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Combine Rome, Florence, Montecatini, Pisa, Genoa, Santa Margherita, Geneva, St Moritz, Zermatt, Lake Maggiore and Venice with the ES, TRN, EC, IC and TRN Trains.

This 22 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Rome and out of Venice
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Rome
  • ES Train Rome - Florence
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Florence
  • TRN Train Florence - Montecatini
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Montecatini
  • TRN Train Montecatini - Pisa
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Pisa
  • TRN Train Pisa - Genoa
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Genoa
  • TRN Train Genoa - Santa Margherita
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Margherita
  • EC Train Santa Margherita - Geneva
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Geneva
  • IC Train Santa Geneva - St Moritz
  • Hotel for 2 nights in St Moritz
  • IC Train St Moritz - Zermatt
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zermatt
  • EC Train Zermatt - Lake Maggiore
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lake Maggiore
  • TRN Train Lake Maggiore - Venice
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Venice
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  • Hotel taxes

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Florence (145)  Geneva (37)  Genoa (7)  Italy (314)  Lake Maggiore-Stresa (15)  Montecatini Terme (11)  Pisa (21)  Rome (188)  Santa Margherita Ligure (5)  St Moritz (19)  Switzerland (101)  Venice (133)  Zermatt (16)  
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4. Pisa
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5. Genoa
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6. Santa Margherita Ligure
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7. Geneva
   (85 hotels)
8. St Moritz
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9. Zermatt
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10. Lake Maggiore-Stresa
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11. Venice
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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!


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 Montecatini Terme

Montecatini Terme is heaven for those who love spa treatments! The curative powers of the hot springs and steaming vaporous caverns of the Valdinevole have been renowned for centuries. The Parco dei Termi, a long park of neoclassical temples expanding over the sources of various underground hot springs is the ideal place for relaxation. Here you will find Terme Tettuccio, a historic spa famous for its thermal waters. It`s a lavish Liberty-style building with a park was built in the latter part of the 18th century by Leopold of Hasburg, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. He also had two other spas built, the Regina and the Leopoldine, and the three spas made this area famous all over Europe, boasting their obvious riches and royalty. There is also the Grotto of Monsummano, a series of lime caves with a steaming lake and hot rooms that are said to cure people who enter.

But it`s not only spas! Walk the town`s main street of Viale Verdi ; visit the Hamlet of Montecatini Alto with ancient castles, churches and towers upon an enchanting hill; and go to Piazza Giusti, an ancient sanctuary with its original stone flooring and noble coat of arms. There is also the Parlascio, a historic site of public markets and assemblies, the town center`s historic fountains, as well as the Roman Church of Saint Peter with its gorgeous paintings spanning through several historical ages.

Distances: Florence - 31 miles, Pisa - 33 miles, Siena - 74 miles


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 Genoa

Genoa is one of the oldest and well preserved cities in Italy, offering to visitors many ancient Renaissance buildings, famous museums and very good restaurants. The main sights are: St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Old Harbor, transformed into a mall by architect Renzo Piano, and the famous cemetery of Staglieno renowned for its monuments and statues. The Museo d'Arte Orientale has one of the largest collections of Oriental art in Europe. Genoa also has the second largest aquarium in the world.


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 Geneva

Chic Geneva, the soul of Switzerland's French speaking territory, is home to some of the world's most luxurious and exclusive stores and extravagant restaurants. Filled with parks and promenades, the city becomes a virtual garden in summer. At the heart of the city is the huge Cathédrale St-Pierre, and some of its top-class museums include Musée d'Art et d'Histoire and an impressive gallery of East Asian art. Last but not least, Geneva is home to dozens of international organizations among them the United Nations European headquarters and the International Committee of the Red Cross.


2 nights in St Moritz

Originally known for its mineral springs, which were discovered, probably by the Celts, some 3,000 years ago, St. Moritz is nowadays the most fashionable resort in the world. Situated on the southern side of the Alps in the Upper Engadine, at an altitude of 6,000 ft., St Moritz is the mecca of skiing. It has been the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. Other attractions are: The Segantini Museum, the olympic bob run - the last natural bob sleigh, and Glaciers landscape.


