Go and see all you possibly can through this 11-day Italian tour. Stay in elegant hotels featuring upscale amenities and discover many of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Book by 30 September and pay no single supplement!
Start with Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, and then continue to the ancient city of Siena to admire its fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo. Spend a whole day exploring Florence, the capital of Tuscany, which houses some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. On your way to Veneto, visit Bologna to marvel at medieval porticoes and palaces; reach Padua and stop by the Basilica of St. Anthony; and arrive in the world-famous floating city of Venice. Revelling in the grandeur of this romantic city, explore its most iconic landmarks, such as St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace.
Continue your journey to the breathtaking wine region of Tuscany for a visit of Montepulciano, a medieval town known for its Nobile wine. Depart for Rome and explore Vatican City, the centre of the Roman Catholic Church, to appreciate a trove of iconic artworks and world-renowned sites like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Square. Travel south for Naples, a historic city teeming with soul-stirring panoramas, from the beautiful Gulf of Naples and Capri Island to the majestic Mount Vesuvius overshadowing the haunting ruins of Pompeii. Enjoy a drive along the picturesque Sorrento Coast and soak up the town’s cheerful atmosphere before returning to Rome to finish the tour.
10-night accommodation in a mix of 3 & 4-star hotels
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Day 1, Rome
Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport, make your own way to your hotel and then enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 2, Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
Depart at 7:15 am from your hotel by a deluxe coach. You will arrive in Assisi, ready to explore at your own leisure this tiny town surrounded by walls, built in the Middle Ages. Board on the bus to reach Siena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world-known for the Palio, the historical horse race around the shell-shaped town square: Piazza del Campo. Next, you will continue to Florence, where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner and a well-earned night of rest. (B, D)
Day 3, Florence
After breakfast, you will spend the day venturing around beautiful Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance”, where, with the help of Michelangelo, Italian art reached its pinnacle. Based on Etruscan - Roman origins, the city flourished in the Middle Ages as a free “Comune” and was further refined during the Renaissance. You will be fascinated by the uncountable monuments, churches and buildings, such as Santa Maria del Fiore, more commonly referred to as the Duomo. On your visit, you will be amazed by its magnificent dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Cross a small piazza to see the “Campanile” tower (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery, with its bronze doors where Michelangelo imagined the “Gates of Paradise.” In the heart of the city, you will see Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo della Signoria (also known as Palazzo Vecchio), and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Florence. (B, L)
Day 4, Florence - Bologna - Padua - Venice
After breakfast in Florence, departure to Bologna. There, you will discover the elegant city centre with its “porticos”, its shopping streets and so on. From Piazza Malpighi, you will walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore (Neptune square and Major square) in the heart of the city, then King Renzo’s Palace; Palazzo Podestà and the basilica of San Petronio, one of the biggest in the world. In the afternoon, continue toward Padova, with Sant’Antonio Basilica: one of the most visited churches by pilgrims of the catholic world. Later in the afternoon, arrival in Venice: The City of Love, one of the most romantic cities of the whole world and, undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man! Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (B, D)
Day 5, Venice
After breakfast, enjoy your private water-taxi transfer to Piazza San Marco, with “Skip the Line” tickets to visit the splendid St. Mark’s Basilica and, after this, check out the most iconic places of the “Floating City”: the Palazzo dei Dogi, symbol of Venice’s glorious past, the legendary “Bridge of Sighs”. Spend the afternoon at your leisure. (B)
Day 6, Venice - Tuscany Wine Region (Montepulciano) - Rome
After breakfast, depart from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches and castles, and delicious wines. You will proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Nobile” wine, you can purchase in local wine houses. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! After lunch, enjoy a little free time before you continue to Rome. (B, L)
Day 7, Rome
Between 7:45 and 8:00 am, after breakfast, departure from the hotel for the included tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with our exclusive “Skip the Line” access! Upon arrival, your guide will lead you into the museums where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Walk along the beautiful Galleries of Tapestries and Geographical Maps before admiring Raphael’s Rooms and, then, the amazing Sistine Chapel. After this incredible masterpiece, you will be taken by a privileged door to St. Peter's Basilica: the biggest church in the world! The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city at your own leisure. (B)
Day 8, Rome - Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel at 7:00 am approximately. Departure by coach heading south crossing the regions of Lazio and Campania. Arrival in Naples and short panoramic tour climbing up to Vomero hill to enjoy beautiful views over the Gulf of Naples with the Vesuvius, Capri, Ischia and Procida and the city below. Descending towards the port of Mergellina, you will leave the city and travel south toward Mount Vesuvius. Once you reach the town of Pompeii, enjoy lunch with the real Neapolitan pizza! After lunch, you will enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of Pompeii, with Skip the Line entrance and a guided tour. Visit the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the tragic days in 79 AD when the silent Mount Vesuvius suddenly erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ashes and poisonous gases, leaving this prosperous city crystallized until our days. After the visit, you will drive along the Sorrentine Coast, arriving in Sorrento for dinner (dress code: jacket for men) and an overnight in your new hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 9, Sorrento
Breakfast at the hotel and free day to discover Sorrento and its surrounds. Dinner at the hotel (dress code: jacket for men). (B, D)
Day 10, Sorrento · Rome
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy today at your leisure before we return to Rome in the afternoon at around 4:00 pm. Check in at your hotel and overnight stay. (B)
Day 11, Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. End of tour. (B)
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