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This is an independent vacation itinerary where you are not travelling in a bus with a group. Our carefully selected partners at the destination take care of you during your stay.
Combine Milan, Stressa, Santa Margherita, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Siena and Rome with the TRN Train.

This 16 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Milan and out of Rome
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Milan
  • TRN Train Milan - Lake Maggiore (Stressa)
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lake Maggiore (Stressa)
  • TRN Train Lake Maggiore (Stressa) - Santa Margherita
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Margherita
  • TRN Train Santa Margherita - Pisa
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Pisa
  • TRN Train Pisa - Lucca
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lucca
  • TRN Train Lucca - Florence
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Florence
  • TRN Train Florence - Siena
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Siena
  • TRN Train Siena - Rome
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Rome
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  • Hotel taxes

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Florence (145)  Italy (314)  Lake Maggiore-Stresa (15)  Lucca (9)  Milan (61)  Pisa (21)  Rome (188)  Santa Margherita Ligure (5)  Siena (25)  
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1. Milan
   (249 hotels)
2. Lake Maggiore-Stresa
   (29 hotels)
3. Santa Margherita Ligure
   (18 hotels)
4. Pisa
   (25 hotels)
5. Lucca
   (13 hotels)
6. Florence
   (195 hotels)
7. Siena
   (20 hotels)
8. Rome
   (419 hotels)
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2 nights in Milan

Milan is Italy`s window on Europe, its most sophisticated and high-tech metropolis. La Scala, its landmark, is one of Europe's most prestigious opera houses. In addition, it's the site of several world-renowned annual trade fairs. Milan is one of Europe's top shopping cities, with an incredible concentration of sophisticated, high style boutiques - and that's only fitting because Milan is the dynamo of the Italian fashion industry. Dolce & Gabbana, Ferré, Krizia, Moschino, Prada, Armani, and Versace have all catapulted to international stardom from design studios based here. Inevitably, shopping is of almost religious significance.

Recommended Stay: 2 nights

Must See`s:
The Last Supper by Michelangelo, The Duomo, Pinacoteca di Brera, Quadrilatero d'Oro, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Scala museum and theatre, Piazza Fontana. Arco della Pace, the churches of Santa Maria delle Grazie and San Lorenzo, Corso Venezia and Piazza San Babila and Sforzesco Castle.



2 nights in Lake Maggiore-Stresa

Stresa is a small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where relaxing is the main activity for tourists and locals alike. The lakeside promenade will give everyone a chance to admire both the lake scenery and the grand lakeside hotels. The Borromean Islands, where Hemingway set his famed A Farewell to Arms, are a short boat trip away, and it would be pity to miss them.


2 nights in Santa Margherita Ligure

Not as famous as its neighbor Portofino, only 15 minutes away, Santa Margherita Ligure is a fashionable Mediterranean resort, and makes a pleasant base to explore the Cinque Terre villages which are about 60 minutes by a train that leaves every hour. One can also catch day trip cruises to the villages. Santa Margarita has a pleasant promenade and an attractive small old town. To the west the rocky coast is interrupted by little inlets, among which there is Paraggi, with a strip of sandy beach ideal for sunbathing.


2 nights in Pisa

Pisa does not need an introduction, as testified by the millions of tourists offloading each year for their mandatory photo of the Leaning Tower. In the rush of the moment, few bother to find out that Pisa was founded circa 1000 b.c. and became an important maritime republic alongside Venice, Amalfi, and Genoa. Birthplace of the famed Galileo Galilei, Pisa is also home to one of Italy?s top universities. For those choosing to stay longer, there are plenty of architectural splendors around the Tower.


2 nights in Lucca

Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. Lucca is one of Tuscany´s gems, a haven of religious buildings, interesting history and fabulous places to eat. Of Etruscan origin (founded in 180 BC), it belonged to the Romans and then proclaimed itself independent and stayed so for 5 centuries.

Lucca is famous for its Renaissance city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries as they lost their military importance and became a pedestrian promenade circling the old town. It is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. If you are interested in religious art, enter the 14th-century cathedral Duomo San Martino to see Nicola Pisano's Descent from the Cross or have a look at the multi-patterned columns at "San Michele", the church of the archangel. At the Doumo, visit the Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, a moving sculpture by Jacopo della Quercia commemorating a young woman who died in childbirth. And be sure to take some time to enjoy Lucca's tranquil atmosphere and its many fine restaurants.

