Luxury One-Week Relaxed Italy Road Trip Vacation from Venice to Trieste

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8 days & 7 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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7 nights included
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8 days included
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Ease into a 8-day luxurious, relaxed road trip across Italy, the perfect retreat for those seeking calm and luxury. Travel through Venice, Lido, Badoere, Santa Cristina, Treviso, Lanzago, Casier, Trieste, Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, Miramare / Miramar, Udine, Cividale del Friuli, and Rivolto, where you'll discover serene elegance at every turn.

Italy offers the ultimate luxury holiday experience for anyone up for an unforgettable adventure, including couples, families, solo travelers, and friends.

Your exclusive luxury holiday package will bring you to the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in the best destinations in Italy. With this perfectly planned itinerary, you will stay 4 nights in Venice, and 3 nights in Trieste, experiencing a stress-free luxury vacation in Italy.

Finding the perfect luxury lodging is going to make your vacation in Italy feel truly special. The home for your 8-day luxury holiday will be only the most exclusive 5-star hotels in Italy. You will choose from the best selection of luxury hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located along your carefully planned self-drive route.

Upon arriving in Italy, you will collect the luxury rental vehicle of your choice. We will provide you with the best car rental for the entirety of your 8-day luxury self-drive holiday, including CDW insurance. From there, you will drive off at a relaxed pace to discover some of the best travel destinations in Italy.

Throughout your exclusive vacation in Italy, you will get to experience some of the best attractions and activities offered in the country. Each moment promises to be filled with unforgettable memories and unique experiences.

Between attractions and activities, you will have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in Italy. We recommend you take the opportunity to explore the shopping experiences available to you in Venice. Here you can find unique souvenirs to preserve the memory of your relaxed luxury holiday in Italy.

This exclusive travel plan is designed to include everything you need to have the best vacation in Italy. By booking this luxury holiday package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 8-day road trip in Italy. Let the experts figure out the details, so you can focus on enjoying.

To deliver the best experience possible, we make it easy for you to customize each day of your luxury holiday in Italy before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you will be able to explore Venice, Lido, Badoere, Santa Cristina, Treviso, Lanzago, Casier, Trieste, Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, Miramare / Miramar, Udine, Cividale del Friuli, and Rivolto at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey. Enjoy a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, including all travel documents for your exclusive getaway to Italy.

The best services in Italy fill up quickly, so book your luxury vacation package in advance. Select a date and start planning your relaxing luxury holiday in Italy today!

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Included

Flights, economy included
Hotel, 7 nights
Rental car, 8 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Rivolto
Casier
Badoere
Lido
Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki
Santa Cristina
Miramare / Miramar
Cividale del Friuli
Lanzago
Udine - city in ItalyUdine
Treviso - city in ItalyTreviso
Photo of Trieste lighthouse Phare de la Victoire and cityscape panoramic aerial view, Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy.Triest / 3 nights
Famous buildings, gondolas and monuments by the Rialto Bridge of Venice on the Grand Canal, Italy.Venice / 4 nights
Duino / Devin

