Milan to Rome Explorer

Price from £1,452pp

Duration: 10 nights

Prices include: Flights Transfers Train travel

Holiday At A Glance

  • Based on 10 nights
  • Includes all train travel/transfers
  • Includes flights
  • Includes bed & breakfast

Staying at

  • Hotel Morgana
  • Gallery Hotel Art
  • Château Monfort
  • Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
  • Grand Hotel Miramare

(South Route - Via Liguria Riviera and the Cinque Terre)

Start your rail journey in Milan, renowned for being the fashion capital of Italy and one of the wealthiest cities in the country. A stylish metropolis, filled with high-end fashion stores, luxury boutiques and an impressive decadent Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade, home to some of the biggest brands in fashion. A visit to the Duomo Cathedral is a must to either stop outside and admire the exquisite gothic architecture or step inside to witness the wonder of stain glass windows, imposing pillars and venture to the steepled roof to get a panoramic view over the city and bustling square below.

Your next stop will take you to Santa Margherita on the Liguria Riviera. A picture-perfect seaside fishing-village with a quaint promenade for watching yachts sail in and out of the harbour. Discover the pastel-colored houses of Portofino with its small cobbled square over looking the harbour adorned with delicious seafood restaurants or stop off at one of the colourful five villages of Cinque Terre in Sestri Levante, set amongst some of the most dramatic coastal scenery which has held UNESCO World Heritage status since 1997. 

Your rail tour will take you further north to discover Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. It is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, including The Uffizi Gallery exhibiting works of art by Botticelli and The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, an impressive terracotta gothic style cathedral. Completed in 1436, the Duomo stands tall over the city proudly and houses some of the best mosaics in all of Italy. Florence also has a whole host of different sights to see, including the Boboli Gardens, the church of Santa Maria Novella, the Cathedral, the Bargello, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Pitti Palace. With so much in one place, it is easy to see why Florence attracts such a large number of visitors each and every year. 

No trip to Italy would be the same without a visit to its ancient capital, Rome where your rail journey ends. Once the centre of politics, the city today is a modern world built against an ancient backdrop, including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican, home to Michelangelo's outstanding work of art, the Sistine Chapel. A visit to the famous baroque Trevi Fountain should not be missed and don’t forget to throw a coin into the water to guarantee your return to Rome in the future. From here you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home. 

Itinerary

Staying:

2 nights at Chateau Montford
2 nights at Grand Hotel Miramare
2 nights at Grand Hotel Villa Balbi
2 nights at Gallery Hotel Art
2 nights at Hotel Morgana

Includes:

  • All train trail on Italo trains and Trenitalia trains for shorter journeys along the Liguria coast
  • Travel by Prima Class - subject to availability
  • Complimentary hot drink and snacks

Optional:

  • Rail journeys can be tailored for shorter routes or arranged in reverse order
  • Experiences such as Verona Opera performances can be arranged 
  • Boat tickets can be organised to Cinque Terre
  • A visit to the Lakes 

 

Milan - Santa Margherita

Trenitalia ( Thello/Regional )

Santa Margherita - Sestri Levante

Trenitalia ( Regional )

Sestri Levante - Moneterosso

Trenitalia ( intercity)

Sestri levanti  - Florence

Trenitalia  (Frecciabianca)

Florence- Rome

Italo ( Prima )

 

Trenitalia

Trenitalia is the primary rail passenger carrier in Italy, formed in the year 2000. With Trenitalia services, you can reach almost anywhere in Italy. Trenitalia offers high-speed train services and classic InterCity trains – day and night, as well as regional trains.

Regional trains 

These are short-distance local trains, which can quickly and comfortable deliver you to every corner of Italy. They normally stop at every station, in big cities and small towns.

Frecciabianca (White Arrow) service 

These are classic intercity trains, travelling on the shortest and most popular routes. Frecciabianca trains guarantee high comfort and quality service. All Frecciabianca trains offer 1st and 2nd class seating. First class passengers will find more room for themselves, and also receive a complimentary coffee. In addition, Frecciabianca guarantee: spacious, wide reclining seats, air-conditioning, space for large baggage, electrical power points at each seat and individual reading lamps, a folding table at each seat and baby-changing area. 

Thello

Thello are a French train operator and run the route from Milan to Marseilles and will be used on the first leg on the journey from Milan to Santa Margherita (with a change to a regional Trentalia train from Genoa to Santa Margherita) All coaches are equipped with air conditioning and offer generous space for luggage and large reclining seats. 

For all journeys, two comfort levels are available on first and second class. In 1st class, there are seats with 63 cm width, reclining to 110 degrees. In 2nd class, seats of 53 cm width, reclining to 105 degrees. At their seat, every passenger will find a opening table courtesy light power sockets of Italian standards (European TYPE C tripolar outlets).  

There is a corner bar shop, coach 13 between the first and second class. There you will find sandwiches, salads, desserts, sweet and savoury snacks, cold drinks and Italian coffee of course. 

InterCity trains

InterCity trains, are fast fast trains hauled by locomotives at up to 100mph, sometimes 125mph.  You have the choice of 2nd or 1st class carriages

Italo

Italo rail offers an affordable, comfortable, convenient service and all journeys will be offered in Prima Class. Guests on board can enjoy reclining Frau leather seats, equipped with soft individual armrests, to ensure there’s room for plenty personal space and freedom of movement. And if you select the single-seat option, your trip can be even more comfortable. 

There is also a designated Break Area for when you need to get up and stretch your legs which is equipped with vending machines providing espresso coffee, cold drinks and snacks. There are a number of other available facilities on board including power sockets, reading light control, and a glove compartment placed between double seats. Plus, a free Wi-Fi connection is always available.

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