RTÉ One, Sunday, 7.30pm
Francis Brennans Grand Tour

Programme 6

Francis Brennans Grand Tour
Francis Brennans Grand Tour
Francis Brennans Grand Tour

Rome

There's a long journey ahead for the tour as they say au revoir to Cannes and France as travel to Italy. Their destination is the small scenic town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore in the Italian Lakes.

En route, the coach stops off at one of the glitziest states in the world, Monaco, famous for its Grand Prix circuit, the Monte Carlo Casino and Royal Palace, home of the glamorous Grimaldi dynasty.

Once they reach the Italian lakes the tourists take a break from the coach for another form of transport - a boat. They take a ride around the properly scenic Lake Maggiore, where, scenery aside, one of the highlights is a stop off at Villa Taranto, famous for it's fabulously manicured gardens. They manage to lose their boat captain at one point but, of course, Francis saves the day!

 

Useful Information

RELATED LINKS
www.thetraveldepartment.ie

GETTING THERE
THE TRAVEL DEPARTMENT
Harmony Court
Harmony Row
Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: + 353 1 637 1600
www.thetraveldepartment.ie

AER LINGUS
www.aerlingus.com

ACCOMMODATION
Crowne Plaza Rome - St Peter's Hotel
Via Aurelia Antica 415
P.O.Box 9076
ROME, 00165
Tel: 0039 06 66420

TOURIST BOARD
website: www.rome.info

THINGS TO DO
The Vatican City
St Peter's Square
St Peter's Basilica
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
Castel Sant' Angelo
Roman Forum
Capitol Hill
Trevi Fountain
Parthenon
Spanish Steps
Piazza Navona (Bernini fountains)
Pasquino Statue (behind Piazza Navona)
Piazza dei Massimi (behind Piazza Navona)
Jewish Ghetto
Coppede District

EATING OUT
Ice Cream
Giolitti, via Degli Uffici del Vicario, 40

Pizza
Forno Campo De' Fiori

La Tana De Noantri
Via Della Paglia, 1/3
Tel: 06 580 6404/06 589 6579

Taverna Flavia
00 39 064745214

Cesarina
Website: www.ristorantecesarinaroma.it

La Pentolacci
Tel: 00 39 06483477

Palatium
via Frattina 94
Tel. 0669202132

Grappolo d'Oro
piazza della Cancelleria 80 - tel. 066897080

Il Comparone
piazza in Piscinula 42 - tel. 065816249

Taverna Ulpia
via Foro di Traiano 1/b
Tel. 066789980

Sabatini
piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere 13
Tel. 065818307

Meo Patacca
piazza dei Mercanti 30
Tel. 065816198

SHOPPING
Via Condotti - designer labels

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