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Attractions

photo of sunrise in san marco square with campanile and san marco's basilica. Panorama of the main square of the old town. Venice, Italy.Piazza San Marco
photo of beautiful view from the canal grande to the famous rialto bridge in Venice, Italy, without people and clear, emerald water.Rialto Bridge
photo of piazza dell unita d'Italia in trieste Italy.Piazza Unità d'Italia
photo of Night view of piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Venice, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Venice. Night cityscape of Venice .Doge's Palace
photo of Beautiful summer view of Miramare Castle. Adorable morning seascape of Adriatic sea. Spectacular outdoor scene of Italy, Europe. Traveling concept background.Miramare Castle
Photo of sunrise in San Marco square with Campanile and San Marco's Basilica, the main square of the old town, Venice, Veneto Italy.Saint Mark's Basilica
photo of The traditional bridge of the sighs of Barranco in Lima-PERU .Bridge of Sighs
Palazzo Contarini del BovoloPalazzo Contarini del Bovolo
Teatro La Fenice, Italy.Teatro La Fenice
Giardini della BiennaleGiardini della Biennale
photo of the Grand Canal and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Clear blue skies and wonderful water in the canal. Perfect water trip for a tourist venice italy.Peggy Guggenheim Collection
photo of Picturesque view of Gondolas on Canal Grande with Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background, Venice, Italy. Selective focus on Gondolier .Santa Maria della Salute
photo of view Panorama picture of The Arsenale in Venice Italy.Venetian Arsenal
The Grotta Gigante is a giant cave on the Italian side of the Trieste Karst (Carso). Spectacular stalagmites formations inside one of the biggest caves in the world.Grotta Gigante
Risiera di San Sabba, Servola-Chiarbola-Valmaura-Borgo San Sergio, Triest, UTI Giuliana / Julijska MTU, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyRisiera di San Sabba
Devil's Bridge
Aerial view of Udine with an arcade leading to the castle, Italy.Udine Castle
Piazza San Giacomo in Udine sunset panoramic view, town in Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy.Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
Devin Castle above the river Danube at sunset or sunrise.Duino Castle
photo of view of La Borsa - the Stock Market, Trieste, Italy.Piazza della Borsa
Rilke trail / Pešpot Rilke
Amazing view of St. Mark's Basilica above the San Marco square in Venice, Italy.St Mark's Campanile
Villa Manin a Udine Friuli Venezia Giulia Italia.Villa Manin
photo of view of Roman Theatre of Trieste, Trieste, Italy.Roman Theatre of Trieste
photo of Piazza della Libertà .Piazza della Libertà
Cattedrale di San Giusto Martire, Città Nuova-Barriera Nuova-San Vito-Città Vecchia, Triest, UTI Giuliana / Julijska MTU, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyCattedrale di San Giusto Martire
Molo Audace - Già "Molo S. Carlo", Città Nuova-Barriera Nuova-San Vito-Città Vecchia, Triest, UTI Giuliana / Julijska MTU, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyMolo Audace
Civic Museums of Treviso - Home to Santa Caterina, Treviso, Veneto, ItalyCivic Museums of Treviso - Home to Santa Caterina
Oasi Cervara, Quinto di Treviso, Treviso, Veneto, ItalyOasi Cervara
Rotonda di Badoere
Parco dei Moreri

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Day 1

Day 1 – Venice - arrival day

  • Venice - Arrival day
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  • Rialto Bridge
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Your relaxed luxury holiday in Italy begins as soon as you reach the city of Venice, your home for 3 nights. There, you’ll pick up the luxury rental vehicle of your choice and set off on a relaxed drive to discover Italy.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Rialto Bridge, a remarkable stone bridge where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 141,666 reviews.

Tonight, you will be treated to a stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Venice. We have picked out three of the most exclusive luxury lodging and hotel options for you to choose from.

Discover a world of culinary delights in Venice, where top-notch dining experiences await at every corner. Consider whether you need to make a reservation in advance to secure a table at your preferred restaurant.

Experience a harmony of flavors at Local in Venice by securing a reservation in advance. Known for its 1-star Michelin status, Local offers a delightful variety of dishes highlighting its delicious contemporary menu. If you're seeking an alternative culinary experience, be sure to explore Wistèria, a highly recommended restaurant known for its enticing contemporary, and venetian cuisine. This popular 1-star Michelin-awarded venue consistently exceeds expectations, ensuring a memorable holiday experience. Ready for another culinary adventure? Indulge your senses at Quadri, a highly acclaimed restaurant celebrated for its exceptional modern menu.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Al Parlamento, known for its inviting atmosphere. Adagio is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Il Mercante provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Raise a toast to the start of your relaxed 8-day luxury vacation in Italy and look forward to more fantastic days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Venice

  • Venice
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Drive 2 km, 32 min

  • Piazza San Marco
  • St Mark's Campanile
  • Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Doge's Palace
  • Bridge of Sighs
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Day 2 of your luxury road trip means another day to soak in the splendor of Italy. At the city of Venice, you will continue your laid-back luxury holiday in the best possible way. Enjoy the best sights, the most exciting activities, and the finest restaurants in the city. You have ample opportunities to make your 2 nights in the city more special.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Piazza San Marco. This much-appreciated square is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 152,982 reviews.

Next up is St Mark's Campanile. This bell tower has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3,884 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is St Mark's Basilica. This cathedral has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 18,439 reviews.

