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Italy Tour

14-day tour of Italy's highlights
Amazing history, interesting culture
From majestic Rome to the beautiful Italian lakes

 

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Amazing scenery and culture

Oak Hall’s tour of Italy offers the chance to visit some of the most famous sights in the world! This year, by popular demand, we have added an extra night in Lido di Jesolo (Venice).

In each city, there is an amazing variety of things to do. The Oak Hall team will give you information on the different things you might like to do and people generally then head off in smaller groups to see the things of interest to them.

The tour departs the UK by coach but if you would like to do so, you can arrange your own flights to meet us in Lido di Jesolo (Venice) at the start and leave the group at Lake Maggiore (close to Milan) at the end. Contact us for more details.




 

Venice - canals and gondolas

Following our journey to Italy we arrive in Lido di Jesolo, where we spend three nights. This famous beach resort on the Italian Adriatic provides an excellent base from which to explore Venice. Our coach takes us on the short ride to the waterbus. There are excellent views as we cross the lagoon to visit this unique city, comprised of a myriad canals and an abundance of elegant palaces and fine buildings.


"So many different things to see and do, plus great teaching and fellowship in the evenings - thank you! "
Alison, September 2019
 
 

Ancient city of Rome

We travel south to spend three nights just outside Rome. We travel by train into the centre of this amazing city, steeped in history, which is the heart of the ancient Roman Empire and of modern-day Italy.

The capital city boasts a stunning array of sights to match its celebrated past and present. You will have two full days to explore the remarkable sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, and the Trevi Fountain.

 

The delights of Tuscany

From Rome we travel north through the beautiful, green, rolling hills of the Umbria region to the town of Montecatini Terme, where we spend three nights. This is an ideal location to explore the highlights of Tuscany.
 

Florence and Siena

Florence is home to many of Italy’s Renaissance treasures, with its spectacular Duomo dominating the city’s skyline. The absorbing art galleries contain many masterpieces, including those of Michelangelo.

The city of Siena, with its narrow streets and rose-coloured brick medieval buildings has many fine sights to view, particularly around the Piazza. We also visit the typical, unspoilt culture of San Gimignano. Known as the ‘city of beautiful towers’, it is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Tuscany.

 

Pisa's famous leaning tower

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most iconic sites in Italy. We will have time to capture some creative photos and also appreciate the other splendid buildings that rise from the emerald-green lawns of the Camp dei Miracoli.
 

Relax by the lakeside

The Italian Lakeland provides a superb conclusion to our tour, an idyllic combination of lakes and mountains. Our hotel is located near to Lake Maggiore, which is often bathed in brilliant sunshine and is the ideal place to relax for our final two nights in Italy. A boat takes us out on the lake to explore the beautiful Borromean islands. 

The evening meetings, with an inspiring Bible talk and time of singing, are always a highlight.

 

Itinerary

Day #1
Depart UK. Please note that the below itinerary is provisional.
Day #2
We arrive at our hotel in the popular Venice seaside resort of Lido di Jesolo, which will be our base for three nights.
Day #3
We travel across the lagoon and right into the heart of Venice, to see some of the famous sights in the city (coach and boat included).
Day #4
Today we have a free day to relax on the beach, explore the local area or head back into Venice (transport payable locally).
Day #5
Today we will be travelling south to Italy’s capital city - Rome. We enter the region of Lazio, also known as the cradle of Roman civilisation. Our hotel is in the town of Monterotondo. We spend three nights here.
Day #6
We travel into Rome, where you have the chance to explore all the important sights that the city has to offer. The Oak Hall team will provide you with information on the city so that you can explore the areas of interest at your own pace.
Day #7
We journey back into Rome for an opportunity to experience more of this ancient city.
Day #8
We travel on to the Tuscany Region and stay in the attractive town of Montecatini Terme, close to Florence, which is our base for three nights while we explore the many sights in this area. En route, we visit Siena, a town boasting rose-coloured medieval buildings, a maze of narrow streets, lively piazzas, quiet chapels and beautiful fountains. We also travel into the beautiful countryside to enjoy the typical unspoilt culture of San Gimignano.
Day #9
Today we have a fascinating day spent exploring the Renaissance city of Florence.
Day #10
A free day in Montecatini Terme
Day #11
We journey north to Lake Maggiore, visiting the city of Pisa en-route with its world-renowned leaning tower. We spend two nights in the town of Lesa.
Day #12
A boat ride on the lake enables us to explore the beautiful scenery and islands for which the area is famous (entrance fees on the islands payable locally).
Day #13
We will have some free time to explore the area further before we start our return overnight journey in the afternoon that will take us through Italy, Switzerland and France.
Day #14
Arrive back in the UK