Italy enthusiasts can be in their element with a trip to a choice of three cities. Depending on their preference, holidaymakers can spend two, three or four nights unravelling the mysteries of Rome, navigating the meanders of Venice’ canal network or indulging in a shopping spree in the elegant Milan.
After eventful days of sightseeing, unwind in the conveniently located hotels which offer contemporary accommodation in en suite rooms.
- MF Hotel Rome or Romoli Hotel in Rome
- Smart Hotel Holiday, Hotel Ambasciatori or Hotel Apogia Sirio Venice in Venice
- Hotel Berlino in Rome
Groupon’s Guide To Rome
From famous historic sites to relatively obscure catacombs, basilicas, fountains and museums, the Eternal City has many things to offer, as historic landmarks go hand in hand with the vibrant city nightlife.
Passing through old cobblestone streets and ruins, visitors can catch a glimpse of Rome’s main attractions such as the Pantheon, one of the best kept classical architecture buildings in the world, the iconic Trevi Fountain and the Vatican Museums. Sweeping views over the city can be captured on film and camera from the Spanish Steps, where holidaymakers can unwind over a prosciutto panini or a gelato after a day of exploring numerous shopping centres and bazaars. Nestled beneath the Vatican walls, the Prati district mixes elegant office buildings with high-end boutiques and public squares, while imposing military barracks and Museo delle Anime dei Defunti provides a unique experience. Tourists can also get a taste of a typical Italian night out by visiting local restaurants, bars and clubs and enjoying a classic pizza or pasta. Rome has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and rainy winters. From June to September the average temperature is 27°C, and may go as high as 30°C in July and August, with ten hours of sunshine a day. October and November are the wettest months of the year, while weather in December is often overcast, cool and rainy, with average temperatures dropping to 10°C.
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.
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. Milan has a humid subtropical climate with hot days of summer and humid rather cold days of winter. During summer, the temperatures are expected to be around 21°C and sometimes a sudden rain accompanied by thunderstorms will thrill the cityscape. Spring and autumn come with moderate weather conditions when the nights will be colder than the days, and rainy moments will be frequent. Winter knocks at the door with temperatures around 7°C, but the sun won’t shine like in the previous months.
Option 1: stay in Milan
- €109-€229 for 2 nights, depending on dates chosen
- €159-€249 for 3 nights, depending on dates chosen
- €189-€279 for 4 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 2: stay in Rome
- €169-€239 for 2 nights, depending on dates chosen
- €209-€259 for 3 nights, depending on dates chosen
- €249-€299 for 4 nights, depending on dates chosen
Option 3: stay in Venice
- €189-€369 for 2 nights, depending on dates chosen
- €229-€449 for 3 nights, depending on dates chosen
- €279-€479 for 4 nights, depending on dates chosen