Italian Gems: Venice, Florence, Milan & Rome

9 days (8 nights)
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Nature and Adventure 20%
Monuments and History 80%
Relax 30%
City and Culture 90%
Party & Nightlife 50%

Italy, the so-called Bel paese (Beautiful Country), has this reputation for a reason… Our country is the cradle of much of European’s culture and our cities host masterpieces that must be seen at least once in a lifetime. How many of us, despite dreaming a trip there, never even had the chance to go? This tour is the right opportunity to do it… WeRoad style!We’ll discover part of the most famous italian beauties, we’ll get to try local dishes and traditions right where they belong - you’ll have the chance to: taste a real Cacio & Pepe in Testaccio, eat at Venice’s Bacari, having a Sbagliato in Milan’s Navigli or a Lampredotto sandwich in Michelangelo Square in Florence! Can you imagine that? no? Well, that’s why this tour exists: let’s do it!

Travel mood

For this trip we’ll mostly be in cities and we’ll be walking a whole lot! “Less is More” is the number one rule for this trip: light luggage, like a travel backpack or a big gym bag!

Travel difficulty

This trip is not expected to have any difficulty, we’ll mostly walk around to discover what cities have to offer! We are aware that our schedule will be tight, therefore get ready for daily well paced rhythms. 

Italy 9 days
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Deposit £ 100 - Balance starting from £ 1,249

Departures from10/07
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Itinerary
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Milan

Day 1 - details
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Milan is just… Milan!

Roundtrip flights are not included in the TO Services so that you can choose where from, when, and with whom you want to fly.



Hotel check-in in Milan and welcome meeting. Once we’re all together, let’s dive right into Milan’s nightlife: how about a drink in the Navigli district?

Meals and drinks at the expense of individual participants.
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Venice

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The Adriatic Sea Queen

Early rise this morning, no matter how many cocktails we enjoyed yesterday; backpack on our shoulders and off to the station: the train to Venice is waiting for us! We’ll arrive at Venice Santa Lucia station full of energy, ready to be enchanted by the Grand Canal welcoming us. Quick lunch (we’ll save delicacies for later) to fill our stomachs and we’ll start walking to get to the icon of the city: San Marco Square. The Doge's Palace, the Clock Tower, the Basilica, and the Bell Tower will leave us speechless, and a group picture here is a must-do!

Historical Marks & Drinks

We’ll then move on to Scala Contarini Del Bovo to admire an amazing view of the city and book lovers cannot miss a visit to the High Waters Library - a place that has its own magic! We can’t miss out on taking a photo of the famous Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), the most famous spot in Venice.


As romantic as the view is, the story of its name has nothing to do with love: the “sighs” refers to the prisoners who, during the Serenissima period, crossed it to see the sun and the lagoon for the last time, since it connects the magistrates' halls to the prisons. It will probably be evening by now, let’s get ready for the welcome dinner.



We are in the Veneto, home of good wine and great drinkers, so we can only raise our glasses to toast this new adventure!

Included: Train transfer, welcome dinner Money Pot: local transports and entrance fees Not included: other food & beverages
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Venice

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Murano & glass creations

The Venetian lagoon is dotted with a myriad of islands and islets, some of which are uninhabited but others are little floating jewels, like Murano! We have all heard of Murano glass at least once in our lives. Just think that in the past the glass masters were not allowed to leave the island in order not to divulge the secrets of glassmaking! This is the perfect opportunity to buy jewelry, statuettes, souvenirs of all kinds directly from the hands of the craftsman who creates them with passion, and perhaps they will want to share some tricks of the trade with us.

Burano

When you think of Venice, don’t you think about views such as a small bay with a bridge in the background and brightly coloured houses overlooking the canal? That's Burano! Strolling through its “calli” (traditional name for alleys) will amaze you, it almost feels like a surreal place. Here too there is no lack of local craftsmanship, based on the creation of lace of the highest quality. You might even catch a glimpse of the 'Bussolai or Buranei', delicious local egg biscuits!

Venice Jewish Ghetto

In the afternoon we’ll return to Venice to discover one of its iconic districts: the Jewish Ghetto, the oldest in Europe! We’ll stroll through the calli with our eyes wide open in search of the symbols and signs of Jewish tradition that mark its streets. Yes, because the Jewish Museum of Venice is not only the building used as a museum but the entire urban complex with its exhibition spaces, palaces, and synagogues it’s it: Venice itself is defined as an "open-air museum"!

Bacari Tour!

Every respectable Venetian has made the so-called 'bacari tour' at least once in his life, and we are no exception! The bacaro is the typical Venetian tavern where you order an ombretta (a glass of wine) and a cicchetto (Venetian tapas, with traditional flavours such as sarde in saor or creamed cod fish or more modern tastes). But we won’t stop at just one bacaro... will we all last until the end?

Money Pot: local transports, entrance fees Not included: food & beverages
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Florence

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The Cradle of Renaissance

Welcome to the city of Humanism! It was here that Dante Alighieri, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti showed their utmost genius, with also many other artists, writers and scientists who were hosted by one of the greatest patrons of Italian history: Lorenzo de Medici, the Magnificent. A stroll through the historic centre takes us back to a time when wars between lords were intertwined with great works of art and engineering. We’ll begin in Piazza del Duomo (Duomo square), dominated by Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, decorated with white Carrara and green Prato marble. We’ll then move on to Piazza della Signoria where we are greeted by Palazzo Vecchio with a reproduction of Donatello's David. The sound of the Arno River will guide us towards Ponte Vecchio, which still houses jewellers' and goldsmiths' workshops ever since the renaissance. On the other side, the imposing Pitti Palace and the fairytale Boboli Gardens await us. Last effort of the day then: we’ll climb up to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy a spectacular view of the city from the top!

