Location: Italy Duration: 7 nights Price: From £5,200 per person in low season based on two adults and two children under 12 travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private transfers, train transportation, experiences as stated and taxes

Take the family on an Italian holiday packed with culture, fabulous hotels and scrumptious food. Start with an immersive lesson in Roman history in the Italian capital, before delving into the Renaissance-rich city of Florence, and finish off with a relaxing break in the Tuscan countryside at Castiglion del Bosco.

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Culture-loving families – particularly those with little ones in tow.

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See more of Italy by incorporating Venice, or venture north to the Alps for more incredible scenery.

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Family-friendly
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ROME – 2 nights

Land in the Italian capital and check into the Hotel de Russie, a lavish hotel in the heart of Rome where the kids are pampered just as much as mum and dad. Discover ancient Rome together on a half day tour, and learn about the many emperors, warriors, poets and myths from your expert guide who will help bring ancient Rome to life. You’ll visit the Colosseum, stroll down the via dei Fori Imperiali and the Imperial Fora, to marvel at Emperor Augustus’ impressive structures. When in Rome, the little ones might want to have a go at making gelato from the experts, experiment with flavours and find out what the difference really is between gelato and ice cream.

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FLORENCE – 2 nights

Hop aboard the train and make for Florence, Italy’s premier art city which is awash with Renaissance delights. Stay at the Savoy, one of the most renowned luxury hotels in the city, and just moments from the Duomo, the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio. Get a feel for the city’s artistic history with a family-focused tour of the Uffizi Gallery, and have the kids enjoy an engaging introduction to Renaissance art. The interactive tour elaborates on the importance of the Medici family in Florence’s history and gives a clear idea of how and why the art at this world-class museum was created – and what makes it so important.

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MONTALCINO – 3 nights

Having soaked up the cultural delights of Florence, a private transfer takes you to the rolling Tuscan hills and your home for the next few days: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. From the inviting pool to the luxury spa, this rural retreat demands relaxation and its bucolic setting is simply stunning. Indulge in fine Italian fare, created using the freshest home-grown produce, and relish wine tasting at the amazing vineyards dotted throughout the region. Children will love the fairytale setting of the hotel, and there is a fantastic kids program – Rose Buds – that keeps them entertained with treasure hunts, archery, cookery workshops, tennis and oil painting – to name a few. After a magical few days in the Tuscan countryside, the holiday has come to an end and we’ll take you home from Florence Airport.

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