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Italian Renaissance: In the Footsteps of Italian Masters, Art and Architecture

Italian Renaissance: In the Footsteps of Italian Masters, Art and Architecture
Starts from

Venice

Duration

4 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

884 km

Hotels

3

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and Culture
On this trip, you'll follow in the footsteps of Italian masters as you explore the breathtaking architecture and masterpieces of the Renaissance. You'll tour some of the smaller and less visited towns that played a vital and influential role in the Renaissance movement. Get your cameras ready because you'll need them to explore the stunning churches, palazzos and museums while indulging in the local flavors.
Take this road trip to experience Italy's golden age of art, music, literature and architecture, which left a lasting legacy and influence on the world. You'll travel to the towns of Palmanova, Verona, Mantua, Ferrara, Bologna and Urbino. Each town you'll explore has its own style and appeal that will leave you wanting more. The trip ends in Florence, the heart of the Renaissance.
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  • Experience the beauty of the Italian countryside.
  • Admire the work of Italian masters.
  • Explore less-travelled Renaissance towns.

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From an Ideal Renaissance City to the Home of Wealthy Merchants and the Nobility
Day 1332 km4 km

From an Ideal Renaissance City to the Home of Wealthy Merchants and the Nobility

Your Renaissance adventure starts with a visit to Palmanova. This unique and marvelous gem exemplifies what the Renaissance philosophers considered an ideal city. The star-shaped fort is unlike any other city you have ever seen.
16:10
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Explore the Magnificent Cities of Verona and Mantua
Day 254 km4 km

Explore the Magnificent Cities of Verona and Mantua

Start your day with breakfast at your hotel. At the Relais Balcone di Giulietta hotel, you can enjoy the view of Juliet's balcony from the courtyard before it opens to visitors.
15:30
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In the Footsteps of Italy’s Ruling Families
Day 3143 km7 km

In the Footsteps of Italy’s Ruling Families

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, then drive to visit Mantua's Renaissance gem - Palazzo Te, before you head to Ferrara, the seat of the Este family.
19:00
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Palazzos and Rolling Hills of the Italian Countryside
Day 4356 km2 km

Palazzos and Rolling Hills of the Italian Countryside

Today you'll enjoy a scenic drive through the Italian countryside as you head to Urbino. Be warned! This magnificent Renaissance castle and its surrounding will enchant you, so don't forget to bring your camera.
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