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Ti Amo Tuscany - 4 days map

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Embark on a 4-day journey to Cinque Terre, where five pastel-hued villages cling to rugged cliffs above the azure sea, epitomizing the beauty of Bella Italia. Discover Pisa's legendary landmarks, including the Romanesque Cathedral and the iconic Leaning Tower. Marvel at the artistic wonders of Florence, home to unparalleled Renaissance treasures. Delve into Bologna's rich history, boasting the world's oldest university and influential alumni. Then, wander the charming streets of Lucca, enclosed by ancient walls, adorned with cobblestones, and lined with shady promenades.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Cinque Terre - Enjoy some of the colourful coastal villages, one of Italy's most famous attractions
Florence - Tour the home of Michelangelo on a guided tour, taking in the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Basilica of Santa Croce and more
Lucca - Stroll along the remarkably preserved city walls and pretty squares of this town
Pisa - Explore this historic city and marvel at the globally renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa
Bologna - Take in the highlights of this classical Italian city independently, and find a local restaurant in which to enjoy lunch

Included

3 breakfasts
Escorted by an English-speaking guide
Train from La Spezia to Cinque Terre towns – Cinque Terre card
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
3 nights in 3-4 star hotels
Tourist taxes
Florence walking tour, local guide (2 hours)
Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury mini-coach with a local driver

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

La Spezia & Cinque Terre

Milan - La Spezia - Cinque Terre - La Spezia. Our journey begins as we depart for La Spezia, hailed as the gateway to Cinque Terre. We take the train to this Italian highlight, a group of five colourful coastal villages, each boasting its own unique charm: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Nestled along the rugged cliffs of the Italian Riviera, these villages offer a feast for the senses—vibrant houses, winding streets, breathtaking vistas, hiking trails, local delicacies, vineyards, and picturesque harbours await.

After exploring, we'll hop back on the train and return to La Spezia for the evening.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:00 (tour departs at 08:15)- Milan Pick Up, Business Palace Milan, Milan.
Overnight: La Spezia

Day 2

Pietrasanta, Pisa & Lucca

La Spezia - Pietrasanta - Florence. As we bid farewell to La Spezia this morning, we embark on a journey back in time to the era of narrow medieval streets, charming piazzas, and majestic cathedrals. Along the northern Tuscan coast lies the picturesque town of Pietrasanta, affectionately known as the "City of Artists." Renowned for its rich tradition as a hub for sculptors and artists, we have time to explore this captivating destination.

Our next stop is Pisa, famed for its iconic Leaning Tower. There's free time for you to take in this famous building, stroll through the enchanting Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), wander along the banks of the Arno River or explore the Camposanto Monumentale at leisure.

Our final stop today is the enchanting walled city of Lucca. Take a leisurely stroll along the ancient city walls, explore the picturesque Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, or immerse yourself in the beauty of Lucca's splendid churches, like the Cathedral of St. Martin. Then, we make our way to the vibrant city of Florence, where we stay for the next two nights.
Overnight: Florence  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Exploring Florence

Today we are exploring Florence, with a great mix of included sightseeing and free time. There's an included 2-hour walking tour and then the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore.

Opt for a visit to the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia Gallery, where you can marvel at masterpieces by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Alternatively, grab your camera and meander through the quaint cobblestone streets, capturing snapshots of medieval edifices, hidden squares, and friendly locals.
Overnight: Florence  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Bologna & Visconti

Florence - Bologna - Visconti - Milan. Today begins with a visit to the captivating city of Bologna, where you'll have ample time to explore and find a restaurant in which to try an authentic pasta Bolognese, right where it all began. There is also time to explore Piazza Maggiore, soaking in the grandeur of architectural marvels like the Basilica di San Petronio and Palazzo Comunale amidst medieval and Renaissance splendour.

After a vibrant morning in Bologna, our journey continues to Grazzano Visconti. This charming medieval village, crafted by Giuseppe Visconti in the 20th century, offers a glimpse into Italian medieval life. Wander through cobblestone streets, admire stone buildings, and marvel at Visconti Castle at the heart of it all.

We arrive back in Milan in the early evening, where our tour ends.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Milan Drop Off, Business Palace Milan, Milan.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Sep - 07 Sep 15% off
£1,435
£1,220
£2,025
£1,721
18 Sep - 21 Sep 15% off
£1,435
£1,220
£2,025
£1,721
02 Oct - 05 Oct 15% off
£1,435
£1,220
£1,985
£1,687
16 Oct - 19 Oct 15% off
£1,435
£1,220
£1,985
£1,687
30 Oct - 02 Nov 15% off
£1,435
£1,220
£1,985
£1,687
13 Nov - 16 Nov 15% off
£1,435
£1,220
£1,985
£1,687

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

CDH Hotel La Spezia, La Spezia

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the enchanting town of La Spezia, Italy, CDH Hotel La Spezia offers a perfect blend of comfort and accessibility. Situated near the stunning Cinque Terre, guests can easily explore these iconic coastal villages. The hotel's rooms are tastefully designed, providing a cosy and modern retreat, while some offer captivating views of the Ligurian Sea. Amenities include a restaurant serving delectable Italian cuisine and a bar for unwinding with a drink. CDH Hotel La Spezia is an excellent choice for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cinque Terre while enjoying a comfortable and convenient stay.

Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category:

Perched near the iconic Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Pitti Palace stands as a majestic symbol of Renaissance opulence. Each en-suite room are designed with comfort in mind. The palace boasts stunning architecture, vast gardens, and a treasure trove of art. Visitors can explore its opulent rooms, housing masterpieces by renowned artists. The breath-taking views of the Arno River and Florence from Pitti Palace make it a must-visit cultural gem.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Milan
Ends
Milan
Departs
Wednesday
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4 star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 3
Countries
Minimum Age
16 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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