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.