Italy Vacation Packages – Florence, Northern Italy, Cinque Terre, Tuscany and More

One can feel “Renaissance” in Florence. The works of the world’s greatest artists are on open display. Eternally famous for its history, Florence was a center of medieval European trade. It was one of the richest cities of the time.

Any major one of the Italy Vacation Packages will include Florence.  Florence is the acknowledged capital of northern Italy. It is, of course, the regional capital of Tuscany. We bet that the manufacturing cities of Milan and Bologna in the North of Italy would chirp in! Milan is the home of Da Vinci’s famous fresco of Christ’s Last Supper.

Florence (along with Rome) was the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is similar in presence and influence to Athens in its prime. Florence was governed by the powerful Medici family, and had numerous rivalries with nearby city-states, such as Siena.

In Florence, your Italy Vacation Packages guide will take you through the internationally famous Uffizi Gallery, home to some of the Renaissance’s most famous art. The work of many of the world’s greatest artists can still be seen up close. You can be just a few feet from the internationally famous statue of David, by Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Forbes magazine has ranked Florence among the most beautiful Italy Vacation Packages cities in the world. In size and spirit, it is similar to San Francisco in the US, though, of course, Florence is more than 1,000 years older!!

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Tower of Pisa

Working your way to the West, visit Pisa and the famous Tower of Pisa. Go from Florence to Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit is a series of terraced towns on the western coast of Italy. Cinque Terre is built on the steep, rugged hills overlooking the Mediterranean. Paths and trains take you from town to town. This is a very popular tourist destination.

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Below, we present below our choices as the best of the the Italy Tours 2017 of Northern Italy.

Globus Journeys 10-day Northern Italy’s Highlights & Cinque Terre

  • Milan, Parma, Modena, Lucca, Cinque Terre and 6 others
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 2 dinners
  • About $2,599, $306/day (Counting 8.5 full days)
  • Cinque Terre is fantastic, but a boat ride to all 5 in one day sounds long.

Perillo Tours 14 Day North Classic

  • Rome, Sorrento, Florence, Venice, Milan, Pisa, Venice
  • 12 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 9 dinners
  • About $4,889, $425/day (Counting 11.5 full days)
  • This basically does everything north of Naples, which means no Pompeii. Sounds like a long haul, in order to include Milan and Como.

Road Scholar 9 Nights The Hidden Villages of Tuscany

  • Florence, Arezzo plus small villages in Tuscany
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
  • About $2,268, $302/day (Counting 7.5 full days)
  • If you ever wanted to learn A LOT more about Tuscany, this is the way to do it.

Perillo Tours 14 Day North Continental

  • Milan, Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Rome, with stops in Lugano, Como, Sirmione, Padua, Pisa, Capri, Pompeii, Naples
  • 12 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners
  • About $3,390, $282/day (Counting 12 full days)
  • Why is this so cheap? Lunches and dinners not included. You really see a lot in this trip, but a lot of bus, too.

Italy Vacation Packages – Florence, Northern Italy, Cinque Terre, Tuscany and More

 

 

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