2 nights in Zermatt

Located 5,315 fr above sea level, Zermatt is a car-free village at the base of the magnificent mountain Matterhorn. It is world-renowned resort for skiing and mountaineering. The town has one of the best networks of alpine cable cars, gondolas, and cog railways in Switzerland operating all year long. In Zermatt, falls more snow than on other winter resorts in Europe and that's way high-altitude skiing, especially at the Théodul Pass continues throughout the spring and early summer.


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 Venice

With sumptuous palaces and romantic waterways, Venice is straight out of an 18th-century Canaletto masterpiece. No matter how many times you have seen it in movies or TV commercials, the real thing is more surreal and dreamlike than you ever imagined. Its landmarks, the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale are exotic mélanges of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles. It is full of secrets, ineffably romantic, and - at times - given over entirely to pleasure. You must walk everywhere in Venice and where you cannot walk, you go by water.


Recommended Stay: 2 nights
Must See`s:
Basilica of San Marco, St. Mark`s Square, The Doge`s Palace, Accademia gallery, Peggy Guggenheim Collection , The Rialto Bridge, Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands and so much more!



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Rome
Day 1
Arrive to Rome
Overnight in Rome    421 hotels offered
Optional   139 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Rome    421 hotels offered
Optional   139 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Rome
Transportation to next city by: Train - ES - Rome to Florence
Florence
Day 3
Arrive to Florence
Overnight in Florence    188 hotels offered
Optional   115 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Florence    188 hotels offered
Optional   115 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Florence
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Florence to Montecatini
Montecatini Terme
Day 5
Arrive to Montecatini Terme
Overnight in Montecatini Terme    20 hotels offered
Day 6
Overnight in Montecatini Terme    20 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Montecatini Terme
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Montecatini 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 Genoa
Genoa
Day 9
Arrive to Genoa
Overnight in Genoa    48 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Genoa    48 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Genoa
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Genoa to Santa Margherita
Santa Margherita Ligure
Day 11
Arrive to Santa Margherita Ligure
Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure    18 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure    18 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Santa Margherita Ligure
Transportation to next city by: EC - Santa Margherita to Geneva (r)
Geneva
Day 13
Arrive to Geneva
Overnight in Geneva    85 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 14
Overnight in Geneva    85 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 15
Departing from Geneva
Transportation to next city by: IC - Geneva to St Moritz (r)
St Moritz
Day 15
Arrive to St Moritz
Overnight in St Moritz    14 hotels offered
Day 16
Overnight in St Moritz    14 hotels offered
Day 17
Departing from St Moritz
Transportation to next city by: IC - St Moritz to Zermatt (r)
Zermatt
Day 17
Arrive to Zermatt
Overnight in Zermatt    41 hotels offered
Day 18
Overnight in Zermatt    41 hotels offered
Day 19
Departing from Zermatt
Transportation to next city by: EC - Zermatt to Lake Maggiore Stresa (r)
Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Day 19
Arrive to Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Overnight in Lake Maggiore-Stresa    29 hotels offered
Day 20
Overnight in Lake Maggiore-Stresa    29 hotels offered
Day 21
Departing from Lake Maggiore-Stresa
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Stresa to Venice
Venice
Day 21
Arrive to Venice
Overnight in Venice    184 hotels offered
Optional   59 Things to do
Day 22
Overnight in Venice    184 hotels offered
Optional   59 Things to do
Day 23
Departing from Venice

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1. Rome ( 421 hotels)
2. Florence ( 188 hotels)
3. Montecatini Terme ( 20 hotels)
4. Pisa ( 25 hotels)
5. Genoa ( 48 hotels)
6. Santa Margherita Ligure ( 18 hotels)
7. Geneva ( 85 hotels)
8. St Moritz ( 14 hotels)
9. Zermatt ( 41 hotels)
10. Lake Maggiore-Stresa ( 29 hotels)
11. Venice ( 184 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.