Doge's Palace is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This palace has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 24,775 reviews. This popular attraction gets 318,104 visits every year.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Bridge of Sighs. This footbridge is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 18,223 reviews.

You can learn more about Venice today by going on a tour. Venice offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a full day of exploring, treat yourself to a delightful dinner or a refreshing drink at the best spots in Venice. Choose from a selection of excellent restaurants and bars and find the perfect place for your evening.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at The Irish Pub Venezia, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, Dolce Vita Venezia offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out Devils Forest Pub. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Go over your photos from the day, raise a toast, and rest your tired legs. A new adventurous day of your relaxed luxury road trip in Italy awaits!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Venice, and Lido

  • Venice
  • Lido
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Drive 8 km, 1 hour 37 min

  • Giardini della Biennale
  • Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Santa Maria della Salute
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Day 3 of your luxury road trip in Italy grants you another day to experience Lido. You will continue your laid-back luxury holiday in the best possible way - by discovering the best sights and most exciting activities. You'll then conclude your adventure at one of finest restaurants in Lido, optimizing the 1 night you have in the town.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo. Previous visitors have rated this sightseeing destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 11,745 reviews.

Teatro La Fenice is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This opera house is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,677 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Peggy Guggenheim Collection. This art museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 10,128 reviews. Every year, around 92,922 travelers visit this site to discover its unique features.

Santa Maria della Salute is another outstanding experience in Venice. Around 8,681 travelers have rated this votive church an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Italy that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Lido has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. Scroll down and select tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

After a day filled with travel and exploration, we recommend you treat yourself to a meal or a drink at the finest restaurants and bars in Venice. Savor the local cuisine and relax as you recount the day's experiences.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Bar Al Vecio Calice, a top-rated bar in the area.

Raise your glass and toast to another relaxing day of your luxury holiday in Italy!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Venice, Badoere, Santa Cristina, Treviso, Lanzago, and Casier

  • Triest
  • Badoere
  • Santa Cristina
  • Treviso
  • Lanzago
  • Casier
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Drive 214 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Rotonda di Badoere
  • Oasi Cervara
  • Civic Museums of Treviso - Home to Santa Caterina
  • Parco dei Moreri
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On day 4 of your relaxed luxury holiday in Italy, wonderful attractions await. Today you have the opportunity to discover 5 remarkable destinations — Badoere, Santa Cristina, Treviso, Lanzago, and Casier.

After soaking in Venice’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Badoere. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 40 min. When you arrive in Badoere, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you're ready to see some sights, Rotonda di Badoere is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 977 visitors.

Santa Cristina’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Badoere behind. This drive usually takes around 6 min. Santa Cristina welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, Oasi Cervara is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,359 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Santa Cristina, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Treviso may take around 20 min. Upon your arrival in Treviso, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Civic Museums of Treviso - Home to Santa Caterina one of your first sightseeing stops in Treviso. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,065 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Tonight, you will stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Trieste. We have selected the perfect options for you to have the loveliest experience in Trieste.

After a long day of exploring, it’s a great idea to relax with a lovely dinner or a refreshing drink. We’ve gathered the most recommended dining and drinking spots in Trieste for you, so you can check out the menus and make your reservation in advance.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Trieste by securing a table at Harry's Piccolo. Esteemed as a much-enjoyed 2-star Michelin restaurant, it features an exceptional creative menu.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Bar X stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Antico Caffè Torinese offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Urbanis is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Raise your glass and toast to another relaxing day of your luxury holiday in Italy!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Trieste, Duino / Devin, Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, and Miramare / Miramar

  • Triest
  • Duino / Devin
  • Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki
  • Miramare / Miramar
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Drive 66 km, 1 hour 59 min

  • Duino Castle
  • Rilke trail / Pešpot Rilke
  • Grotta Gigante
  • Molo Audace
  • Miramare Castle
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On day 5 of your luxury road trip in Italy, you’ll start and end your day in the city of Trieste, but jump in the car to visit amazing attractions in the nearby area. After a day of sightseeing, you'll drive back to Trieste, where you still have 2 nights left.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Molo Audace. This landmark is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Trieste, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,849 visitors.

After soaking in Trieste’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Duino / Devin. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 28 min. When you arrive in Duino / Devin, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Duino Castle. This much-appreciated castle is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,428 reviews.

