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Florence & Bologna

Experience the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence alongside Italy's gastronomic capital, Bologna.

6 nights from £569 pp

Depart: UK Airports

The timeless beauty, world-famous art and stunning architecture of Florence will be sure to impress. Combine this with Bologna’s medieval and Renaissance architecture and some of Italy’s finest culinary delights...

Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £569pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £769pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms, checked luggage and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.

Your itinerary


Day 1

Fly direct to Pisa. On arrival transfer by rail to Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. From here make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.


Day 2

Florence: Explore the cobbled streets of this beautiful city with exquisite art and achitecural masterpieces on every corner. Marvel at the beauty of the Duomo and take a stroll around the laid-back Oltrarno quarter with its artisans’ workshops. 


Day 3

Florence: A trip to Florence wouldn't be complete without visiting the world famous Uffizi Gallery. Boasting the world's finest collection of Renaissance art, the gallery will take you on a journey through this period with masterpieces including Botticelli's Primavera and Birth of Venus, Filippo Lippi's Madonna and Child with Two Angels, Titian's Venus of Urbino and works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. 


Day 4

Make your own way to the railway station for the included rail journey from Florence to Bologna where you will spend 3 nights. Journey time is approximately 35 minutes. Choice of departure times. 


Day 5

Bologna: Explore the historic centre of Bologna and head to the Piazza Maggiore. This attractive plaza is lined with arched colonnades, cafes and medieval and Renaissance structures such as City Hall, the Fountain of Neptune and the Gothic Basilica di San Petronio. Bologna's two leaning towers are the city's main symbol. The taller of the two, the 97.2m-high Torre degli Asinelli, is open to the public. Climb up the 498 steps to the top for breathtaking views over the city. 


Day 6

Bologna: Often referred to as Italy's gastronomic capital, make time to wander around the market stalls, cafes and gourmet delis of the old medieval market and food shopping area, the Quadrilatero.


Day 7

Join the private transfer from your hotel to Bologna airport for the return flight to the UK.


Your Holiday Price Includes

 Return direct flights from UK airports to Pisa returning from Bologna
 3 nights central 3* hotel in Florence, sharing a twin/double room
 3 nights central 3* hotel in Bologna, sharing a twin/double room
 Standard class rail travel from Florence to Bologna
 Return airport transfers
 VAT
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Breakfast
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
 Checked Baggage

Your Holiday Hotels

Delle Nazioni

Our opinion…Bright, welcoming and modern in style, this is a great base from which to explore the city.

Location... Hotel Delle Nazioni is next to Florence Santa Maria Novella Station and a 10-minute walk from Florence Cathedral.

Accommodation…87 en suite rooms offer all the amenities you would expect.

Facilities…Breakfast room and American style bar/lounge.

Transport... A bus stop 200 metres from the hotel has services to the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. The Fortezza da Basso is a 15-minute walk away.

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Our opinion...  A small and friendly hotel in the centre of beautiful Bologna.

Location... Perfect location in the historic centre of Bologna. Just 8 minutes walk to the stunning Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio Basilica.

Accommodation... Each room is decorated in a classic comfortable style with tiled floors, tasteful colours and rich Italian fabrics. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air conditioning, desk, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Facilities... The hotel has a cafe bar, lounge area and breakfast room. 

Transport... The train station is 15 minutes walk away or you can reach the hotel by taking Shuttle bus C which stops at via Augusto Righi.

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