florence


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      This four-day itinerary explores the superb Renaissance art and architecture of Florence in depth. There’s enough time to compare Davids (Michelangelo’s, Donatello’s, and Andrea del Verrocchio’s), explore the antique stores of Oltrarno, and discover hidden treasures like Vasari’s Corridor. Ideal for art lovers and history buffs. Best from mid-April to mid-June or mid-September through October.

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        hill towns of umbria and tuscany


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      This 12-day driving tour begins in Orvieto and explores the walled hill town of Spoleto, the magnificent frescoes of St. Francis’s Assisi, Siena – Italy’s perfectly-preserved Gothic city – the vineyards of Chianti, medieval San Gimignano with its noble towers, and romantic Lucca. Perfect for art and wine lovers who want to savor Italy’s incomparable charms. Best in spring or fall.

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        london, paris, and rome


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      This 14-day itinerary provides an in-depth exploration of Europe’s most exciting capitals: London, Paris, and Rome. There’s plenty of time to discover the cities’ hidden corners -- colorful markets, ancient wine cellars, and leafy parks -- in addition to their magnificent monuments and museums. Ideal for first-timers who appreciate a leisurely pace or return visitors who want to dig deeper. Best in early spring or late fall when the crowds have thinned out.

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        rome


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      This four-day itinerary includes Rome’s major attractions such as the Forum and the Vatican, as well as some lesser known treasures. It uncovers La Dolce Vita, Roman style -- from the trattorias of Trastevere to the chic shops surrounding the Spanish Steps. Add it to any European itinerary. Suitable for first-timers or frequent visitors. Best in spring and fall.

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        venice, the dolomites, and the italian lakes


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      This 16-day sojourn through Northern Italy begins in stylish Milan, before traveling by rail to Venice, arguably the most romantic destination in the world. It explores the spectacular Dolomites, the charming city of Verona, and Italy's incomparable lakes -- Como and Maggiore. Ideal for those who love art, architecture, and breathtaking scenery. Best in spring or fall.

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