Next up is Rilke trail / Pešpot Rilke. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 4,022 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Duino / Devin to Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki may take around 16 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Borgo Grotta Gigante / Briščiki, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Grotta Gigante is a great place to start. This show cave is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,534 visitors.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Trieste.

In Trieste, delicious dining experiences are never far from reach. Take your pick and consider whether you need to book a table in advance.

Keep the evening going at coktail bar Trieste | La Preferita, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to "LIFE" New Bar Torinese Snc, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is White Cafe, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Raise a glass in celebration of your fantastic luxury holiday in Italy! Head back to your hotel for some much-needed rest in preparation for tomorrow’s easygoing adventures.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Trieste

  • Triest
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Drive 10 km, 50 min

  • Piazza Unità d'Italia
  • Piazza della Borsa
  • Roman Theatre of Trieste
  • Cattedrale di San Giusto Martire
  • Risiera di San Sabba
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Day 6 of your luxury road trip in Italy brings you another chance to explore the wonders of Trieste. Immerse yourself in the best sights and most thrilling activities as you continue your laid-back holiday in style. End your day at one of the top restaurants in Trieste, making the most of your 1 night in this exquisite city.

Drop by the renowned piazza Unità d'Italia. This popular square has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 46,036 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Piazza della Borsa. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,409 visitors, this square deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Roman Theatre of Trieste. This archaeological site has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 3,576 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Cattedrale di San Giusto Martire. This church and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,288 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to San Sabba Rice Mill National Monument and Museum. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,204 travelers, this museum is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Trieste.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Trieste, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Trieste below.

In Trieste, delicious dining experiences are never far from reach. Take your pick and consider whether you need to book a table in advance.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Café James Joyce offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Al Ciketo is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting.

Enjoy an amazing evening in Trieste, and get ready for more fantastic days to come on your relaxed luxury vacation in Italy!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Trieste, Udine, Cividale del Friuli, Rivolto, and Venice

  • Venice
  • Udine
  • Cividale del Friuli
  • Rivolto
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Drive 239 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
  • Piazza della Libertà
  • Udine Castle
  • Devil's Bridge
  • Villa Manin
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On day 7 of your relaxed luxury road trip holiday in Italy, you will have the opportunity to experience Udine, Cividale del Friuli, and Rivolto; 3 of the most vibrant destinations in the country.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Udine. This drive usually takes around 1 hour, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, a remarkable square where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 4,598 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at piazza Libertà. This square has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,307 travelers.

Udine Castle is another must-visit attraction. This renowned castle offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,068 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

After soaking in Udine’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Cividale del Friuli. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 28 min. When you arrive in Cividale del Friuli, it's time to take a break from the road.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Devil's Bridge. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,082 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Cividale del Friuli, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Rivolto. Your travel time is around 46 min.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Villa Manin. This villa veneta is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,722 visitors.

Tonight, you will stay at one of the best luxury hotels in Venice. Renowned for their impeccable facilities and delightful rooms, luxury hotels in Venice promise an unparalleled experience. With a team of dedicated staff eager to assist and provide recommendations, your stay promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Relax and unwind in the lap of luxury, where every moment is crafted to exceed your expectations.

After a long day of discovering the unique quirks of Italy, it’s an excellent idea to sit down for a lovely meal or enjoy a refreshing drink. We’ve gathered the most recommended dining and drinking spots in Venice so you can check out the menus and make advance reservations.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

Relax and enjoy an amazing evening in Venice, and get ready for more fantastic days to come on your relaxed luxury vacation in Italy!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Venice - departure day

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  • Venetian Arsenal
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Today is the last day of your 8-day relaxed luxury holiday in Italy and it’s soon time to start your journey home. This is your chance to get one last glimpse of Venice before saying goodbye.

Make the most of your final day in Italy by visiting Venice’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Italy.

Make the most of what's left of your luxury vacation and head out to the stunning Venetian Arsenal. This extraordinary naval arsenal and attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 8,749 reviews, and is an excellent choice for your last sightseeing in Venice.

Unwind and look back at the past 8 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Venice or just grab something light to keep you going.

You will then say farewell to Venice and begin your journey home. We wish you safe travels and a warm welcome home, with unforgettable memories and incredible photos from your relaxed luxury holiday in Italy in your luggage!

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