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From art to fashion, music to cuisine, Italy has and always will be one of the most sought-after destinations for any holidaymaker. But with so much history and so much to see, it's a little hard to know where to begin. This fabulous opportunity from Top Travel Service will map the route for you from the ancient city of Rome, also known as the Eternal City, to the archaeologically wonderful Orvieto, populated since the Etruscan times. Gaiole in Chianti, a gorgeous Tuscan hamlet among the vines, will be the next destination before you head north to the veritable treasure trove known as Florence. From Florence, the marble capital of the world, Carrara, will be your penultimate stop before arriving in the one and only waterway paradise, Venice.
Based in Melbourne, Top Travel Service has been specialising in Italian travel for over 30 years with a philosophy of "quality, knowledge and personalised service". All accommodation throughout your adventure will be arranged by this expert team including the Hotel Montecarlo in Rome, the Grand Hotel Italia in Orvieto, the Castellare de Noveschi B&B in Chianti, the Hotel Executive in Florence, theForesteria il Muraglione B&B in Carrara and the Hotel Santa Chiara in Venice (hotels subject to availability). While insurance and inter-city transfers are not included with this deal, Top Travel Service will be more than happy to help you arrange all transport between destinations from car to train. There are no strict rules, Top Travel Service want you to be free to discover as much or as little as you like.
The Points of Interest
With the freedom to make your own way to each destination from Rome to Florence and the security of knowing all accommodation is taken care of, you'll have ample time to plan what to do! From the Sistine Chapel or the Colosseum in Rome to the Falina archaeological museum in Orvieto and the magnificent Il Duomo, you'll be spoilt for choice. In Chianti, slow it all down with the chance to enjoy a wine therapy treatment involving a full-body bath in wine! When in Florence, the undoubted capital of European Renaissance culture, you'll have three days to visit as many sights as you like such as the famous Piazza del Duomo, Piazza San Giovanni with the Baptistery and the beautiful Uffizi. From Carrara, be sure to visit the rainbow towns of Cinque Terre including Manarola and Vernazza or take a tour around northern Tuscany and Southern Liguria. Finally, in Venice, be wowed by the "Queen of the Adriatic" with its 117 islands, more than 400 bridges and 150 canals. There's nothing quite like getting lost in the cradle of Italian culture and art.
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Limit 1 per person, additional as gifts Voucher valid for 1 person but bookings are based on double occupancy only (twin-share); single occupancy surcharge will apply if booking alone and is subject to availability Valid for departure on the following days: 31 May, 8 June, 21 September, 5 October and 20 October Reservations must be made by 13 April 2013 Not valid for existing or group reservations Reservations are required and subject to availability Strictly no cancellations or refunds once flights have been reserved Flights are economy class departing from SYD/MEL with Air China via Beijing or Shanghai Intercity transfers, visas, visitor fees, travel insurance and gratuities are not included Tour itinerary is subject to minor changes