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Flying in and out of Rome - Option Two:

  • Fly into Rome. that is the eternal city, Rome (St Peters, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, etc...).

  • You can then either hire a car and explore Tuscany and then visit Florence or the other way around. Don't miss the Uffizi Gallery - which is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world - or the Academia Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed. Also try set some time aside to see the Duomo and the graceful span of Ponte Vecchio and so much more. Leave yourself at least two days for Florence. To avoid queuing make sure that you book any museums you wish to visit in advance - www.tickitaly.com You should then set aside at least four days for the rest of Tuscany.

  • If you still have the car, then you can drive down to Venice and drop it off at Piazzale Roma which is across the Grand Canal from the main rail station. From Piazzale Roma you can take the vaporetto (public water bus) to any location in Venice. Otherwise you can take the train to Venice. Things to see in Venice include the mightiest of Venetian monuments - the Basilica of San Marco (St. Mark's Square) and Doge's Palace, the city's most famous building. Be sure also to leave enough time to loose yourself in the maze of canals and tiny little lanes.

  • Once you have finished exploring Venice, you can catch a train up to Milan - The metropolis all about worldly pleasures! Make sure you see the breathtaking Duomo, which is one of the world's largest and most striking cathedrals. A visit to the Church and Convent of Santa Maris delle Graziea is well worth the visit too. It is the home of Leonardo da Vinci's "Last Supper" - il Cencolo. Reservations to see the "Last Supper" can be sold out months in advance, so be sure to reserve your tickets.

  • From Milan you can then take a train to Pisa. The main place to go in Pisa is Campo dei Miracoli - 'field of miracles' - which is one of the most famous and admired squares in the world and is home to the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral (Duomo) and the Baptistery, which is the largest of its kind in Italy.

  • You can then make your way back down to Rome. You can now either see what ever you missed out on your first visit or you can just pass through and catch the train down to Sorrento - changing at Naples.

  • From Sorrento you can visit the ancient villages and majestic cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.

  • You can then make your way back up to Rome to catch you flight home.

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