Included: train transfer Money Pot: local transports, entrance fees Not included: food & beverages
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Rome

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Up on it!

This morning we’ll have a little fun: we’ll go around Florence with an Ape Calessino, a vehicle from the 50’s on which we’ll enjoy the city in a different way, ready to discover hidden spots! This is not a movie, it’s real life!

Ponte Milvio

In the afternoon we’ll take another train to… Rome! As they say, all roads lead to Rome - therefore get ready to experience a full roman experience :) Shall we start with a drink around Ponte Milvio (Milvio’s Bridge) on the Tevere river? Tonight we’ll meet the capital you don’t quite find on postcards and stock photos!

Included: train transfer Money Pot: local transports, entrance fees Not included: food & beverages
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Rome

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The Smallest State in the World!

Today we're going to take a trip abroad! Yes, because we all know that Vatican City is one of the two independent states on the Italian boot, so let's actually... leave the Italian borders! In order not to lose any of the secrets of this mystical place, a guide will take us on a tour of St Peter's Square and the Vatican Museums - one of the top 10 most visited museums in the world! Before entering, however, let's stretch our necks a little because we will be enchanted by the magnificence of the Sistine Chapel and we won't be able to take our eyes off of it, no words could give justice to its beauty, you really need to see it.

The Eternal City

For lunch, we’ll be facing a hard choice: Cacio & Pepe, Carbonara, or Amatriciana? And What about the Saltimbocca, giudia style artichoke, and Supplì? We’re already hungry! We must fill our stomachs with all these delicacies because we have a long walk ahead of us that will leave us breathless, in every sense of the word; camera in hand and we’ll set off to see the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Imperial Forums, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, the Pantheon...
In the evening, a well-deserved reward awaits us: a fulfilling dinner in the magical Trastevere district!

Included: sistine chapel guided tour Money Pot: Local transports, entrance fees Not included: food & beverages
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Milan

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Milan’s City Center

It’s time to go back to Milan, where it all started. Milan is the centre of "business", where start-ups and innovative ideas are born every day and the whole world gathers for events such as Fashion Week, the Salone del Mobile... In short, it's all about money (in italian they say “Fatturare”)!
Obviously, we cannot but start our tour from Piazza del Duomo (Duomo Square), dominated by the white and gothic Duomo of Milan, built in Candoglia marble, a stone that changes colour depending on how it reflects the light. At its top, the Madunina watches over and protects all the Milanese. After a stroll through the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, we’ll move on to the Brera district, a cross-section of the Renaissance in Milan, then stroll to the Colonne di San Lorenzo and finish on the Navigli and Darsena. With all the bars and restaurants here, we can't help but stop for a drink and a bite to eat, perhaps a typical Milanese dish... like sushi - Kidding!

Included: train transfer Money Pot: Local transports, entrance fees Not included: food & beverages
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Milan

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In the Core of Business

After admiring the historic city centre, today we’ll go to the beating heart of Milan’s business, the Porta Nuova district and Gae Aulenti Square. Here stands the Unicredit Tower at the bottom of which there is the Library of Trees, a striking modern garden. As you stroll around, you'll also see the famous Bosco Verticale... how they manage to take care of all those plants is still a mystery! From modernity, we’ll move on to antiquity, to the time of the Duchy of Milan and the domination of the Sforza and Visconti families. Castello Sforzesco (a castle in the city center!) welcomes us in all its magnificence and takes us to the city's most famous park: Sempione Park. If the weather is kind, we’ll be able to organize a picnic right here, otherwise, restaurants for a good risotto or kiosks for a tasty sandwich are not lacking in the area!

Shopping and Goodbye Dinner

Whether in Via Torino, Corso Buenos Aires or Via Montenapoleone, a bit of good ol’ shopping is a must-do in the City of Fashion. Afterwards we’ll all meet up again for the farewell dinner, the perfect moment to relive the past few days together and say goodbye to each other as fellow travellers. But the night is always young here and we’ll move on to the Isola district, the beating heart of Milanese nightlife, to end the evening on a high note!

Included: Farewell dinner Money Pot: local transports, entrance fees Not included: other food & beverages
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Check out

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Check - out e saluti

We got to the end of this intense tour dedicated to exploring the most beautiful country in the world! Say goodbye to your new best friends and cherish the good moments and food we had. See you on our next WeRoad adventure!

End of services. The itinerary may undergo some variations that differ from what stated above. These variations may not be predictable nor depend on WeRoad’s will, i.e. climate conditions, national holidays, strikes, etc.
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travel coordinators

Our coordinators are selected becuase they are people like you, passionate travellers, able to share the tour as one of your travel mates but with the professional experience of a tour leader to let you live the travel experience at its best.

Tour price

What’s included

  • Accommodation in shared bedrooms
  • Train transfers
  • Vatican guided tour
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Travel Coordinator services

 

What’s not included

  • Roundtrip flight to/from destination
  • Food and beverages when not specified
  • All extras you'll be able to fit in your backpack
  • All not mentioned in "what's included"

Money Pot Includes

  • Local transports
  • Coordinator's money pot share
  • All extra activities that each member of the group agree on doing and the coordinator's fee as well

The Money Pot is approximately 150 pounds and is collected on-site by the Coordinator. The amount of the Money Pot may change due to the numbers of activities and extras that the group decides to do. The spare money (if any) will be returned at the end of the trip.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel, ostelli e appartamenti.

    No-sharing Room Option is not available for all tours.

  • Transports

    Trains, local transports.

  • Staff

    You'll travel with a WeRoad Coordinator, which is more or less the best travel buddy one can wish for.

  • Visas and Vaccinations

    Before booking, please make sure to check what documents, visas and vaccinations are required to enter the country. If you have any questions, please contact us.