Santa Margherita Ligure was well known in the early 1900`s as a fashionable retreat for the rich and glamorous; today it is a peaceful, pretty town, better known now for the food festivals. Santa Margherita is also famous for its lobsters, caught daily by the fleet of fishing ships. It has a picture-perfect seaside promenade, where elegant hotels with Liberty facades overlook million-dollar yachts with bars, cafes, gelaterie and restaurants spread along the seafront the main quay. This is a pleasant, convenient base and ideally situated for day trips, such as Portofino, the picturesque San Fruttuoso monastery, the resorts of Camogli and Rapallo, Genoa and the Cinque Terre (around an hour by train, or an all-day boat excursion)..
Base yourself in Santa Marguerita (a comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35 kilometres southeast of Genoa, in the area traditionally known as Tigullio) with a rent a car for exploring the area on your own.
This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Combine some of the most magical cities in Italy!. Visit Rome (the Eternal City, with its stunning architecture like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and delicious food) after that, travel to Florence (capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture) and next, the amazing Cinque Terre (five miles of rocky coast with five small villages overlooking the sea, in the midst of two capes with hundreds of miles of beautiful paths) and finally, to the Italian Riviera (sapphire blue Mediterranean sea with medieval hilltop hamlets and panoramic vistas) and its charming cities like: Santa Marguerita Ligure and Genoa. Travel between these cities by very convenient train rides which allow you an opportunity to observe the lovely country side. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Flight into Rome and out of Genoa
Hotel for 3 nights in Rome
Train from Rome to Florence
Hotel for 2 nights in Florence
Train from Florence to La Spezia (Gateway to Cinque Terre)
Hotel for 2 nights in Cinque Terre Area
Train from La Spezia to Santa Marguerita Ligure
Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Marguerita Ligure
Train from Santa Marguerita to Genoa (Italian Riviera)
<b>Rome</b> is undeniably stunning, from its rich ancient culture, must try pizzas and coffees or just experience a touch of Europe. This city is packed full of sights, with thousands of years of history layered upon itself - you'll find everything here from Roman ruins to Renaissance art. It's also home to fantastic food, the Vatican City, and sights galore!
Explore the Roman Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine; Discover the Vatican, the smallest independent state in the world; Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain; Marvel at the Pantheon; Sit on the Spanish Steps; Wander the Piazzas; Eat the best Gelato in Rome; Climb Palatine Hill; Walk the Ancient Appian Way; Go to the Vatican Museums and so much more!.
With sumptuous palaces and romantic waterways, <strong>Venice </strong> 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 melanges 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. <br />
Explore Piazza San Marco, Stroll Across the Rialto Bridge, Get Lost in the Endless Canals, Admire the Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Visit the San Giorgio dei Greci, Walk Around the Jewish Ghetto, Learn About Venice's Musical History, Tour Venice's Unique Architecture at Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Celebrate One of Venice' Many Festivals, Go Window Shopping, and so much more!
The Italian city of <b>Florence</b> sits nestled among the rolling Tuscan hills, with an unmistakable skyline dominated by the fabulous Duomo. With so much Renaissance art and culture, shopping opportunities, and of course incredible gastronomy, you will be spoiled for choices in what to do and see in this exciting capital city of Tuscany. Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy. <br />
Visit 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!