Take a six- or nine-night break to discover some of the iconic cities of Italy. Start the adventure with a shopping spree in Milan taking pride in its imposing Duomo. Then head to the scenic Lake Garda for some well-deserved relaxation before finishing the trip in the scenic Venice entwined with canals.
After eventful days and unravelling the cities’ mysteries, unwind in the conveniently located hotels which offer contemporary accommodation in en suite rooms.
- Hotel Berlino or Hotel Des Etrangers in Milan
- Hotel Mauro in Sirmione, Lake Garda
- Hotel Aaron in Mestre, Venice
- Outbound: a flight from London, Edinburgh, Bristol or Manchester to Milan
- 2 or 3 nights in Milan
- Train from Milan to Lake Garda
- 2 or 3 nights in Lake Garda
- Train from Lake Garda to Venice
- 2 or 3 nights in Venice
- Inbound: a flight from Milan to London, Edinburgh, Bristol or Manchester
Groupon’s Guide To Milan
A magnet for designers, artists, photographers, and models, Milan is one of the world’s fashion centres, boasting an elegant backdrop rooted in Roman times.
From its imposing historic centre and fashion districts to the countryside outskirts, Milan is a rare and appealing mixture of ancient values and contemporary lifestyle. The Navigli area features an abundance of restaurants, ranging from pizzerias to fine seafood haunts, while Piazza del Duomo, boasting the Milan Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the world guarding the city’s cobblestoned streets since 1385, opens to shops, theatres, museums, and galleries in the city centre. Big fashion names can be found in the Corso Buenos Aires or Corso Vercelli, and cultural sights are plentiful, including attractions such as the Sforza Castle. Art lovers will rejoice at the chance to take in Italian art from the 14th century to modern times at Pinacoteca di Brera.
Groupon’s Guide To Lake Garda
The romantic town of Riva del Garda is set between the green-clad slopes of the Italian Alps and the blue shimmering waters of Lake Garda. Forming a secluded Mediterranean oasis with olive trees and palms at every step, the lake’s rolling shores are a paradise for travellers fond of nature.
Tourists can try their hand at an array of water sports, such as sailing and windsurfing at the town’s two harbours, while rock climbing provides further land adventures. Strolling down pedestrianised streets, holidaymakers can see moated castles and a medieval tower, and enjoy a traditional Italian lunch at one of the many local restaurants in the historic town of Riva del Garda. The town’s civic museums is home to galleries and an archaeological collection, while historic sites can be found in Rocca, a former fort just off the shore.
Groupon’s Guide To Venice
The capital of the Veneto region, listed as a World Heritage Site, Venice is set on a group of 118 small islands separated by a labyrinth of canals and linked by century-old bridges. Collonaded squares, domes and arches can be seen while on a sleek motorboat or during a gondola ride that will carry visitors through the city’s main waterways.
Tourists shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Doge’s Palace, a symbol of the republic’s wealth and mastery over land and sea. On the eastern end of St. Mark’s Square, the world-renowned Byzantine basilica has become a landmark of the city with its four bulbous domes and golden mosaics. Throughout the cobbled streets, there are countless shops where travellers can pick out unique handmade masks painted according to the 800-year-old Venetian tradition. Venice has a humid subtropical climate characterised by warm summers and cold winters. The sky is clear, with a moderate level of sunshine that invites holidaymakers to visit the city during autumn, while winter months bring an average high temperature of 6°C and three hours of sunshine per day.
Option 1: with London flights
- £199-£339 for 6 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £289-£419 for 9 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 2: with Manchester flights
- £229-£429 for 6 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £299-£499 for 9 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 3: with Edinburgh flights
- £239-£449 for 6 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £299-£559 for 9 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 4: with Bristol flights
- £229-£469 for 6 nights, depending on dates chosen
- £309-£629 for 9 nights, depending on dates chosen