Nearby: Visit San Galgano, Terme di Petriolo, Bagni di Lucca
Distances: Florence - 48 miles, Pisa - 11 miles , Siena - 89 miles


2 nights in Florence

Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is one of Italy`s most atmospheric and pleasant, retaining a strong resemblance to the small late-medieval center that contributed so much to the cultural and political development of Europe. Art treasures Michelangelo`s David Botticelli`s Birth of Venus, and Raphael's La Velata draw millions of visitors every year. Throw into the mix fabulous architecture (the Duomo with Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's campanile, Santa Croce), fine restaurants and earthy trattorie, plus leading designer boutiques and bustling outdoor markets, and the city of the Renaissance becomes quite simply one of the world`s must-see sights.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Duomo Complex, Church of Santa Croce, The Cathedral, The Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell`Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and so much more!


2 nights in Siena

Siena is a city of brick, where urban development all but ceased after the great plague of the 14th century, busy as it was defending itself. Today, Siena is one of the largest Tuscan cities to maintain a distinctively medieval atmosphere and a great place to discover Tuscany at its medieval best, with numerous gothic palaces, pastry shops, and unequaled altarpieces.


2 nights in Rome

Rome is Italy's treasure, packed with masterpieces from more than two millennia of artistic achievement. Modern Rome has one foot in the past, one in the present. Find a cafe at summer twilight and watch the shades of pink turn to gold and copper before night finally falls. That's when another Rome comes alive; restaurants and cafes grow more animated and after dinner you can have a gelato (or an espresso in winter) or stroll by the fountains or through Piazza Navona, and the night is yours.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Roman Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican, Pantheon, Capitoline Museums, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Ancient Appian Way, Borghese Gallery and so much more!



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Milan
Day 1
Arrive to Milan
Overnight in Milan    249 hotels offered
Optional   30 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Milan    249 hotels offered
Optional   30 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Milan
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Milan to Lake Maggiore Stresa
Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Day 3
Arrive to Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Overnight in Lake Maggiore-Stresa    29 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Lake Maggiore-Stresa    29 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Stresa to Santa Margherita
Santa Margherita Ligure
Day 5
Arrive to Santa Margherita Ligure
Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure    18 hotels offered
Day 6
Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure    18 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Santa Margherita Ligure
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Santa Margherita to Pisa
Pisa
Day 7
Arrive to Pisa
Overnight in Pisa    25 hotels offered
Optional   2 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Pisa    25 hotels offered
Optional   2 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Pisa
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Pisa to Lucca
Lucca
Day 9
Arrive to Lucca
Overnight in Lucca    13 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Lucca    13 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Lucca
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Lucca to Florence
Florence
Day 11
Arrive to Florence
Overnight in Florence    195 hotels offered
Optional   115 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Florence    195 hotels offered
Optional   115 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Florence
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Florence to Siena
Siena
Day 13
Arrive to Siena
Overnight in Siena    20 hotels offered
Optional   15 Things to do
Day 14
Overnight in Siena    20 hotels offered
Optional   15 Things to do
Day 15
Departing from Siena
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Siena to Rome
Rome
Day 15
Arrive to Rome
Overnight in Rome    419 hotels offered
Optional   139 Things to do
Day 16
Overnight in Rome    419 hotels offered
Optional   139 Things to do
Day 17
Departing from Rome

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1. Milan ( 249 hotels)
2. Lake Maggiore-Stresa ( 29 hotels)
3. Santa Margherita Ligure ( 18 hotels)
4. Pisa ( 25 hotels)
5. Lucca ( 13 hotels)
6. Florence ( 195 hotels)
7. Siena ( 20 hotels)
8. Rome ( 419 hotels)
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Italy

For centuries, Italy has drawn foreign visitors, mostly for its architectural, artistic and scenic splendors. Italy can truly be all things to all people. For some the Italian experience is full of passion and excitement, urbanity, crowds and noise. For others it is a quiet rural idyll where the traditional life can be experienced. Its great cities are replete with fantastic works of art ranging from the Roman times to the Renaissance. Even then, many visitors will forego the rich attractions of culture in favor of some of the most unspoilt beaches and spectacular mountains in the world.

