Arrive in Milan a/m Collect
We meet at the airport at the exit from customs making our way to our vehicle.
Drive to Rapallo via Genoa.
Heading South West we get used to Italy driving to the Old Port City of Genoa. Stopping in this ancient city we have time to spend visiting this great shipping Port before continuing our drive south, along the Ligurian Sea coast road to Santa Margherita with its lively fishing port. Time is available to explore this colourful town and enjoy a glass of wine and meal at the well-known Skippers restaurant.
Santa Margherita Ligure, Hotel o/Nite.
Drive to Portofino.
A short drive from St. Margherita and we arrive in Portofino an Internationally known Italian fishing village where cruise boats call in, Cat Walk fashion shows take over the village from time to time to televise the latest fashions. We visit the mountain top castle along with the many quality shops and restaurants.
Drive onto Monterosso Al Mare.
We continue our drive south from Portofino along the Cinque Terre coast to the small hill top town of Monterosso. This town offers you the experience of pebble beaches, cobbled streets with bars, cafes and restaurants are tucked into the hillside among st the busy shops making this town a worthy stop over.
Cinque Terre Hotel o/Nite
Drive to Riomaggiore.
Leaving Montorosso we drive the winding roads of the Cinque Terre coast along to Riomaggiore which is set on a hill side yet within a crave creating a unique fishing village with its multi coloured pastel homes. From here we can catch a boat around the coast line to visit a neighboring village of Corniglia which sits on the pastel blue sea of the Mediterranean.
Cinque Terre Hotel o/Nite
Drive to Pisa.
We leave the Cinque Terre coast travelling south to the famous leaning tower of Pisa. Here we find both museums, cathedral and the opportunity to climb inside the Tower to reach the bells at the top. This monument has all facilities including a market square offering numerous products.
We leave Pisa and drive north to the Old Walled City of Lucca.
Drive to Lucca
Lucca Hotel o/Nite
Explore Lucca Town.
This walled city has typical cobbled streets and a long list of historic spots worthy of a visit. Restaurants and cafes along with art galleries abound around most corners of this interesting city enabling a pleasant day exploring the city’s history before a well earn’t glass of wine overlooking the city Piazza.
Drive to Sienna
We drive south east through the renown Tuscan country side towards Sienna passing vineyards and small villages on the way. Reaching this religiously rich town we are able to spend some time exploring the town and its rich history before lunch.
Drive to Florence
Leaving Sienna we track north through the Tuscan countryside to the magical city of Florence with its inspirational live-able bridges which makes interesting photos if captured on a good night with its lights blazing.
Florence Hotel o/Nite
Explore City of Florence.
We spend the morning visiting the famous food and leather markets or the Cathedrals of this old magical city. Time is short as we leave mid-afternoon.
Drive to Milan airport late p/m departure.
Driving north we bypass Milan city and arrive at the international airport ready for your evening departure.
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