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Italian Splendour

Solo Travellers 45 years & over
Sunday 13 May – Sunday 3 June 2018



 Destination Number
of Nights
 Hotel Name Star
 Rome  3  Hotel Universo 4
 Sorrento 3  Hotel Central 4
 Assisi 2  Grand Hotel Dei Congressi 4
 Florence 3  Grand Hotel Baglioni 4
 La Spezia 2  Hotel CDH 4
 Venice Mestre 2  Hotel Plaza 4
 Stresa (Lake) 3  Regina Palace 4
 Milan 1  Hotel Una Century 4
 Total Nights 19    



Perfectly located near the heart of Rome’s historical centre.

Ideally located just steps from Rome’s opera house and major landmarks, such as the Viminale, Palazzo Baracchini or the historical via XX Settembre, The BEST WESTERN Hotel Universo enjoys a prime location in an elegant and historical district. Numerous museums and interesting sites are easy to walk to including the Borghese Gallery, Palazzo Massimo museum or the Coliseum and the Capitole. The nearby Termini railway station offers good public transport links to visit sites further afield.

Situated in the heart of Sorrento, Hotel Central is run by Colonna family and has been active for two generations with four hospitality properties in the tourist offerings of Sorrento. It is only 700 meters from Sorrento’s Circumvesuviana line train station, and guests can reach the very central Piazza Tasso, one of the main gathering spots of the city, by walking past the lovely shops of Corso Italia in less than 10 minutes. Guests can also enjoy the enchanting scenery of the bay of Naples from the panoramic terrace of the hotel

Strategically located right in the heart of Umbria, the Grand Hotel dei Congressi Assisi welcomes you to Assisi, one of Italy's uniquely magical towns brimming with history, art and with a strong religious significance for believers across the globe. The Grand Hotel dei Congressi Assisi overlooks the magnificent Valle Umbra from its exceptional vantage point at the feet of Mount Subasio. From the hotel it is possible to see as far as the dome of the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Santuario of Rivotortowhereas the roof garden commands views to the Rocca Maggiore, the bell tower of the Basilica of St Claire's, the Basilica of St Francis' and the Sacred Convent.

The history of Florence has passed through the Grand Hotel Baglioni becoming contemporary. The hotel greets you in true Florentine fashion and accompanies you, keeping pace with your desires. The elegant decor blends discreetly with modern comforts, harmoniously merging the past and the future. 

HOTEL CDH, La Spezia
Feel welcome in this unique hotel, in a unique setting, an area of natural beauty on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Versilia and the Cinque Terre. A four star hotel which can only be described as a delightful alternative. Facing the sea and just a few steps from the beach, which are easy to reach for day trips and visits to the famous quarries.

HOTEL PLAZA, Venice Mestre
Just across the Venzia Mestre station, Hotel Plaza is only 10 minutes away from Grand Canal and Venice Airport. This 4-star contemporary hotel has over 50 years of experience in hospitality offering 209 rooms which have classic feeling, are cosy and spacious, with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, hairdryer, minibar and air conditioning.  

Overlooking the banks of Lake Maggiore, in the centre of Stresa and directly facing the Borromean Islands, the hotel represents a fine example of prestige both in the hotel world and historically speaking. The four-star Regina Palace hotel that opened in 1908, still preserves its fin de siècle fascination, even though it has a renewed appearance as a result of a meticulous, albeit conservative refurbishment programme.

The century-old park contains the open-air pool, a tennis court and a five-a-side football pitch. The snack bar is the perfect place for a quick bite to eat or even a light lunch. The recently opened Regina Sporting Club is the hotel’s wellness centre to which admission is totally free.

The indoor pool is heated and packed with invigorating water features. The multi-sensory showers and the different musical and colour features provoke an instant feeling of wellbeing. Rounding it all off there is a sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Beauty treatments are chargeable.

UNA Hotel Century is a few steps away from Milano Stazione Centrale, the main train station of Milan, but it is located inside a courtyard protected from the city traffic.

UNA Hotel Century features a restaurant with patio, a breakfast room, a bar, four meeting rooms with natural light, and garage nearby. The renovated 4 star hotel is designed to provide accommodation suitable for both business and leisure travel, with the use of contemporary furniture, Eco-friendly materials, and environmentally friendly lighting.

144 spacious junior suites (30-35 sq m ) with double or twin beds, large working desk, and a queen size sofa bed or two armchairs . The rooms have modern furniture and feature a safe, telephone,  USB port charger,  free WiFi internet connection, minibar, 39" satellite TV, air conditioning. The bathrooms with bathtub and shower or large shower box, feature telephone, hair-dryer and hospitality set. 


Hotel descriptions are taken from the hotel website and edited to suit our page. 

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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