Italy, France and Monaco: Chianti, castles and casinos
Day 1-3 Milan
Dress to impress in Italy’s capital of fashion. This elegant city has style in spades, but also a wealth of landmarks to visit. Don’t miss the famous Duomo, the city’s stunning cathedral, as well as the glass-topped arcades of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II, crammed full of designer boutiques and cafes.
Transfers to Chianti Hills 3h39m3h02m
Day 4-6 Chianti Hills
Drink a toast to the wine that defines this pretty corner of Tuscany. Verdant hills lined with vines characterise the scenery in these parts, with olive groves, stone cottages and elegant mansions completing the scene. The grapes produced here are exported across the globe.
Transfers to Florence 0h47m
Day 7-8 Florence
Appreciating art in this beautiful city isn’t a choice. Every square and building façade commands attention as you stroll the maze of streets and alleyways that makes up Florence’s Old Town. The Ponte Vecchio’s tiny stores have existed from mediaeval times though today, you’re more likely to be buying jewellery than meat.
Transfers to Cinque Terre 2h22m2h06m
Day 9-10 Cinque Terre
Walking the paths that link the five colourful villages of the Cinque Terre is one of life’s pleasures. Each village has its own character, but all share one thing in common: an incredible setting. Most were fishing villages but now tourists form the main source of income. Relaxing in one of the tiny squares over freshly caught seafood or homemade gelato is phaps the best way to experience the atmosphere of the Cinque Terre.
Transfers to Eze 3h39m5h56m
Day 11-12 Eze
Climb to historic Eze, perched on top of a rocky outcrop affording panoramic views in all directions across the surrounding countryside. Its cobbled streets are crammed with perfume vendors, but the best you’ll smell is from the colourful bougainvillea and roses that spill out of pots and window boxes and tumble over garden walls.
Transfers to Monaco 0h17m