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Seniors can now travel with more flexible schedules and increased leisure time with many escorted tours available throughout Italy. Easily booked by hotels, travel agents or through advanced bookings on websites, Italy’s treasures await the mature traveller. Its vast wonders include incredible works of art, ancient cities, restored villages, majestic mountains and grand lakeside resorts, making it one of the best travel destinations in the world.

Blessed with a temperate climate, Italy can be hot and dry in the summer, while the mountain alps provide cool air. A visit in mid-March to May or September to October is recommended because museums and churches are less crowded. There are many tour operators offering senior travellers their choice of packaged tours offering cooking lessons, wine tasting lessons, spa packages, cruises or city tours. Rome’s city tours have a half day morning or night tours, full day tours, or a Shuttle Hop and Stop tour. Discover Rome’s history and beauty on a walking tour of Roman Ruins, Vatican City and charming medieval backstreets. While Rome is vast, historical areas are within walking distance, allowing seniors a more leisurely pace.

Among the most popular destinations are Florence, Venice, Rome and Tuscany. It is recommended that booking be done months ahead to get senior discounts on hotels near attractions you want to visit. Explore Italy’s beautiful cities while staying on historic monastery hotels, a rented villa or taking a cruise. Enjoy a classical musical performance in a Gothic cathedral or hear the monks’ Gregorian Chant at Sant’ Antimo. Drive through the rolling hills and landscapes of Tuscany before visiting the Duomo and the famous leaning tower in Pisa. Spend a full day exploring Florence’s amazing collection of Renaissance arts. In Siena, stroll over a bridge and along charming alleys of silversmiths on your way to have lunch in a typical Italian trattoria. Hotels and travel agencies are helpful in making reservations for a seat on the Eurostar on your way to Venice, or which boat dock is nearest your hotel.

Whether taking a short-term vacation or retirement escape, Italy is a place to realise your dreams. It is important to define travel themes based on defined travel goals and limitations, to make this a truly memorable experience. Finally, there is no need to worry about health or safety requirements as hotels, travel agencies, tour guides and local residents are not just friendly, but adept in anticipating the needs of senior travellers.

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