A boot-shaped peninsula with more than 4,000 miles of coastline, Italy is an eclectic mix of land and water offering an endless feast of experiences. From Rome’s 2,000-year-old ruins and Venice’s islands, canals and St. Mark’s Square to Michelangelo’s David in Florence and Milan’s scenic wonders, Italy’s artistic and architectural treasures make it one of the most popular destinations in the world.
Let’s take a look at one of the most popular spots in Italy and learn how letting Acendas Travel create a Delta Vacations package benefits you.
Featured Region: Florence and Tuscany
Encircled by the idyllic Chianti wine region, this cradle of the Renaissance is home to some of the world’s greatest treasures.
Set in picturesque northeastern Tuscany, on the banks of the Arno River, Florence is one of the most beautiful and enticing cities in the world. In addition to showcasing iconic masterpieces like Michelangelo’s David, the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s packed with extraordinary art, architecture and historic monuments.
From outstanding galleries to lofty basilicas and curvaceous domes, you can spend most of your time running from one masterpiece to the next, including the timeless elegance and beauty of Duomo Cathedral. Florence’s old-world splendor blends with its dynamic 21st-century vibe, offering a Pandora’s box of Florentine art, fashion houses, goldsmiths, shoemakers, food and unbeatable romantic charm.
Don’t miss crossing over the Ponte Vecchio Bridge — the everlasting symbol of Florence. Florence is the ultimate shopper’s paradise for everything from leather jackets and loafers to Tuscan fragrances and Italian fashion.
A culinary heaven of exceptional eating and drinking, your mouth will water long after you’ve gone home. Wander the maze of food stalls at the city’s oldest and largest food market. Take a cooking class. Try a traditional bowl of ribollita(Tuscan bean, bread and vegetable soup). Savor the world’s best gelato while walking the same streets Michelangelo, Leonardo and Botticelli frequented.
Head outside the city to the famous Chianti wine region and the breathtaking panorama of scenic landscapes and Tuscan towns that have inspired travelers to roam these roads for centuries. Here, you can treat your taste buds to a full-bodied glass of Chianti, as well as sample cheese, meat, chocolate and more for an unforgettable experience.
Why Acendas Travel?
Acendas Travel Advisors can bundle and book a breathtaking Florence flight and hotel getaway with Delta Vacations. Your package includes your choice of accommodations, such as a boutique hotel near the historic center of the city, a villa resort with an onsite cooking school, or a 13th-century Augustinian property with a partially restored Medieval tower.
Acendas Travel can access non-published Delta air rates which can mean a nice discount compared to published rates. Plus, you can still earn up to 7,500 bonus miles that you can redeem toward the cost of your vacation or a flight upgrade!