A Taste of Italy

 

 

8 Days from $1,669 - Land Only






3 Nights Rome, 2 Nights Florence & 2 Nights Venice


DAY 1, SUn: ROME
Arrival in Rome. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 2, mon: ROME / ASSISI / SIENA / FLORENCE
After breakfast, depart by deluxe motor coach to Assisi. Upon arrival, you will have time to leisurely explore this little medieval town. A visit to the Basilica of San Francesco is highly recommended where you will find masterpieces by Giotto and Cimabue. This afternoon, depart to Siena the gothic city constructed on three hills in the heart of Tuscany. This monumental and medieval city is encircled by its walls and splendid square Piazza del Campo, designed in the shape of a shell. Enjoy your afternoon and explore all of the beauty this magical city has to offer. In the late afternoon proceed to Florence. This evening, you will dine in your hotel. (B,D)
DAY 3, tue: FLORENCE
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today, your guided tour will visit one of the most famous cities in the world, cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Your tour will take you to the magnificent downtown including the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore with Brunelleschi's splendid dome and Giotto's belfry, Piazza Della Signora, also known as Palazzo Vecchio, and the Santa Croce Basilica. The afternoon is at leisure, or you may choose to take an optional tour to Pisa. (B,L)
DAY 4, wed: FLORENCE / BOLOGNA / PADUA / VENICE
After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Bologna, a city famous of elegant and extensive arcades. Proceed to Neptune and Major Square in the heart of the city. You will be fascinated by the King Rezo Palace, the Podesta Palace and the Basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. This afternoon, visit to Padua to see the Basilica of St. Anthony. Afterwards, proceed to Venice. (B,D)
DAY 5, thu: VENICE
After breakfast enjoy a morning tour of Venice. Visit the Murano island and stop in one of the famous Murano Glass factory. Then on to St. Mark's Square, glance at the splendid Cathedral, the Doge's Palace and the legendary Bridge of Sight. Rest of the day at leisure. (B,D)
DAY 6, fri: VENICE / TUSCANY / ROME
This morning after breakfast depart for the famous region of Val di Chiana in Tuscany. Stop at the Medieval town of Montepulciano, rich with history and art and known for its wine. During the month of July, Montepulciano hosts a jazz and wine festival. Time at leisure to taste the local wine. In the evening proceed to Rome. (B)
DAY 7, sat: ROME
Breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit by foot this famous city. Sites include St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square, Navona Square, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. The remainder of the day is at leisure to shop and enjoy your surroundings. (B)
DAY 8, sun: ROME
After breakfast transfer to the airport. (B)

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Package prices do not include international air travel