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Milan

Milan is Italy`s window on Europe, its most sophisticated and high-tech metropolis. La Scala, its landmark, is one of Europe's most prestigious opera houses. In addition, it's the site of several world-renowned annual trade fairs. Milan is one of Europe's top shopping cities, with an incredible concentration of sophisticated, high style boutiques - and that's only fitting because Milan is the dynamo of the Italian fashion industry. Dolce & Gabbana, Ferré, Krizia, Moschino, Prada, Armani, and Versace have all catapulted to international stardom from design studios based here. Inevitably, shopping is of almost religious significance.

Recommended Stay: 2 nights

Must See`s:
The Last Supper by Michelangelo, The Duomo, Pinacoteca di Brera, Quadrilatero d'Oro, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Scala museum and theatre, Piazza Fontana. Arco della Pace, the churches of Santa Maria delle Grazie and San Lorenzo, Corso Venezia and Piazza San Babila and Sforzesco Castle.

Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Stresa is a small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where relaxing is the main activity for tourists and locals alike. The lakeside promenade will give everyone a chance to admire both the lake scenery and the grand lakeside hotels. The Borromean Islands, where Hemingway set his famed A Farewell to Arms, are a short boat trip away, and it would be pity to miss them.
Santa Margherita Ligure
Not as famous as its neighbor Portofino, only 15 minutes away, Santa Margherita Ligure is a fashionable Mediterranean resort, and makes a pleasant base to explore the Cinque Terre villages which are about 60 minutes by a train that leaves every hour. One can also catch day trip cruises to the villages. Santa Margarita has a pleasant promenade and an attractive small old town. To the west the rocky coast is interrupted by little inlets, among which there is Paraggi, with a strip of sandy beach ideal for sunbathing.
Pisa
Pisa does not need an introduction, as testified by the millions of tourists offloading each year for their mandatory photo of the Leaning Tower. In the rush of the moment, few bother to find out that Pisa was founded circa 1000 b.c. and became an important maritime republic alongside Venice, Amalfi, and Genoa. Birthplace of the famed Galileo Galilei, Pisa is also home to one of Italy?s top universities. For those choosing to stay longer, there are plenty of architectural splendors around the Tower.
Lucca
Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. Lucca is one of Tuscany´s gems, a haven of religious buildings, interesting history and fabulous places to eat. Of Etruscan origin (founded in 180 BC), it belonged to the Romans and then proclaimed itself independent and stayed so for 5 centuries.

Lucca is famous for its Renaissance city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries as they lost their military importance and became a pedestrian promenade circling the old town. It is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. If you are interested in religious art, enter the 14th-century cathedral Duomo San Martino to see Nicola Pisano's Descent from the Cross or have a look at the multi-patterned columns at "San Michele", the church of the archangel. At the Doumo, visit the Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, a moving sculpture by Jacopo della Quercia commemorating a young woman who died in childbirth. And be sure to take some time to enjoy Lucca's tranquil atmosphere and its many fine restaurants.

Nearby: Visit San Galgano, Terme di Petriolo, Bagni di Lucca
Distances: Florence - 48 miles, Pisa - 11 miles , Siena - 89 miles
Florence
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is one of Italy`s most atmospheric and pleasant, retaining a strong resemblance to the small late-medieval center that contributed so much to the cultural and political development of Europe. Art treasures Michelangelo`s David Botticelli`s Birth of Venus, and Raphael's La Velata draw millions of visitors every year. Throw into the mix fabulous architecture (the Duomo with Brunelleschi's dome, Giotto's campanile, Santa Croce), fine restaurants and earthy trattorie, plus leading designer boutiques and bustling outdoor markets, and the city of the Renaissance becomes quite simply one of the world`s must-see sights.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Duomo Complex, Church of Santa Croce, The Cathedral, The Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell`Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and so much more!
Siena
Siena is a city of brick, where urban development all but ceased after the great plague of the 14th century, busy as it was defending itself. Today, Siena is one of the largest Tuscan cities to maintain a distinctively medieval atmosphere and a great place to discover Tuscany at its medieval best, with numerous gothic palaces, pastry shops, and unequaled altarpieces.
Rome
Rome is Italy's treasure, packed with masterpieces from more than two millennia of artistic achievement. Modern Rome has one foot in the past, one in the present. Find a cafe at summer twilight and watch the shades of pink turn to gold and copper before night finally falls. That's when another Rome comes alive; restaurants and cafes grow more animated and after dinner you can have a gelato (or an espresso in winter) or stroll by the fountains or through Piazza Navona, and the night is yours.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Roman Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican, Pantheon, Capitoline Museums, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Ancient Appian Way, Borghese Gallery and so much more!
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