

one of the many cafés. We also

see the ancient fortified town of

Sirmione, from where you can take

an optional cruise around the

peninsula, which lasts

approximately 30 minutes.

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Day 4

Venice

Today we offer an

optional excursion to Venice. It is

the world’s only pedestrian city,

which makes it easy to explore on

foot. Be sure to see some of the

famous sights such as the Doge’s

Palace, the symbolic seat of

Venetian power and the enclosed

Bridge of Sighs. A visit to St. Mark’s

Square, the main public square of

Venice, is also a must. Perhaps take

a ride on a gondola (at own cost) or

maybe sit back and relax at Harry’s

Bar with one of their famous Bellini

cocktails, the choice is yours.

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Day 5

Siena

We leave Lake Garda

and call in at Siena, a picturesque,

Tuscan medieval town, listed as a

UNESCO World Heritage site.

Continue to the Fiuggi or Tivoli area

near Rome for a three-night

stay.

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Day 6

Sorrento

Join our optional

visit to the popular Neapolitan

resort town of Sorrento, where you

can spend the full day exploring at

your leisure. If you wish to be

introduced to all Sorrento has to

offer, then join our optional Taste of

Sorrento excursion, where you can

combine your visit to Sorrento with

a guided walking tour of the town

and a visit to a Limoncello

factory.

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Day 7

Rome

Today you have the

full day to discover the Italian

capital city of Rome on our included

excursion. There will be ample free

time for you to explore this

wonderful city at your leisure.

To make the most of your visit,

why not join our optional guided

sightseeing tour which takes place

by coach and on foot to introduce

you to the city’s wonderful sights.

We also see the exterior of the

mighty Colosseum (entrance at

extra cost).

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Venice

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