How many days off will you need?: 9
Kickstart your August bank holiday by embarking on a journey from Rome to Venice. Beat the crowds on an early guided tour of the city, taking in the impressive Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum. Catch a train to the charming town of Orvieto, scenically perched on protruding volcanic rock and abundant with narrow streets. Here you’ll also head underground to the maze of tunnels and chambers beneath the town, built 2,500 years ago by the Etruscans. Then it’s on to Siena, Florence, Milan and Venice for walking, museums, and lakeside scenery.