New Year in a Venetian Villa & Tuscany

New Year in a Venetian Villa & Tuscany

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Enjoy 3 nights in an 18th century Venetian Villa

9 Memorable Days Milan to Rome – Escorted Tour Imagine exploring the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ city of Verona before staying in an 18th century Venetian Villa over the New Year. Experience stylish Milan, the romance of Venice, stay in the medieval Tuscan town of Lucca and visit renaissance Florence.

Visit Florence, known as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’

Enjoy lunch in the town of San Gimignano

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DAY 1 ~ 28 DECEMBER Milan

DAY 3 ~ 30 DECEMBER Villa Contarini Nenzi Near Venice After a leisurely start we visit nearby ‘Venezia’ (Venice) – arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world. At Tronchetto we board a private boat to take us along the magnificent Grand Canal to St Marc’s Square, where we join our expert local guide for a walking tour through the central city’s historic back streets to the famous Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square. We have included visits to St Mark’s Cathedral, the pink and white marble Doges Palace and Bridge of Sighs. The rest of the day is free to meander through the myriad of narrow, water lined streets and alleys spanned by humped back bridges. Dinner this evening is back in ‘our’ magnificent Villa.  Meals: B,D DAY 4 ~ 31 DECEMBER Villa Contarini Nenzi Near Venice Our first stop is in beautiful Vicenza. Rich in history and culture, Vicenza was awarded UNESCOWorld heritage status principally due to the legacy left by the famous local architect Andrea Palladio. Considered one of the greatest architects of all time, you will find more than 16 of his palaces and villas scattered through the compact old town. In the glorious Piazza dei Signori, you will find the most beautiful of all – the Basilica Palladiana. A local guide will join us for a walking tour of the medieval and renaissance town centre, and later you will have free time to explore and enjoy the excellent shopping down the central Corso. We continue to Treviso to enjoy an afternoon stop in the historic centre. Later we will return to our villa to rest and relax before enjoying a grand evening celebrating the New Year in the hotel’s Restaurant “Le Scuderie”. At midnight we will make a toast with Spumante, accompanied by ‘Cotechino and lentils’ - the traditional Italian way to welcome the New Year. The sausage is said to bring good luck into the New Year. Meals: B,D

Your tour commences this evening in Milan. A welcome drink and dinner are included tonight. This is an ideal opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers. Meals: D opposite the central railway station, transport links and only two subway stops to Cathedral Square and the central shopping district. 1 DAY 2 ~ 29 DECEMBER Villa Contarini Nenzi Near Venice Boarding our coach we drive east and make a lunchtime stop to explore Verona, the city where tragic lovers, Romeo and Juliet, avowed a love that spanned the centuries. Later this afternoon we arrive at our Venetian Villa hotel, where we stay for three nights.  Meals: B,D now sensitively restored into an excellent 4 star spa hotel. Located just outside of Treviso, the Contarini Nenzi contains traditional period piece furniture, and is surrounded by wonderful Italian-style parkland, with some old stables and even a delightful nineteenth century little church with frescoes. See www.hotelvillacontarininenzi.com 3 Your Milan Hotel – Michelangelo Hotel This modern 4 star hotel is in a brilliant location, Your Treviso Hotel – Hotel Villa Contarini Nenzi This is an elegant 18th century grand residence

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