Italian Short Breaks

A range of Italian Short Breaks with a twist! Perfect for that once in a lifetime experience!

See Rome, Venice, Florence whilst also attending one of Italy's main cultural events. The Venice Carnival and it's masked Balls, The opera in Verona or indeed the pure passion of the Palio are all experiences that you are unlikely to forget!

We are the only company in the UK that has such great local access to many of these "closed" events and therefore have a wide range of Carnival Balls breaks as well as fantastic Balcony viewing positions for the Palio, or the best seats at the Opera.

Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Break
Enjoy a luxurious trip on the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling to Venice. There you will experience a sunset gondola ride, a Venice Pass Card and Michelin Star gourmet tasting meal, to complete your five star experience!

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night on the Orient Express Train, 3 nights staying at 5 star Hotel Metropole, Sunset Gondola Ride, Private highlights of Venice Tour and Gourmet Tasting Dinner.
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Verona Opera and Palio 2017 Verona Opera at the Arena di Verona
Combine two of the most dramatic Summer Italian Events; Verona Opera and Siena Palio. For the Palio you have a choice of Exclusive Balcony, Private Window or GrandStand seats, with unique access to “money can't buy” events. Attend the Verona in the very best seats available.

HIGHLIGHTS: Verona Opera, Palio guided introduction and Palio horse race in exclusive viewing positions, Verona Card, Participate in Good Luck Contrada dinner, See Horse Blessing in a Church
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Mascheranda Masked Ball at Venice Carnival 2018
Attend the fabulous Mascheranda Masquerade Ball in historical costume at Venice Carnival 2018 on this unique break. This ball is perfect for those wanting full immersion of the fantastic Venetian Carnival event.

HIGHLIGHTS: Mascheranda Masquerade Ball, Michelin Star Gourmet Tasting Dinner, Historical Costume Hire, Watertaxi Airport Transfers and Watertaxi to the Ball’s main entrance on the Grand Canal.
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La Fenice Opera Venice Weekend Break
This special occasion weekend break to Venice to see the opera at the renown La Fenice is a perfect way to celebrate that significant wedding anniversary or birthday.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 nights in luxurious and central 5 star hotel, top level seats for La Fenice Opera, Gourmet Michelin Star Tasting Dinner, Private watertaxi transfers via the Grand Canal.
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3D Pompeii, Capri & Sorrento Luxury Break Sorrento
Stay in a beautiful 4 star hotel with wide reaching views over the Gulf of Naples. Immerse yourself in both the past and the present with a 3D tour of Pompeii which comes alive with the aid of your 3D virtual reality headset.

HIGHLIGHTS:4 nights in stunning 4 star hotel in Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, Guided 3D Pompeii tour, Private guided Capri and Blue Grotto, private guided Naples Catacombs tour, private airport transfers.
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Verona Opera and Lake Garda Holiday
This wonderful 4 night stay offers a superb romantic break for those looking to celebrate a special anniversary. Combine the drama and spectacle of Verona Opera with the beauty and serenity of Lake Garda. A perfectly balanced break.

HIGHLIGHTS: 2 nights on banks of Lake Garda in Lake view room, 2 nights in central Verona, Best Seats at the Verona Opera, Private Transfers, Verona Card giving free access to most museums
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Romantic Venice Weekend Break Gondolas in Venice Lagoon
A sensational romantic weekend break in Venice staying at Hotel Metropole. This Luxury Weekend break offers an ideal special occasion weekend break to celebrate that significant wedding anniversary or birthday. A lovely 40th birthday present!

HIGHLIGHTS: 3 nights at 5 star Hotel Metropole just along from St Mark's Square, Private Sunset Gondola trip on The Grand Canal, Gourmet Tasting Dinner at The Michelin Starred Met, Islands Tour, Private water taxis
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Attending the Siena Palio 2017 Palio Race
On our splendid Siena Palio 2017 break you will have exclusive tickets for balcony, private window, grandstand or terrace viewing of the Palio. We are also able to organise for you to gain unique access to “money cant buy” events such as the church blessings of horses and contrada museums.

HIGHLIGHTS: Guided Palio Introduction with unique access to run up events, Palio trials, Contrada open air dinner and exclusive Palio horse race viewing position
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Tiepolo Venetian Masquerade Ball 2018
Attend the Venice Carnival Tiepolo Masquerade Ball arriving by watertaxi on the Grand Canal in your historical period costume. This Ball is known for its tutored traditional dancing and is considered one of the most refined Carnival Balls in Venice.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attend Tiepolo Masquerade Ball, Historical costume hire and fitting, Michelin Starred Gourmet Tasting Menu, 5 Star accommodation and Watertaxi Airport and Ball Transfers.
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Verona Opera Holidays Arena di Verona
Make the most of this Magnificent three night Verona Opera break with the very best Opera seats at the Arena di Verona, and receive your own Verona card providing you with free access to museums and churches so you can explore Verona at your leisure.

HIGHLIGHTS: Best Opera seats in the Gold Central stalls, Verona Card providing free access to museums and churches, Private Airport Transfers, 3 nights in Central 4 Star Hotel
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Rome Private Tours Colosseum in Rome
Make the most of Rome with a four night stay in a centrally located hotel in the heart of Rome. Explore with your own Private tour Ancient and "Modern" Rome seeing all the cultural highlights of the Vatican, the Old Forum and a Light Show on the history of Rome.

HIGHLIGHTS: Ancient Rome private tour of Coliseum, Old Forum, Palatino. Private tour of Vatican including Sistine Chapel & St Peters Basilica. Visit Rome's Catacombs, Private Transfers, 4 star central hotel.
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Romantic Verona Opera & Venice Simplon Orient Express Staying in a cabin on the Orient Express
Can it get more romantic than 1 night on the Venice Simplon Orient Express travelling through Europe to Verona? It can, by continuing your trip staying at the luxurious 5 star Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel inside the courtyard where Juliet's Balcony is! A perfect location for a proposal or a special break.

HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night on the Venice Simplon Orient Express, 2 nights in Relais Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel, Gold Central (top level) Seating at the Open Air Verona Opera Arena, Verona Pass Card giving access to many museums, private airport transfer
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