Starting and finishing point
It is possible to start this rail tour in Rome, Florence or Venice. 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
We start our tour in Rome, a city that has captured the imagination of the world for millennia. It is the city of Fellini, Michelangelo and Julius Caesar. Stroll across the Via Veneto, dip your feet in the Trevi Fountain, and take in a view of the Colloseum as you sip a cappuccino. 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. Rome may have a rich and famous history, but it was in Florence that the Renaissance was born and spread across the world. Da Vinci, Machiavelli, Dante and Petrarch lived and worked here, patronized by wealthy Florentine bankers. 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 - Venice
Take a morning high-speed train to Venice, arriving before noon in Santa Lucia station on the archipelago at the heart of the historic city. As a major military and economic power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Venice has inspired the works of artists such as Shakespeare, Voltaire and Thomas Mann, and produced legendary figures such as Marco Polo and Casanova. Venice was the gateway to the Orient, and still remains a terminus for the infamous Orient Express. Your hotel is located within walking distance from the train station and is situated on one of Venice’s beautiful canals.
Day 4 - Return to Rome
Return to Rome by high-speed train. There are direct connections every hour.