Italy, ah Italy! Every heart beats for this capsule of bygone and changing times. Italian art, architecture and culture have left an unforgettable mark on many. And now the Italian Dream is yours! Why not visit both Rome and Venice in just one fantastic trip? How? As your god of Mercury, we make the arrangements, so you can explore two cities for the price of one!
First up, we fly you to the Eternal City of Rome for two nights at the 4 star ARS Hotel . With round-the-clock energy and jaw-dropping views, Rome offers everything you’ve been dreaming of. Hiding more secrets than its many emperors, from the centre of civilisation to the Roman Empire, this glam city is the hub of awe and wonder.
Next up, thunder across the vastness of Italy's plains in a scenic train crossing the magnificent country. Chug across the vine-sprinkled hillsides and see village churches and solitary elderly men hoeing fields.Various timings are available so please feel free to ask for an upgrade.
The Smart Hotel Holiday is a comfy design hotel located few minutes far from Venice city centre. Easy to reach from Venezia-Mestre highway exit, this hotel is the ideal base for all those who are travelling by car and want to visit the wonderful Venice and the other cities in the surroundings.
Special attention to the clientele is shown in a comfortable and relaxing environment creating all the basic necessity for a wonderful stay.
This magical metropolis nestled in Italy's northern Lombardy region is a financial, fashion and cultural hub – home to gems such as the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent (where you can see Da Vinci's “Last Supper").
Staying at the four-star Doria Grand Hotel means that Milan's crème de la crème is right on your doorstep. With delicately furnished rooms sitting in amongst a peaceful tree-fringed avenue, the hotel is ideal if you're looking for somewhere quaint to relax for a night but still close enough to the centre to experience a slice of the action.
Afterwards, we'll whisk you off by train to the city of Como, sitting at the southern tip of Lake Como and known for its Gothic Cathedral. The waterfront promenade invites endless wandering while the scenic funicular railway is enough to fuel your wanderlust and get you thinking about your next adventure.
Lake Como itself is a twinkling body of water, unparalleled in every sense and the perfect setting for a relaxing couple of days far from the hustle and bustle of back home. And if you're keen to explore more of the region's nature, the lakeside gardens of Villa Olmo are also well worth a visit.
Meanwhile, for history buffs, learn about Como's silk industry at the Museo Didattico della Seta or traipse the Tempio Voltiano Museum dedicated to Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist.
In Como, you'll stay at the three-star Borgo Antico Hotel, right in the city's historic core and within spitting distance from the sparkling lake. Staff will wax lyrical about all the magical sights and delights to see and give you advice on how to spend your three days if you haven't already decided.