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28/04/2018 29/04/2018

Bologna

About the city

People have strained themselves over the years inventing nicknames for wondrous Bologna: la Dotta, the learned, for being the home of Europe’s oldest university, an institution which still attracts thousands of students; la Grassa, the fat, for being a gastronomic marvel with more and better restaurants than many world capitals; finally Bologna Rossa, due to its leftist politics. Stroll among the endless miles of porticos which grace the burnt-orange buildings, and catch the energy which hums quietly in the streets. Check out the elegant galleries of vie dell’Indipendenza and via Ugo Bassi. At piazza Nettuno and Maggiore the crowds gather under the Corinthian columns of the Palazzo del Podestà, shifting in the afternoon with the shade to the steps of the Basilica of San Petronio, a huge Gothic structure with a spectacular doorway. In the fountain outside, the bronze Neptune and Attendants splash happily. The two towers to the west of piazza di Porta Ravegnana are considered the symbol of the city. You can climb the taller of the two for a great view of Bologna and the Po valley. The capital of the Emilia-Romagna region is rich in history, art, culture, cuisine and music, and is often overlooked in favour of the country’s more well-known tourism honeypots nearby but is all the more appealing for it.

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Hotel Astor

70%
  • At 2.1 km from the center
  • Via fioravanti 42/2,, Bologna 40129
The Astor Hotel is a ten minute walk from Bologna Exhibition Centre and the Congress Palace, 900 meters far from the Central Station, a fifteen minute walk from the historic center, near the Hippodrome, a few minutes from Exit 5 or 6 of motorway (tan...
  • CLASSIC NOT REFUNDABLE ADVANCE BOOKING-DBL (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 1 Accommodation nights

29/04/2018ECONOMY

Bologna

Verona

Italy
Bologna Centrale / 11:52 AM
Train ZZ 84-0VZ3VL11521247 Train
0h 55m Nonstop
Italy
12:47 PM Verona Porta Nuova
29/04/2018 30/04/2018

Verona

About the city

Set amid endless vineyards and cypress groves, this melange of Roman ruins, pink palazzi and fanciful sepulchres has a romantic beauty that is difficult to over-praise. Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet here, and would likely be amused to know that his imaginary lovers have become Verona’s hottest tourist attraction. Nonetheless, Verona has more to offer than just Romeo and Juliet. In Verona’s centre, Brà square, there is the almost perfectly preserved Roman Arena. Up via Mazzini from the Arena is piazza delle Erbe, where corny gadgets are sold amid the Renaissance palazzo of former Veronese merchants and has a lively atmosphere with pretty cafes and dazzling restaurants. Through an arch on the right are piazza dei Signori and the Tombs of the Scaligeri, the peculiar Gothic remnants of della Scalla, Verona’s medieval tyrants. The equestrian statue of Cangrande I, head of the Scalla clan is a glorification of raw power and can be visited at the museum of Castelvecchio. But if you are an incurable romantic, at 23 via Cappello you’ll find Juliet’s house, where lovers graffiti their hopeful pleas. The house where Romeo used to live is now a bar. This ancient city exudes history from every brick and is well worth a visit.

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Martini Verona

  • At 1.2 km from the center
  • G.camuzzoni, Verona 37138
  • DOUBLE ROOM (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 1 Accommodation nights

30/04/2018ECONOMY

Verona

Venice

Italy
Verona Porta Nuova / 11:00 AM
Train ZZ 9715-3VL0RV1101210 Train
1h 10m Nonstop
Italy
12:10 PM Venezia S. Lucia
30/04/2018 03/05/2018

Venice

About the city

Perhaps no city is as fabulous as Venice, a metropolis built upon pilings, a labyrinth poised over a lagoon. Venice has been called the drawing room of Europe, and indeed for centuries the city was a sanctuary for ideas and idealists, a crossroad of the Byzantine and Roman worlds. Today Venice is a different kind of drawing room. Wealthy visitors clamber into gondolas to gawk at the Byzantine palaces while being serenaded by accordionists and art appreciators stand on tiptoe for a glimpse of Renaissance masterpieces. No monument is as memorable as the city itself, so use the major sights only as an excuse for wandering. Venice revolves around piazza San Marco. The best feature of the mosaic-covered Basilica di San Marco is the Pala D’Oro, a glittering gold Byzantine bas-relief. The Torre dell’Orologio, left of San Marco, is a beautifully embellished clock tower. For culture vultures check the Accademia for the best of Venetian paintings. Some say that the tourist Venice is indeed Venice, but there are other Venices as well. To find them, wander away from the major sights and into the quieter outlying residential neighbourhoods, you won’t be disappointed, this maze of stone and colour exudes enchantment from every brick.

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Tivoli

80%
  • At 1.0 km from the center
  • Crosera san pantalon, 3838, Venezia 30124
The hotel is near the San Tomà ferry stop, in Venice's busy university district. Santa Lucia Railway Station is 700 m away and distance walk to Rialto Bridge is 10 min. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in the hall and in the garden. The Internet p...
  • Twin/Double room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

03/05/2018ECONOMY

Venice

Rome

Italy
Venezia Tessera / 6:20 AM
Alitalia AZ 1460 Alitalia
1h 05m Nonstop
Italy
7:25 AM Fiumicino
03/05/2018 06/05/2018

Rome

About the city

Modern and old, past and present go side by side, all the time. Whether you are in Rome for 3 days, 3 weeks or 3 months, be prepared to step into the world’s biggest open air museum. Rome will seduce you and it will hardly leave you indifferent. It will surprise you, since has so much to offer to any visitor, and it’s beauty is just been merely blurred by time passing by. Rome is one of world's most photogenic cities - not surprising when you remember what's here - The Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, St Peter's Square, Spanish Steps, Colosseum... Whether you spend your time sightseeing, or lazing in cafés watching the world go by, it will be your turn to feature in your very own Roman Holiday. If you can plan to stay as long as a week, you won't run out of things to do and you'll still feel like you're leaving too soon.

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Caravel

80%
  • At 1.6 km from the center
  • Via cristoforo colombo, 124, Rome 00147
This hotel is wonderfully situated between Rome's historic centre and business district. It has excellent public transportation links connecting guests to Termini Station and the Vatican. It is close to the business area of Eur and PalaLottomatica sp...
  • Double or Twin STANDARD (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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Italy trip
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