Italy Vacation with Stops in Rome, Florence, and Venice
Included in all options:
- Round-trip airfare from New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco
- Three nights in Rome at the Hotel Albani Roma or similar
- Three nights in Florence at the Meridiana Hotel or similar for 10/7 departures, and Hotel De La Pace or similar hotel for all other dates
- Three nights in Venice at Canaletto Hotel, Pausania Hotel, Villa Rosa Hotel, Pausania Hotel, Apogia Sirio Venice or similar
- Second-class rail travel
- Daily breakfast
- Hop-on/hop-off city tours in Rome and Florence
- Walking tour of Venice
Italy’s capital city is a treasure trove of ancient ruins and imperial churches. You’ll see many of the best sites during a hop-on, hop-off city tour during your second day here. Must-sees include the Colosseum, where up to 50,000 spectators used to watch gladiatorial games, animal hunts, and mythological dramas. You could spend a whole day touring the Vatican, the world’s smallest sovereign city-state. Among the innumerable works of art onsite, the hands-down showstopper is the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, nearly every inch of which is decorated with Michelangelo’s astounding frescoes.
For a stylish bite, head to one of the upscale cafes ringing the Piazza Navona. It’s also worth crossing the Tiber River to visit the Trastevere neighborhood, where medieval houses and numerous restaurants line cobblestone streets.
Hotel: the Hotel Albani Roma or similar
Once home to Michelangelo, Botticelli, and da Vinci (to name a few), Florence was the undisputed capital of the Italian Renaissance. This important legacy lives on in the art and architecture you can find here. There’s an astonishing array of cultural treasures in Florence, from the iconic Duomo to the Uffizi gallery’s collection of masterpieces, including Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.
Yet Florence is still a very modern city. Exclusive boutiques are situated between vibrant cafes where you can taste Tuscan specialties such as porcini mushroom ragu and bistecca alla fiorentina. Head into the surrounding countryside for a taste of northern Italy’s famously bucolic landscape, which is dotted with vineyards and monasteries. Your stay in Florence includes a hop-on, hop-off city tour, valid for all available routes.
Hotel: the Hotel De La Pace or similar
Venice looks much like it did 600 years ago, with bridged canals, winding streets, and grandiose palaces. You’ll explore this romantic landscape—and its most important historic sites—during a 1.5-hour walking tour. Piazza San Marco features a clock tower built in 1496 and a 9th-century bell tower—head to the top for magnificent views of the neighboring islands and the Dolomite Mountains. Inside the Basilica di San Marco, you’ll see mosaics and a Gothic altarpiece encrusted with nearly 2,000 precious gems. Other stops include the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, where more than two dozen doges are buried, and the shops along the Mercerie.
Hotel: one of five properties; see above for full list
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Pricing to fly from an airport not listed will vary, call Go-today at (800) 227-3235 to price air from your home city. Other gateways are available to book and air supplements will be charged directly to client when booking package. Air pricing can change at any time based on availability especially during holidays so it is always best to book early as lowest available air can sell out fast.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
You can book pre and post travel, but it is based on availability and if you want to extend your hotel stay at the hotel in the package we will need to request special pricing as it is part of a block.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
The number of vouchers is based on how many rooms we have in the block for this promotion so if the voucher is available to book the hotel will be available to book. Air pricing can change at any time based on availability especially during holidays so it is always best to book early as lowest available air can sell out fast.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
We closely monitor availability so it is very unlikely that the selected travel dates would not be available. That said, the sooner the redemption through Go-today occurs, the better the chances are that your preferred travel dates will be available.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
It depends on the child’s age. Younger than 2 should be free but you will need to advise hotel. Go-today does not have block space for rooms with children so will have to request them.