Switzerland

Switzerland is a pristine country of lakes, mountains and forests. The best known of the continent's mountain ranges, the Alpine chain, runs through most of Switzerland and provides the majority of the country's magnificent natural sights. In the summer, towns such as Interlaken become green mountain centers for walking and mountaineering, and there are few places more naturally beautiful in the whole of Europe. Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Lucerne are models of Swiss efficiency, offering a wealth of perfectly serene history. Less busy are the lakeside resorts, including fashionable Montreux on Lake Geneva.

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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!
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!
Montecatini Terme
Montecatini Terme is heaven for those who love spa treatments! The curative powers of the hot springs and steaming vaporous caverns of the Valdinevole have been renowned for centuries. The Parco dei Termi, a long park of neoclassical temples expanding over the sources of various underground hot springs is the ideal place for relaxation. Here you will find Terme Tettuccio, a historic spa famous for its thermal waters. It`s a lavish Liberty-style building with a park was built in the latter part of the 18th century by Leopold of Hasburg, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. He also had two other spas built, the Regina and the Leopoldine, and the three spas made this area famous all over Europe, boasting their obvious riches and royalty. There is also the Grotto of Monsummano, a series of lime caves with a steaming lake and hot rooms that are said to cure people who enter.

But it`s not only spas! Walk the town`s main street of Viale Verdi ; visit the Hamlet of Montecatini Alto with ancient castles, churches and towers upon an enchanting hill; and go to Piazza Giusti, an ancient sanctuary with its original stone flooring and noble coat of arms. There is also the Parlascio, a historic site of public markets and assemblies, the town center`s historic fountains, as well as the Roman Church of Saint Peter with its gorgeous paintings spanning through several historical ages.

Distances: Florence - 31 miles, Pisa - 33 miles, Siena - 74 miles
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.
Genoa
Genoa is one of the oldest and well preserved cities in Italy, offering to visitors many ancient Renaissance buildings, famous museums and very good restaurants. The main sights are: St. Lawrence Cathedral, the Old Harbor, transformed into a mall by architect Renzo Piano, and the famous cemetery of Staglieno renowned for its monuments and statues. The Museo d'Arte Orientale has one of the largest collections of Oriental art in Europe. Genoa also has the second largest aquarium in the world.
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.
Geneva
Chic Geneva, the soul of Switzerland's French speaking territory, is home to some of the world's most luxurious and exclusive stores and extravagant restaurants. Filled with parks and promenades, the city becomes a virtual garden in summer. At the heart of the city is the huge Cathédrale St-Pierre, and some of its top-class museums include Musée d'Art et d'Histoire and an impressive gallery of East Asian art. Last but not least, Geneva is home to dozens of international organizations among them the United Nations European headquarters and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
St Moritz
Originally known for its mineral springs, which were discovered, probably by the Celts, some 3,000 years ago, St. Moritz is nowadays the most fashionable resort in the world. Situated on the southern side of the Alps in the Upper Engadine, at an altitude of 6,000 ft., St Moritz is the mecca of skiing. It has been the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. Other attractions are: The Segantini Museum, the olympic bob run - the last natural bob sleigh, and Glaciers landscape.
Zermatt
Located 5,315 fr above sea level, Zermatt is a car-free village at the base of the magnificent mountain Matterhorn. It is world-renowned resort for skiing and mountaineering. The town has one of the best networks of alpine cable cars, gondolas, and cog railways in Switzerland operating all year long. In Zermatt, falls more snow than on other winter resorts in Europe and that's way high-altitude skiing, especially at the Théodul Pass continues throughout the spring and early summer.
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.
Venice
With sumptuous palaces and romantic waterways, Venice is straight out of an 18th-century Canaletto masterpiece. No matter how many times you have seen it in movies or TV commercials, the real thing is more surreal and dreamlike than you ever imagined. Its landmarks, the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale are exotic mélanges of Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles. It is full of secrets, ineffably romantic, and - at times - given over entirely to pleasure. You must walk everywhere in Venice and where you cannot walk, you go by water.


Recommended Stay: 2 nights
Must See`s:
Basilica of San Marco, St. Mark`s Square, The Doge`s Palace, Accademia gallery, Peggy Guggenheim Collection , The Rialto Bridge, Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands and so much more!
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