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8. Follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet

This deluxe Uniworld river cruise features all the big contenders: Venice, Verona, Florence and Rome. From Venice you’ll take a trip to the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where you can visit Juliet’s balcony and leave a love note on the wall. Discover Renaissance art in Florence and enjoy wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano wine estate in Chianti and travel through gorgeous Tuscan countryside to Rome for the breathtaking Vatican and spectacular ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.

A 12-night Splendours of Northern Italy, Venice, Florence & Rome holiday with Titan, in association with Uniworld, with seven nights on board River Countess departs regularly from April until November 2014. Go to titantravel.co.uk/uniworld.

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