Days 1 - 2
Rome is a city that remains virtually unrivalled in the sheer volume and diversity of its cultural repertoire. One could spend months in Rome and still only scratch the surface of treasures to be discovered in this phenomenal ancient city. 3000-years of haphazard urban development has resulted in a complex cocktail of art, history and architecture full of fascinating cultural clashes and contrasts. Classical ruins as well as countless early Christian catacombs and clandestine churches sit alongside (or beneath) magnificent Renaissance palazzos and breathtaking Baroque fountains. This unique combination of a rich historical tapestry interweaved with a thriving and vibrant modern community living life to its fullest as only the Italians can, makes Italy's Eternal City one of the world's most intriguing and inspiring tourist destinations.
Days 2 - 4
Stretching along Italy’s magnificent west coast from the Umbrian border to the Ligurian Sea, Tuscany epitomises the archetypal romantic image of Italy. For centuries this exquisite wine region has had a magnetic effect on travellers who are drawn to its picturesque farms, endless olive groves and vineyards, frescoed churches and quaint towns clinging to the hillsides. Despite its reputation for pastoral bliss, the region has some impressive urban treasures on offer, including Siena with its vast Piazza del Campo; Lucca with its ancient walls; and of course Pisa with its famous leaning tower. However, nothing quite rivals the endless cultural delights of Florence, where adventurers can get lost for days on end amid Renaissance artworks and countless architectural masterpieces. Tuscany offers a phenomenal combination of excellent wine culture, modern and historic city delights and breathtaking countryside.