Start the adventure in Rome, in one of famous city in Europe. Then, visit the charming city of Florence housing famous art galleries, then, visit wonderful Bologna and Ravenna, then head to Venice known for its canals dotted with charming gondolas, sun-kissed architecture. You’d be hard-pressed to escape the atmosphere of love that suffuses this city.
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Rome has been around for almost three thousand years and yet carries all that weight of history with a dolce vita lightness of heart. It’s a city that combines the intimacy and human scale of a village with the cultural draws of a historic, art-laden European metropolis.
Classical ruins and early Christian places of worship stand next to – or sometimes lie beneath – Renaissance palazzos and Baroque fountains. But there are also great neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops and a buzzing aperitive scene.
The golden rule for visitors? Don’t try to cram too much in. Rome moves at a slower pace than many northern cities, and to enjoy it you should take time out in pavement cafés as well as ticking off all the big cultural draws.
When faced with a holiday destination as big and as iconic as Rome, it's hard to know where to begin - so why not let us guide you through the crème de la crème of the city’s sights! These sights include the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, Palatino and the Roman Fanfare.
Busy though they may be, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience when spending a morning or afternoon walking in the footsteps of the Romans, the world’s most famous artists, Popes and figures from hundreds of years of Italian history.
Rome, Palazzo Colonna
In heart of Rome, A few steps from Piazza Venezia, Palazzo Colonna offers the visitor one of the most magnificent testimonies of the Roman baroque.
La Gallery Column and its salons are in fact one of the wonders of Rome and are the setting for an impressive collection of works of art: paintings, sculptures and furnishings from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century.
The aforementioned landmarks need no fanfare and little selling before you will find yourself being carried towards them alongside a wave of other tourists.
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Florence is a treasure trove of art and architecture, with numerous museums and galleries. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, the Tuscan capital is sprinkled with terracotta and ancient Carrara marble, as well as grand buildings and monuments that proudly stake their claim for admiration.
Boasting vast iron and glass structure, Piazza San Lorenzo is one of the most authentic covered market places in Florence, with fruit and veg stalls, Tuscan trinket sellers, and historic restaurants.
Masterpieces of modern fashion come in plenty on Florence’s hip Via dei Calzaiuoli and Via de Tornabuoni, which boast high-end boutiques, filled with haute couture pieces.
After long days of traditional dining and market strolling, visitors can head to the Piazza Michelangelo for sunset shots, live music and Italian atmosphere at its finest.
Friendly local people are warmly greeting tourists from dozen countries and sometimes making a tiny, funny mistakes in tourist's languages...:-)
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Fusing haughty elegance with down-to-earth grit in one beautifully colonnaded medieval grid, Bologna is a city of two intriguing halves. One side is a hard-working, high-tech city located in the super-rich Po valley where suave opera-goers waltz out of regal theatres and into some of the nation's finest restaurants.
The other is a bolshie, politically edgy city that hosts the world's oldest university and is famous for its graffiti-embellished piazzas filled with mildly inebriated students swapping Gothic fashion tips.
No small wonder Bologna has earned so many historical monikers. La Grassa, the fat one, celebrates a rich food legacy, ragù or bolognese sauce was first concocted here.
Throughout history, Bologna has served as a major cultural and economical hub in Italy and has been ruled by the Etruscans, Celts and Romans respectively. As a major university city and its long history, Bologna has a wonderful array of cultural sights, fantastic architecture and high quality museums.
Piazza Santo Stefano, an elegant broad square that’s perfect for a coffee stop after all those stairs. Well worth a visit is the Basilica Santuario Santo Stefano – a complex of seven churches from different ages founded by Bishop Petronius in the fifth century on the site of the ruins of an ancient temple to the goddess Isis.
Bologna is famed for its extensive Portico – A Portico is essentially a partially enclosed walkway that is lined with arches and columns. There are numerous different porticos scattered around the city but the most famous are the Bonaccorsi Arch and the walkway leading to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca.
Walk through the porticos and admire the wonderful ancient architecture...
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Ravenna in the northern Italian province of Emilia Romagna is an art and history lover's dream, most famous for its extensive mosaics.
Even if it’s not as famous as Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice, it’s an extraordinary little city which attracts tourists and art lovers from all over the world. Few people know that it has been capital for three times of three different empires: the Western Roman Empire, the kingdom of Theodoric, king of the Goth, and of the Byzantine Empire in Europe.
The Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna are so famous that many of the other sights in this pleasant town are often overlooked, especially as many visitors are on day-trips or shore excursions from Venice.
Travel Dream Club' tour offers you to spend at least two days in the city - Ravenna offers a lot more treasures than you can see in half a day.
