THIS HOLIDAY IN NORTHERN ITALY IS A DREAM! It starts in Emilia Romagna, the gastronomic heart of Italy, and ends in astonishing Venice with its 150 canals, 400 bridges and countless piazzas. Our home base for the first four nights is the classic seaside resort of Rimini—a popular holiday retreat for Italians! Our adventure begins with a visit to elegant Bologna, a sophisticated university city with well-preserved medieval architecture, 24 miles of covered walkways and where food is taken very seriously! Next up: The picture book Republic of San Marino, the world's smallest sovereign state—24 square miles of mountain scenery—completely surrounded by Italy. An excursion to Ravenna highlights its famous and stunning 5th–6th century Byzantine mosaics. Next is Ferrara, whose historic center is much as it was 300 years ago. There are those who argue that Ferrara is the perfect Italian city, just as fabulous as Florence. And now the star attraction: extraordinary Venice. “With its magnificent 16th and 17th-century palaces and piazzas, it is no surprise that Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.” —Condé Nast Traveler. We'll enjoy a walking tour of the Piazza San Marco and have time to explore on our own.
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- Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Bologna and Venice to Boston, via Rome (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements)
- Seven nights' four-star accommodations
- Eleven meals: seven breakfasts, four dinners with wine
- Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional local Tour Manager
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Rimini, Italy
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Excursion to San Marino. Excursion to Bologna with guided walking tour. Excursion to Ravenna with guided walking tour. Visit to Ferrara. Venice half-day guided walking tour.
PRICING AND DEPOSIT
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $545. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $450. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.