Pearls of Italy

6-day tour of Italy
  • A comprehensive tour of northern Italy’s highlights.
  • Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Verona, Venice.
  • Cultural capitals and stunning coastal views.
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  • € 688 1st class
  • € 629 2nd class
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Our Pearls of Italy rail tour expands on our Renaissance tour with some choice additions, showing you several smaller gems in addition to the cultural experiences that are Rome, Florence and Venice.

The train

  • "Red Arrow" high-speed trains
  • Regular coastal connections
  • Seat reservations when necessary

Day to day


Starting and finishing point

Want to start our rail tour somewhere else? Not a problem. Just let us know and we will book you connecting train tickets to Italy, and get you back home at the end of the tour. Additional fees will apply.

Day 1 - Rome

No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Rome, which is why it is the starting point of this tour. Your hotel is situated close to the main train station and a short walk from Michelangelo’s Cloister, a bath house transformed into a church during the Renaissance.

Day 2 - Florence

A morning high-speed train will take you to Florence, arriving before noon. Your overnight stay is in a hotel situated just around the corner from the Fortezza da Basso fortress and the Fortezza gardens. A short walk from the train station.

Day 3 - Riomaggiore

Take a connecting train in the morning to the coastal village of Riomaggiore, arriving in the early afternoon. Riomaggiore is the southernmost comune (township) of the Cinque Terre National Park, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is connected to the other villages by coastal path and train only. Access by car is limited. Taste the locally made wine and enjoy a stunning sunset over the Ligurian Sea. The hotel you will be staying in is at the top of the village. It is a 10-minute uphill walk, but the views of the village and sea are the best in town.

Day 4 - Lucca

Two connecting trains will take you to Lucca, the birthplace of the famous composer Puccini. You will arrive before noon, and have the rest of the day to explore this Tuscan town. Overnight stay in a hotel inside the old city walls.

Day 5 - Verona

Arrive in Verona in the early afternoon. The entire city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its historic urban structure and Roman monuments. A highlight that should not be missed is the opera in the Roman arena. Overnight stay in a hotel close to the train station and walking distance from the old city centre.

Day 6 - Venice

A morning train will take you to Venice, but not too early. Arrival just before noon in Santa Lucia station on the archipelago at the heart of the historic city. Stepping out of the station, you will find yourself immediately immersed in a maze of canals and bridges. Your hotel is located within walking distance from the train station and is situated on one of Venice’s beautiful canals.

More info


Would you like to receive more information and details of this rail tour? Please send us an email: info@railtravelshop.com.

Included


  • Train pass for all journeys that are part of the tour.
  • Seat reservations when necessary.
  • 6 overnight stays: a 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included.
  • Day-to-day itinerary.

Extensions


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking.
  • Overnight stays in other towns (which are not part of the tour) before, after or during the rail tour can be added as well.
  • Popular add-ons: Naples, Spello, Bologna, Milan.

Surcharges


  • An upgrade to 1st class train travel is possible for €59 p.p.

Departure


  • Daily departure

Prices and Dates

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Discount
Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount.
Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount.
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Additional nights and add-ons
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