A large baroque Ravenna cathedral could be the main one on the traveler's list. In other cities, such a magnificent cathedral would be the main place to visit. But in Ravenna, they simply have to come after the mosaics when prioritizing.
Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placida are two essential stops on any mosaics tour...
Next famous sight in Ravenna is Dante’s tomb. Dante Alighieri fled from Florence and spent the last few years of his life in Ravenna. His funeral service in 1321 was in the adjacent St Francis basilica with his tomb on the northern side outside the church. The adjacent Dante center is also worth visiting, even if only for the lovely view of St Francis from the cloisters.
It is also worth peaking into the numerous churches while walking around town between UNESCO-listed sights...
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Known as the City of Water, Venice is the quintessential couple’s retreat - a city steeped in history and split by the flowing ribbons of myriad canals.
Even if you refrain from riding gondolas among the romantic, sun-kissed architecture, you’d be hard-pressed to escape the atmosphere of love that suffuses this city.
Tourists shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of the republic’s wealth and mastery over land and sea.
Throughout the cobbled streets, there are countless shops where travelers can pick out unique handmade masks painted according to the 800-year-old Venetian tradition.
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To talk about Venice means to say the same sorts of things over and over again. The unique city has inspired writers for generations, but it’s hard these days to say anything about Venice that hasn’t already been said...
One of the bits of advice that is often repeated, is that when you’re in Venice it’s important to get lost. Which sounds like weird advice, do not you think?
"I have, on more than one occasion, thought that if I ever wanted to lose our self entirely for short time that we would go to Venice. To have this feeling that I could forget my name there, and that it wouldn’t bother me..."(Victoria, Travel Dream Club)
It’s a seductive thing, getting lost in Venice...
If you’re pretending there’s no map for Venice, another good way to get truly lost in the city is to pretend there’s no guidebook. Or, if you’re trying extra-hard to lose the crowds, to deliberately avoid any place listed in the guidebook.
In general, however, if you approach Venice as an explorer might then everything has the potential to be wonderful, whether it’s on someone else’s “must-see” list or not.
Just you will lost in love in Venice...
Travelling from Venice via train, you'll head for this gloriously tranquil destination that exudes understated elegance and friendly charm.
Water sports, walking trails and the world-renowned thermal springs of Terme de Sirmione provide plenty to do for those who favour a busy holiday. For the adventurous and culture-crazed, hike to Bastion to see some unforgettable views, visit the 19th century San Martino Tower, or take a sunny stroll along the Ciclo-Pendonale to Lazise-Bardolino route.
A geographically stunning location, keen photographers, water sports enthusiasts and sun seekers would be mad to miss a trip to Lake Garda's alluring shoreline, but secretly, there's nothing nicer than simply soaking in the idyllic scenery...
From its imposing historic centre and fashion districts to the countryside outskirts, Milan is a rare and appealing mixture of ancient values and contemporary lifestyle.
The Navigli area features an abundance of restaurants, ranging from pizzerias to fine seafood haunts, while Piazza del Duomo, boasting the Milan Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the world guarding the city’s cobblestones streets since 1385, opens to shops, theatres, museums, and galleries in the city centre.
Big fashion names can be found in the Corso Buenos Aires or Corso Vercelli,..
... and cultural sights are plentiful, including attractions such as the Sforza Castle...
..and world famous treasure Milan will bring to you...
One of the most exclusive Italian destinations. For art, design, architecture, fashion and food...
You can find the most amazing shops, building, gardens, restaurants as soon as you start searching. And if you have the time to explore…the food is simply outstanding...
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"Top 10 Things to Do in Milan, Italy"
Day 1. After landing in Rome you will begin your trip
Day 2. Enjoy your second day in Rome and stay overnight
Day 3. Enjoy your third day in Rome and stay overnight
Day 4. Train from Rome to Florence (1 h 35 min), start to enjoy the treasure trove of art and architecture and stay overnight
Day 5. Enjoy your second day in Florence and stay overnight*
Day 6. Train from Florence to Bologna (40 min) and stay overnight
Day 7. Enjoy your second day in Bologna and stay overnight
Day 8. Train from Bologna to Ravenna (1 h 10 min) and stay overnight
Day 9. Enjoy your second day in Ravenna and stay overnight
Day 10. Train from Ravenna to Venice (3 hours) and we advise you to have a good lunch in one of nice taverns near St. Mark’s Square. Then continue your first day in Venice and stay overnight
Day 11. Enjoy your second day in Venice and stay overnight
Day 12. Train from Venice to lake Garda (3 hours) and stay over night
Day 13. Enjoy your second day near lake Garda and stay overnight
Day 14. Train from lake Garda to Milan (2 hours)and stay over night
Day 15. Enjoy your second day in Milan and stay overnight
Day 16. Enjoy few hours in Milan and fly back home
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