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Splendours of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome

Venice to Rome | 13 Days
Date Range: Aug 2014 - Nov 2014Ship: River Countess

Discover the diverse pleasures of la dolce vita as you make your way from Venice to Rome. This exceptional Uniworld cruise/tour begins in timeless, water-bound Venice, home to world-renowned architecture and iconic canals. Then travel on to Padua, Bologna, Verona, and Ferrara—must-visit cities—rich with Renaissance and Gothic wonders, and alive with the culture of the region. And no Northern-Italian sojourn would be truly complete without time in beautiful Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance itself, and, of course, the “Eternal City” of Rome, abounding with historic wonders like the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, just to name a few.

Birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy has given the world a splendid legacy of art, architecture, music, and poetry. No heritage is more splendid than that of Venice, the water-bound city adorned with luminous architecture and romantic canals. Experience the sheer bliss of spending five nights in Venice onboard your luxury floating hotel, conveniently docked so you can easily walk off the ship to indulge in all the pleasures this magnificent city has to offer. You will also discover Northern Italy’s superstars of Renaissance and Gothic treasures: Padua, Bologna, Verona, and Ferrara. These gems provide authentic insight into Northern Italian culture.

Travel to Florence, where the Renaissance began. See astonishing works by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello, and Boticelli, and savor a spectacular homemade lunch and a Chianti wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano. A fitting ending to your Italian adventure awaits in Rome, the “Eternal City,” with all of its wonders: the Coliseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, and so much more.

All ground transportation in our spacious, extra-comfortable luxury motorcoaches features enhanced seating with more legroom, and no more than 40 guests per coach. These smaller group sizes give you the ease and the space to relax and enjoy a more comfortable journey every step of the way.

Who will enjoy this cruise
Art historians who want to trace the Renaissance from its most famous cities, Florence and Venice, to the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Pasta-making workshop in Bologna
Wine tasting and lunch at Castello Verrazzano
Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting
Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

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Information is subject to change.